Study: Most health apps designed to capture personal data

Privacy concerns are nothing new to the world of mobile apps. Past research has highlighted a multitude of privacy concerns, including Covid-19 apps sharing data with advertising and analytics firms, or period-tracking apps sharing sensitive health data without users’ consent, though it’s been difficult to quantify the full scope of the problem. An analysis of more than 20,000 health apps looks to paint a clearer picture. The vast majority of health apps, about 88% of them, were built with the ability to collect or share user data, according to a…

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Beaumont, Spectrum Health Merger Could Have Big Implications for Patients, Providers – WDET

Two of Michigan’s largest healthcare systems – Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health —  announced on June 17 a plan to merge and form a new, mega-healthcare system that would be worth $12 billion and span 22 hospitals. “How is one going to come over and necessarily lower costs, especially if they’re talking about integrating in a way where they can basically get rid of buildings, get rid of lots of workforce…So I think you can actually expect costs to probably go up for patients, but healthcare may be improved.”  -Dustin Walsh,…

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5 Reasons to Have a Smoothie Right Now (Plus Recipes!)

You might assume that healthy food can’t also taste good.. and that treats that taste good can’t possibly be healthy. But with a smoothie, you can have it both ways.Health nuts rave about them, post pictures of them and offer interesting new ingredient ideas on the regular, so you probably know that smoothies are something of a dieter’s dream. But, do you really know the answer to “why are smoothies good for you?” Here are the five biggest reasons why sipping on a smoothie helps you get closer to your…

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Best Amazon Prime Day Home Fitness Deals – IGN – IGN

Prime Day 2021 is here, which means you can find deals on a wide array of items at Amazon between now and June 22. This is a particularly great time to pick up any big-ticket items you’ve had an eye on, because you can likely save quite a bit. Anyone in the market for home fitness gear will want to check out the deals below. You can save hundreds of dollars on stationary bikes, weight benches, rowing machines, and more. So if you’re ready to get fit this summer, now’s…

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