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5 Simple Exercises to Beat “Tech Neck”

“Tech neck,” is a term used to describe neck pain directly attributed to technology use, according to the New York Post. “tech neck” is also known as forward head syndrome, it is a painful, increasingly common condition caused by slumping over devices for hours a day can leads the neck to lose its natural curve… Read More »

Apple stole tech for watch, Masimo claims in patent suit

Bloomberg—Apple is accused of stealing trade secrets and improperly using Masimo inventions related to health monitoring in its Apple Watch. Masimo, which develops signal processing technology for healthcare monitors, and its spinoff, Cercacor Laboratories, claim in a lawsuit that Apple got secret information under the guise of a working relationship and then hired away key… Read More »

Smart toilets seen as future real-time health monitoring tech

Toilets are currently used for disposing of human waste. But researchers see tremendous value in the metabolic information contained in urine as a source of real-time monitoring of peoples’ health. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research are working on a proof of principle for an integrated “smart toilet” system… Read More »

Health plans need to better use tech to simplify quality initiatives

Value-based care depends on measuring and reporting outcomes, but doing so is causing burnout in physicians. That additional challenge for physicians comes despite widespread efforts to reduce this burden, according to a new survey of 23 health plans conducted by Harrisburg, Penn.-based Geneia, an analytic solutions and services company. Part of the problem lies in… Read More »