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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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Mobile Smoking Cessation Tool Earns FDA Approval

It seems like mobile apps these days have the power to help us do virtually anything, from hailing a ride to applying for a job to managing our health. Indeed, recent studies have showcased apps’ potential when it comes to health care, including for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. And now, the Food […]

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Who’s Using mHealth? Study Says Healthier, Younger People

There are a plethora of mHealth devices and apps available today, ranging from fitness trackers to mobile apps that provide advice to new parents to devices designed to help diabetes patients self-monitor. But who’s actually utilizing these technologies—and are they helping improve the health of people who need it most? As mHealth Intelligence first reported, a new […]

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Quit Your Fitbit? Study Sheds Light on Why People Stop Using Wearables

It’s somewhat of a familiar story: You unwrap a shiny new Fitbit on Christmas morning, and it becomes your obsession for a month or so. You increase your workouts to get in those extra steps, and maybe you even diligently track your calories in the hopes of sticking to that New Year’s resolution to lose […]

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Could Your Apple Watch Detect a Heart Condition?

Could your Apple Watch someday end up saving your life? If the initial results of Apple’s latest venture are a success, that could very well be the case. As CNBC first reported, Apple will soon begin the process of testing to determine whether its signature watch might be able to detect certain cardiac conditions. Working with researchers […]

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