Fitness Tracking Apps and Eating Disorders

Belinda Gorsuch, National Center for Health Research December 15, 2022 It seems there is an app for everything. About 69% of adults track health indicators, such as steps, calories, and hydration [1]. But, has fitness tracking technology gone too far? Some believe our phones can help us improve our diet and exercise routines. Others claim […]

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NCHR urges FDA to require more diversity in trials to improve accuracy of pulse ox devices

December 2, 2022: NCHR testified at an FDA meeting that there is strong evidence that commonly-used pulse oximeters are less reliable for patients with pigmented skin. The FDA’s current guidelines do not require product labeling to address the impact of skin pigmentation on pulse oximetry. While labeling is important to alert users to possible inaccuracies, it does not diminish the importance of developing devices that are effective for everyone.

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Long COVID National Conference Agenda

Monday, October 3rd, 2022   9:00 am to 9:15 am Welcome from Dr. Diana Zuckerman, President of National Center for Health Research, and Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine at Long School of Medicine at UT Health Science Center 9:15 am to 10:15 am Panel I: Autoimmunity and Long COVID: Dr. Rasika Karnik, Assistant […]

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Debate swirls over the risks of breast implants, and physicians and patients are justifiably confused by the conflicting information available.  Despite surgeons’ claims that implants are proven safe, tens of thousands of women with breast implants have reported that they have serious symptoms that they refer to as “breast implant illness.”  Many women with these symptoms report that they […]

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