Apple, Johnson & Johnson working together for stroke study

By Mike Wuerthele – AppleInsider.com: Apple and Johnson & Johnson will launch a study later in 2019 to figure out if the Apple Watch in conjunction with trend monitoring can assist in preventing strokes, in particular, ones induced by atrial fibrillation. Apple Watch Series 4 heart rate monitoring The study will focus on patients 65 years […]

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Apple in talks to provide its Apple Watch to Medicare users

Apple has reportedly spoken with “at least three” private Medicare plan providers, exploring the possibility of subsidizing the Apple Watch for seniors 65 or older. No deals have been signed, but Apple has visited “several of the largest insurers in the market, as well as some smaller, venture-backed Medicare Advantage plans,” CNBC said on Wednesday, […]

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Apple Watch S4 Saves Another life with ECG Feature

A man from Nashua, N.H. says he is alive because Apple’s latest Watch model detected atrial fibrillation —an irregular heartbeat. Barry Maden originally bought the wearable because of its fall detection feature, according to his wife Tara. Maden earlier experienced a brain injury, and the couple was counting on the Apple Watch to help call […]

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Uh-Oh…..Is Apple Watch causing a run on Emergency Rooms?

“When Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 4 in September, one of the biggest revelations was the addition of several groundbreaking health-monitoring functions,” Danny Vena writes for The Motley Fool. “” One “health-related feature is the watch’s ability to detect a potentially life-threatening heart condition. The device contains an electrical heart rate sensor, with electrodes […]

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