Aetna makes an Apple Watch app—promises not to use activity data against you

Enlarge Health insurance giant Aetna has teamed up with Apple to create a health-tracking app for Apple Watch that will have access to Aetna members’ medical data and offer monetary rewards for meeting personalized wellness goals. The idea is to go beyond basic activity monitors and generic step goals, the two companies said in a …

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Polar Vortex Set to Drop Arctic-Cold Temperatures on Chicago, Minneapolis

The polar vortex that’s sending a blast of extreme arctic cold air down to the Midwest this week is likely to leave Chicago residents feeling like they living in some of the coldest places on Earth, including the South Pole and Mt. Everest. According to the National Weather Service, the temperature in Chicago is forecast …

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The Shutdown Will Impact SNAP Food Stamp Beneficiaries Well Into March

There is hardly a group of Americans untouched by the government shutdown. Furloughed federal employees returned to lost passwords and jam-packed inboxes. Contractors are facing the grim reality of no back pay at all. And millions of individuals and families that rely on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are …

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Brainstorm Health: Big Pharma Price Increases, Apple Aetna Health App, Medicare for All

Hello, readers. With another presidential election cycle already upon us (brace yourselves), drug pricing is going to be a front and center issue yet again. And big pharma companies appear to be acknowledging both that reality, and the deeper wake-up call, that increasing list prices ad nauseum isn’t exactly a winning business strategy over the …

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Deepika Padukone appointed as the new chairperson for the 21st Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

Deepika Padukone began 2018 with a bang with the magnum opus Padmaavat. The actress not only won the hearts of the audience but also garnered rave reviews for her apt portrayal of Rani Padmini. The film was helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starred Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. She walked at Cannes film festival, …

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Kader Khan’s son says he will receive the Padma Shri honour personally

Although the Padma Shri given to the late and in his own right, great, Kader Khan is being seen as a case of too-little-too-late, Kader Khan’s son Sarfaraz Khan says he ’s happy with the Indian government’s decision to honour his father. Responding to the Padma Shri from Canada, Sarfaraz says, “It (the Padma Shri) …

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