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Following The Overwhelming Success Of Diabetes Helper, HelpAround, Inc. Launches New App ‘Alert’


Following The Overwhelming Success Of Diabetes Helper, HelpAround, Inc. Launches There New App AlertAlert is a new app by HelpAround, Inc. designed to provide those who struggle with chronic health conditions emergency access to help when it is needed most. The app is compatible with Apple iOS HealthKit, and designed to send instant alerts regarding blood glucose. Unlike their first app Diabetes Helpers, Alert is designed for a wider range of health concerns.

“With Diabetes Helpers, we saw thousands of strangers stepping up to help each other, but we also learned how much fear our users cope with,” said Yishai Knobel, HelpAround founder and CEO. “We recognized that in times of trouble it is imperative for anyone to be able to easily reach the most trusted people in their lives.”

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University of Washington: Some of The Most Popular Mobile Healthcare Apps Are Not Easy For Blind Smartphone Users to Access


University of Washington Some of The Most Popular Mobile Healthcare Apps Are Not Easy For Blind Smartphone Users to AccessIn March of 2014, a group of researchers at the University of Washington evaluated 9 of the most popular mobile health apps to see if they were compatible with programs such as iPhone’s VoiceOver. They found that all 9 apps were not, meaning that blind users cannot currently benefit from such apps.

iPhone’s VoiceOver program, and similar programs for other smartphones, are designed to allow blind users access to their smartphone or notebook—most often by “reading” the screen features from left to right.

While it is fairly simple for programmers to develop their applications within compliance of such programs, for many these tools simply aren’t on their radar, Medical Press reports.

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Fitness Apps Provide Realistic View of Workout Habits


Fitness Apps Provide A Realistic View Of Workout HabitsPopular fitness apps such as MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness are designed to help individuals track multiple aspects of their physical health—such as diet, exercise, and sleep habits. Since users record in-depth data related to the frequency of their workouts, and their type of workouts, the data from these apps is being complied and used to provide in-depth fitness profiles.

Millions of Americans from around the nation utilize such apps, making it easy to understand which states are the most physically active. According to a report from Yahoo Health, data compiled by merging both MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness found that the most active states in the nation are California, Colorado, and Washington.

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New App Aims to Improve Healthcare In China


New App Aims to Improve Healthcare In ChinaIn an ongoing effort to improve healthcare in China, in both rural and metropolitan areas, China Information Technology, Inc. (also known as CNIT) has launched a new mobile app—Healthcare One Pass.

Healthcare One Pass provides a wide range of healthcare systems and services designed to ensure patients have access to treatment as soon as possible—even same day if required.

In short, even if a patient is required to see a live physician, Healthcare One Pass provides access to remote services prior to their live appointment.

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AliveCor Touts Updated App and New Heart Journal


AliveCor Touts Updated App and New Heart JournalAliveCor, a formidable name in FDA-cleared ECG technology for smartphones, is launching the latest version of its AliveECG app.

Based on details shared with mHealthWatch, the new version of the AliveECG App includes The Heart Journal, a feature that allows users to log and tag daily activities, symptoms and events in real-time that can impact heart health and work to identify abnormalities.

It also introduces a new metric called Beat Fluctuation, a measure of how much the heartbeat changes from beat to beat in ECG (or EKG) recordings.

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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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mHealth App Shows Promising Results In Identifying Breast Cancer Risk Factors


mHealth App Shows Promising Results In Identifying Breast Cancer Risk FactorsWhen it comes to successfully treating breast cancer, early detection is key. Even if a woman has a history of breast cancer in her family, there are factors that can increase or decrease her risk. It is for this reason that many surveys and tools have been devised to help women assess their risk for breast cancer.

Although many tools are out there, some women choose not to use them—primarily because they are inconvenient. This is one of the reasons that mobile health apps are being brought in to the mix, particularly for women in low income areas, ethnically diverse areas, and women ages 45 to 79.

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