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Health Stories February 12

Apple is holding a string of heart health-related events at its retail stores this month in honor of Heart Month. Last night, such an event was held at Apple’s Union Square store in San Francisco, and the company’s health vice president Sumbul Desai was in attendance. Desai talked about the Apple Heart Study and more.

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Health Stories February 11

Apple has announced that it will soon support accessing digital health records for veterans through the Health app on iPhone. The development is part of a new agreement with the US Department of Veterans.

“We have great admiration for veterans, and we’re proud to bring a solution like Health Records on iPhone to the veteran community,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “It’s truly an honor to contribute to the improved healthcare of America’s heroes.”

Health record-sharing supports easily and securely viewing official “immunizations, lab results, medications, and vitals” from your healthcare provider all in one place on the iPhone. Apple says health records are secured through encryption and accessible only with a passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID (fingerprint or facial recognition).

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Health Stories February 8

PSA: A reminder that the Apple Watch Heart Month challenge starts today

Tim Cook has tweeted a reminder that the Apple Watch Heart Month challenge starts today. The challenge is to close your exercise ring for seven days in a row, starting today …

Health Stories February 7

As its health efforts continue to expand, Apple has reportedly hired a prominent obstetrician-gynecologist. CNBC reports that Apple has hired Dr. Christine Curry to join its growing health team, signaling an interest in women’s health.

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Health Stories February 3

We’ve reported several times about the Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG functionality alerting unsuspecting users to seek medical attention.  In addition to ECG, however, the Series 4 has a fall detection functionality. That feature is what one Norweigan Apple Watch user credits with saving his life.

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Health Stories February 1

Apple is holding special Today at Apple sessions at three major US Apple Stores as part of its participation in Heart Month.

The events are in addition to the Apple Watch Activity Challenge which begins on February 8 …

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