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Health Datapalooza: Self-Tracking for Good Health

Some people strap on high-tech wristbands to measure their movement, weight and sleep. Others go low-tech, using pen and paper to record their blood pressure, glucose level or the pills they take. In either case, self-trackers who want to harness that data to improve their health often have trouble sharing it with doctors because of issues including formatting, precision and time. Broadcasting live from the Health Data Consortium's Health Datapalooza, Kojo explores the benefits and challenges of self-tracking as a tool for improving medical care.

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