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Veterans Find Hope Against Suicide with the Touch of a Button


Veterans Find Hope Against Suicide with the Touch of a Button   veterans Suicide mobile app LA Tines apps Sadly, we all know suicide has been a big topic in the news lately, with the passing of Robin Williams. Every day, suicide affects many people and we don’t even know it. Even the toughest men out there – those who have put their lives on the line for us face it. I’m talking about the men and woman who have served in our armed forces. Fear not though, as the LA Times announced, Will McNulty, along with his business group, are working on making an iPhone app that veterans can use as a resource to help prevent things from going that far.

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Fitness Apps Not Committed To User Privacy


Fitness Apps Not Committed To User Privacy   user tracking privacy mobile app mobile advertising mHealth fitness app fitness As many fitness app developers continue to look for ways to link their tracking capabilities to users’ health conditions, many concerns for user privacy naturally arise. While general and anonymous dietary and fitness habits may not be something that a typical individual will protest against being shared with others, the data these habits generate are of interest to many.

Aside from basic diet and exercise, many fitness apps track vital signs, gender, age, height and weight—the perfect information needed to successfully target users with an assortment of products and services.

The TOS of each fitness app varies, but users must check back frequently for changes and updates to privacy related amendments. An excellent example is the fitness app Moves. Originally their TOS stated that they would not share any user data with a third party, but it has now been revised to read as follows: “We may share information, including personally identifying information, with our affiliates.”

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Parenting Resources Go Mobile for Healthier, Happier Kids


Parenting Resources Go Mobile for Healthier, Happier Kids   Mobile Apps mobile app mHealth app iOS Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg Baby Bundle apple Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg has set her sights on mHealth, launching a unique and interactive mobile application called Baby Bundle.

Integrated throughout the app, “Dr. Jen” provides expert advice to new parents during the first 24 months of parenthood.

According to a statement provided to mHealthWatch, Apple has already featured Baby Bundle as one of the Best New Apps in the Health & Fitness category.

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New App Mobilizes Dermatology Like Never Before


New App Mobilizes Dermatology Like Never Before   mobile app mHealth app mHealth First Derm dermatology Launched just over a month ago, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published the findings of a study finding substantial diagnostic agreement between teledermatologists and in-person dermatologists.

The bottom line? Mobile health solutions may soon change the field of dermatology as we’ve always known it.

For the physicians and developers of First Derm, an anonymous teledermatology app provided by iDoc24, this study confirms their opinion that it’s possible for patients to receive quality health information from board-certified specialists that is relatively inexpensive and as convenient as snapping a selfie.

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More Mobile Apps Focusing on Alzheimer’s Tests and Treatments


More Mobile Apps Focusing on Alzheimer’s Tests and Treatments   Total Recall mobile health mobile app mHealth brain health Alzheimer’s Acuity Games With an estimated 5 million Americans struggling with Alzheimer’s today, the disease is now the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S.

Not surprisingly, the medical and mobile technology worlds are uniting to put the power of mHealth to work in the testing and treating of this devastating disease.

To that end, brain games developer Acuity Games has just announced the creation of Acuity Games:Total Recall, the 11th game in their line-up of brain health assessment-based brain games.

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Health-Related SMS Less Popular with African American Parents


Health Related SMS Less Popular with African American Parents   texting sms Mobile Apps mobile app mHealth news mHealth Journal of Medical Internet Research health According to the findings of a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, few African American parents are likely to use mobile health for information sharing and discovery.

The survey was administered to the parents of children 12 years of age and younger, mostly single mothers covered by public insurance who are receiving care at three centers in Washington, D.C.

Despite just under 18% of African American mothers sharing health information through texting, 87.4% surveyed expressed an interest in gathering health information through social networks and on mobile devices.

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New App Helps Visually Impaired Recognize Objects


New App Helps Visually Impaired Recognize Objects   TapTapSee mobile app mHealth iOS Image Searcher mHealthWatch was recently briefed by a new company called Image Searcher, Inc. on their mobile app designed for blind and visually impaired individuals.

As these folks continue to face daily challenges in recognizing everyday objects, smartphone technology is revolutionizing how the sight-impaired interact with the world, “allowing them to live more independently and confidently.”

One such innovation is TapTapSee, an iOS application from Image Searcher, Inc. that gives the blind and visually impaired a new way to identify objects encountered in their environment.

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