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Cardiologist Dr. Sarah Timmapuri, left, looks at data on a smartphone synchronized patient Gary Wilhelm's wrist device. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Cardiologist Dr. Sarah Timmapuri, left, looks at data on a smartphone synchronized patient Gary Wilhelm's wrist device. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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5 things to know about digital health tracking

NEW YORK (AP) -- More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiously. The technology has a lot of potential, but there are key challenges to work out:

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Hackensack University Medical Center cardiologist Dr. Sarah Timmapuri, left, examines patient Gary Wilhelm, 51.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Hackensack University Medical Center cardiologist Dr. Sarah Timmapuri, left, examines patient Gary Wilhelm, 51. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Fitness trackers are getting doctors’ approval in New Jersey

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -- That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day.

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Main Street at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. last month. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Main Street at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. last month. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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Measles infections in California grow to 123

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The number of measles cases in California has reached 123 in the wake of a December outbreak at Disneyland.

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Doctor Syed Jaffery
Doctor Syed Jaffery (Egg Harbor Township Police)
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Doctor accused of inappropriate contact with patients in South Jersey

Additional charges have been brought against a South Jersey neurologist accused of having sexual contact with patients during medical examinations in his office.

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The HealthCare.gov website. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
The HealthCare.gov website. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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HealthCare.gov gives 800,000 customers incorrect tax forms

WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the government, the Obama administration said Friday, and officials are asking those affected to delay filing their 2014 returns.

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The tip of an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscope, attached to a long tube, not shown.
The tip of an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscope, attached to a long tube, not shown. (AP Photo/U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
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Los Angeles hospital ‘superbug’ takes toll on infected

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Among the seven people infected by a "superbug" outbreak tied to medical instruments at a Los Angeles hospital is an 18-year-old student who has spent nearly three months in the hospital and is in grave condition, his attorney said.

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Eggs are OK for your diet, a government advisory committee says. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Eggs are OK for your diet, a government advisory committee says. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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Healthful diet proposal: Sugary drinks out, coffee, eggs in

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Drink less sugary soda. But an extra cup or two of coffee is OK. So are eggs. And as always, don't forget your vegetables.

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Measles Outbreak
Boxes of single-doses vials of the measles-mumps-rubella virus vaccine live, or MMR vaccine and ProQuad vaccine. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Suspected measles case reported at Princeton University

Princeton University sent notices to students, faculty and other staff members Wednesday after an preliminary test results showed an undergraduate to have a suspected case of measles, NJ.com reported.

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This illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria.
This illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control)
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7 infected, 2 dead after ‘superbug’ outbreak at hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Contaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients - including two who died - with an antibiotic-resistant and potentially deadly "superbug" at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, hospital officials said. A total of 179 patients may be infected.

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Label of Spice Mill cajun seasoning
Label of Spice Mill cajun seasoning (FDA)
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FDA warns peanut-allergic consumers to avoid cumin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is advising people with peanut allergies to avoid cumin after several shipments of the spice tested positive for peanuts not listed on the label.

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