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Apple Watch detects irregular heartbeat in U.S. study

The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, according to data from a large study funded by Apple Inc.

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Fitbit launches lower-cost fitness devices to combat Samsung, Apple

Fitbit launched the company’s cheapest smartwatch to defend its position as the second-largest seller of smartwatches after Apple.

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Fitbit sees current-quarter revenue below estimates, shares fall 11 percent

Fitbit Inc. forecast first-quarter 2019 revenue below analysts’ estimates as management expects the wearable device maker’s average selling price to drop, sending the company’s shares down 11 percent.

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FDA’s Real World Evidence Guidance Gains Industry Support, but With Slight Modifications

After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a hard line on the use of real-world evidence in clinical trials, industry leaders are beginning to back the idea, but with some minor changes.

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Apple Watch, using Aetna client data, wants to help you be healthy

CVS Health Corp.’s health insurer Aetna is working with Apple Inc. on a new health app for Apple Watches that uses an individual’s medical history to set personalized health goals.

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J&J and Apple Team up for AFib Program With Apple Watch

Janssen Pharmaceutical and Apple have teamed up to determine if a new app for the Apple Watch – which has a built-in electrocardiogram – can improve the health of more than 30 million people with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a condition that can lead to stroke and other potentially devastating complications.

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Top Trends in Digital Health in 2019

2018 was the year of the consumer, and there is no sign of a change any time soon.

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Hip and knee surgeons to use Apple Watch to monitor patients

Up to 10,000 Americans due to have hip or knee replacements will be able to funnel basic health data directly from their Apple Watches to their surgeons under a new app being tested by prosthetic limb specialist Zimmer Biomet.

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One Drop’s Apple Watch App Points to Trend in Wearable Health Devices

Personalized medicine continues to grow in importance, and having the ability to monitor health data has proven to be a significant desire for people as the number of wearable devices continues to grow.

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How Technology Revolutionizes The Patient Treatment Process

We now have technology to help us keep track of mundane – but crucial – tasks. From wearables to smartphones, we have unlimited opportunities to make technology work for us.

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