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cholesterol

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Snap cholesterol selfies with new smartphone app, device

Few home cholesterol test kits separate out "good" cholesterol from "bad" cholesterol, but a new smartphone app and attachment aims to give home testers a clearer picture of their actual cholesterol health.

By December 17, 2013

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After delay, Beats Music lands on Windows Phone

The music-streaming service from Beats gets a Windows Phone app, one week after its iOS and Android app debut.

By February 5, 2014

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Med student's practice exam takes very real turn

UVA medical student Ryan Jones discovers that an actor portraying symptoms of abdominal aortic aneurysm actually had the potentially deadly condition.

By January 3, 2014

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Feeling sick? Free AskMD app by Dr. Oz's Sharecare aims to help

The app lets users enter symptoms, answer relevant questions, share consultations with health care providers, and maintain a general health and symptom history for multiple people.

By December 9, 2013

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Search results beat FDA in finding drug combo side effects

Sifting through the search queries of 6 million people turns out to be a better way to discover drug-to-drug interactions than the current gold standard, the Adverse Event Reporting System.

By March 6, 2013

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Heart study uses mobile tech to try to enroll 1M participants

Physicians at the University of California at San Francisco hope their Health eHeart Study, launched this week, will help them develop new ways to predict and prevent heart disease.

By March 20, 2013

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Seeking weight-loss counseling? Pick up the phone

A bit of good news on the heels of a study predicting the vast majority of Americans will be overweight or obese by 2020: telephone counseling appears every bit as effective at losing weight as traditional, in-person programs.

By November 17, 2011

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Startup helps find cheapest prescription drugs

GoodRX shows consumers where they can find the lowest price on prescription drugs by ZIP code.

By September 27, 2011

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Has Zuckerberg started killing bison?

Famed hunter-gatherer and part-time Facebook CEO seems to have been eating bison burgers recently. Is he sticking to his stated intention to only eat meat that he kills? So sexy.

By September 27, 2011

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Health care user experience: If it ain't broke, don't fix it?

About 4 weeks ago, I went for an annual physical and had standard blood work done. I was told to call back in a week, and of course I forgot. Today I had a message that said: "Hello, this is Dr. XX's office, please call us back at xxx-xxx-xxxx."

By April 1, 2009