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Topic: Health

Apple TV+, Apple Card, Apple Health employee exodus on the AppleInsider Podcast

08/23/2019, 09:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William look forward to Apple TV+, examine whether Apple Card can really help with financial literacy, and wonder about news of Apple employees quitting over disagreements about the company's Health strategy.

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Apple, Eli Lilly study seeks to determine whether iPhone and Apple Watch can detect dementia

08/07/2019, 06:08 pm

A research paper published this week reveals Apple and pharmaceutical titan Eli Lilly and Company are working together to determine whether consumer devices like iPhone and Apple Watch can manage Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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Fitbit's new financial worries are just its latest in a long line

08/01/2019, 03:08 pm

For a company that's a household name and is producing a hugely successful product, Fitbit has a remarkable history of lurching from crisis to crisis.

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Apple to test third-party API displaying insurance claim data in apps

07/30/2019, 03:07 pm

Apple is poised to start testing an API by the private CARIN Alliance that should let people see health insurance claims in apps, possibly including iOS's native Health.

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Review: Withings BPM Connect is better with a display & Wi-Fi

07/24/2019, 04:07 pm

Withings' BPM Core is a capable at-home blood pressure cuff that builds atop the solid foundation offered by the original Withings BPM and BPM+. AppleInsider strapped one on to test out how the changes made an impact.

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Withings announces availability of ECG-taking BPM Core & updated BPM Connect

07/17/2019, 06:07 am

After a preview at CES 2019, Withings now has a release window for the BPM Core -- which is capable of taking an ECG and detecting AFib -- as well as an updated version of its popular classic Connect blood pressure monitor.

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23andMe venturing onto Apple's turf with health data collection

07/11/2019, 05:07 pm

DNA testing service 23andMe is piloting a program in which clients volunteer additional data such as lab results, collated in a style similar to Apple's Health Records.

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Health insurer Anthem recruits from Apple to bolster digital plans

07/09/2019, 04:07 pm

In the past several months, U.S. health insurer Anthem has reportedly hired a half dozen Apple veterans to improve its digital offerings, including high-level employees with valuable industry experience.

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Health Canada tells users to ask Apple when they'll get the Watch ECG app

07/08/2019, 02:07 pm

The federal health organization is telling users that as far as it's concerned, Apple's ECG feature has been approved, so now it's just up to Apple when Series 4 Apple Watches in the region will get it.

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Apple Stores start selling One Drop blood glucose monitors

06/27/2019, 09:06 am

Apple has commenced sales of the One Drop blood glucose monitor in a small number of its retail outlets, bringing the Health app-compatible diabetes management device to its physical stores for the first time.

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Apple Watch Series 4 fall detection credited with saving another life

06/27/2019, 08:06 am

Apple Watch has helped save another life, this time an 87-year-old woman who got into a car crash after which the Apple Watch automatically dialed emergency services.

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Heart health app Cardiogram now supports Fitbit devices

06/26/2019, 09:06 am

Cardiogram, a health monitoring company known in part for its integration with Apple Watch, expanded its reach on Wednesday with the release of an app update that delivers support for a range of Fitbit devices.

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Apple Watches offered by Apple in grant program to qualifying ResearchKit and CareKit projects

06/07/2019, 03:06 pm

Apple will be launching an "Apple Watch Limited Grant Program" later in 2019 to help institutions wanting to use the ResearchKit and CareKit frameworks, among a series of changes to the platforms designed to encourage more health research to be performed.

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Hands on with Cycle, Apple's new menstrual cycle tracker in iOS 13 [u]

06/06/2019, 04:06 pm

Announced at the WWDC keynote, Apple has once again expanded its health monitoring and tracking on the Apple Watch. A big addition that arrived with the first beta is menstrual period tracking with Cycle.

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'Gaming disorder' on iPhone & other platforms recognized by World Health Organization

05/25/2019, 03:05 pm

The member states of the World Health Organization have voted to adopt a revised list of diseases which includes addiction to video games -- including smartphone titles -- as a mental health disorder.

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Apple confirms Apple Watch ECG function to roll out in Canada

05/24/2019, 07:05 pm

Apple on Friday confirmed plans to activate Apple Watch Series 4's ECG feature for users in Canada after receiving approval from the country's regulatory body, though the company failed to disclose a specific timeline for launch.

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Apple Watch ECG app arriving in Canada soon following health regulator's approval

05/21/2019, 07:05 am

Owners of the Apple Watch Series 4 in Canada could be able to use the ECG app to monitor their heart in the near future, after regulator Health Canada has approved the wearable device's electrocardiogram and irregular rhythm notification features.

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Apple Watch Series 4 summons help for 80-year-old Munich woman after fall

04/15/2019, 08:04 am

Emergency services were automatically summoned by a Series 4 Apple Watch when a 80-year-old woman fell in her apartment in Haidhausen, Munich.

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Fear and nagging: How the Apple Watch annoys you into getting active and losing weight

04/12/2019, 10:04 am

The Apple Watch is well known for its ability to keep track of a person's activity throughout the day, but its greatest weapons in getting users to move around more are not the monitoring, nor its rings, but the constant nagging and it fostering a compulsion to work out.

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Healthcare an opportunity for Apple to 'lead digital disruption' versus rivals

04/08/2019, 12:04 pm

Whereas Apple's other recent service announcements are in well-trodden ground, the company "has the potential to lead digital disruption" with healthcare, Morgan Stanley analysts claimed on Monday.

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