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Topic: Health

Humanity is killing itself with fat, and we're going to show you how the Apple Watch can save you

02/13/2019, 07:02 am

Apple's attempts to make its users more aware of their health over the years has introduced many new products and services, all with the goal of getting users in shape, but considering the sedentary way many people live their lives, especially those who work from home, maybe the heavy-handed push to get fitter is warranted.

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Apple kicks off series of health-related events in Apple Stores for Heart Month

02/13/2019, 12:02 am

Apple continues its commitment to health and the American Heart Month with a series of new health-focused events at select Apple Stores, including a special session in San Francisco that featured Apple VP Sumbul Desai.

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'AirPods 2' predicted to ship with with health features, improved sound, better texture

02/11/2019, 07:02 am

A source claiming knowledge of AirPods and AirPower claims that updated 'AirPods 2' will come in two colors, ship with the previously announced wireless charging case, and also have a new coating to provide better grip on the earbuds.

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'AirPods 2' could be a greater health monitoring device than the Apple Watch

02/04/2019, 02:02 pm

The sheer number of monitoring benefits you can get from a device in your ear means that the forthcoming "AirPods 2" may have a big future in Apple's health plans -- and there is still more they may be able to do.

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Apple commemorating Heart Month with Apple Watch activity challenge, events in stores

02/01/2019, 08:02 am

As February is Heart Month, Apple will not just have an activity challenge to mark it, but it will have heart health events in Apple Stores in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.

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Apple teaming with Johnson & Johnson for stroke prevention study

01/17/2019, 08:01 am

Apple and Johnson & Johnson will launch a study later in 2019 to figure out if the Apple Watch in conjunction with trend monitoring can assist in preventing strokes, in particular, ones induced by atrial fibrillation.

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Hands on with Withings Move ECG smart watch & Core Blood Pressure Monitor

01/10/2019, 12:01 pm

Withings is back under its own control after stepping out from under the control of Nokia. At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider got to try out its new Core BPM, Move, and Move ECG wearables to see how the company plans to excel in 2019.

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Omron HeartGuide packs blood pressure monitor into a smartwatch, Complete BP monitor features EKG tech from AliveCor

01/08/2019, 11:01 pm

Omron showed off its latest wares at the ShowStoppers event at CES 2019 on Tuesday, including the HeartGuide wearable blood pressure monitor and an at-home BP monitor with EKG technology developed in partnership with AliveCor.

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iPhone users can get ECG readings from the Withings BPM Core cardiovascular monitor, Move fitness trackers

01/06/2019, 08:01 pm

Withings is expanding its range of health-related devices by introducing the BPM Core cardiovascular monitor, while its wearable fitness tracking range grows with the introduction of the Move collection, including one that is the first analog watch that has on-demand electrocardiogram capabilities.

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Apple, Qualcomm, the iPhone XR, and the biggest stories of 2018 on the AppleInsider Podcast

12/28/2018, 09:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor retell some of the biggest stories from 2018. William has questions about Bitcoin and Steve Wozniak, and Victor explains the long relationship Apple and Qualcomm have. Victor believes ios12 is one of the best things of 2018, and what we hope for the new year

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Analysts blow iPhone X sales guesses, Apple Watch saving lives -- Apple's May 2018 in review

12/28/2018, 07:12 am

Depending on when in the month you asked, and who you talked to, sales of Apple's flagship iPhone X were appalling or fantastic. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch was saving lives and Amazon's Alexa was getting even creepier. AppleInsider takes a look at Apple's May 2018 in review.

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Watch-based Apple Heart Study is the largest arrhythmia study of all time

12/17/2018, 11:12 am

The Apple Heart Study -- conducted by Stanford University in conjunction with Apple -- was the largest ever investigating arrhythmia, with 419,093 participants.

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Saving your iPhone battery life, doctors at Apple, and potential iPhone bans on the AppleInsider Podcast

12/14/2018, 08:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor speaks with Jason Appelbaum, CEO of Evercharge.net about changing our charging habits to increase battery longevity. Victor and William talk about Qualcomm, injunctions banning iPhone sales, and more.

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Apple now has up to 50 doctors on staff for health tech work, report says

12/12/2018, 05:12 pm

Apple may now have as many as 50 medical doctors spread through the company as it continues to build on the health technologies found in the iPhone, Apple Watch, and HealthKit.

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Apple hires CEO of prescription tracking startup Mango Health

12/07/2018, 04:12 pm

Apple has hired the former CEO of medication tracking start-up Mango Health Jason Oberfest, with the employment of the executive potentially indicating Apple wants to move its health and fitness-related efforts into helping users manage their medication.

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ECG feature in Apple Watch is already saving lives [u]

12/07/2018, 02:12 pm

The electrocardiogram function of the Apple Watch Series 4 went live as part of the watchOS 5.1.2 update released on Thursday is already proving its usefulness.

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Hands on: How to use the ECG app on Apple Watch

12/06/2018, 03:12 pm

Announced during the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple's long-promised ECG has finally arrived with the watchOS 5.1.2 update. We tried out the new electrocardiogram after updating our 44mm model.

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ECG function of Apple Watch Series 4 arrives today in watchOS 5.1.2 update

12/06/2018, 09:12 am

Apple has confirmed it will be shipping the update to watchOS 5.1.2 on Thursday complete with support for the Apple Watch Series 4's electrocardiogram (ECG) measuring function, a feature that was notably absent at the device's launch.

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TestCard turns your iPhone into a private, clinical-grade urinalysis kit

11/30/2018, 01:11 pm

A UK startup is launching an app that uses the iPhone camera and flash system to provide immediate and accurate results for a variety of issues ranging from pregnancy to blood glucose to prostate health, kidney disease, STIs and even illicit drugs -- using low-cost test strips that arrive in the form of a postcard-sized mailer.

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Apple Watch users 34 percent more active when exercises tracked, says insurer

11/28/2018, 03:11 pm

Participants in the John Hancock Vitality program who were given Apple Watches for $25 showed greater physical activity compared to users without one, with dramatic increases in "high-intensity activity days" across the board.

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