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Topic: Health

Apple Watch more effective at detecting heart condition than KardiaBand accessory, study finds

03/21/2018, 11:03 am

A continuing study into the medical potential of consumer wearables has confirmed devices like Apple Watch are sensitive enough to detect abnormal heart rhythms with a 97 percent accuracy, a performance that beats out add-on ECG accessory KardiaBand.

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Apple Watch a hit on the mountain: 25% of Slopes app skiers and riders start tracking via wrist

02/28/2018, 09:02 am

While third-party apps for Apple Watch remain something of a mixed bag, at least one developer has found a very popular use case for their watchOS app: Consumed by Code's skiing and snowboarding app Slopes sees one-quarter of its users start recording rides down the mountain via Apple Watch.

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Apple to launch 'AC Wellness' clinics for employees in spring, centers will serve as testing ground for health products

02/27/2018, 01:02 am

Apple this spring will launch a network of health clinics under the "AC Wellness" banner, with the independent health centers initially dedicated to servicing company employees and their families.

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Apple's wearables business nearly size of Fortune 300 company, CEO Tim Cook says

02/13/2018, 10:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook provided a bit of color on the company's wearables business during Tuesday's shareholders meeting, saying combined Apple Watch, AirPods and Beats headphones revenue is nearing that of a Fortune 300 company.

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Apple Watch can detect early signs of diabetes with 85% accuracy, study finds

02/07/2018, 10:02 am

Amid rumors that Apple is working on a non-invasive glucose monitoring system for Apple Watch, researchers are using cutting edge software science to prove the heart rate sensors in current-generation wearables can successfully detect early signs of diabetes.

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Apple offers special badge, iMessage stickers for Apple Watch owners during Heart Month

02/02/2018, 09:02 am

To mark American Heart Month, which promotes cardiovascular health, Apple is launching a special Activity Challenge for the Apple Watch, which comes with a badge and three animated iMessage stickers for whoever completes it.

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12 US healthcare providers pledge support for Apple's Health Records in iOS 11.3, including Johns Hopkins & Cedars-Sinai

01/24/2018, 10:01 am

This spring's debut of iOS 11.3 will give hospitals and clinics greater access to Apple's Health app, allowing them to share data and send alerts to patients. So far, a dozen U.S. hospitals have pledged support for Health Records.

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Apple's non-invasive glucose reader for Apple Watch may be 'years away'

12/27/2017, 09:12 am

Apple is still developing a non-invasive glucose reader, but the technology might not show up in an Apple Watch for several years, a report said this week.

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iOS apps on macOS would bring hope for Apple Watch, Apple Health support on Mac

12/22/2017, 10:12 am

With Apple rumored to bring support for universal apps in iOS 12 and macOS 10.14, the move could also be good news for the Apple Watch, potentially untethering it from the iPhone for both setup and sync.

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Apple developing advanced EKG heart monitor for future Apple Watch - report

12/21/2017, 12:12 pm

Future Apple Watch hardware could be able to detect irregular heart rates by having the user squeeze the frame of the device, acting as an electrocardiogram test, according to a new report.

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Surviving Thanksgiving: Fight to keep those extra pounds off with these fitness apps

11/23/2017, 04:11 pm

Gorging on turkey and pie may feel good at the time, but overindulgence may turn the traditional Thanksgiving dinner into the traditional Thanksgiving pounds. Instead of waiting until January and making a new year's resolution that will inevitably be forgotten about within weeks, fight the weight gain now with the App Store's plethora of fitness apps.

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How to share Apple Watch Activity progress with friends & family

11/15/2017, 03:11 pm

Some people need a little encouragement -- or friendly rivalry -- to get in shape. Here's how to share Activity stats from your Apple Watch with others.

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Always on call: UK's NHS pilot provides video consultations via iOS app

11/06/2017, 12:11 pm

The National Health Service in the United Kingdom is piloting a scheme that would allow patients to be seen by a local doctor using a video call on an iPhone, a move that could help reduce the waiting times for patients to see a doctor, as well as reducing the need to visit the physical doctor's office.

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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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