New app integrates thermometer with HealthKit; Man helps save wife's eyesight with 3-D innovation;

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> A new mHealth wearable device, The Freedom Driver, is letting patients awaiting heart transplants go about normal everyday life while waiting for a donor instead of being confined to a hospital setting. The portable device, according to Gizmag, fits within a backpack and feeds compressed air into the patient's heart to keep it pumping. Article

> A new free app will integrate the FDA-approved Kinsa smart thermometer with Apple's HealthKit, according to HIT Consultant. Users can build personal health profiles and track illness history, temperature and fever and other health-related symptoms. Article

> An ex-Air Force technical instructor, software engineer and 3-D-imaging hobbyist recently used his skills to create a rendering of his wife's skull in an effort to help determine the best non-invasive approach to treat a tumor behind her eye, reports Make:. The innovation saved her eyesight and avoided a very risky brain surgery alternative. Article

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> Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, announced she is resigning at the end of February. Andrew Slavitt, principal deputy administrator, is slated to take the role of acting administrator. Article                

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> Royal Philips and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are partnering on an effort to use telehealth data to take a deeper look at critical care. The data will include information such as vital signs, pharmacy medication orders, laboratory results and diagnoses. Article

And Finally... There is more than one reason zebras have stripes. Article