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Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

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The winner of the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge with Walgreens may soon hit shelves! CEO of m-Healthcoach, Aamer Ghaffar, created an iPad app for Walgreens that might be implemented in 16 Chicago-based location. The app or “health guide” will offer … Continue reading

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A new partnership between Sharecare and Healthline Networks will enable the expansion of Sharecare.com’s content and navigation services. Through this partnership, Healthline BodyMaps will also be integrated into the ShareCare site for users to visualize their search using a 3D image … Continue reading

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There’s been some buzz (as usual) about the impact that social media has had on users of health-related tools and cyber communication. Here’s what the EVP for Global Innovation and Integration from Edelman Digital has to say about it. Followed … Continue reading

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Rite Aid has partnered with American Well to create “NowClinic” making American Well's online doc-on-demand service available at nine of its Detroit stores. Customers will be able to conduct video visits with physicians or nurses through the NowClinic kiosks at … Continue reading

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is honing in on misleading medical apps. Apparently there were thousands of people who purchased apps that made false claims of acne-curing capabilities; these companies were forced out of business by the FTC. Joseph Cafazzo … Continue reading

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Social media is proving to play a valuable role in recruiting patients as participants in rare disease studies. Mayo Clinic conducted a study of the poorly understood, fatal, and rare disease called Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). It was thanks … Continue reading

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Just in time for last weeks earthquake and hurricane on the East Coast, the American Red Cross distributed a survey that revealed the increasing use of social media, online news, and mobile technology when in a state of disaster or … Continue reading

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Researchers from Cleveland Clinic published a study in the journal Heart Rhythm on a new wristwatch able to detect events leading to heart attacks by monitoring arterial pulse swelling. The Wriskwatch device uses Bluetooth to wirelessly alert emergency medical providers … Continue reading

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The Departments of Defense and Veteran Affairs have developed several mobile apps for treatment and management of post-traumatic stress among veterans. Northeastern University has developed a new smartphone add on device that may eliminate the need for finger pricking among … Continue reading

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The FDA has issued an extensive pamphlet covering guidelines for medical guidance apps. We recently mentioned that Microsoft was planning to absorb help Google Health users move their data to Healthvault prior to its’ closure. Microsoft’s tool that allows users … Continue reading

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