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Boom In Personal Health Tech Could Be Your Lifesaver

Already, mobile apps, scales and activity trackers beam data they collect to the cloud for use by doctors and hospitals. Insurance and electronic medical records companies are investing in and partnering with tech outfits to encourage consumers to use activity- and health-tracking tools and upload their data. Start-ups across the country are creating gadgets such as pill boxes that can monitor whether patients are taking their meds and under-the-mattress sensors that measure heart rate, breathing and movement. At the Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern California, where Ballard is being treated, cardiologist Ronald Karlsberg has become a big fan of the AliveCor portable heart monitor used by Ballard. "It's a milestone for patient care," he said. <br> Boom in personal health tech could be your lifesaver

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