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How Wearable Technology is Shaping the Future of Health Care

From activity-tracking fitness bands to smart-watches, wearable technology has become a growing trend in the health and fitness industry over the last decade. While wearable technology can date all the way back to 1961 with the invention of the wearable computer, the recent rise of wearable technology products for monitoring personal health began in 2006 […]

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Interactive map of vaccine exemptions in the United States

GUEST BLOGGER: Sophia Bernazzani You may not think about vaccines when they are booking domestic travel within the United States, but it’s worth considering, because each state has a different set of exemptions to vaccines to be aware of. Nursing@Simmons created an interactive map of vaccination exemptions by state to illustrate how these differences in […]

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You may be all grown up, but your brain isn’t.

When you turn 18, you are legally considered an adult, so you can do things like not have to get parental consent to be treated by a doctor, buy lottery tickets, or get arrested and tried for a crime as an adult. When you’re 21, the government declares you old enough to buy and consume […]

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I’m one in a million, are you?

The American Heart Association’s CPR & First Aid training has become a common certification. In fact, I first became certified when I was required to complete the training as part of my 8th grade health class. Chances are that you or someone you know has gone through the training at some point in time. Much […]

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Why You’re Not Too Young to Worry About Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about heart disease and how to prevent it. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, causing 1 in 4 deaths each year. If you’re reading this and thinking, “I’m too young to worry about heart disease,” it’s […]

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The Costs and Benefits of Full-Time Employment: ACA Challenges

As the enrollment deadline for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has recently passed, more Americans will be eligible to receive heath care that is affordable and consistent, regardless of their pre-existing conditions. Obviously, this is a plus for many on the consumer side of the spectrum, but what does it mean for […]

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Swipe Right and get Tested Today!

Tinder can now match you with more than a special someone. The popular dating app recently added a new Health Safety section that allows users to find a nearby clinic to get free STD and HIV tests via Healthvana, a patient-engagement platform for health clinics. This new section allows users to compare and contrast clinics […]

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Connecting through Patient Portals

Patient engagement, patient empowerment, shared decision making –healthcare today is full of patient-centered buzz words. Now, with the ever expanding capabilities of e-Health technology, many of these healthcare goals are slowly becoming easier to achieve. Electronic Medical Records and Patient Health Portals are two examples of technology that are actually changing the game and moving […]

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Signposts for Science News

When finding news about science and health is as easy as a tap of your fingertip, it’s easier than ever to be up to date on the latest discoveries or policy issues. Unfortunately, it is almost as easy to become misinformed. Follow these three tips to help become a savvy science news consumer. WARNING: Sources […]

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Wellness in the Workplace: Opportunity or Obligation?

Less than one semester stands between some students and their entry into the professional workforce. For many of these students, the job hunt has already begun. While most people are researching the usual aspects of a position such as the salary, benefits, and time off when considering different employers and offers, a company’s insurance enrollment […]

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