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The Weight Loss Industry Hopping on The Mobile Bandwagon

The Weight Loss Industry Hopping on The Mobile BandwagonIn response to the growing number of consumers searching for weight loss products on their mobile devices, the weight loss industry is taking note. Intechra Health is one such company that has invested much time and energy in meeting their mobile consumers’ needs.

According to Mobile Commerce News, it is estimated that 1 out of every 4 searches is now performed on mobile devices, and this number is higher for some industries than others. For example, before purchasing a weight loss product found in a store, on TV, or in a magazine, most consumers will perform a Google search.

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New App Aims To Make Caregivers’ Lives Much Easier

New App Aims To Make Caregivers Lives Much EasierA new mHealth app called Wellzilla is now available to both professional and family caregivers. The app is designed as both a communication tool, as well as a platform through which caregivers can purchase all of the over-the-counter medical supplies they require.

When speaking of medical supplies required for hygiene and other Activities of Daily Living, supplies are more affordable in Wellzilla because the app cuts out the middle man. The app currently has over 40,000 medical supplies, some of which are as much as 80% cheaper than paying the full retail price.

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The Need For Well-Designed And Tested Insulin Apps Is Still Alive And Well

The Need For Well-Designed And Tested Insulin Apps Is Still Alive And WellWhile you can head online and find close to 50 paid apps designed to determine proper dosing for insulin, a recent study by Global eHealth Unit at the Imperial College London has found that the vast majority of these apps fall short. In fact, many of these apps were developed during the app boom, and have not been updated in years.

While an app that can accurately calculate mealtime dosing for short-acting insulin after entering in carbohydrates, pre-meal blood sugar, physical activity, and other pertinent information seems as though it would be both easy and convenient, most apps struggle with even these basics. The study, highlighted by MedPage Today, found that:

  • 30% of the apps would not share their formula
  • 91% had incorrect techniques for numeric inputs
  • 67% showed risk factors for inappropriate dose recommendations because their actual calculation did not match their formula
  • 24% did not operate consistently

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Getting Under Your Skin: One Medical Group’s Health App Now Includes Digital Dermatology

Getting Under Your Skin One Medical Group’s Health App Now Includes Digital DermatologyOne Medical Group, a leader in technology-enabled primary care, has announced a new release to its digital health app that aims to further extend the company’s primary care service beyond its office walls.

Members can now use One Medical’s mobile app to obtain expert evaluation and treatment for common dermatological issues without an appointment.

What’s more, we’re told that members can use the app to receive treatment for ailments such as seasonal allergies and UTIs, schedule same-day appointments, and request speedy prescription renewals.
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Android-Owning Patients Can Now Use TouchCare Tool

Android-Owning Patients Can Now use TouchCare ToolTouchCare is out with another product update that should make Android users happy.

The update in question makes it even easier for physicians, healthcare providers and their patients “to use their smartphones to quickly and easily connect for remote video calls anytime, anywhere.”

And now, that includes iOS as well as Android users.
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Houston Firefighters Save Valuable Time Thanks To Telemedicine

Houston Firefighters Save Valuable Time Thanks To TelemedicineIn 2014, the Houston fire Department logged over 318,000 calls. However, only 13% of those were actually fires. The remaining calls were medical related calls, but not necessarily medical related emergencies.

In fact, many firefighters are frustrated at the types of calls to which they are dispatched. Not because they are not there to assist, but because when an actual emergency arises, they are sometimes out on a nonemergency call. For example, firefighters are sometimes dispatched for toothaches, headaches, minor lacerations, common colds, and bug bites that occurred days before.

Most of these nonemergency medical calls come from lower income residents who do not have health insurance, or a regular medical provider—so they call 911 when they need medical attention.

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What’s All That (White) Noise? Mommy Blog Says Sleep Genius Mobile App is the Way to a Better Night’s Sleep

What’s All That (White) Noise Mommy Blog Says Sleep Genius App is the Way to a Better Night’s SleepSurely you know someone with a “white noise” machine.

Those are the contraptions that generate a wall of amorphous sound, often to block out unwanted sounds that disrupt sleep, but also employed because people have become convinced they reduce stress.

Who uses them? Busy executives, stressed-out lawyers, or — and now we’re going to talk about real stress — Moms and Dads.

Turns out that they might not work as well as other methods. In fact, a spectacularly popular “Mommy blog” has just featured information on a sound-based sleeping aid that seems to have a better handle on what people of all ages need to really relax, unwind, and sleep well.

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