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Well: Rare Infection Prompts Neti Pot Warning

September 3, 2012, 5:20 am by New York Times - Health

After two cases of a deadly brain infection were linked to neti pots, government health officials have issued new warnings about using them safely.


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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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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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Well: The Workout: Running While Pregnant
New York Times - Health : October 31, 2014, 12:04 pm
Clara Horowitz Peterson, an elite runner, mother of three and expecting, talks about training during and after pregnancy.

Repeal of Health Law, Once Central to G.O.P., Is Side Issue in Campaigns
New York Times - Health : October 31, 2014, 11:59 am
In a year that was supposed to be dominated by attacks on the Affordable Care Act, few Republican candidates focused on repeal or offered alternatives.

Well: Low Vitamin D Tied to Asthma Attacks
New York Times - Health : October 31, 2014, 11:12 am
Raising vitamin D levels may help control flare-ups in people with asthma.

Maine Judge Orders Ebola Quarantine for Nurse
New York Times - Health : October 31, 2014, 11:02 am
Kaci Hickox, a nurse who worked in West Africa, had defied the authorities’ requests to go into quarantine because she said the measures were not justified.

News Analysis: Alarmed by Ebola, Public Isn’t Calmed by ‘Experts Say’
New York Times - Health : October 31, 2014, 10:22 am
Shifting guidelines on how to handle Ebola, combined with a mistrust of elites, have fed the public’s mistrust of assurances by government officials and scientists.