Amazon Launches Health-And-Fitness Tracker 08/28/2020

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Jumping into the wearable
marketplace, Amazon just debuted Halo a health and fitness tracker with some features that could set it apart from market leaders, like Apple and Fitbit.

Unlike Apple Watch, Halo
doesn’t include a video screen, receive phone calls, or perform other functions more commonly associated with smartwatches.   

Rather, Halo serves solely as a means of
monitoring one’s physical movements, sleep schedule, body fat percentage, and voice patterns in order to help consumers gain a clearer picture of their health. 

Halo real strength
comes from Amazon’s expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to Dr. Maulik Majmudar, Principal Medical Officer at Amazon Halo.

“Health is much more than
just the number of steps you take in a day or how many hours you sleep,” stated. “Amazon Halo combines the latest medical science, highly accurate data via the Halo Band sensors, and
cutting-edge artificial intelligence to offer a

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Questions about precision medicine? Stanford’s Lloyd Minor has answers

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Precision medicine is seen by many as the next frontier in health care. Stanford Medicine, among other institutions, is trying to lead the way.

It recently established a strategic vision on how to focus on “keeping people healthy and providing care that is tailored to individual variations.” And its dean, Lloyd Minor, is the author of a new book: “Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being.” 

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The Game Changers Talk Going Plant-Based

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In 2019, people from around the world tuned in The Game Changers, a documentary that follows an array of elite athletes that have transitioned to a plant-based lifestyle. Throughout the film, competitors like bodybuilding champion Arnold Schwarzenegger, cyclist Dotsie Bausch, boxer Bryant Jennings, and linebacker Lou Smith and more discuss how making the switch to a plant-based diet has changed their lives, enhanced their athletic performance, and improved their recovery times.

These athletes are not alone. In recent years, plant-based diets have been on the rise as more people are exploring the benefits of incorporating more plants into their meals. Studies show that benefits have included everything from weight loss, to lower blood pressure, an 82% reduction in heart disease. And, as the movement has caught on, everyone from Bill Clinton to Oprah, Beyonce, and Natalie Portman have pledged to go more plant-based.

What is a plant-based

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