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Posted:
Sep 7, 2016

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Christina

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Google’s Clever Plan to Stop Aspiring ISIS Recruits

GOOGLE HAS BUILT a half-trillion-dollar business out of divining what people want based on a few words they type into a search field. In the process, it’s stumbled on a powerful tool for getting inside the minds of some of the least understood and most dangerous people on the Internet: potential...

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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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May 5, 2016

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Christy

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U.S. Safety Agency Calls Out Distracted Drivers on Twitter

If laws and fines won't convince drivers not to text and drive, will online shaming work?  As part of a new campaign, one U.S. federal agency is using social media to "name and shame" drivers who tweet, text and snap behind the wheel. CBC Radio technology columnist Dan Misener has looked into the...

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Former Apple CEO: Better health through tech

When former Apple CEO John Sculley first joined that seminal company, he was struck by co-founder Steve Jobs’ vision of changing the world through the “noble cause” of personal computing.  Now, he said, he’s “totally excited and passionate about” a new noble cause – using high-level technology to ...

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Posted:
Jan 29, 2016

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Emily S

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FRND will send you a nurse at a fraction of the cost of an in-home doctor’s visit

The on-demand world offers any number of items and services delivered straight to your doorstep, from booze, to hair styling, to weed.  So it’s not a surprise to see the on-demand doctor space has gotten crowded. Unfortunately, those services can come with a price tag more than most are willing to...

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Nov 19, 2015

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Christy

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Haven't Got Your Flu Shot? Uber Is Offering One-Day, On-Demand Vaccinations to Your Doorstep

Haven't gotten your flu shot yet? On Thursday, you can order one up using Uber. Customers who normally use the Uber smartphone app to call for a ride will be able to request a flu shot -- and a nurse in an Uber car will show up at their home or office in about three dozen cities across the country...

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Facebook plots first steps into health care

Facebook already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.

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Jul 15, 2014

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Maggie

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Survey: 1 in 3 fitness tracker owners stopped using them this past year

Two recent surveys, one from activity tracker maker Withings and the other from research firm IDC Health Insights asked consumers about their engagement with connected health devices.

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Apr 2, 2014

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Maggie

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App review: CHOP's Vaccines on the Go: What you should know

Looking for a resource that has all you need to know about vaccines from a trusted source? The Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know app from The Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers a breadth of information on vaccines in an easy navigable format. The app...

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