Among the must-have gadgets, these days is the so-called Smartwatch. These are like ordinary watches in that they go on your wrist and call tell you what time it is. But, they are definitely not like most watches in what else they can do. Among the things your smartwatch can do is monitor your heart. These devices note

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the beating of your heart and can determine such things as your cardiac rhythm and how fast your ticker is pumping. Sounds great, right?
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But, is it a
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New Federal rules allow patients to get and to read their medical records (this does not apply to mental-health records.) This seems like good news. Now you can read for yourself what your physician is saying about you. Who wouldn’t want that, right?
The Good
Those advocating for access to their medical records claim that this will leave patients more informed. Knowing what is in their medical records will make them

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better medical consumers.  These newly enlightened patients can better discuss their situation with their doctors. In addition, proponents believe that
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