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10 Universities With Health Technology Programs

10 Universities With Health Technology Programs | Digital Health | Scoop.it
University programs are emerging to prepare for new challenges and opportunities in health tech. Here are top 10 health tech programs around the world.
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How Technology Is Enhancing Medical Education

How Technology Is Enhancing Medical Education | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The next generation of health-care professionals are enhancing their ability to learn and become skilled practitioners through educational technology.
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The New Science of Wellness

The New Science of Wellness | Digital Health | Scoop.it
During our inaugural Fortune Brainstorm Health conference next week in San Diego, we'll discuss wellness, aging, the brain, and much more.
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Will Shareholder Lawsuit Trigger Theranos To Return Capital To Shareholders?

Will Shareholder Lawsuit Trigger Theranos To Return Capital To Shareholders? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Theranos, the 13 year old blood testing company, announced last week that it would shutter its blood testing laboratories and shift its attention to making blood testing machines. I wrote about that shutdown option in July. And last week I suggested that Theranos should return its capital to investors. On October 10, the Wall [...]
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The Emergence of Virtual Fitness: Can It Replace Gyms and Human Trainers?

The Emergence of Virtual Fitness: Can It Replace Gyms and Human Trainers? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Virtual fitness such as wearables, streaming fitness content, and online exercise programs are challenging traditional fitness delivery models.
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Apple Wants You to Hand Over Health Data Collected on Your Device to Your Doctor

Apple Wants You to Hand Over Health Data Collected on Your Device to Your Doctor | Digital Health | Scoop.it
So far Apple Inc.’s HealthKit has mostly collected fitness data from its devices. In the future, if the company gets its way, the software will interpret that information, turning it into advice for users, doctors and others.
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It’s Not ‘If’ Technology Will Impact the Fitness Industry — It’s ‘How’

It’s Not ‘If’ Technology Will Impact the Fitness Industry — It’s ‘How’ | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Rick Caro, former IHRSA board president, moderated the Motionosft CIO Roundtable. The roundtable discussed how health clubs should budget and plan for impactful new technology projects. The panelists were Corey Benish, CIO of Planet Fitness, Mike Rucker, vice president of technology for Active Wellness, Bruce Gardner, IT director for David Lloyd Leisure Ltd., and Adam Zeitsiff, CIO of Gold’s Gym.

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Fitness Trackers, Wellness Apps Won't Be Regulated by FDA

Fitness Trackers, Wellness Apps Won't Be Regulated by FDA | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The FDA won't regulate fitness trackers and certain mobile health apps, the agency confirmed in a final guidance document released July
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FDA Issues Final Guidance for General Wellness Devices

FDA Issues Final Guidance for General Wellness Devices | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Final guidance confirms FDA’s enforcement discretion for many fitness and wellness technologies but raises issues for certain testing services
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How Medical Wearables Can Improve Your Health

How Medical Wearables Can Improve Your Health | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Innovators are now developing medical-grade wearables, with an emphasis on tracking health conditions like diabetes, Parkinson's and heart disease.
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Groundbreaking Health Technology Moonshots

Groundbreaking Health Technology Moonshots | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Health Technology moonshots involve groundbreaking solutions to the world's most pressing problems using science & technology to battle the impossible
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Can Wellness Be Scientific?

Can Wellness Be Scientific? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
How to be into wellness, wary of the placebo effect, and find out the real scientific truth.
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Such an important point: “I don’t remember who said it first, but the plural of anecdote is not data,” says Folta. In other words, five people saying a juice cleanse cleared up their acne doesn’t mean that juice can help your skin. Folta calls this a “contagion of confirmation bias. People tend to cluster together around their perceived maladies and that’s a horrible problem with today’s online tribal nature of communication.”

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U.S. Regulator Bans Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes From Operating Labs for Two Years

U.S. Regulator Bans Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes From Operating Labs for Two Years | Digital Health | Scoop.it
U.S. Federal health regulators dealt a major blow to Theranos, banning founder Elizabeth Holmes from operating a blood-testing laboratory for at least two years and yanking regulatory approval for its California lab.
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New Signs of Weakness in the Wearables Market

New Signs of Weakness in the Wearables Market | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Fitbit reportedly is close to acquiring smart watch maker Pebble, a sign of a contracting wearables market where multiple players are struggling to keep afloat.

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How a Tattoo Can Tell You More About Your Health

How a Tattoo Can Tell You More About Your Health | Digital Health | Scoop.it
High-tech wearable tattoos are a new, budding medical technology. See how they can be used in clinics, research, the military, and more.
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Is Biohacking the Future of Human Improvement?

Is Biohacking the Future of Human Improvement? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Do-it-yourself Biology (DIY Biology or DIY Bio), also known as Biohacking, is challenging the notion that BioScience is reserved for academics.
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A Potential Breakthrough for Those Lacking Deep Sleep

A Potential Breakthrough for Those Lacking Deep Sleep | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Dreem, a digital health device created by Rythm, is a wearable headband that purports the ability to not only monitor sleep but stimulate it as well.
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iHeart: Measure Pulse Wave Velocity to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

iHeart: Measure Pulse Wave Velocity to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Pulse wave velocity (PWV) has emerged as the gold standard method for assessing cardiovascular risk and can be used to prevent cardiovascular disease.
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Fitness Trackers Can Help With Weight Loss, Sometimes

Fitness Trackers Can Help With Weight Loss, Sometimes | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Wearing fitness trackers gives people a sense that they are doing something good for themselves, even if only subconsciously, by the very act of owning and wearing it — this can be counterproductive. 

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Health Technology for Your Pet

Health Technology for Your Pet | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Health conscious pet owners are now able to apply the principles of health technology to benefit their pets' well-being.

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Latest Ways Biomaterials are Being Used in Health Care

Latest Ways Biomaterials are Being Used in Health Care | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Different types of biomaterials are becoming important in many therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. The research in this field is growing rapidly.
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Fixing the Leaky Pipeline of Women in Science and Math

Fixing the Leaky Pipeline of Women in Science and Math | Digital Health | Scoop.it
In STEM, the pipeline of upcoming talent shows a distinct lack of women. Efforts are put into place to encourage women in science, technology and math
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18 Experts Predict How Technology Will Transform Healthcare

18 Experts Predict How Technology Will Transform Healthcare | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Keeping good health is essential to our survival. Throughout the centuries, our ability to research and advance in medical knowledge and practices has set us apart from all other living beings on this planet – allowing us to overcome epidemics and significantly increase our life expectancy. In recent decades, technology has skyrocketed in term
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Apple Watch sales plummet. Time for a new model?

Apple Watch sales plummet. Time for a new model? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
​Apple Watch shipments slipped 55 percent year-over-year in the second quarter as the worldwide smartwatch market dropped 32 percent.
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18 women leading the way in wearable tech and VR in 2016

18 women leading the way in wearable tech and VR in 2016 | Digital Health | Scoop.it
One of the lovely things about writing about wearable tech and VR founders, execs and creators is that you don't need to look that hard for the women. This list was supposed to be 10 strong and yet here we are with 18 awesome ladies, a testament not only to my poor editing skills but…
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