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Fitbit to wade into care management in pilot this year

Dive Brief: Fitbit is launching a paid service next month, called Fitbit Premium. As part of the platform, the fitness tracker giant plans to develop personalized wellness reports allowing users to share their data with their physician, including health data trends and analyses of activity, heart rate, sleep and weight fluctuations, later this year. Fitbit… Read More »

Here’s how much a family with good health insurance spent last year – CBS News

Between 2008 and 2018, health insurance and and related medical costs for employees of large companies rose twice as fast as wages, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. In 2018, a family of four in the U.S. with coverage from a larger employer spent a total of $ 7,726 on health care—that’s up from $… Read More »

These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize

In hospitals around the world, the snakelike duodenoscope is regarded as an indispensable tool for diagnosing and treating diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. But these fiber-optic devices have a remarkable drawback: Although they are inserted into the upper part of the small intestine through the mouth and constantly reused, they cannot be sterilized… Read More »