October 29, 2018

Weekly review: The fitness trackers you can (and can't trust), according to research

Daily Briefing

    The fitness trackers you can (and can't) trust, according to research (Monday, Oct. 22)
    Should you trust your Fitbit's accounting of how many calories you've burned today? A new study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reveals which fitness trackers are (relatively) trustworthy—and which miss the mark. Advisory Board's Peter Kilbridge and Sophie Ranen explain what these findings mean for incorporating wearables into clinical practice.

    Trump reportedly seeks to redefine 'sex' as fixed at birth—but physicians are pushing back (Tuesday, Oct. 23)
    The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would narrowly define "sex," or gender, as a trait assigned at birth—a move that scientists and medical experts say is at odds with biology.

    Hospital washing machines may kill only 40% of C. diff spores—and contribute to cross-contamination (Wednesday, Oct. 24)
    Traces of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) bacteria on hospital bed linens may survive the washing process, which suggests that hospital bedsheets could be a possible source of C. diff infection, according to a recent study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

    The 100 cities 'getting health care right,' according to Healthgrades (Thursday, Oct. 25)
    Healthgrades this week released its National Health Index—a list of the 100 cities in the United States that are "getting health care right." See if your city made the list.

    The top 10 health care innovations for 2019, according to Cleveland Clinic (Friday, Oct. 26)
    The Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday released its annual list of the top 10 medical innovations that it predicts will "transform health care in 2019." See what made the list.

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