Author Archives: Health

Your Sleep Tracker Probably Isn’t Very Good at Tracking Your Sleep

Jawbones and Fitbits are fine, but there are still some health insights that your own brain figures out better. Like this one: How did you sleep last night? In a recent Reddit AMA, Ying-Hui Fui, a sleep scientist at the University of California, San Francisco, explained that while wearables do a good job of measuring movement […]

7 Questions To Ask Your Employer About Wellness Privacy

If your company hasn’t launched a wellness program, this might be the year. As benefits enrollment for 2016 approaches, more employers than ever are expected to nudge workers toward plans that screen them for risks, monitor their activity and encourage them to take the right pills, food and exercise. This involves a huge collection of […]

Teenage Girl in Oregon Contracts Plague – Bubonic Plague – HEALTH

  Oregon health officials have confirmed this week that a teenage girl in Crook County, Oregon, has contracted the bubonic plague. The girl most likely caught the disease from a flea bite during a hunting trip in northern Oregon and is currently recovering in an intensive care unit at a local hospital. The bubonic plague—yes, the […]

Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans are unnecessarily screened for breast and prostate cancer, which can lead to treatments they don’t need, a new study contends.     The practice may also be costing the U.S. health care system $1.2 billion a year, the researchers added.   […]