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Fitbit has come a long way and continues to be the top fitness tracker. And now, it is seen as an eye catching fashion accessory and a fitness bling statement. Fitbit's newest models are now at the intersection of advanced health tracking and high end fashion. Fitbit has accomplished the combination of beautiful design and personal health information. Check out the new wrist candy and all the cool features it has to offer here >> See the HOTTEST new Fitbits!

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Awaken Your Sleeping Beauty With This Sleep Tracker

Sleep is the new hot topic and from what science tells us, it is the holy grail of health. If you can track it, you can optimize it. If you can optimize it, you can benefit from it. This hot new sleep tracker by Hello is the perfect sleep tracker for the perfect price. There is beauty in health, and it needs to be awakened. But before that, let's get the best sleep of our lives. If your VR headset lenses have stopped fogging up, you can learn more here: Sense Sleep Tracker on Amazon

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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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U.S. Open Grass Is an Obstacle and a Potential Health Hazard

New York Times - Health: June 17, 2017
Erin Hills’s thick fescue presents a challenge to players, but is also a hospitable spot for ticks, prompting concern about Lyme disease.

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Why I Won't Get a PSA Test for Prostate Cancer

Scientific American: Health: June 17, 2017
Physicians are still recommending the blood test for prostate cancer even though it harms far more men than it helps -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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AAFP Endorses ACP Guideline on Managing Acute, Recurrent Gout

American Academy of Family Physicians: June 16, 2017
The AAFP recently endorsed the American College of Physicians' evidence-based guideline on managing acute and recurrent gout.

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Three pop health success stories point to different ways forward for value-based care

Healthcare IT News: June 16, 2017
Single-vendor? Self-developed? Build-and-buy? Chilmark Research profiles the various IT choices of Trenton Health Team, Marshfield Clinic and Partners HealthCare.

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FDA chief outlines digital health strategy for post-market medical device regulation

Healthcare IT News: June 16, 2017
The agency is working on creating a third-party certification program that would allow low-risk products to be marketed without FDA premarket review.

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Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: June 16, 2017
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that focuses on psychological flexibility and behavior change, provided a significant reduction in self-reported depression and anxiety among patients participating in a pain rehabilitation program, new research has demonstrated.

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New blood test detects stroke and heart attack risk in lupus patients with no CVD symptoms

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: June 16, 2017
A specific biomarker detected in the blood of lupus patients with no symptoms of cardiovascular disease (CVD), thought to be at low risk of CVD based on traditional risk factors, is associated with the presence of atherosclerosis, new research indicates.

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Elder abuse research yields new evidence on incidence, risks, outcomes

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: June 16, 2017
As World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed on June 15, new study data from the Chinese community in Chicago is shedding light on the impact of elder abuse in America.

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Judge allows lawsuit on life-ending drugs for terminally ill

Associated Press Healthwire: June 16, 2017
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- A judge on Friday allowed a legal challenge to proceed against California's law letting terminally ill patients seek prescriptions for life-ending drugs....

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Novel approach may improve valve function in some patients

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: June 16, 2017
Pulsed cavitation ultrasound can be used to remotely soften human degenerative calcified biosprosthetic valves and significantly improve the valve opening function, according to a new study. This new noninvasive approach has the potential to improve the outcome of patients with severe bioprosthesis stenosis.

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Lifesaving Drugs from Pfizer in Short Supply: FDA

MedlinePlus: June 16, 2017
Agency seeking alternatives, extending 'shelf life' for meds like epinephrineSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Anaphylaxis, Cardiac Arrest, Medicines

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Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized

MedlinePlus: June 16, 2017
Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in-patient psychiatric careSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child Mental Health, Health Facilities

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Summer Fun Is Not without Hazards

MedlinePlus: June 16, 2017
Accidental deaths peak in July and August; here's how to avoid dangersSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Child Safety, Safety

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States investigate opioid manufacturers

CNN Health: June 16, 2017
A broad coalition of state attorneys general from across the country have partnered together on a bipartisan committee to probe the marketing and sales practices of opioid manufacturers.

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Sleeping-in on weekends linked to lower body weight

Reuters Health News: June 16, 2017
(Reuters Health) - - Catching up on lost sleep over weekends may help people keep their weight down, according to a study in South Korea.

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CoPilot settles with New York AG for delaying breach notification one year

Healthcare IT News: June 16, 2017
The healthcare administrative services and IT provider took over a year to notify 220,000 individuals of a breach to its website. HHS is determining if it’s a HIPAA-covered business associate.

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Teen saves a life 20 minutes after starting his summer job as a lifeguard

CNN Health: June 16, 2017
It was the first day of Jack Viglianco's summer job as a lifeguard. And his training was put to the test just 20 minutes in.

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Worried CMS overpaid your hospital for meaningful use? What to do now

Healthcare IT News: June 16, 2017
The last time the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services discovered overpayments it started auditing more providers. Because that could happen again, hospitals need to be sure documentation is in order right away.

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Precision medicine: Hype today but the promise is even bigger than we think

Healthcare IT News: June 16, 2017
I caught a glimpse of the future of healthcare this week: artificial intelligence, gene surgeons, an emerging FHIR- and phone-based architecture and more.

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Genes and the environment? Factors, patterns that lead to childhood obesity risk

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: June 16, 2017
A factor that has been linked to childhood obesity is restrictive feeding practices by primary caregivers, the implication being that it may interfere with a child's ability to learn to self-regulate food intake. When a child is overweight, parents tend to use more controlling, restrictive feeding practices. A new study is showing that a child's genetics, related to emotion and cognition, may also play a role in this pattern.

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Obamacare key to improving access in Mexican-American patients with hypertension

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: June 16, 2017
The Affordable Care Act, if embraced, can dramatically reduce disparities between Mexican-heritage people and white patients with hypertension, new research concludes.

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Award-winning invention detects and alerts sleepy drivers

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: June 16, 2017
To reduce accidents caused by fatigue driving, researchers have developed a system that detects drowsy drivers and alerts them simply using a generic smartphone.

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Lead found in 20% of baby food samples, especially juices and veggies

CNN Health: June 16, 2017
Pediatricians and public health researchers know they have to be on the lookout for lead exposure from paint chips and contaminated drinking water. A new report suggests food -- particularly baby food -- could be a problem, too.

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Are U.S. Teens Now as Inactive as 60-Year-Olds?

MedlinePlus: June 16, 2017
The lack of exercise more evident among females than males, study saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise for Children, Teen Health

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High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for The Bowels

MedlinePlus: June 16, 2017
Hydration and proper food intake might help prevent gut trouble, researcher saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Digestive Diseases, Exercise and Physical Fitness

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Many Tanning Salons Defy Legal Age Limits on Users

MedlinePlus: June 16, 2017
Some also make false claims about the health effects of tanning, researchers findSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Skin Cancer, Sun Exposure, Teen Health

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Seniors Get Good Results from Herniated Disc Surgery

MedlinePlus: June 16, 2017
Age is no reason to avoid the operation, Norwegian researchers reportSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Herniated Disk, Seniors' Health

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Strange ice lolly icicles seen floating in clouds above the UK

New Scientist Health News: June 16, 2017
Tiny icicles shaped like lollipops can form and exist in clouds – and may even affect the weather

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Lack of 'editing' in brain molecules potential driver of cancer

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: June 16, 2017
A “significant” lack of ‘editing’ has been observed in microRNAs in brain tissue of brain cancer patients, report investigators.

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Researchers seek biomarker to assess spinal muscular atrophy treatment

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: June 16, 2017
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the leading genetic cause of death in infants. As promising new therapies such as those directly targeting survivor motor neuron (SMN) are entering clinical trials for infants, children, and adults with SMA, researchers are searching for biomarkers in blood that can monitor their effectiveness.

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More liver cancer deaths could be averted in the U.S

Reuters Health News: June 16, 2017
(Reuters Health) - - Death rates from liver cancer in the U.S. have doubled since the 1980s and continue to rise, largely due to risk factors like hepatitis that should be the focus of better treatment and prevention efforts, researchers say.

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New web calculator to more accurately predict bowel cancer survival

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: June 16, 2017
'How long do I have, doctor?' For many cancer patients, following the initial shock of their diagnosis, thoughts quickly turn to estimating how much precious time they have left with family and friends or whether certain treatments could prolong their life.

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From industry to education

New Scientist Health News: June 16, 2017
Scientists are making the transition to teaching after successful careers in other industries. But why?

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High school issues new yearbooks after Trump's name and slogan were removed

CNN Health: June 16, 2017
A New Jersey high school is getting new yearbooks after pictures bearing President Trump's name and logo were altered.

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