Educators, Neuroscientists Make Learning Breakthroughs Just ‘inTime’

Educators, Neuroscientists Make Learning Breakthroughs Just inTime   Neuroscientists music mobile inTime Educators Advanced Brain Technologies If someone told you that your child’s gym teacher was vitally important to their ability to learn algebra, geometry and other types of math, you’d probably have a good laugh.

Then, you’d also have to apologize, because scientists have recently discovered that children perform better in subjects like math after physical exercise. In fact, they perform better at practically every subject after they’ve had a chance to go out and run around for a while.

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Microsoft’s mHealth Vision Coming to Fruition

Microsofts mHealth Vision Coming to Fruition   mobile health Microsoft news mHealth news mHealth As MMW first reported Tuesday, Microsoft officials confirm that for their new mobile health project they are striking a deal with wireless provider TracFone to extend mHealth technology to undeserved and high-risk populations.

Th endeavor is aimed specifically at people with diabetes (an annual $245 billion market). It is a diabetes management platform to help individuals keep tabs on their condition.

The two companies are also teaming up with Health Choice Network (HCN) to launch the pilot program to examine how access to mobile technology affects patient disease-management and outcomes.

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SMS Service for Pregnant Women Launches in South Africa

SMS Service for Pregnant Women Launches in South Africa   text sms smartphone MomConnect mobile application app A new mobile application, MomConnect, will allow all pregnant women in South Africa to sign up for a free SMS service which provides information and advice on pregnancy.

In addition, it can be used to notify the Department of Health about poor services at clinics.

According to a story at BizCommunity, the free program for pregnant mothers has been launched by the Department of Health, with funding from the U.S. government and Johnson & Johnson.

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Wireless Medical Monitoring on the Way

Wireless Medical Monitoring on the Way   Qualcomm Life Qualcomm mobile mHealth 2nd Net Platform So are you ready to say, “Goodbye to limitations and hello to wireless healthcare”? Qualcomm Life has come out with a revolutionary new device called the 2nd Net Platform. The 2nd Net can store all your medical information safe and encrypted on either a 2nd Net hub or through a smart phone/tablet app.

For those of you who are not informed on the vision of Qualcomm Life, according to their home page, ”Qualcomm Life is mobilizing health care to improve lives and advance the capabilities of medical devices. Qualcomm Life is focused on device connectivity and data management, empowering medical device manufacturers to deliver wireless health quickly and easily to those who need it.”

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MHW Op-Ed: Catch a Kitten By Its Toe

MHW Op Ed: Catch a Kitten By Its Toe   Tech Nuance Communications mobile ICD 10 healthcare health The following is a guest contributed post from Dr. Girija Yegnanarayanan, Director of Applied Research and Clinical Language Understanding at Nuance Communications.

Most everyone is familiar with the famous nursery rhyme line “Eeny, meeny, miney, moe/Catch a tiger by the toe,” recited by children looking for a way to select who will be “it” for a game.  The undergirding principle of this ditty is selecting one over another, whether that be “eeny, miny, or moe.”  This process is not unlike what can occur in the classification assignment when converting from the ICD-9 to ICD-10 code set.  Important details can be lost in translation.

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Infographic: Seeing the Need for Marriage Counseling

Infographic: Seeing the Need for Marriage Counseling   therapy Swinton Counseling infographic counseling As every marriage counselor knows, there are causes for relationship stress that “come with the territory.” In other words, though every marriage is unique, the stressors are actually quite common.

That’s according to Swinton Counseling, the well-respected counselors and relationship experts who are behind a new infographic which shows that, yes, there are answers to simple questions that can reveal the need for counseling assistance.

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New York Senator Schumer Says Wearable Health Tech Should Protect Consumers from Data Breaches

New York Senator Schumer Says Wearable Health Tech Should Protect Consumers from Data Breaches   Wearable U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer mobile health mHealth GPS FTC Fitbit In a recent post at the U.S. Senate’s Newsroom website, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) informed constituents that “personal health and fitness data – so rich that an individual can be identified by their gait – is being gathered and stored by fitness bracelets like ‘FitBit’ and others like it, and can potentially be sold to third parties, like employers, insurance providers and other companies, without the users’ knowledge or consent.”

Schumer said he believes the situation “creates a privacy nightmare, given that these fitness trackers gather highly personal information on steps per day, sleep patterns, calories burned, and GPS locations. Users often input private health information like blood pressure, weight, and more.”

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