Tag Archives: West

Why Health Apps Are Like the Wild West, With Apple Just Riding Into Town

Michael L. Millenson, Northwestern University The heart rate monitor built into the new Apple Watch has sparked sharp debate over its risks and benefits, even though the feature was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. But out of the spotlight, the FDA has been doing away with regulatory action altogether on many diagnostic health… Read More »

Anxiety in the West: Is it on the rise?

According to some observers, anxiety is now snowballing in the United States. So, in this Spotlight, we ask whether anxiety truly is becoming more prevalent in the West and, if so, what may be causing it. The story of anxiety is deep and long. For many, anxiety is an ever-present uninvited guest; in our circle… Read More »