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Why You Shouldn’t Trust Your Phone’s Blood Oxygen Sensor

Why You Shouldn’t Trust Your Phone’s Blood Oxygen Sensor

There’s a belief that you can use your smartphone to accurately measure your SpO2—that’s your blood oxygen level. And while it would certainly be handy right now to have easy access to that figure—the same one you get when your doctor sticks your finger in that little clamp during a…

How To Get Your Booster Shots

How To Get Your Booster Shots

With measles, mumps, and other previously eradicated diseases making a comeback, it’s more important than ever to make sure your vaccinations are up to date — especially if you’re an adult. Herd immunity protects the most vulnerable among us; a lapsed pertussis vaccine may not pose much of a threat…

Google Can Now Remove Leaked Medical Records From Search Results

If there’s something you don’t like about yourself on the web, usually Google isn’t going to remove it from search results. If you complain, though, Google will remove web pages that include your bank account numbers and other sensitive information. And recently, they added medical records to the list of…