Will Amazon Disrupt Health Care?

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Will Amazon Disrupt Health Care?

Bloomberg4 hours ago
Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway recently announced they’re joining forces to tackle America’s expensive health care system. Health care is probably the most reliably growing piece of U.S. GDP — and until recently, a strong driver of inflation — but that could change as Amazon moves …
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Five hobbies that can improve your health

Medical News TodayJan. 25, 2018
Many pastimes — such as writing — have been shown to benefit health. Hobbies provide a fulfilling, productive use of our free time, and our core identities are often bound up in the interests we choose to pursue when we are not working, sleeping, or spending time with loved ones. Of course, most of us …
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Starting periods early linked to health risks later in life

Medical News TodayJan. 18, 2018
A range of reproductive factors are linked with health risks in a new study. As cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, it is vital to understand what increases risk. Although many of the factors involved — such as obesity, hypertension, and smoking — are now …
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Drinking hot tea can contribute to cancer risk

Medical News TodayFeb. 6, 2018
This comes as no surprise, seeing that teas are tasty and can bring many healthbenefits, often brought about by the antioxidant effects of compounds such as polyphenols. However, a recent study from Peking University in Beijing, China, has found that the temperature at which tea is consumed could affect …
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Are fidget spinners a health hazard?

Medical News Today3 hours ago
It is these batteries that present a risk to children’s health. The first of the papers — which was published recently in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition — was written by Dr. Racha Khalaf, of Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, and Dr. Yoseph Gurevich, of the Steven and Alexandra …
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AP Count: Nearly 11.8M Enroll for Obama Health Law in 2018

U.S. News & World Report20 hours ago
A new tally by The Associated Press finds that nearly 11.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama’s health care law. That’s only about 3 percent less than last year, remarkably stable despite President Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to repeal or …
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A revolution in health care is coming

The EconomistFeb. 1, 2018
Akili Interactive, a startup, plans to seek regulatory approval for a video game designed to stimulate an area of the brain implicated in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (see article). Patients can also improve the efficiency of their care. Although health records are increasingly electronic, they are often …
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When it comes to your health, where you live matters

The Conversation USJan. 23, 2018
Jessica Young does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant … If you look to health and fitness magazines, it may seem like poor diet, lack of exercise and other bad behaviors are to blame.
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What Could Amazon’s Approach to Health Care Look Like?

Harvard Business ReviewFeb. 6, 2018
So where is the link to health care? My recent HBR article on information technology in health care highlights the magnitude of investments that hospitals are making in electronic medical records (EMRs) as well as the frustration that many providers are feeling due to the time they must devote to entering …
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Just 30 minutes of light exercise each day can benefit health

Medical News TodayJan. 29, 2018
The United States Department of Health and Human Services explain that “for substantial health benefits,” adults should engage in at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, preferably spread through the week in bouts of at least 10 minutes at a time. They suggest “brisk walking …

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