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FitLinxx Doesn’t Miss a ‘Beat’ with New Heart and Activity Monitor

FitLinxx Doesnt Miss a Beat with New Heart and Activity Monitor   wearables wearable devices mobile tech FitLinxx AmpStrip If the team at FitLinxx is correct in their assessment, athletes will soon be able to pitch those “uncomfortable, unreliable heart monitors” in favor of a superior alternative — the FitLinxx AmpStrip.

Representatives for the company tell mHealthWatch that the new monitor accurately keeps tabs on heart rate and activity around the clock 24/7.

The device itself, we’re told, is as discrete and comfortable as a Band-Aid.

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Beware the Twitter Pushback: Let Dr. Oz’s Recent Foray Be a Lesson to Us All

Beware the Twitter Pushback: Let Dr. Ozs Recent Foray Be a Lesson to Us All   twitter social media mobile marketing Dr. Oz

As many people are now discovering, Twitter may be the medium for getting a message out — but don’t expect the replies to be all unicorns and puppies.

Take the example of Dr. Oz, the earlier much-touted and now much-lambasted medical media darling, whose Twitter foray turned into a vicious fray.

According to a post at Vox, when Dr. Oz recently asked for people to submit health questions via Twitter, it might have been enough to force the good doctor to check his own blood pressure.

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Google Making mHealth Progress in China

Google Making mHealth Progress in China   smartphones mobile health mHealth news mHealth Google China Android U.S. based companies and tech behemoths like Google and Facebook may not be universally welcomed with open arms… but progress is being made.

In China, Google’s fitness application – Google Fit — has made an enormous splash, securing China as its most-successful market since being released, according to a recent report from Bloomberg.

In June, Google unveiled its “Google Fit Platform,” a software suite that connects compatible apps and Android Wear devices, allowing a user to track activity and fitness data. Google Fit tracks activity, collects data from other apps and external hardware, and connects to health-monitoring devices.

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mHealth App to Focus on Post-Op Care

mHealth App to Focus on Post Op Care   UW Madison School of Medicine mobile app mobile mHealth app apps Using a $500,000 federal grant, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health researchers are developing a smartphone app which allows patients to securely photograph and send images of their post-operative wounds to their doctor, according to a local ABC News report.

Thirty percent of surgical wounds become infected and most of these infections develop within two or three weeks after discharge. Department of Surgery Chair Dr. Craig Kent says that the app trial will involve patients from vascular surgeries, and because many vascular surgery patients are seniors, the app will need to be very easy to use.

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ValueOptions Shifts Focus to Military Families

ValueOptions Shifts Focus to Military Families   ValueOptions mobile health military mHealth November is National Military Family Month and the folks at ValueOptions — a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery — are enhancing their promotion of the National Military Family Association’s MyMilitaryLife app.

The app in question will be added to more than 200 commercial and federal client sites.

MyMilitaryLife connects military families to crucial support for logistical and personal needs at every level. It delivers an on-the-go network of resources, to-do lists, and reminders which are customized by service branch location and family needs.

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New App ‘Spruces’ Up Mobile Acne Resources

New App ‘Spruces’ Up Mobile Acne Resources   telemedicine skin mobile health apps mobile health mHealth dermatology acne A new app called Spruce allows people to seek dermatology treatment via their mobile device.

The app has raised $2 million in seed funding since its launch two months ago.

The telemedicine app, which recently scored some precious digital ink courtesy of Entrepreneur, is free to-download and connects users to a board-certified dermatologist.

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Doctor Prescribed Apps May Soon Be the New Norm in British Healthcare

According to the U.K.’s Telegraph, soon British doctors might be “prescribing” more apps than medications.

Doctor Prescribed Apps May Soon Be the New Norm in British Healthcare   United Kingdom strategy NHS mobile health mHealth app mHealth A new government strategy calls for a National Health Service (NHS) app store in which approved applications that purportedly improve health and lifestyles would be kitemarked (a UK product and service quality certification mark) by the health service and may also be provided for free to those trying to improve their wellbeing.

For example, overweight patients may be recommended an app that tracks their diet and exercise and those suffering from diabetes could use an app to monitor blood sugar.

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