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Fitbit Flex Sleep Sensor Tracker

Will health sensors make humans immortal?

Not so fast! We need to get from here to there. Today, health/behavior monitoring and quantification sensors are all the rage. The Fitbit, a wearable sensor, is one of the more popular wearable tech devices for tracking your health. Fitbit tracks your activity (steps), diet, and even your sleep patterns. You can interact with the Fitbit using a series of tapping sequences and the Fitbit syncs all your data with your phone and computer. Then the process is to quantify, analyze, and optimize your wake and sleep life. Doing all this will not help you avoid your ultimate demise, but it could contribute to a longer life, and better yet, one where you're in better health along your life's time-line. The concept is that if you are monitoring your activity, food, and sleep, you can make adjustments to improve these areas; thus better health. The Fitbit Flex is only $99! Get started Buy directly from Fitbit

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The Art of Lip Injections

The Secret Art of Natural Lip Injections

Is there a secret art to lip enhancement? You surely know when you've seen someone and immediately reacted, "she had her lips done!". What about the lips that have been filled, look terrific, and you don't know they've been enhanced with filler? That's the secret art to lip fillers and that is why it is critical to select a physician injector who knows the secrets. What are the secrets to getting great lip enhancements? First, experience! Second, the artist within! The injector must also understand the complex, and sometimes unforgiving, anatomy of the lips. These artistic and technical demands explain why so many patients receive sub-standard lip injections and are left with unnatural results. Patients often believe that lip enhancement always leads to unnatural, over-filled results; in actuality, this should never occur in experienced hands.

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EBOLA Mask

Ebola Protective Masks Are In High Demand

With the outbreak of the Ebola virus, Ebola protective gear like masks are being bought up quickly. Historically when the threat of a pandemic hits the news, the "preparers" of the world stock up. One on the first line of defense is the Ebola mask. Learn more about what types of Ebola masks can protect you here.

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Intravia Containers by Baxter: Recall - Particulate Matter

Safety Alerts: October 25, 2014
Intravenous administration of a solution containing sterile particulate matter may lead to adverse health consequences. Posted 10/25/2014

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Corner Office: Dr. Laurie Glimcher, on Putting Everything on the Line

New York Times - Health: October 25, 2014
A medical school dean asks: “As a scientist, if you’re not willing to take big risks and try daring experiments, what is the point?”

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Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

Associated Press Healthwire: October 25, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start....

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Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful

Associated Press Healthwire: October 25, 2014
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday....

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Hospitals Need Time, Training to Get Ready for Ebola

Scientific American: Health: October 25, 2014
New Ebola guidelines for hospitals may help, but workers need training and support to be adequately prepared for new cases -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Jones 'not afraid' of NHS scrutiny

BBC Health: October 25, 2014
First Minister Carwyn Jones tells Radio 4's Any Questions he is not afraid of scrutiny of the NHS in Wales.

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Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

BBC Health: October 25, 2014
The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.

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Insurers’ Consumer Data Isn’t Ready for Enrollees

New York Times - Health: October 25, 2014
Open enrollment for health care begins on Nov. 15, but insurance companies will not yet have to provide consumers with key data required under the Affordable Care Act.

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WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

Associated Press Healthwire: October 25, 2014
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread....

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10 things you may not know about laughter

BBC Health: October 25, 2014
Things you may not have known about being amused

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New York Ebola Patient Enters Next, More Serious Phase of Illness, Officials Say

New York Times - Health: October 25, 2014
The condition of Dr. Craig Spencer worsened on Saturday, as can happen with those undergoing treatment for the virus, health officials said, even those who recover.

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Paying Till It Hurts: As Insurers Try to Limit Costs, Providers Hit Patients With More Separate Fees

New York Times - Health: October 25, 2014
As insurers and providers fight over revenue in an era of cost control, patients often find themselves nickel-and-dimed between them.

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Ebola Patient’s Fiancée Shares His Passion for Helping Those in Need, Friends Say

New York Times - Health: October 25, 2014
Morgan Dixon, due to leave the hospital on Saturday and continue her quarantine at home, is described as a private person who helps others from behind the scenes.

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AUDIO: Ebola health worker's audio diary fears

BBC Health: October 25, 2014
Dr Geraldine O'Hara, an infectious diseases specialist from Huddersfield, has recorded a series of audio diaries while she is in Sierra Leone.

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GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

Associated Press Healthwire: October 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both....

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Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

Associated Press Healthwire: October 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation - Mali - renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order....

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For Pregnant Marathoners, 2 Endurance Tests

New York Times - Health: October 25, 2014
The top women competing in the New York City Marathon increasingly find ways to accommodate pregnancies and training in their busy schedules.

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Tested Negative, Nurse Criticizes Her Quarantine

New York Times - Health: October 25, 2014
Kaci Hickox, quarantined in Newark after arriving from West Africa, tested negative for Ebola and posted an essay online in which she criticized the way she was treated at the airport.

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Opinion: The Dangers of Eating Late at Night

New York Times - Health: October 25, 2014
The increase in acid reflux may partly be due to dinners after 8 p.m.

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More Than 10,000 Africa Ebola Cases, Health Agency Says

New York Times - Health: October 25, 2014
A total of 10,141 people had contracted the disease worldwide, the World Health Organization said in its latest update on the progress of the epidemic.

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NYC Health Commissioner Has Helped Quell Ebola Fears

New York Times - Health: October 25, 2014
Thrust into the limelight, the health commissioner, Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, has proved a calming presence as the city grapples with a confirmed case of the Ebola virus.

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Early New York Response: Polar Opposite of Dallas’s

New York Times - Health: October 25, 2014
Learning from missteps in the Dallas cases of Ebola, health workers and officials took a different approach in the case of a doctor who fell ill in New York.

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Inside the 4 U.S. Biocontainment Hospitals That Are Stopping Ebola [Video]

Scientific American: Health: October 24, 2014
Four small but well-equipped wards across the U.S. provide a front line of treatment for highly infectious diseases and bioterrorism attacks -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

Associated Press Healthwire: October 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case....

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Ebola Survivors' Blood to Be Studied as Treatment

Wall Street Journal: October 24, 2014
Researchers plan to test the effectiveness of transfusing blood products from Ebola survivors into infected patients, as a potential near-term countermeasure to the outbreak in West Africa.

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New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

Wall Street Journal: October 24, 2014
A physician who had returned to New York City 10 days ago after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the disease.

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The nurse who beat Ebola is getting back to normal life

CNN Health: October 24, 2014
She beat Ebola. Now she's eager to resume a normal life -- and reunite with her dog, Bentley.

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Panel’s G.O.P. Chairman Steps Up Criticism of Ebola Response

New York Times - Health: October 24, 2014
Representative Darrell Issa, during a congressional hearing, said, “I think we all know that the system is not yet refined to where we could say it is working properly.”

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New York Officials Tracing Movements of Ebola Patient

Wall Street Journal: October 24, 2014
New York City officials said they are retracing the steps of Craig Spencer, the doctor who was diagnosed with Ebola, even as they assured New Yorkers they had little to fear about the spread of the disease.

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State Quarantines Stoke Debate Over Monitoring

Wall Street Journal: October 24, 2014
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut imposed 21-day quarantines on health-care workers returning from West Africa, stoking a debate over how to curb Ebola without impeding humanitarian aid.

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Ebola Vaccine Trials Planned for December

New York Times - Health: October 24, 2014
Participants in Liberia and Sierra Leone would receive experimental vaccines that could lead to mass inoculations by spring, health officials said Friday.

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Ashya's family 'unsafe for UK return'

BBC Health: October 24, 2014
The family of Ashya King say they will not yet return to the UK following his treatment in Prague as they do not feel safe to do so.

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Cerner has strong Q3 after Siemens deal

Healthcare IT News: October 24, 2014
In the first batch of financial results reported since its acquisition of Siemens in August, Cerner Corporation announced a robust third quarter on Thursday. Bookings in Q3 were $1.1 billion – an all-time high for a third quarter and an increase of 19 percent compared with $928 million for the same period in 2013. read more

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HHS Secretary Announces New Grant Program to Promote Care Coordination

American Academy of Family Physicians: October 24, 2014
During the 2014 AAFP Assembly, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the launch of a new grant program designed to promote greater coordination of care among physicians and other clinicians.

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Reider out at ONC too -- what's next?

Healthcare IT News: October 24, 2014
The exodus of top-tier ONC leaders continues. In fact, it might now officially be called a brain drain. Not long after news broke that National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, was stepping out of her post on Thursday, word came down that Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider, MD, would depart the agency as well, leaving in November. read more

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