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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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Home DNA Testing Kit

Simple as Spit! Home DNA Testing Kit Maps Your DNA

Simple home DNA kit allows you to find out what your DNA says about you and your family. Find out what percent of your DNA comes from populations around the world, ranging from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and more. Break European ancestry down into distinct regions such as the British Isles, Scandinavia and Italy. People with mixed ancestry, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans will also get a detailed breakdown.

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Matcha Green Tea Super Food Antioxidants

Matcha Green Tea King of Superfoods

Matcha Green Tea is the latest superfood that celebs and regular folk are finding give them supercharged antioxidant purification with a non-jittery sense of focus. Most matcha available to buy is in very small sizes and is not high enough quality. It is important that you buy high quality matcha. We've found bulk high quality 100% natural matcha green tea imported from Japan. Learn more here: Japanese Matcha Green Tea in bulk here on Amazon

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H.I.V. Treatment Should Start at Diagnosis, U.S. Health Officials Say

New York Times - Health: May 27, 2015
A study of antiretroviral drugs was halted early when it became obvious that those put on the treatment had a 53 percent lower chance of dying.

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Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

Associated Press Healthwire: May 27, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says it inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to as many as nine laboratories and is investigating how that happened....

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Poor usability drives replacement patient portal market

Healthcare IT News: May 27, 2015
Poor UX drives replacement portal market Lured by Meaningful Use incentive dollars, many healthcare organizations have found themselves implementing patient portal solutions based on criteria that didn’t take the patient experience into account. Instead, these practices and hospitals sought the lowest cost, easiest-to-implement solution without giving a thought to the larger implications of their portal choice. Patient Engagement Poor user experience drives replacement patient portal market It pays to keep patients happy, and many patient portal vendors aren’t cutting it. This is mostly the result of software vendors focusing solely on Meaningful Use requirements, but also has to do with companies not investing sufficient resources in research and development.

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AAFP Fights New Round of Medicare Payment Cuts in Senate

American Academy of Family Physicians: May 27, 2015
The AAFP is fighting a Senate proposal that would add more cuts to Medicare payments starting in 2024.

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Software or the Borg: A Starship's Greatest Threat?

Discovery Health: May 27, 2015
Guest article: Borg-like assimilation may not be an interstellar reality, but having a resilient software system is essential to ensure your starship can cope with any scenario in the depths of space.

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Shark Files: New Site Wants YOUR Shark Sightings

Discovery Health: May 27, 2015
SharkBase.org aims to get citizen scientists to upload sightings of sharks, even if they haven't seen them firsthand. Continue reading →

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Well: Ask Grover: How to Get Children to Eat Vegetables

New York Times - Health: May 27, 2015
Sesame Street’s Grover took over Ask Well this week to answer questions about the new cookbook “Sesame Street Let’s Cook!” and how to encourage healthful eating for children.

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Antibiotic Alternatives Rev Up Bacterial Arms Race

Scientific American: Health: May 27, 2015
From predatory microbes to toxic metals, nature is inspiring new ways to treat infections -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Gory Remains of First Known Murdered Human Found

Discovery Health: May 27, 2015
Murder dates back to at least the Middle Pleistocene, according to a new study that suggests early Neanderthals weren’t always a peaceful bunch.

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Health law court case winner could be political loser

Associated Press Healthwire: May 27, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political loser....

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Mount St. Helens Still Devastated 35 Years Later

Discovery Health: May 27, 2015
After 35 years, the scars of the Mount St. Helens volcano eruption are still clearly evident in a satellite image. Continue reading →

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Simian Robot Climbs and Rolls to Prep for Challenge

Discovery Health: May 27, 2015
The long-limbed CHIMP will go up against dozens of competitors in a simulated disaster-response course. Continue reading →

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Big-Toothed Prehistoric Human Lived Alongside 'Lucy'

Discovery Health: May 27, 2015
The early human species lived in Ethiopia 3.3 to 3.5 million years ago.

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Birthing Nebula Celebrates with Champagne Party

Discovery Health: May 27, 2015
In this mesmerizing view of a stellar nursery by the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, a stunning celebration is underway.

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Organizations Prod HHS to Recognize Existing CPT Codes

American Academy of Family Physicians: May 27, 2015
The AAFP recently urged HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to ensure that in 2016, physicians could bill for advance care planning with CPT codes 99497 and 99498.

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Carefusion Provides Update on Voluntary Global Recall of Avea® Ventilator

Safety Alerts: May 27, 2015
CareFusion, a BD company (NYSE:BDX), provided an update on a global voluntary recall that was initiated on April 21, 2015 to address an issue with certain units of AVEA® ventilators. The recall has been designated as a Class I recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means the Agency believes that there is a reasonable probability that use of the recalled product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

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Carefusion Provides Update on Voluntary Global Recall of Avea® Ventilator

FDA Recalls: May 27, 2015
CareFusion, a BD company (NYSE:BDX), provided an update on a global voluntary recall that was initiated on April 21, 2015 to address an issue with certain units of AVEA® ventilators. The recall has been designated as a Class I recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means the Agency believes that there is a reasonable probability that use of the recalled product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

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Could a Noisy Neighborhood Make You Fat?

WebMD: May 27, 2015
Constant exposure to traffic, trains and planes may add inches to your waist, researchers report

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More Evidence That High-Fiber Diet May Curb Type 2 Diabetes Risk

WebMD: May 27, 2015
Effect might be largely due to weight loss linked to eating more grains and vegetables, experts say

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Well: Anxious Students Strain College Mental Health Centers

New York Times - Health: May 27, 2015
Anxiety has surpassed depression as the most common mental health diagnosis among college students.

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Seeker Daily: This Man Dives Hundreds of Feet on a Single Breath

Discovery Health: May 27, 2015
Guillame Néry is a freediver capable of exploring the ocean depths unaided, using just one breath.

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Mice in space develop thin skin

BBC Health: May 27, 2015
A study of three mice that spent 91 days on the International Space Station finds abnormalities in their skin.

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How accountable is the care without behavioral health?

Healthcare IT News: May 27, 2015
How accountable is the care? I could understand completely if many behavioral health providers and facilities feel like the proverbial red headed stepchild. All this energy and money poured into improving healthcare through comprehensive information technology (IT) systems and behavioral health is left holding an empty basket. Even with regard to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), a concept that would seemingly require behavioral health incorporation, incentives are simply not there. Quality and Safety How accountable is the care without behavioral health? Continuity of care or accountability of care is unlikely without Medicare Shared Savings and Meaningful Use health IT incentives for mental and behavioral health providers.

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Five named to NIAMS Advisory Council

National Institutes of Health: May 27, 2015
Council members provide advice on broad policy issues, make recommendations on research proposals.

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AAFP Continues to Fight for Reasonable Meaningful Use Rules

American Academy of Family Physicians: May 27, 2015
In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP continued to push for rules that would help family physician succeed in the agency's meaningful use programs.

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Hackers hit health system, had full year access to files

Healthcare IT News: May 27, 2015
A two-hospital health system in Indiana is notifying its patients that their protected health information and Social Security numbers have been compromised following a phishing attack. What's more, cyberattackers were able to swipe data unchecked for more than a year. Privacy & Security read more

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AHRQ aims to boost heart health

Healthcare IT News: May 27, 2015
In what the government describes as the largest research grant ever from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today awards of $112 million to improve heart health across the country. The grants will go to regional cooperatives to work with about 5,000 primary care professionals in 12 states of their nearly eight million patients. Clinical read more

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Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict

Associated Press Healthwire: May 27, 2015
The first report from a big project to improve genetic testing shows it is not as rock solid as many people believe....

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Congress seeking to eliminate telehealth barriers for veterans

Healthcare IT News: May 27, 2015
Two members of Congress are launching a bill that would eliminate even more barriers for veterans receiving telemedicine care. The Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2015 bill is being launched three years following the push of a similar bill that enabled veterans to receive telemedicine across state lines. [See also: States forge ahead with telehealth coverage.] Telehealth read more

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Black Widow Spider Crawls from Grape Bag, Bites Woman

Discovery Health: May 27, 2015
Death from black widow spider bites is very rare, but getting bitten is no party either. Continue reading →

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Real-Life Hoverboard Breaks World Record

Discovery Health: May 27, 2015
The inventor road the board 905 feet, 16.5 feet over the water.

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Gut Microbes May Help Determine Our Immune Response to Vaccines

Scientific American: Health: May 27, 2015
New studies find the type, number and diversity of bacteria could influence vaccine response rates for rotavirus, tetanus and more in kids -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Space Travel Linked to Skin and Hair Issues, Mice Show

Discovery Health: May 27, 2015
Mice that spent three months aboard the International Space Station returned to Earth with thinning skin and surprising changes in hair follicles.

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