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The Inner Balance app coaches you through breathing exercises designed to reduce stress.

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The Inner Balance app coaches you through breathing exercises designed to reduce stress.

Inner Balance Promises Stress Relief for IPhoners: Rich Jaroslovsky

In a classic “Seinfeld” episode, George’s father adopts what’s supposed to be a stress-reduction technique. Except that, instead of reciting it softly to himself, he bellows to the rafters: “Serenity now!” The Inner Balance Trainer is a $99 device from...

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Axel Toelke (left) and Ijad Madisch, the CEO and co-founder of Berlin startup ResearchGate.

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Axel Toelke (left) and Ijad Madisch, the CEO and co-founder of Berlin startup ResearchGate.

ResearchGate’s 2013 Resolution: Make Money

Since opening its doors in 2008, ResearchGate has aimed to be the Facebook for scientists — a website for medical researchers to connect and share their findings. But following Facebook’s disastrous initial public offering last year, ResearchGate is spending 2013 trying...

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Online advertising firm Epic Marketplace is accused by the FTC of spying on Internet users' browsing histories.

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Online advertising firm Epic Marketplace is accused by the FTC of spying on Internet users' browsing histories.

How Online Marketer Peered Into People’s Health Histories

There are few things as creepy in online marketing as digging into someone’s health history, without their knowledge, to advertise to them. Yet that’s precisely what New York-based Epic Marketplace is accused of doing. According to the online advertising company’s...

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Medical devices such as mammography machines can be vulnerable to hacking attacks.

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Medical devices such as mammography machines can be vulnerable to hacking attacks.

Many Doctors Don’t Secure Medical Devices From Hackers, Study Finds

Your doctor’s office likely doesn’t have any digital security for its mammography machines, heart pumps and other devices that are vulnerable to hacking, according to a new study. In a survey of 80 health care organizations in the U.S., the...

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Medical identity theft affected an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S., according to the Ponemon Institute.

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Medical identity theft affected an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S., according to the Ponemon Institute.

How Medical Identity Theft Can Give You a Decade of Headaches

Arnold Salinas knows a lot about the person who stole his identity. He’s 5-foot-9, 190 pounds. He pays for pizzas with forged checks, defaulted on a $17,000 car loan and has traveled the country, racking up speeding tickets and thousands...

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The average cost per victim of medical ID theft was $22,346 this year, up from $20,663 last year, the survey found.

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The average cost per victim of medical ID theft was $22,346 this year, up from $20,663 last year, the survey found.

One Year of Your Life and $100,000: Growing Cost of Medical ID Theft

If your credit card is stolen, it may take a few minutes on the phone with the bank to reverse the fraudulent charges. But if your identity is stolen and used for medical treatment, it could take a year or...

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Devices such as the Zeo, which monitors patients’ sleep, are expected to make up a bigger share of the wearable wireless device market for sports and health care.

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Devices such as the Zeo, which monitors patients’ sleep, are expected to make up a bigger share of the wearable wireless device market for sports and health care.

Wearable Wireless Devices Seen Playing Bigger Role in Health Care

Amid all the recent buzz around wearable wireless devices, a new report says to expect a big number of these gadgets to be designed for monitoring patients remotely or providing on-site health care services. By 2017, one in five wearable...

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A graphic depicting the sharing of a person's health data.

From Latanya Sweeney, Data Privacy Lab, Harvard University, 2010

A graphic depicting the sharing of a person's health data.

As Health Records Go Digital, Where They End Up Might Surprise You

Two years ago, Latanya Sweeney created a graphic on the widespread sharing of medical files that shocked lawmakers, technologists and doctors. Sweeney, who founded the Data Privacy Lab at Harvard University, produced a “health data map” that looks like a...

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The Methodist Hospital in 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The state has one of the most technologically sophisticated exchanges in the country.

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The Methodist Hospital in 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The state has one of the most technologically sophisticated exchanges in the country.

How to Build a Mountain of Patient Data: Don’t Ask for Permission

Indiana isn’t usually considered a hub of technological innovation. However, about 2,000 miles from Silicon Valley, it has solved a problem that has flummoxed even high-tech states like California. Indiana has built one of the most advanced “health information exchanges,”...

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