As the hands on the clock move forward at an unstoppable pace, social media-type websites are being increasingly used in the healthcare field. This as well as the increasing obesity rates in the United States (with the CDC reporting that obesity rates have nearly tripled from 1960 to 34 percent), have been major factors in driving wHealthy Solutions to unveil what is touted as the first scientific-based social network service all about healthy nutrition.
Seamlessly integrating both food and beverage ranking algorithms that have been derived from medical and scientific methods in addition to providing important information are helping the public to put down that potato chip once and for all and insead pick up a healthier snack, such as maybe an apple.
It’s easy to access this site on-the-go throughout your busy day via a PC, smartphone, netbook or tablet. In essence, this Web page serves as a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about how to raise the bar on improving your lifestyle via healthy choices. Complete with product lists to help you choose more nutritional items during your weekly grocery shopping, warnings about unhealthy ingredients, taste reviews, and even a way to share what it is on your own grocery list with your family and other users of the platform are also provided.
But that’s not all; consumers can even leverage their mobile devices to scan bar codes of various items at the grocery store, which will then automatically deliver vital details on how healthy their selections are. If ranked unhealthy, shoppers may want to go with something else.
"wHealthy Solutions solves the problem of information overload with a single-source solution that enables consumers to easily and quickly select foods and beverages that are both healthy and delicious, while saving them time and effort," said wHealthy Solutions' CEO and Co-founder Michael Segal, in a statement. "Additionally, unlike any other solution on the market today, wHealthy Solutions will soon enable consumers to personalize their 'nutritional baskets' to meet the needs of their specific health conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or certain food intolerances."
While there are some other similar solutions currently available, wHealthy Solutions stands out from the pack due to the fact that it combines continuously updated scientific data based upon USDA guidelines and medical Subject Matter Expertise (SME) to offer health rankings of a large array of items within the offering’s database. Also, this product can be quickly personalized according to each user’s likes and dislikes, ultimately improving the world by making its citizens healthier one bite at a time.
To view a demonstration on how this next-generation health focused solution truly works, click here.
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Facebook has more than 800 million active usersand the average user has 130 friends. There are more than 350 million active users who currently access Facebook through their mobile devices.According to Pew Internet and American Life Project, Facebook dominates the Social Networking space.
92% of Social Network users are on Facebook; 29% use MySpace, 18% used LinkedIn and 13% use Twitter.
In another study, Pew Internet and American Life Project further identifies features of Facebook users:
Facebook users are more trusting than others.Facebook users have more close relationships.Facebook users get more social support than other people.Facebook users are much more politically engaged than most people.Facebook revives “dormant” relationships.Social networking sites are increasingly used to keep up with close social ties.
Social networks are powerful tools you can use to help drive behavior change and keep individuals engaged in their health.
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Numera Social’s integrated Facebook and iOS apps provides you with a platform to help individuals focus on:
Goals. Tools to help establish areas of focus and achievable objectives.Action. Expert plans and challenges that fuel individual and peer-supported progress and success.Results. Sustained engagement, compliance and outcomes are measured using objective data.
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Take strokes for example. There is substantial data that early mobility helps the brain develop adaptive changes, prevents muscle atrophy, and more.
So in addition to the long-term benefits, this kind of assist technology has other potential benefits for patients.
Given that Japan is one of the world’s most rapidly aging nations, Toyota sees medical technology an important business opportunity.
The company aims to commercialize devices such as its “independent walk assist” device after 2013.
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Ronan Kavanagh, MD (@ronantkavanagh) reflects on how Social Networks bring healthcare professionals together without their having ever met face to face -- although that oftens happens later, as this warm, accurate (to my experience) piece concludes:
'Putting aside my family’s fears that I might be drafted into a highly sophisticated religious cult masquerading as online rheumatologists , I arranged to meet my group for dinner.
Most would probably have considered us strangers. Or were we? A number of times most days, we share clinical observations, links to publications that have interested us, shared frustrations, psychological support and even clinical advice. All of this is mixed in with a funny mix of holiday snap posts, book and music recommendations, Haiku poetry, word game posts and general banter. I had a sense, even before I met them all (I had met two of the group before), that these were already friends.
Despite the simplicity of the technology of Twitter, there is something unexpectedly rich about the social interaction it affords. By simply reading someone’s 140 character utterances over a period, and by swapping ideas and information with them, I had an idea that you got know to know someone reasonably well. But you never know….
What was upliftingly reassuring about meeting them all was that they were exactly as I had expected them to be. As warm, open, enthusiastic and eager to exchange ideas as they were online. One was a bit taller than anticpated, one a little heavier and I expect that they all thought that I was a little balder (than my carefully angled profile picture might suggest).
A stranger sitting close by would have assumed, from the easy conversation, laughter and bonhomie that they were eavesdropping on a group of old friends.
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More than one million people die each year from Malaria, and roughly 85 percent of them are children under the age of 5, the Lifelens project notes. The most prevalent diagnostic tool, meanwhile, is the rapid diagnostic test (RDT), which is known to be associated with a 60 percent incidence rate of false positive results. That, in turn, results in the treatment of many people who don’t actually have Malaria, driving up the costs of anti-Malaria treatment significantly. The Lifelens project, ...
Medtronic, Inc. has announced FDA approval for company’s iPro2, Professional Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system. The iPro2 has been previously covered on Medgadget . The system comprises a wearable continuous glucose monitoring sensor/data logger and docking station for uploading the recorded data. The technology is tailored for healthcare providers looking to monitor and retrospectively review their patients’ glucose management. The assessments are carried out over a three day period and can help the clinician identify excursions from optimal glucose levels and adjust the patient’s glucose management plan accordingly.