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Q & A: Can You Get West Nile Virus More Than Once?

September 24, 2012, 11:10 am by New York Times - Health

Getting infected with West Nile virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, is believed to confer lifelong immunity, but the effect may dwindle over the years, researchers say.


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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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Parents Who Took Ill Son Abroad Fight Order to Return to Britain
New York Times - Health : September 1, 2014, 12:52 pm
The parents of Ashya King, 5, who has a brain tumor, attended an extradition hearing in Spain, where they had taken their son after leaving a British hospital against doctors’ orders.

Recipes for Health: Israeli Couscous, Eggplant and Tomato Gratin
New York Times - Health : September 1, 2014, 12:05 pm
An eggplant Parmesan of sorts on a bed of Israeli couscous is a good way to use the fresh tomato sauce you’ve made over the summer, though canned tomatoes will work, too.

Well: Don’t Catch What Ails Your House
New York Times - Health : September 1, 2014, 12:01 pm
It doesn’t take a flood to encourage the growth of mold in a home. A moist environment will do. A runny nose, coughing and all the rest typically follow.

Increasingly, High-Deductible Health Plans Weigh Down Employees
New York Times - Health : September 1, 2014, 11:09 am
Just as employers replaced pensions with retirement savings plans, more large companies appear to be making a similar cost-sharing shift with health plans.

The New Health Care: What Happens When Health Plans Compete
New York Times - Health : September 1, 2014, 7:00 am
As more insurance companies enter a market, premiums tend to go down — but more in some places than in others.