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Interoperability in cities is improving, but small hospitals lag behind

The U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a report this week examining the state of interoperability among hospitals within 15 major cities. The brief, written by ONC Senior Health Economist Yuriy Pylypchuk and Public Health Analyst Christian Johnson, found that major U.S. cities have high rates of data interoperability, but variation […]

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Tired, Anxious, Overweight: How Lockdowns May Have Harmed Your Health

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 — You might be onto something if you suspect your mental and physical health declined during the COVID-19 lockdown earlier this year. Stay-at-home orders appear to have had an overall bad effect on people’s health around the world, a global survey shows. People reported that they gained weight during the lockdown, […]

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Those Adorable Animal Face Masks Kids Love Are Up to 50% Off Today

The idea of wearing a face mask can feel overwhelming and scary for little ones. That’s the reason Cubcoats — the brand that’s backed by celebrities like Hliary Duff and known for its stuffed animals that transform into cozy hoodies — designed adorable kid-friendly masks that they’ll be excited to put on daily. And thanks […]

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Early results from DETECT study suggest fitness trackers can predict COVID-19 infections

Examining data from the first six weeks of their landmark DETECT study, a team of scientists from the Scripps Research Translational Institute sees encouraging signs that wearable fitness devices can improve public health efforts to control COVID-19. The DETECT study, launched on March 25, uses a mobile app to collect smartwatch and activity tracker data […]

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What it really means when you get tired in the afternoon

The afternoon lull seems to be more and more commonplace as many of us struggle to keep our energy levels high throughout the day. Maybe it’s a lack of coffee, maybe it’s sheer boredom, or maybe it’s from the hormone-affecting blue light on our computer screens — there are many reasons for this lull. In […]