Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini welcomes alternative therapies; CES: Remote-monitoring, self-tracking tools among trending health tech;

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> The Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) said the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services will write regulations that will keep many fixed indemnity insurance products from having to comply with the new major medical insurance rules under healthcare reform, according to LifeHealthPro. Article

> Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini embraces alternative therapies. After discovering Aetna employees with the highest stress levels spend $2,500 more a year for healthcare, the insurer recruited 200 of them to participate in a mindfulness meditation and yoga study, according to Techonomy. Article

> Humana expects new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act customers to be sick and costly, LifeHealthPro reported. The insurer called exchange enrollees "more adverse than previously expected" in a recent a regulatory filing. Article

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> There was no shortage of health-related technology on display at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show's Digital Health Summit in Las Vegas. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the number of digital health exhibitors grew by 40 percent since last year, with more than 300 medtech companies vying for space. Article

> Johns Hopkins University researchers are building a digital library of MRI scans they've collected from children with normal and abnormal brains. The goals is to develop a system that will help diagnose and treat younger patients who are dealing with brain disorders. Article

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