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Smartphone Proliferation May Assist with Wider mHealth Adoption


Smartphone Proliferation May Assist with Wider mHealth AdoptioncomScore, a media measurement and analytics company, has just released data from comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix.

comScore’s data reports key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for August 2015.

Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 44.1 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 51.7 percent platform market share. Facebook ranked as the top individual smartphone app.

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MiniMed Connect Now Available for Smartphone Access


MiniMed Connect Now Available for Smartphone AccessOn Monday, Medtronic — a leader in medical technology — announced U.S. commercial availability of MiniMed Connect, a product designed to enable people with diabetes to “discreetly and conveniently” view their insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) information on a smartphone.

MiniMed Connect provides greater convenience for people with diabetes, greater peace of mind for their care partners, and more convenient access to diabetes data for healthcare teams.

According to details shared with mHealthWatch, MiniMed Connect also allows care partners to view and monitor this diabetes information via CareLink Personal, Medtronic’s therapy management software (It delivers preset text notifications to care partners when the person with diabetes experiences sugar levels that go too high or too low or when an alarm on the pump isn’t cleared).
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Is Text Messaging The Future of Blood Drives?


Is Text Messaging The Future of Blood DrivesAccording to a new report from our sister site Mobile Marketing Watch, SMS may hold the key to boosting blood donations.

Per the details shared, blood donation rates are actually on the decline in developed nations around the world. It is for this reason that the Stockholm blood service in Sweden decided to turn to modern mobile communication to let donors know the impact they are making with their donation.

After someone donates blood, they probably never give it a second thought. While patient privacy must be protected, this is not to say that a donor cannot be made aware of when their blood has been used by a recipient.

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Google Making mHealth Progress in China


Google Making mHealth Progress in ChinaU.S. based companies and tech behemoths like Google and Facebook may not be universally welcomed with open arms… but progress is being made.

In China, Google’s fitness application – Google Fit — has made an enormous splash, securing China as its most-successful market since being released, according to a recent report from Bloomberg.

In June, Google unveiled its “Google Fit Platform,” a software suite that connects compatible apps and Android Wear devices, allowing a user to track activity and fitness data. Google Fit tracks activity, collects data from other apps and external hardware, and connects to health-monitoring devices.

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Bestselling Health and Wellness Books Are Now Mobile First


Bestselling Health and Wellness Books Are Now Mobile FirstAccording to the findings of a new report highlighted Friday in the Guardian, self-published authors have ballooned to account for more than 30% of ebook sales on Amazon.com. What’s more, these authors are now earning more ebook royalties than writers who have been published with the world’s five largest publishers.

In no category, however, is the eBook revolution more apparent than health and wellness.

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SMS Reminders Improve Cervical Cancer Screening


SMS Reminders Improve Cervical Cancer ScreeningA new study has demonstrated that SMS based screening intervention in Korean American women significantly increased their knowledge of cervical cancer and cervical cancer screening as well as encouraged them to obtain pap test. Korean American women have one of the highest cervical cancer mortality rates in the United States and the lowest Pap test screening rates.

The study leveraged BJ Fogg’s Behavior Model to create three sequential elements in this SMS intervention – identify barriers, develop motivators, and provide triggers to effect a behavior change.

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Mobile Phone Program Increases Muscle Strength and Reduces Inflammation in COPD Patients


© Copyright 2010 CorbisCorporationA home-based, individualized endurance exercise training program at an intended walking speed controlled by a pre-set tempo of music with the assistance of a mobile phone significantly improves exercise capacity, strength of limb muscles and a decrease in inflammation markers in patients with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).In this pilot clinical study conducted by researchers at a tertiary medical center in Taiwan, it was reported that all 12 patients in the mobile-phone group were still exercising 4 to 6 days per week at the end of the 6 months study, while only 7 of the 14 patients in control group reported regular walking at the end of study.

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