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Making Strides: Fitness versus Food Tech

Do you want to track your physical activity? There are countless options for smartwatches and fitness trackers that automatically record your daily steps and workouts. Do you want to track your nutrition? Unfortunately, your options are more limited and the process is still relatively manual. Wearables like Fitbit and Apple Watch generally include options for...

Sarah Kunkle and Gillian Christie | Mar 29, 2016

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More steps, more life

It is well-known that being physically active is linked to living a longer and healthier life. A recent study from Australian researchers confirmed this, showing that taking more steps each day led to a lower risk of death. Over a period of five years the scientists studied objectively measured physical activity—with a device, and not...

Adriana Selwyn and Jonathan Dugas | Mar 23, 2016
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Breaking Down the New Dietary Guidelines

Last month, the long awaited 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released. Updated every five years, these guidelines outline what Americans should be eating to stay healthy based on the latest scientific research. Right in time for National Nutrition Month, here’s what you need to know:    What’s new in these guidelines? A greater emphasis on...

Adriana Selwyn | Mar 17, 2016
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Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day - on March 8 every year - honors the incredible social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments by women around the world. Starting in 1909, the UN declared the first Women’s Day to recognize the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where for the first time, women laborers protested against inhumane working conditions. The UN...

Gabriela Seplovich and Shahnaz Radjy | Mar 7, 2016
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Shaping the Future of Aging

As the world’s population grows older, governments, cities, businesses, and many others must react to and prepare for a number of significant changes. For example, there are an estimated 46.8 million people currently living with dementia; that number is expected to rise to 74.7 million in 2030 and 131.5 million in 2050. The rising prevalence...

Dominic Lee | Mar 5, 2016

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Release of Guidelines for Personalized Health Technology: Final Report

Do you know whether your employer can access and analyze data from your wearable device? Will your insurer use your smartwatch data to price your premium? Will your data from your mobile health application be protected and secured from malevolent cybercriminals? These deal-breaking questions may result in a failure to deliver widespread health benefits if...

Gillian Christie | Mar 2, 2016
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