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Topic: Health

Jamf works with Bungie to improve 'iPad for Kids' program, plans expansion into more hospitals

10/04/2017, 02:10 pm

Apple device management firm Jamf has teamed up with The Bungie Foundation to give children in hospital a better experience while undergoing treatment, providing young patients with access to an iPad loaded with a variety of apps and other content to entertain and reduce distress.

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Apple researching whether Apple Watch can detect common heart conditions

09/11/2017, 09:09 pm

Apple is working with Stanford clinicians and telemedicine vendor American Well to determine whether Apple Watch can be used to detect abnormal heart rhythms, a feature that would make the wearable desirable to doctors and high-risk patients, a report said Monday.

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Apple Watch app tracks viewer heart rate spikes during 'Game of Thrones'

08/11/2017, 02:08 pm

Fans of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones are more excited by dialogue than by action scenes, according to a study by heart monitoring app Cardiogram of Apple Watch users.

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How to use the Medical ID feature in Apple's iOS Health app

07/24/2017, 05:07 pm

A lesser-known but theoretically life-saving feature of Apple's iOS Health app is Medical ID -- a quick guide for nurses, doctors, ambulance crews and others in an emergency. Here's how to set it up on an iPhone running iOS 10.

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Get the most out of Apple's Health app with these starter tips

07/17/2017, 01:07 pm

Apple's Health app for the iPhone can be a useful way of tracking fitness and medical data -- so long as everything is configured and used just the right way. Here's the essentials to get going.

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Sweetgreen iPhone app applies meal calorie counts to Apple Health

07/13/2017, 03:07 pm

Organic food restaurant Sweetgreen has added the ability to apply calorie counts for take-out dishes to Health data when orders are placed through an app -- and it appears to be among the first of its kind.

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Apple hires head of Stanford's digital health initiative

06/23/2017, 06:06 pm

Apple is moving forward with efforts to build out its health products team with the recent hire of a top Stanford doctor who headed up the university's own digital health initiative.

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Amazon devours Whole Foods grocery chain for $13.7B, expanding AmazonFresh delivery avenues

06/16/2017, 11:06 am

A blockbuster deal announced Friday morning will see e-commerce giant Amazon buy organic and all-natural food vendor Whole Foods in an all-cash deal -- and other retailers and grocers are seeing massive stock drops because of it.

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Study uses Apple Watch heart rate sensor to detect serious heart condition with 97% accuracy

05/11/2017, 02:05 pm

New research conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, in collaboration with Apple Watch app Cardiogram, shows Apple Watch's heart rate sensor can aid in the detection of atrial fibrillation, a common heart arrhythmia that can lead to stroke.

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Apple buys sleep tracking firm Beddit

05/09/2017, 06:05 pm

Beddit, known for its sleep tracking hardware and software, this week announced it has been purchased by Apple for an undisclosed sum.

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Apple to offer 2017 Earth Day Challenge Activity achievement with iMessage stickers

04/19/2017, 09:04 pm

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, Apple is creating a special "Earth Day Challenge" to reward reaching 30 minutes of exercise on the day with a special achievement badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use within iMessage.

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Apple working on breakthrough glucose sensors for Apple Watch, report says

04/12/2017, 09:04 pm

Apple has reportedly hired a team of biomedical engineers to develop noninvasive glucose sensors for integration in Apple Watch, a solution that could lead to continuous monitoring of blood sugar levels for users with diabetes.

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Polar H10 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor offers enhanced accuracy, iPhone connectivity

03/15/2017, 03:03 pm

Wearable technology company Polar has introduced the H10 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor, with the new version of the chest-worn device offering greater accuracy over previous models, plus the ability to be connected to an iPhone and Apple Watch using the company's app.

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Conan O'Brien makes mock Apple health ad, sends up Chaffetz's healthcare comments

03/08/2017, 10:03 pm

Apple's health initiatives like Apple Watch, HealthKit and the iOS Health app are the focus of a new comedic short produced by late night talkshow Conan, which on Wednesday used the products to mock comments a GOP representative made about the nation's affordable healthcare plan.

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How to use MyFitnessPal on your iPhone to track calories and eat better

02/28/2017, 01:02 pm

While there are subtleties involved like protein and carb intake, ultimately, losing fat or gaining muscle comes down to one thing: calories in versus calories out. MyFitnessPal for the iPhone is one of the most popular tools for managing this, and here's how to use it.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 could get updated S Health app to counter Apple's HealthKit, CareKit

01/16/2017, 02:01 pm

Samsung's next flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, could include a new S Health app with features above and beyond Apple's HealthKit and CareKit -- including the ability to schedule online consultations with doctors, or even pay medical fees.

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Hands-on: LEVLpro measures your fat burning state with one breath, connects to iOS

01/04/2017, 06:01 pm

A new health-focused, iOS-connected device claims to be able to measure a user's fat burning state with just one breath, helping make real-time decisions about diet and exercise to optimize fat loss. AppleInsider went hands on this week at CES and offers a first look.

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Apple asks permission in Health app to anonymously collect workout data for improvements

12/20/2016, 09:12 am

As part of an initiative to improve the data collection process, and gauge future needs, Apple is asking users to opt into anonymous data collection about workouts and activity information.

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Apple issues 5K Thanksgiving day activity challenge to Apple Watch wearers

11/21/2016, 08:11 am

Apple has issued a special challenge to Apple Watch wearers, offering a Thanksgiving-themed Activity achievement to those who walk, run or wheelchair a workout distance of at least 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles.

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Rumor: Apple working on entirely new, advanced health-tracking hardware for 2017 launch

08/09/2016, 07:08 am

Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple could be planning to unveil a "killer new product" developed within its health laboratories, a new report claims -- though details are vague.

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