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Fitbit Charge 5 €180 Google-owned Fitbit has updated its Charge fitness trackers, with the Charge 5 ready for launch. Fitbit says the device is its most advanced heath and fitness tracker yet, with an ECG for monitoring heart health, EDA scan for stress management and blood oxygen moni...



Nearly 2.7 million people in the U.S. lost their health insurance over a 12-week period in the spring and summer of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by led researchers at Duke University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.  However, a different pattern...


Co-Written with input from Dr. John Kidd August 28, 2021 It is no secret that the rates of obesity have been rising steadily over the past several decades.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the obesity rate has tripled since 1975. In 2016, 39% of adults globally were overweight, an...


Workers who have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19 could soon be paying as much as $50 more per paycheck for health insurance as companies across the U.S. try to protect their employees — and themselves — from outbreaks of the disease. Although most companies remain hesitant to require wor...




(CNN)Smartphones have become essential, but fixation with all they have to offer -- apps for social media, streaming, games and more -- can be a slippery slope. Mainly because of insufficient research, phone addiction isn't actually an official, medically accepted diagnosis. There are, however...


For decades, there has been an accepted definition of dieting in academia, and in society as a whole. Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has recently reevaluated the decades of dieting research to redefine the way researchers and the public...


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Read the latest news on coronavirus in Delaware. More Info Highmark plan participants and groups to receive checks Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro announced today that Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware will issue rebates totaling over $12.3 million to som...


Former Golden State Warriors guard Nico Mannion is slated for a full recovery after contracting a mysterious infection while overseas. The good news is that the 20-year-old is back on track after losing close to 20 pounds because of the virus. This update comes via Anthony Slater of The Athletic:...


SF schools report no COVID outbreaks, even as delta overwhelms districts elsewhere  San Francisco ChronicleCOVID-19 data: Cases among SF children are low, schools remain safe  KRON4San Francisco Unified Reports Zero COVID-19 Outbreaks, Case Transmissions  NBC Bay AreaDa...



September 9, 2021 | Erin Digitale During four decades of caring for the children of immigrants who live in the U.S. without legal permission, Stanford pediatrician Fernando Mendoza, MD, often had to ask the parents of his patients a painful question: “Have you talked to your kids about w...