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Topic: Health

Apple Watch takes countermeasures to prevent false Afib notifications

03/18/2019, 10:03 am

It takes five incidents of detected atrial fibrillation -- Afib for short -- before an Apple Watch will actually alert its owner to the condition, Apple's VP of Health said on this weekend's publication of the Apple Heart Study, run in conjunction with Stanford Medicine.

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Apple Watch growth, physician access to data likely to become major Apple healthcare revenue sources

03/12/2019, 11:03 am

The growth of the wearable devices market could lead Apple to earn more than simply Apple Watch sales, suggests Loup Ventures, with the opportunity for data collected by it and potential future AirPod models to be offered to members of the healthcare industry for a monthly fee.

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Apple Watch helps to save another life, user diagnosed with tachycardia

03/07/2019, 02:03 pm

The Apple Watch has been credited with saving another life due to its heart beat monitoring functionality, with the wearable device detecting an unusual pulse rate and a suggestion to go to hospital, ultimately leading to a diagnosis of tachycardia.

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Tips: Step up your workouts by sharing Apple Watch activity data with friends

03/05/2019, 11:03 am

The Apple Watch's activity app does a good job of pushing you into exercising more, but knowing that your friends can see when you've slacked off is a strong motivator. Here's a two-minute tip on how to set up sharing your workout activity.

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Apple heralds more health and fitness apps gaining Siri Shortcut support

03/01/2019, 11:03 am

More apps have been given updates to work with Siri Shortcuts, with Apple highlighting a number of health and fitness-related tools that take advantage of the digital assistant's abilities to provide custom verbal queries.

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Apple policies against data collection an advantage in digital health market, Cook says

02/27/2019, 05:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday again denounced the practice of collecting user data for monetary gain, saying that the tech giant's policies against such initiatives give it an edge in the burgeoning digital health industry.

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Apple VP of Health says FDA was 'very critical' in Apple Watch clearance, relationship with agency is 'good'

02/22/2019, 06:02 pm

In an interview published Friday, Apple VP of Health Dr. Sumbul Desai discussed the company's newfound interest in health and medicine, suggesting products like Apple Watch Series 4 and the Health app are stepping stones to more advanced devices and services.

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Apple Watch credited with saving life of Seattle man with AFib

02/21/2019, 11:02 pm

Apple Watch was credited with saving the life of a Bothell, Wash., man who used the device's heart monitoring features to learn that his atrial fibrillation had returned, prompting doctors to get him back on medication to prevent a stroke.

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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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