Friday, May 4, 2018

Apple Saves a Life

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Old wives tale or truth?

The old saying dates back to 1866 according to Medical News Today.

Apple Watch hit the market 150 years later. And now it is crediting with saving the life of Deanna Rechtenwald of Tampa, FL.

18-year-old Deanna Recktenwald, of the Tampa area, was at an area church recently when her Apple Watch gave her a notification: her resting heart rate had reached 190 beats per minute, recommending that she seek medical attention. 
 Her mother, a registered nurse, then took her to a walk-in clinic, and later to an emergency room, where doctors gave her a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease, for which she had expressed no previous symptoms. - Apple Insider

I have not worn a watch in years but am rethinking that decision. Who knew a gadget could be a lifesaver?

And speaking of apples (not Apples), did William Tell really exist and did he shoot an apple placed on his son's head? Smithsonian has the answer.

Maybe Isaac Newton didn't discover gravity while sitting under an apple tree.

Is it possible there is nothing more American than mom, apple pie and baseball?

Getting back on track.

Deanna's parents were so grateful for the Apple Watch warning they wrote Tim Cook to express their gratitude for the watch they feel saved their daughters life. Apparently this is not the first time the watch alerted the wearer to a medical emergency.

 A woman late last year used the Emergency SOS feature to summon police after a terrible car accident. And a man in New York, also in 2017, discovered a pulmonary embolism via HeartWatch, Men's Health reported.

InsureBlog is not compensated for this post. We just think it is a great story that needs to get out there.

#AppleWatch #TimCook #ChronicKidneyDisease #DeannaRechtenwald

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