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FDA Approves AI Stroke Detection Application

Each year, according to data from the American Stroke Association, almost 800,000 people across the United States experience a stroke. What’s more, strokes are responsible for approximately one out of every 20 annual deaths, killing almost 130,000 people. They also account for about $33 billion in annual health care spending, per the Centers for Disease […]

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Can Wearables Detect Epileptic Seizures and Diabetes?

An estimated 1.3 million to 2.8 million Americans currently have epilepsy, a disorder that causes chronic seizures, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. (The CDC puts the number higher, at 3.4 million.) It’s the fourth most commonly diagnosed neurological condition, impacting Americans of all ages; each year, it also kills more than 3,000 people. What if […]

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Telehealth in 2018: What Can We Expect?

In many ways, 2017 has been a banner year for telehealth and mHealth, from the introduction (and in some cases, passage) of more than 200 bills in state legislatures, to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) proposed rule making it easier for the agency’s practitioners to treat patients across state lines, to continued investment in […]

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Could an App Help Prevent Dementia?

Studies have shown that 8.8 percent of Americans 65 and older struggle with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. And in 2017, the Alzheimer’s Association estimated that Alzheimer’s and other dementias would account for more than $259 in health care spending. But what if an app could help to decrease people’s risk of those conditions in the […]

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Using Fitbits to Further Precision Medicine: Fitbit, STSI Team Up

For the more than 23 million people (at last count) who currently use Fitbits, the devices might seem like they have little purpose beyond a user’s own daily life—beyond serving as a way to track weekly exercise and sleep habits, or to fuel weekly step competitions with friends and coworkers. But for researchers at the […]

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Diagnosing COPD From Your Voice? New App Makes That a Reality

An estimated more than 30 million Americans currently have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Each year, according to one study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it accounts for as much as $36 billion in U.S. health care spending and related economic costs; it is also the third most common cause of […]

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Big Savings From Digital Health, Per New Study

It’s easy to visit Apple’s App Store or the Google Play store and feel overwhelmed by the number of health-related apps now available for download. Indeed, apps can do everything from providing infant care and health tips to new parents, to assisting in managing diabetes, to helping users track weight loss. Now, new research is […]

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Help for Postpartum Depression in an App?

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, approximately one in nine women will experience postpartum depression. Perhaps a more worrisome statistic: per Postpartum Progress, only about 15 percent of those women ever receive professional treatment. But a new app might be able to both help identify women suffering from postpartum depression and […]

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While mHealth Usage is on the Rise, Health Literacy is Not

Pay a visit to the Apple or Google app store, and chances are, you’ll be overwhelmed by the number of health-related apps that are available for download, from those that allow provide infant care and health tips to new parents, to those that assist in managing diabetes, to those that help users track weight loss. […]

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Can Apps Help with Medication Adherence After Natural Disasters?

For health care providers, getting some patients to adhere to their medication schedules can be a bit of a headache. What’s more, this lack of adherence is a costly problem: it is the cause of 10 percent of all hospital admissions and approximately 125,000 patient deaths annually, and the reason behind as many as $289 […]

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