The New Health Care: That New Apple Watch EKG Feature? There Are More Downs Than Ups

The watch will also have an “irregular rhythm” notification feature, which alerts people to potential problems. There’s every reason to believe it will generate many false positives. Before granting clearance, the F.D.A. reviewed data collected by the Stanford Heart study for 266 people who got such a notification. Most of the notifications were wrong. The…

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The Importance of Medical Touch

Part of patients’ challenge is not knowing how every physician, nurse and medical technician will treat them, even as we’re in pain and already anxious, feeling vulnerable. And survivors of sexual abuse or assault can cringe at the lightest of touch. “It should be a two-way conversation about what you’re comfortable with,” said Susan Finlayson,…

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Personal Health: Unlocking the World of Sound for Deaf Children

Jane R. Madell, a pediatric audiology consultant and speech-language pathologist in Brooklyn, N.Y., wants every parent with a child who is born hearing-impaired to know that it is now possible for nearly all children with severe hearing loss to learn to listen and speak as if their hearing were completely normal. “Children identified with hearing…

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Nicholas Nikic, Matthew Feldman

Nicholas Glenn Nikic and Matthew Alden Feldman were married Oct. 6 at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in New York. Caroline Stacey, an Episcopalian priest, performed the ceremony. Mr. Nikic (right), 33, is an associate of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, a law firm in New York. He graduated from Boston University and…

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Kylie Jenner Wore the Tightest Latex Barbie Dress Possible

Kylie Jenner is back at it with the latex dresses. The new mom channeled Barbie with platinum blonde hair, blue sunglasses, and a baby blue skin-tight dress in a new Instagram post. Jenner looked ready for the weekend and appropriately captioned the photo with the diamond emoji. View this post on Instagram 💎 A post…

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Medical News Today: ‘Winter blues’ study finds key to depression resilience

A new study used a model of seasonal affective disorder to find out why some people don’t develop depression despite being genetically predisposed to it. The findings also shed light on potential new treatments for seasonal depression. Seasonal depression affects about 5 percent of the U.S. The National Institute of Mental Health estimate that over…

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When Guests Want to Check In With Firearms, What Can Hotels Do?

Much of the discussion about hotel gun policies comes from travelers who want to take their guns on the road. On social media and gun-enthusiast blogs, some criticize hotels that ban weapons as “gun-free zones.” “I realize they have a right to do this, just as I have a right to no longer stay here,”…

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Medical News Today: What makes whole grains so healthful?

Lately, it has become common knowledge that eating foods that contain whole grains is good for our health. However, we are only now unraveling exactly why this is the case. Why are whole grains so healthful? Drink enough water, get enough sleep, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, and eat whole grains; the importance of these…

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Rima Patel, Kapil Wattamwar

Dr. Rima Bhupendra Patel and Dr. Kapil Chaitanya Wattamwar were married Oct. 1 at the Venetian, an events space in Garfield, N.J. Vimal Raval Maharaj, a Hindu priest, officiated. The couple met at Rutgers, from which each received a medical degree with distinction. Dr. Patel, 26, is a second-year internal medicine resident at Tufts Medical…

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