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Jawbone App Gets a Delicious Redesign


Jawbone App Gets a Delicious Redesign   mobile health app mHealth app mHealth Jawbone fitness tracker apps Jawbone, the “smarter fitness tracker,” just rolled out a new redesign for its popular app.

And it’s delicious.

As Jawbone continues to cement its role as a leading fixture among top health apps, the Jawbone app is receiving ample praise for its latest improvements, which include:

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New mHealth App May Detect Elevated Unhealthy Stress


New mHealth App May Detect Elevated Unhealthy Stress   stress mHealth app mHealth A new mHealth app aims to do what some consider to be the impossible – mitigate the stress in our lives.

That’s the claim behind the makers of the new app, which allows anyone with a smartphone to test their cortisol levels – and, therefore, their level of stress — while on the go.

The mHealth app allows users to analyze their saliva and generate quick results. While tests of this nature are not new, they are generally around $50 per test and take a week to receive the results. However, this app utilizes the camera lens and light diffuser to analyze cortisol levels in saliva. It will cost users around $5 per test and delivers almost instant results.

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Flurry: mHealth App Growth Ahead of General Mobile Market


Flurry: mHealth App Growth Ahead of General Mobile Market   wearables mobile health mHealth app mHealth According to a new report from Flurry, mHealth app growth is nearly double that of the overall mobile market.

“We have studied the usage of over 6,800 iPhone and iPad apps listed in the health and fitness category on Flurry’s platform and we have seen a 62 percent increase in usage of health and fitness apps over the past six months,” says Flurry CEO Simon Khalaf. “This compares to 33 percent increase in usage, measured in sessions, for the mobile app industry in general. Growth in health and fitness is 87 percent faster than the industry, which is itself growing at an astounding rate.”

Based on the elaborate research conducted, Flurry believes many factors are contributing to this mammoth growth.

First and foremost, the research behemoth explains, “a glance at wellness and fitness accessories retailed by Apple in the US is a good indication on how many health, fitness and vital sign tracking devices the iPhone can replace. These accessories come with applications that are designed for daily use.”
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New mHealth App Brings Photosharing to Hospitals


New mHealth App Brings Photosharing to Hospitals   social photosharing mHealth app HospitalPix On Tuesday, mHealthWatch was briefed on the launch of HospitalPix, a mobile application incorporating a database of hospital locations and photo-sharing features for “informative profiles of medical facilities.”

The app is now available for download in the U.S. on Android, with an iOS version planned for the near future.

The app uses geolocation to generate a list of nearby facilities from an index of more than 4,000 hospitals in the United States.
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Dr. Oz-Backed AskMD Gets Appy Award for Best Medical App


Dr. Oz Backed AskMD Gets Appy Award for Best Medical App   mHealth app Dr. Oz AskMD apps app Sharecare, an online health and wellness engagement platform, has found a stunning degree of success in the world of mHealth in the short time that the company has been established.

Founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and WebMD founder Jeff Arnold, the company’s app – AskMD – won Best Medical App at the 4th Annual Appy Awards late last week.

AskMD is a free, iOS-exclusive app that helps consumers “collect information about their symptoms, learn more about what might be causing their symptoms and connect them to the doctors and specialists qualified to treat them.”
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mHealth App May Help in Tracking, Treating Bipolar Disorder


mHealth App May Help in Tracking, Treating Bipolar Disorder   University of Michigan mHealth app bipolar disorder app Researchers at the University of Michigan have made groundbreaking progress on a new mHealth app designed to help individuals struggling with bipolar disorder better monitor and track their mood swings.

The smartphone app monitors subtle qualities of a person’s voice during everyday phone conversations. So far, it shows promise for detecting early signs of mood changes in people with bipolar disorder.

With bipolar disorder affecting about 5.7 million American adults, the app in question could bring guidance to a large segment of the population suffering from the ravages of bipolar disorder.
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Renal Physicians Association Releases mHealth App


Renal Physicians Association Releases mHealth App   Renal Physicians Association mHealth app mHealth app On Monday, The Renal Physicians Association delved into the mHealth arena with the release of a free iPad app to assist nephrologists with shared decision-making and pain and symptom management for an array of conditions – acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, and end-stage renal disease patients at the point of care.

Dr. Adam Weinstein, an RPA Board Member and the leader of the app development team, says that the new “RPA SDM Toolkit app” is an interactive, workflow-driven version of the RPA’s Clinical Practice Guideline on Shared Decision Making in the Appropriate Initiation of and Withdrawal from Dialysis, 2nd Edition.
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