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Apple Continues Data Privacy Push, Now Focusing On Health App

You wouldn’t tell your family about your bunions, or the STI you caught from that one-night stand a few nights ago – so why should Apple and other third-party apps know that too? Apple is releasing a new campaign spotlighting Health Data Privacy – ooh, privacy, a topic we know the tech giant loves! – and this time they’re making it super personal.

As most iPhone and Apple Watch users will know, the beloved Health App makes it easy for users to access health and fitness information and provides users with meaningful insights to live a healthier life. The accompanying HealthKit securely stores health and fitness information, that users can choose to share with third-party apps and trusted friends and family when necessary.

With more and more folks sharing personal data online, Apple has built software to protect this data and gives users control over their data, as highlighted

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Apple touts Health data privacy in new whitepaper and clever ‘The Waiting Room’ video

As it continues to focus on its commitment to privacy, Apple is launching an all-new campaign today emphasizing how Health data on iPhone is protected. As part of this, Apple has shared a new Health Privacy whitepaper as well as a clever new video that aims to highlight the importance of health data privacy.

New Health data whitepaper

In the new Health Privacy Overview whitepaper, Apple goes in-depth on how the Health app and the HealthKit framework for developers protects user privacy. For instance, Apple touts that all Health data is stored using end-to-end encryption:

Health data, stored in HealthKit, is encrypted on-device and is only accessible with your passcode, Touch ID or Face ID. Medical ID is still available when your device is locked to help first responders access your critical medical information from the Lock Screen in an emergency. For users with two-factor authentication, a device passcode,

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Health Advice For Women at Each Stage of Motherhood

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THURSDAY, May 11, 2023 (American Heart Association News) — Everyone knows that on Mother’s Day, Mom’s needs come first. But the rest of the year, mothers often put their health care on hold to focus on others.

“A lot of times as women, we tend to put ourselves last,” said Dr. Marlene Blaise, a cardiologist in independent practice in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Avoiding that is important for more than mothers themselves, said Jennifer Stuart, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

“It’s also important for our families,” said Stuart, who has a doctorate in epidemiology and focuses her research on adverse pregnancy outcomes and maternal cardiovascular disease risk. “As a parent, you’re laying down a foundation and modeling behaviors, healthy or otherwise, for your children. So, if we’re engaging in a healthy diet and

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Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner To Speak On Heart Disease In Longview Texas

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Melinda McLaughlin, BCCHP and FDN-P Melinda McLaughlin, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Certified Dietary Supplement Specialist, presents second part of 4-part health series in Longview, TX On May 18, 2023

Today Melinda McLaughlin, a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner (FDN-P) and Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (BCHHP), announced that she will be speaking in Longview Texas on May 18, 2023. This will be the second part of a four-part series on holistic health, with the May 18th topic focusing on heart disease. She will be giving her presentation at Heartisans Marketplace, 3501 Gilmer Rd, Longview, TX 75604. The presentation will go from 10:30am to 11:30am, and it is free to attend.

Regarding the four-part series, McLaughlin said,“The May 18th presentation on heart disease will cover lifestyle changes that people can take in order to gain more control of their health and reduce the chances of experiencing heart disease-related health

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Vets Pets Expands in North Carolina with Second Kindred Heart Animal Hospital

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Vets Pets, a North Carolina cooperative network of veterinary hospitals, continues to expand with the opening of Kindred Heart Animal Hospital at Governors Village. This milestone comes within a year of opening the first Kindred Heart location at the South Green Shopping Center in Carrboro.

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The original Kindred Heart Animal Hospital was established in July 2022 through a partnership between Vets Pets and Keri Reeves, DVM. Since then, the hospital has not only seen impressive growth, prompting the establishment of a second location, but has also expanded its services to include mobile veterinary care.

The mobile service began in September 2022 through the acquisition and merger of Chapel Hill Mobile Veterinary Housecalls, which was owned by Sunita Driehuys, DVM. Drs. Driehuys and Reeves have been long-time friends and colleagues and hoped for an opportunity

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Advocate Christ Medical Center Extends Leadership in Heart Care with Adoption of Genesis Robotic Technology

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ST. LOUIS, May 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Stereotaxis (NYSE: STXS), the global leader in robotic technologies for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, today announced the first treatment of patients with a newly launched Genesis Robotic Magnetic Navigation (RMN) system at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Advocate Christ Medical Center, a part of Advocate Health, is the leading provider of robotic heart rhythm care in the Midwest. Electrophysiologists at the hospital have treated over 2,000 patients using advanced robotic technology. The hospital is now among the first in the world, and the first in Chicago, to offer the Genesis RMN system to patients.

“At Advocate Christ, we take pride in providing the highest quality care,” said Dr. Jeffrey Neiger, Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Advocate Christ Medical Center. “For more than a decade, our electrophysiology team has leveraged the precision and safety of robotics when treating our cardiac

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Beloved Pakistani actor Rashid Mehmood receives lifeline amid health crisis – Entertainment

Beloved Pakistani actor Rashid Mehmood receives lifeline amid health crisis


The nation is united in praying for actor’s swift return to good health

LAHORE (Dunya News) – In a gesture of support and concern, the Punjab caretaker government has swiftly responded to the recent health crisis of renowned Pakistani actor Rashid Mehmood by offering immediate financial assistance. Mehmood, a senior figure in the country’s entertainment industry, suffered a heart attack, prompting the provincial authorities to take action.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Aamir Mir, confirmed that the Department of Information and Culture would oversee the arrangements for Rashid Mehmood’s treatment. Expressing solidarity, Mir stated, “The whole nation is praying for the speedy recovery of Rashid Mehmood. He holds the revered status of

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Apple faces billionaire Vinod Khosla in AliveCor heart monitoring lawsuits, ET Telecom

New Delhi: There’s an unwritten rule for technology startups: Never challenge Apple in court if you want to survive.

The world’s most valuable company has a track record of success in a long string of David versus Goliath battles over cutting-edge, life-changing technologies. But billionaire Vinod Khosla is no lightweight. He’s one of Silicon Valley’s most celebrated venture capitalists, and he’s used to playing long odds on the startups he backs.

Khosla Ventures LLC put itself on a collision course with Apple Inc. when it moved into the personal health and fitness space a decade ago and invested in AliveCor, a maker of cardiac monitoring devices and software. What might have been a big partnership opportunity for AliveCor in the years following the release of the Apple Watch in 2015, to offer watch bands that monitor heart health, has turned into a messy court fight.

Now, instead of riding Apple’s

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Heart Health: New “Comfort zone” at El Paso Museum of History

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA)- In collaboration with the American Heart Association, the El Paso Museum of History created it’s REACH program to help develop the worksite policy and purchase supplies for the “Comfort Zone.”

The new space, which the Museum calls “The Comfort Zone,” will offer a private space for employees and visitors to pump or breastfeed and for others with sensory issues to take a break in a relaxing environment.

The Museum will offer breastfeeding individuals a private space, other than a restroom, where they can pump or breastfeed; a nursing station and family-friendly space for relaxation; toys for young children; and ensure easy access to milk storage.

Visitors can ask the Museum’s front desk attendant for more information.

Organizations who are interested in adopting a mother-friendly policy should contact the American Heart Association Reach program to receive guidance and assistance.



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experts explain the link between your brain and your gut

Is there a link between mental health and gut health? Healthista spoke to The Gut Experts – Professor Barbara Ryan and Elaine McGowan RD. They reveal how managing your mental health can transform your gut health

Your brain is connected to every part of your body, so what is so special about the connection between your gut and your brain?

Well, it turns out that your gut enjoys a particularly intimate relationship with your brain, compared to the other important organs in your body, so much so, that the gut has been called your ‘second brain’ or the little brain.

While your brain contains about 100 billion neurones (nerve cells), your gut contains about 500 million neurones, which is impressive, given that your heart has only 40,000 neurones and your kidneys have about 1 million each.

an information superhighway that transfers information between the gut and the brain


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