New Health & Longevity Technology

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It took a few minutes, but I successfully imported 21 years of data from Kaiser.

I also imported my labs from patient.labcorp.com. I hadn’t thought about it until I was on the import screen, but all your lab reports you ordered via Marek are also available on the patient.labcorp website, just have to create an account.

Lastly, I imported Dexcom G7 data.

Just another data aggregator, is my initial impression. The ‘chronic conditions’ thing seems like a maketing statement. But only my vague first impression.

This is useful to me as it

  1. makes most of my Kaiser data easier to peruse, compared to the Kaiser website.
  2. chronologically integrates the Labcorp labs with Kaiser labs

I’ll still maintain a spreadsheet, as it is just easier to eyeball data across time and across labs on a single screen.

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21 years of data uploaded in a few minutes - wow, that seems pretty amazing. Let us know how well it works for you. its a fairly new product I think, so there are bound to be bugs.

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Another interesting App, from Google:

Jim Taylor, a research scientist with Google Health, knows a thing or two about taking temperatures. That’s because in addition to his role at Google, he’s also a pediatrician. “The first thing I ask a parent when they call and say ‘My child has a fever’ is ‘What’s their temperature?’” he says.

For six years, Jim has been part of the team at Google Health working to bring health tools to Pixel phones. One of the first of those tools is the new body temperature feature in the Thermometer app for Pixel 8 Pro. Part of the January Pixel feature drop, it allows you to quickly scan a person’s forehead with your phone and measure the body temperature. In clinical trials, our software algorithm was able to calculate body temperature in the range of 96.9°F - 104°F (36.1°C - 40°C) to within ±0.3°C when compared with an FDA-cleared temporal artery thermometer. In layman’s terms, this means the Pixel body temperature feature is about as accurate as other temporal artery thermometers.

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https://x.com/jpsenescence/status/1756013965782495426?s=46&t=cNhuiz7Nk4wNN98eav9Nlg

Here’s something else I found interesting from the Withings company - a home body weight smart scale that measures Pulse wave velocity of blood. Seems kind of like a home CAC (coronary artery calcium) test.
https://www.withings.com/us/en/pulse-wave-velocity

And here’s more about what PWV is:

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There’s a reason smartwatches haven’t replaced clinically validated gear when you visit the hospital — accuracy and reliability are paramount when the data informs medical procedures. Even so, researchers are looking for ways in which these devices can be meaningfully used in a clinical setting. One project in the UK has explored if a Garmin Venu 2 and dedicated companion app could be used to free up doctors and nurses, six minutes at a time.

The Six Minute Walk Test (6MWT) is used to diagnose and monitor a number of cardiovascular maladies. This includes conditions like Pulmonary Hypertension that, if left untreated, are eventually fatal. “[The test has been] a cornerstone of hospital practice and clinical trials for decades all around the world as […] a marker of how well the heart and lungs are working,” project leader Dr. Joseph Newman told Engadget. While a change in a blood test marker might be clinically relevant, he said “it’s probably more important to someone that they can walk to the shop and back.”

The test requires a patient walk on a flat, hard surface for six minutes straight, which stresses the heart enough to measure its capacity. A professional tests the patient’s heart rate and blood oxygen levels at the start and end. While it’s simple and reliable, “it’s not perfect,” according to Dr. Newman. “This is why we’ve looked to change it in two important ways,” he said, “can we make it shorter […] and digitize it for remote use?”

After all, six minutes is a lifetime in a clinical setting, and patients dislike having to schlep all the way to their hospital just to walk up and down a corridor. It’s why Newman and Lucy Robertson — both researchers at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge — began looking for ways to revolutionize the test. They wanted to see if the test could be shortened to a single minute, and also if it could be carried out by a patient at home using a Venu 2.

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Goes along with something that I saw on the internet that said - When you’re out and about, just look around, you can tell how long somebody will live by how fast they are walking.
Ever since then, I’ve walked a lot faster.

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