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This man just got a colonoscopy live on Periscope

Remember Katie Couric’s infamous colonoscopyon the “Today” show? In 2016, colonoscopies happen on Periscope.  The Mayo Clinic on Tuesday broadcast a live procedure on the mobile app for the first time, allowing users to watch from start to finish and, at times, up close.

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Posted:
May 13, 2016

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Emily S

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A Woman Realized She Was Pregnant After She Saw Weird Data On Her Fitbit

A couple from NYC says they found out an important piece of data from a Fitbit: They are expecting their first child.  David told BuzzFeed News that he and his wife, Ivonne, started trying to have a baby a few months ago.  “I knew it was a possibility at any point,” David said of his wife’s...

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The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records

Steven Keating’s doctors and medical experts view him as a citizen of the future.

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Posted:
Oct 31, 2014

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Emily S

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Look Here: Phone App Checks Photos For Eye Disease

There's now free software for your iPhone that lets you check for early signs of certain eye diseases.  The idea for the app comes from a Baylor University chemist named Bryan Shaw. We introduced you to Shaw late last year. Shaw's son Noah was born with a rare form of eye cancer known as...

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Posted:
Aug 26, 2014

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Maggie

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Penn undergrads develop wireless thermometer: Life Patch

When Collin Hill was 19, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. During his first semester at Penn, he’d travel to New York City every other weekend to undergo chemotherapy. Chemotherapy weakens your immune system, so every night, he’d have to monitor his temperature to make sure he wasn't...

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