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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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Fruit Street Health Picks New Partner for Wearables, Mobile Push


Fruit Street Health Picks New Partner for Wearables, Mobile PushmHealthWatch has learned that Fruit Street Health has tapped Validic’s digital health platform to access more than 175 wearable devices and applications into its telehealth software, personal health record and HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform.

If you’re not familiar, Fruit Street licenses its telehealth software to private practice healthcare providers and health systems.

This arrangement, the company explains, enables said providers and health systems to do HIPAA-compliant video consultations in addition to monitoring the lifestyles of their patients with wearable devices and mobile applications.
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Help-4-Hep Offers New Mobile and Web App


Help-4-Hep Offers New Mobile and Web AppHelp-4-Hep, a non-profit, peer-to-peer helpline that enables counselors to connect with patients to meet the challenges of hepatitis C, is turning to mobile to advance their mission.

This week, the group launched a new web and mobile app to bring its peer counseling services as well as a new self-care tool to more people affected by hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C is a silent and potentially deadly liver disease and a serious health issue affecting our population. For up to 80% of people who contract hepatitis C, the illness moves into a long-term phase called chronic hepatitis C.
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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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Mobile App Cuts Readmissions in Half at Penn Medicine


Mobile App Cuts Readmissions in Half at Penn MedicineOne thing Penn Medicine is known for is their high standards. Although Penn Medicine’s readmission rate for congestive heart failure patients is less than half of the national average at 8% compared to 19.5%, Penn believed these numbers were still too high.

For this reason they decided to send patients with congestive heart failure home with tablets that are preloaded with HRS Patient Connect. This app is part of the Pending Care At Home Program, and is specifically designed to assist patients during their first 30 days after discharge.

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New Smartphone App Allows a Way Out for Domestic Violence Victims in Milwaukee


New Smartphone App Allows a Way Out for Domestic Violence Victims in MilwaukeeWe hear it all the time, a person stuck in a domestic violence situation thinks there is no way out until it’s too late. Now with the help of a new app, people in the region of Milwaukee, Wisconsin have helpful options with only a few taps on their smartphone.

The mobile app, by Sojourner Truth, was created by a team of students in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s App Brewery. It is a new option for protection against domestic violence. This free app allows people who are in violent relationships a connection to people who were also victims, a discreet way to contact authorities, and information on shelters and places that can help. Another feature is that the app becomes invisible so the abuser does not know of its presence.

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Arizona’s mHealth App Market is Booming


Arizona’s mHealth App Market is BoomingIn the state of Arizona, medical professionals and programmers have been hard at work to produce a wealth of new and reliable apps to help locals live a healthier life.

At a price of around $3 dollars, and some even free, one can acquire apps to aid them in many areas of health – monetizing weight management, heart rate, breathing rate, walking proficiency, and pressure point usage, to name just a few.

One particularly popular app is that which was created by University of Arizona to help woman quit smoking. It has been determined that woman are now more likely to die from smoking related causes than men. The UofA app is designed to not only aid women in kicking their smoking habit, but also helping woman live healthier, eat better, exercise, and feel good about themselves.

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