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Topic: Health

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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Apple in talks to transfer US veterans' medical records to iPhone

11/20/2018, 07:11 pm

Apple is reportedly in discussions with the Department of Veterans Affairs to partner on a program that would grant millions of military veterans access to their medical records directly on iPhone.

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Apple Heart Study not used to gain FDA clearance for Apple Watch Series 4 ECG

11/02/2018, 12:11 am

The Apple Heart Study, conducted in partnership with Stanford Medicine, collected heart rate data from more than 400,000 Apple Watch users in its attempt to determine whether wearable devices can effectively detect irregular heart rhythms. Contrary to previous reports, however, the results were not used to gain clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Apple Watch Series 4's ECG feature.

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LabCorp health sciences testing integrates Apple Health Records support

10/29/2018, 09:10 pm

Life sciences firm LabCorp on Monday announced integration with Apple's Health Records, allowing patients to store and view test results and other medical data from a variety of providers directly on their iPhone.

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Apple Watch, iPhone tapped for knee and hip replacement surgery outcome study

10/15/2018, 12:10 pm

Apple has partnered with medical equipment manufacturer Zimmer Biomet in a wide-ranging initiative to use the iPhone and Apple Watch to gather data to improve hip and knee replacement surgical outcomes for patients.

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Apple to donate 1,000 Apple Watches to aid binge eating study

10/15/2018, 05:10 am

Together with a separate logging app, Apple Watches will be used to look for biological changes during episodes of uncontrollable eating.

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Medisafe integration with Apple's Health Records brings easy medication management to iOS

10/10/2018, 11:10 pm

Medication management app Medisafe this week finalized integration with Apple's Health Records API, granting nearly five million users in 200 countries quick and easy iOS access to drug-to-drug interaction notifications, pill reminders and more.

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New program offers free accidental death insurance to Apple Watch owners

09/27/2018, 01:09 pm

Consumers who own an Apple Watch are being offered $1,000 of accidental death insurance coverage at no cost through a new program from popular health app Cardiogram and two major insurance providers.

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Apple stores now sell Spire Health Tags for holistic self quantification

09/18/2018, 09:09 pm

Apple retail channels this week started sales of Spire Health Tags, small, machine-washable devices with a long battery life that sticks to a user's clothes to monitor heart rate and track steps, breathing, stress levels and sleep patterns.

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Apple hires hospital chain exec for AC Wellness employee health clinics

09/14/2018, 09:09 am

Osman Akhtar, former COO of Fairview Health Services in Minnesota, will take a top job related to AC Wellness, healthcare clinics for Apple's employees.

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Silicon Valley's product strategy won't work with health care, says Apple veteran

09/06/2018, 04:09 pm

Robin Goldstein, a former Apple executive who served most recently as Senior Manager of Health Special Projects, assails the tech industry's approach to health tech.

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Apple Heart Study winds down ahead of January completion date

09/02/2018, 02:09 am

A number of early participants in the Apple Heart Study received messages this weekend saying that their contributions to the program are complete.

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Apple Watch, other wearables increasingly used to manage chronic health conditions, study says

08/30/2018, 01:08 pm

A study of user data pulled from popular health app Cardiogram yields unique insight into usage the patterns of Apple Watch and other wearable products, suggesting devices with advanced biometric monitoring capabilities are seeing increased use in the management of chronic conditions.

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Apple's iOS Health Records has 75+ backers, uses open-source frameworks for easy adoption

08/08/2018, 04:08 pm

Apple's iOS Health Records program has grown to 77 supported health organizations, and is using an open-source standard known as Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, or FHIR, the company's head of Clinical and Health Informatics revealed at a speech on Wednesday.

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Apple's Health Records API paves way for comprehensive medical apps on iPhone

06/04/2018, 07:06 pm

Buried by a mountain of onstage WWDC announcements, Apple on Monday released a new Health Records API to developers, opening the door to a new apps that will allow users to manage medications and diseases diagnoses, track nutrition plans, participate in research and more directly from their iPhone.

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