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EKG, other heart health features come to Apple Watch

Dec 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Apple Watch is now fulfilling its promise to let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them of any irregular...
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Apple Watch can now detect your irregular heart rhythms and other problems: Here's how it works

Dec 07, 2018 , CNBC Health
We tried out the new ECG app and irregular heart rate notification for Apple Watch ahead of its release on Thursday. Here's how to use it....
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta tests the Apple Watch's new heart monitor

Dec 07, 2018 , CNN Health
Since the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced in September, one of its most anticipated functions has been the promise to perform a mobile electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) whenever a consumer wants. The feature becomes available in the United States on Thursday via a software update....
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Apple Watch's ECG, heart rate alerts are live today

Dec 07, 2018 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
In addition, Apple shared some snippets of the validation data it shared with the...
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Advance Directives Allow Patients With Mental Illness To Shape Their Own Care Before They’re Too Sick To Do So

Dec 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
While some doctors worry the documents could limit treatments, they are legal in 27 states and “could be a very important tool to minimize hospitalization and minimize involuntary commitment,” said Cherene Allen-Caraco, chief executive officer of Promise Resource Network. Other public health news focuses on loss of parental rights, ADHD diagnoses, rare diseases, 5G wireless safety, shingles vaccine shortage, personalized cancer medicine, Apple watches and...
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Want To Get A Gun? This Proposed Law Could Have Police Checking Your Social Media Activity First

Dec 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
New York state Sen. Kevin Parker's bill would require a social media check for those applying for handgun licenses. But free-speech watchdogs and even some gun-control advocates are raising privacy concerns about the...
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How Incentives -- And a Free Apple Watch -- Make People Healthier

Nov 30, 2018 , Forbes
South Africa's largest medical insurer Discovery reveals that a two-year "landmark study" of 400,000 people using an Apple Watch delivered "dramatic and sustained improvements in physical activity...
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RAND: Vitality's wellness program drove greater activity when offering Apple Watch incentive

Nov 30, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Paying off the cost of the wearable was a greater motivation to exercise than other rewards offered through the...
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This town is like thousands that are vulnerable to contaminated water, with no fix in sight

Nov 29, 2018 , CNN Health
Virginia Tech engineering Professor Marc Edwards watched as water flowed from a garden hose in Enterprise, Louisiana. As he moved a jar to catch a sample, the color changed from clear to brown....
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Thanksgiving: Watch out for these illnesses tied to recalled foods

Nov 23, 2018 , CNN Health
Thanksgiving is many Americans' favorite holiday because it is a time when family, friends, neighbors and strangers come together to share their favorite foods. Before you prepare your favorite dishes, take a moment to review the food recalls and illness outbreaks identified by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
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Internal VA Watchdog Finds Widespread Errors In Benefits Claims From Veterans Who Have ALS

Nov 22, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Of 960 claims that were examined, 430 contained errors. Of those, 230 claimants were awarded the wrong benefits, and most received no money or were underpaid. In other news, Apple is in talks with the VA to create software allowing veterans to transfer health records to...
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CDC recognizes Livongo's DPP, eGYM raises $20M, and more digital health news briefs

Nov 22, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Also: Duke freshmen to receive free smartwatches for sleep monitoring program; FallCall Lite emergency fall system supports Siri...
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Planning To Take Part In A Turkey Trot? How Running Became A Healthy Tradition Before The Big Meal

Nov 22, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“It’s become the thing to do on Thanksgiving,'' says Anne Reif, organizer of the event in Buffalo, where Turkey Trots got their start in 1896. Thanksgiving is the most popular day of the year to run with more than 1,000 races scheduled, but experts say the calories you burn won't come close to matching what you consume. Other public health news focuses on older exercisers' younger muscles, banks keeping a watch on seniors, the best way to breathe, and...
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Watching out for these illnesses tied to recalled foods at Thanksgiving

Nov 22, 2018 , CNN Health
Thanksgiving is many Americans' favorite holiday because it is a time when family, friends, neighbors and strangers come together to share their favorite foods. Before you prepare your favorite dishes, take a moment to review the food recalls and illness outbreaks identified by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
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Dioxins in food more harmful than thought, EU watchdog says

Nov 21, 2018 , Reuters
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on Tuesday slashed its recommended limits in food of dioxins and related toxins - chemicals that have been linked to problems with reproductive health, the immune system, hormone levels and tooth enamel....
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Medicare Advantage Plans Have Beneficial Aspects To Them, But There Are Lots Of Red Lights To Heed

Nov 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Signing up for a new Medicare plan can be confusing. Here are some things to watch out for....
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A giant insurer is offering free Apple Watches to customers who meet walking goals

Nov 15, 2018 , CNBC Health
UnitedHealthcare members enrolled in the Motion program can get an Apple Watch for the cost of taxes and shipping alone, if they reach certain fitness...
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UnitedHealthcare offering Apple Watches to employee wellness plan members

Nov 15, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
First announced in March, the program allows participants to pay off the device's cost by meeting daily fitness...
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UK Data Watchdog Monitors Google's Absorption Of DeepMind App Used By NHS

Nov 15, 2018 , Forbes
The Information Commissioner's Office told TechCrunch that it's watching the...
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What Healthcare Policies Will the Election Produce?

Nov 13, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 9—A divided Congress may be a recipe for overall gridlock, but some healthcare policy watchers see hope for action in certain areas....
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