MyBreastCancerTeam is the first social network for women with breast cancer.
Throughout the stages of cancer, users can connect to women who are in the same situation as them: those undergoing treatment, those recently diagnosed, or those who have been out of treatment for many years.
Tablets are being adopted for personal, professional, and educational use at an astounding rate. However, while they make our lives more mobile, convenient, and fun, tablet use can pose health hazards according to a Harvard study.
This infographic shows how tablet use impacts head, neck, and shoulder posture, and how to avoid pain or injury from prolonged use.
Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health have found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is linked with a greater genetic susceptibility to high body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of obesity.
"Our study for the first time provides reproducible evidence from three prospective cohorts to show genetic and dietary factors—sugar-sweetened beverages—may mutually influence their effects on body weight and obesity risk. The findings may motivate further research on interactions between genomic variation and environmental factors regarding human health," said Lu Qi, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at HSPH and senior author of the study.
Beam invents first bluetooth enabled, app synch-able, toothbrush to improve dental care and hygiene. Available on pre-order and iOS and android supportive.
the Beam brush, with its Bluetooth connectivity will rely on an app to keep track of your brushing habits; this would include how long you brush, which teeth you brush more and ignore the others. The most interesting aspect of this app, is that it will play back music to enable a full two minute brushing session! This is practically like having your mom make sure you do it right everyday. The App also helps one give precise information to their dentists for better consultations.
With Polar’s H7 heart rate monitor and free app, you can extract every little tidbit of your health stats to learn how to become a fitter you. The Polar H7 Bluetooth chest strap monitor can be worn for any fitness activity, but it seems to be best for runners and bikers. The Polar Beat app acts like a personal trainer in your palm. First, you set a goal — whether that’s beating a previous time or burning a certain number of calories. The app, in conjunction with the Polar H7 heart rate monitor, helps you stay on track of that goal throughout your workout with real-time data tracking and voice guidance. And you can still listen to music while the app is running.
The heart rate monitor provides accurate calorie, distance, heartbeat and other health-stat tracking. The app and website help break down your sweat-sessions to show you where you did well and where you can improve.
After recovering from a car accident, Rick Collett decided to pursue healthcare and ended up opening a BrightStar Care home healthcare franchise.
His territory covers 512,000 people in Tennessee's Hamilton and Bradley counties.
"I have much more respect for people who are small-business owners. Living in a tri-state area, I have to be familiar with workers' comp and employment standards for all three. And I hadn't had to deal with staffing issues in 15 years. Then I started getting calls at 3 in the morning from employees saying they're sick. The first time that happened, I looked at my wife and said, "What have I done?""
After six weeks, the brains of binge-drinking rats resemble those of alcoholics.
A new study in rats indicates that it only takes a few months of intermittent binge drinking to damage your brain. The brain damage includes signs of cognitive impairment that swiftly reduce one's capacity to control how much alcohol they take in, the researchers said.
Pretty much every health magazine has an article with a title to the effect of, "Great tasting, low calorie foods." FoodSmart app aims to help.
The free iOS and Android app taps a “scientific-based social network” to help consumers make healthy and delicious choices.
When users scan the barcode on a food item, they’re taken to a screen that provides a summary of the item, including reviews and where it falls on the nutritional scale. Reading an item’s nutritional facts on the app, however, seems redundant since users can simply see those same facts on the food packaging.
The nationwide meningitis outbreak has raised questions about the safety of "compounded" medications, or ones specially made by pharmacists, rather than large-scale factories. Yet patients often have no way to know if they're receiving compounded medications from a hospital or clinic, doctors say.
Before coming to New York, I led a dual life. During the work week, I was a neuroscientist in training. But when I wasn’t thinking about brains, I was usually thinking about games.
This day would be different though. My professor kept saying something over, and over, and over again that actually held my attention. This was the day that I learned that there was a protein named Sonic Hedgehog.
Healthcare is a hot-button issue in America right now -– partly because it’s election season and partly because our healthcare system faces some legitimately major problems. On this episode of The Valley Girl Show, we sit down with Dr. Robert Pearl, the executive director and CEO of the Permanente Medical Group, to discuss the role that technology will play in the future of healthcare. And he is optimistic about new developments.
Pearl also talks about Kaiser Permanente’s iPhone apps, which are designed to help patients manage their care. One allows you full access to your personal medical record, and another lets you schedule and modify or cancel appointments. It also can push messages or alerts if, for example, you have allergies and the pollen count is high.
A growing body of research suggests that the body clock can help pinpoint the best times of day to perform specific tasks, from solving work problems to playing racquetball.
As difficult as it may be to align schedules with the body clock, it may be worth it to try, because of significant potential health benefits. Disruption of circadian rhythms has been linked to such problems as diabetes, depression, dementia and obesity, says Steve Kay, a professor of molecular and computational biology at the University of Southern California. When the body's master clock can synchronize functioning of all its metabolic, cardiovascular and behavioral rhythms in response to light and other natural stimuli, it "gives us an edge in daily life," Dr. Kay says.