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Visually Impaired Want More from iOS


Visually Impaired Want More from iOS   The National Federation of the Blind mobile mHealth iOS CDC A national advocacy group for the visually and hearing impaired has a message for Apple – do more to make iOS features accessible and practical for millions of Americans with special needs.

According to the findings of a 2008 CDC study, some 3.4 million Americans are now legally blind or visually impaired.

In short, The National Federation of the Blind wants Apple to eliminate the exclusionary drawbacks of its products and services for those with difficulty perceiving sight and sound.

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CDC Report Shows Schools Are Getting ‘Healthier’


CDC Report Shows Schools Are Getting Healthier   schools mHealth CDC A federal report published Monday shows that America’s schools are on a healthy new course.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released the findings of a new survey of school health policies.

The results point to “encouraging trends” for the nutrition, physical and educational hopes for children.

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CDC Allocating More Funds to Disease Tracking Technology


CDC Allocating More Funds to Disease Tracking Technology   technology disease tracking Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Despite a total budget decrease for 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is allocating greater funding to disease tracking tools and technologies.

The hope, of course, is that by better tracking the spread of potentially dangerous bugs and other diseases, the CDC will be better prepared and equipped to deal with any unfortunate challenges born of an outbreak.

To achieve this objective, the CDC is seeking $40 million to procure or develop the resources needed for such a comprehensive effort.

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FDA Approves Diabetes Self-Monitoring Device


FDA Approves Diabetes Self Monitoring Device   US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. Food and Drug Administration glucose monitor FDA diabetes management CDC blood glucose meter American Diabetes Association According to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, more than 25 million children and adults in the US have diabetes, a number which is only predicted to increase in the future. In response to these rising numbers, a new addition in the fight to manage this disease has recently been approved by the FDA.

PositiveID Corporation has developed a diabetes management system called iglucose, which melds mobile technology with traditional glucose monitoring, allowing patients to monitor their current and logged glucose levels via the same device.

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