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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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'UK should follow Wales' lead on organ donation'

BBC Health: January 12, 2018
Liver transplant patient Ellie Lacey urges other UK nations to move to presumed consent organ donation.

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Resistance to Common Germs Poses a Hurdle to New Gene Therapies

Scientific American: Health: January 12, 2018
Exposure to everyday pathogens generates an immune response that could interfere with CRISPR-based gene-editing treatment  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Bird flu found in wild birds in UK's Dorset but risk to humans, poultry low

Reuters Health News: January 12, 2018
(Reuters) - Britain's Agriculture Ministry said on Friday it had found the H5N6 strain of bird flu in 17 wild birds in South Dorset for the first time in the country this winter.

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In the Flu Battle, Hydration and Elevation May Be Your Best Weapons

New York Times - Health: January 12, 2018
Bring on the soup: Fluids will help diminish your headache and bolster your immune response.

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1st trial date set in state lawsuit over opioid epidemic

Associated Press Healthwire: January 12, 2018
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The first trial date has been set for a lawsuit by a state against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic, according to Oklahoma's attorney general....

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To Get Medicaid in Kentucky, Many Will Have to Work. Advocates for the Poor Are Horrified.

New York Times - Health: January 12, 2018
Led by the state’s Republican governor, the plan calls for many Medicaid recipients ages 19-64 to work at least 20 hours a week, beginning in July.

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Trump to get first presidential medical exam amid questions about fitness

Reuters Health News: January 12, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump has his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday after a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny.

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Ask Well: Is There a Downside to Going Gluten-Free if You’re Healthy?

New York Times - Health: January 12, 2018
A gluten-free or grain-free diet can pose risks for someone who is not highly sensitive to gluten. Such a diet is also unlikely to provide benefits.

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We Were Snubbed by Our Dead Dog. Twice.

New York Times - Well: January 12, 2018
When people we knew who had cancer said our dog came to them in their dreams, I was jealous. Why didn’t he visit us?

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Tiny individual decisions really could help avert climate chaos

New Scientist Health News: January 12, 2018
A new computer model has shown individual decisions can massively influence how bad global warming might get. Time to take the human factor seriously, says Adam Corner

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Hepatitis A outbreak hits Michigan hardest with 22 deaths

CNN Health: January 12, 2018
A deadly outbreak of hepatitis A continues to spread across the country, with Michigan hit hardest in number of deaths.

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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisions

Reuters Health News: January 12, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor.

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Saint Francis reduces hospitalizations by 30 percent with care coordination tools

Healthcare IT News: January 12, 2018
Working with skilled nursing facilities, the health system also lowered the average length of stay by 27 percent.

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Medicaid payment increases tied to greater pediatrician participation

Reuters Health News: January 12, 2018
(Reuters Health) - - When state Medicaid programs increased physician payment rates, more pediatricians agreed to treat low-income kids covered by the health insurance program for the poor, a U.S. study suggests

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CDC Clarifies Opioid Guideline Dosage Thresholds

American Academy of Family Physicians: January 12, 2018
The CDC is clarifying that dosage thresholds in its 2016 guideline for prescribing opioids don't apply to opioid agonists or partial agonists used to treat opioid use disorder.

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HIPAA-compliant text messaging helps doctors, patients with care and recovery

Healthcare IT News: January 12, 2018
Doctors on the front lines of the opioid crisis find text messaging helpful in managing treatment with patients.

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Doctors must stop blaming EHRs for clinical documentation shortcut failures

Healthcare IT News: January 12, 2018
With copy and paste rampant, UW Health chief medical information officer Shannon Dean says toolkits and vendors can help, but physicians need to take responsibility for proper clinical documentation.

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CDC: Flu Hammering Country, With More to Come

WebMD: January 12, 2018
The number of people stricken by the flu continues to increase across the U.S., closing schools and filling hospitals, according to the CDC.

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Pharmedium Services, LLC Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Additional Lots of Compounded Sterile Products Within Expiry Due to Lack of Sterility Assurance

FDA Recalls: January 11, 2018
January 10, 2018 Lake Forest, IL PharMEDium Services, LLC (PharMEDium) is voluntarily expanding the recall issued on December 27, 2017 to include the below lots of sterile drug products to the hospital/user level due to a lack of assurance of sterility. Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening.

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Estrogen-mimicking compounds in foods may reduce effectiveness of breast cancer treatment

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: January 11, 2018
A new study suggests breast cancer patients taking palbociclib/letrozole combination therapy should avoid foods rich in xenoestrogens.

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Dengue takes low and slow approach to replication

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: January 11, 2018
Dengue virus slowly takes over the endoplasmic reticulum, the production site for a subset of host proteins, and steers clear of the cytosol, the fluid-filled space where the majority of host cellular proteins are synthesized. Its viral RNA template is translated into protein in such an inefficient, lackadaisical manner that it doesn't trip alarms.

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Biologists peek into the past to see the future through tiny spider eyes

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: January 11, 2018
Biologists look to the past for early genetic development of tiny spider and insect eyes to find potential for research into human visual challenges.

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Scientists identify immune cells that keep gut fungi under control

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: January 11, 2018
Immune cells that process food and bacterial antigens in the intestines control the intestinal population of fungi, according to a new study. Defects in the fungus-fighting abilities of these cells may contribute to some cases of Crohn's disease and other forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Judge seeking settlement of opioid lawsuits reaches out to states: Ohio

Reuters Health News: January 11, 2018
(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday.

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Court: Yes, there is doctor-patient confidentiality

Associated Press Healthwire: January 11, 2018
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut's highest court ruled Thursday on an issue that most people may think is already settled, saying doctors have a duty to keep patients' medical records confidential and can be sued if they don't....

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DoD gives GlobalMed authority to run telehealth services on federal networks

Healthcare IT News: January 11, 2018
The veteran-owned company's virtual care technology is also in use at the White House, VA and Defense Health Agency.

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Baltimore Hospital Patient Discharged at Bus Stop, Stumbling and Cold

New York Times - Health: January 11, 2018
A video of the woman, who appears to have trouble keeping her balance, shows her wearing nothing but socks and a hospital gown.

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Trump work requirement rewrites health care rules for poor

Associated Press Healthwire: January 11, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program's half-century history....

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Trump expects medical exam to go well Friday

Reuters Health News: January 11, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he expects a medical examination he is to undergo on Friday will go well and that he would be surprised if it did not.

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Serena Williams Shares Childbirth Ordeal

WebMD: January 11, 2018
After an easy pregnancy, things turned precarious when she had to have an emergency C-section because the baby's heart rate was dropping rapidly during contractions.

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FDA Bans Opioid-Containing Cough Meds For Kids

WebMD: January 11, 2018
These prescription medicines involve any that include codeine or oxycodone, the FDA said.

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Too Little Iodine Could Harm a Woman's Fertility

WebMD: January 11, 2018
Iodine -- a mineral that helps regulate metabolism -- is found in seafood, iodized salt, dairy products, and some fruits and vegetables.

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Zambia to vaccinate 1 million against cholera amid outbreak

Associated Press Healthwire: January 11, 2018
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Zambia is set to vaccinate one million people in its capital against cholera as a deadly outbreak grows....

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Time with grandparents may impact how kids view the elderly

Reuters Health News: January 11, 2018
(Reuters Health) - - Children and teens who spend a lot of time with their grandparents may be less likely than peers who don’t to have negative and stereotypical ideas about the elderly, a recent study suggests.

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