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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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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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11 Most Innovative Life Science Companies in the World

Fast Company recently published The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies 2018, topping off its edition of the top 350 most innovative companies. Here is a look at the life science companies that made the list.

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FDA Clears First Medical Device Accessory for Apple Watch

AliveCor today announced FDA clearance of KardiaBand in the U.S., allowing Apple Watch users to discreetly capture their EKG anytime and anywhere in order to quickly detect normal sinus heart rhythms and atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart arrhythmia.

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U.S. picks companies to help make rules for advanced personal health monitors

Digital devices designed to monitor the wearer’s health in much greater detail than current models will need regulatory approval, and Apple Inc., Fitbit Inc. and seven other companies will take part in a program to speed the approval process, the U.S. health regulator said.

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