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December 8, 2018
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Apple hires CEO of prescription tracking startup Mango Health

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. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

November 29, 2018
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Study shows Apple Watch health insurance deals yield substantial increase in exercise

Over the last year, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of health insurance providers offering Apple Watch-based incentives to clients. One of those providers is Vitality Insurance, which recently conducted a study on how much offering tangible rewards can … Continue reading

November 23, 2018
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Apple’s next move in health monitoring and improvement may be sleep monitoring hardware

Apple is interested in improving its Beddit product line and helping its customers get healthier by sleeping better at night by monitoring their movements throughout their slumber, but without the bulk of existing medical monitoring systems, by considering the use … Continue reading

August 30, 2018
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Apple Watch, other wearables increasingly used to manage chronic health conditions, study says

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 … Continue reading

February 7, 2018
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022: HomePod reviews, iOS 11.3 beta 2, iPhone Battery Health | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got HomePod reviews, changes in iOS 11.3 beta 2, the new Battery Health feature for iPhone, and more. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed … Continue reading

November 20, 2017
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New report shows the extent of Apple’s relationship w/ disgraced health blogger Belle Gibson

Apple once had a close relationship with Belle Gibson, a now-disgraced fitness and health blogger who claimed to have cured her cancer with lifestyle and other wellness improvements. A new report from Australian news site The Age dives deeper into … Continue reading

August 3, 2017
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Fitbit says it plans to unveil ‘the best health and fitness’ smartwatch later this year

While several wearable companies have exited the market recently, Fitbit is still working on its new smartwatch. According to CEO James Park, the company hopes to release the accessory “ahead of the holiday season.” Park made the announcement in Fitbit’s … Continue reading

July 19, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple puts Nokia health accessories back on sale following end of legal battles

Apple puts Nokia health accessories back on sale following end of legal battles

Apple on Wednesday resumed U.S. online sales of Nokia’s iPhone- and iPad- connected health accessories, almost two months after the companies reached a settlement that cleared the way. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 20, 2017
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Apple teaming with startup Health Gorilla for iPhone medical record plans

Apple’s efforts to centralize medical records on the iPhone are being done with the help of a small startup called Health Gorilla, and will focus on making it easier to share those records with different healthcare providers, a report said … Continue reading

June 10, 2017
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Health in iOS 11 & watchOS 4: Diabetes management, insulin delivery, CoreBluetooth, new Workout data & more

New for Health in iOS 11 & watchOS 4: Apple is introducing a handful of new features for diabetes management as the Apple Watch gains the ability to connect directly to Bluetooth Low Power devices like those used for glucose monitoring. … Continue reading

May 26, 2017
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Comments Off on Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

A large-scale study jointly carried out by academics from Yale University and the University of California has concluded that greater than average use of Facebook decreases both mental health and happiness … more… 9to5Mac

March 9, 2017
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Conan O’Brien makes mock Apple health ad, sends up Chaffetz’s healthcare comments

Apple’s health initiatives like Apple Watch, HealthKit and the iOS Health app are the focus of a new comedic short produced by late night talkshow Conan, which on Wednesday used the products to mock comments a GOP representative made about … Continue reading

August 9, 2016
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Vague report claims Apple working on ‘killer device’ in health field to be launched next year

A rather vague Chinese report claims that Apple is working on a new ‘killer device’ in the health field, due to be released next year. The somewhat hyperbolic piece in the Economic Daily News also claims that new health-sensing tech will be … Continue reading