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New Technologies Revolutionizing Health & Fitness

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From online doctor visits to space-age physical exam scanners, learn about eight game-changing technologies that will reduce costs and improve healthcare and fitness in years to come!


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La Salud 2.0 y la atención de la salud en la era digital | Fernández Silano | Revista Médica de Risaralda

La Salud 2.0 y la atención de la salud en la era digital | Fernández Silano | Revista Médica de Risaralda | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
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Education & Technology in an Age of Pandemics (revisited)

Education & Technology in an Age of Pandemics (revisited) | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

“consider this picture MOOCs -- massively open online courses of the sort that can simultaneously enroll thousands, even tens of thousands, of learners simultaneously -- have been a hot topic of discussion for a few years now in both the worlds of education and 'international development' (and, for what it's worth, the subject of numerous related posts here on the World Bank's EduTech blog). Recent news that edX, one of the prominent MOOC platforms, is to start offering courses aimed at high school students suggests that the potential usefulness and impact of things like MOOCs may soon extend beyond the realm of higher education, out of which MOOCs originally emerged and where most related activity has occurred to date. There is much (potentially) to be excited about here. Few would argue against having greater access to more learning opportunities, especially when those opportunities are offered for 'free', where there is latent unmet demand, and where the opportunities themselves are well constructed and offer real value for learners. As with MOOCs at the level of higher education, however, we perhaps shouldn't be too surprised if these new opportunities at the high school level are first seized upon *not* by some of the groups with the greatest learning needs -- for example, students in overcrowded, poorly resourced secondary schools in developing countries, or even students who would like a secondary education, but for a variety of reasons aren't able to receive one -- but rather by those best placed to take advantage of them. This has been largely been the case for initial adopters of MOOCs. (One of the first studies of this aspect of the 'MOOC Phenomenon', which looked at MOOCs from the University of Pennsylvania, found that students tended to be "young, well educated, and employed, with a majority from developed countries.") As a practical matter, some of the first types of beneficiaries may, for example (and I am just speculating here), be homeschooling families in North America (while not necessarily comparatively 'rich' by local standards, such families need to be affluent enough to be able to afford to have one parent stay at home with the kids, and generally have pretty good Internet connectivity); international schools around the world (which can offer a broader range of courses to students interested in an 'American' education); and the families of 'foreign' students looking to apply to college in the United States (the edX course “COL101x: The Road to Selective College Admissions” looks, at least to my eyes, tailor made for certain segments of the population of learners in places like China, Korea, Hong Kong, etc.). In other words, at least in the near term, a Matthew Effect in Educational Technology may be apparent, where those who are best placed to benefit from the introduction of a new technology tool or innovation are the ones who indeed benefit from it the most. Longer term, though, it is possible to view this news about movement of a major MOOC platform into the area of secondary education as one further indication that we are getting further along from the 'front end of the e-learning wave' (of which MOOCs are but one part) to something that will eventually have a greater mass impact beyond what is happening now in the 'rich' countries of North America and the OECD. Learning with new technologies has of course been around for many decades but, broadly speaking, has not (yet) had the 'transformational' impact that has long been promised. "Gradually, then suddenly" is how one of Ernest Hemingway's characters famously describes how he went bankrupt. Might this be how the large scale adoption of educational technologies will eventually happen as well in much of the world? I black swan f so, one credible potential tipping point may be a 'black swan' event that could push all of this stuff into the mainstream, especially in places where it to date has been largely peripheral: some sort of major health-related scare. (For those unfamiliar with the term, which was popularized by Nicholas Taleb, a 'black swan' is a rare event that people don't anticipate but which has profound consequences). One of the first ever posts on the EduTech blog, Education & Technology in an Age of Pandemics, looked at some of what had been learned about how teachers and learners use new technologies to adapt when schools were closed in response to outbreaks involving the H1N1 influenza virus: the 'swine flu' that afflicted many in Mexico about six years ago; and an earlier outbreak of 'bird flu' in China. I have recently been fielding many calls as a result of the current outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa asking essentially, 'Can we do anything with technology to help our students while our schools are closed?', and so I thought it might be useful to revisit, and update, that earlier post, in case doing so might be a useful contribution to a number of related discussions are occurring. ---”


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25 Amazing Facts About Your Heart That Are Hard To Beat

25 Amazing Facts About Your Heart That Are Hard To Beat | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Did you know that when a choir sings their heart rates synchronize? These are 25 amazing facts about your heart that are hard to beat!
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Herramientas TIC para estudiar demografía y evolución humana

Herramientas TIC para estudiar demografía y evolución humana | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
En 2050 tendremos un cerebro más grande y viviremos hasta los 120 años. Propuesta con distintas TICs educativas para la clase de Ciencias sociales.

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¿Podemos entrenar al cerebro para vencer las tentaciones de la comida? - Mirador Salud

¿Podemos entrenar al cerebro para vencer las tentaciones de la comida? - Mirador Salud | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Follow A Ma. del Rosario Torrealba y Ana Ligia Duarte. De acuerdo a una investigación publicada este mes de septiembre en Nutrition & Diabetes, podríamos ser capaces de convencer a nuestro cerebro que los alimentos saludables como los productos integrales y las ensaladas, pueden gustarnos más que alimentos no tan saludables como las ricas papas fritas. …
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mHealth: Are You Ready for Sensors in Healthcare?

mHealth: Are You Ready for Sensors in Healthcare? | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

The market for wearable sensors is increasing dramatically. Devices are being designed to help people manage chronic conditions, recover more quickly from injuries, analyze physical and environmental abnormalities that may lead to more serious health issues and detect unhealthy habits before they cause problems, according to Pathfinder Software. A new infographic from Pathfinder Software takes a look at the types of wearables available, how they are used, their wireless capability and other details on this technology. Thank you to Pathfinder Software for an educational Infographic. Also, thank you to the Healthcare Intelligence Network for having this Infographic on their site.


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Parece que los wearables (dispositivos vestibles), es la tecnología de moda ¿cómo chocará esta tecnología con la salud clásica?

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Using Twitter to study pharmaceutical drug side effects

Using Twitter to study pharmaceutical drug side effects | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

Recent data from the CDC has indicated that 50% of Americans are taking one prescription drug, and 10% are on 4 or more prescribed medications as well. Taking into consideration the aging population and the movement towards primary prevention with medications, it is likely a larger shift will occur in the next decade.


Coupled with this is the increasingly large role of social media in the daily lives of the social schema of many Americans — and we may have a new form of Drug Surveillance. It comes as no surprise that many patients report their daily status of health online, and include their experiences with their medications as well. But recent data has come out from researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital that Twitter alone could be a treasure trove of data.


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Trastornos motores en los trastornos del neurodesarrollo. Tics y estereotipias - Revista de Neurología

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Top 10 reasons why Yoda would be a terrible mentor and teacher in medicine

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Built a 20-person worldwide educator panel in two hours

Built a 20-person worldwide educator panel in two hours | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
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A Health Virtual Community Model: A Bottom Up Approach - ThinkMind(TM) Digital Library

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Norwegian General Practitioners’ Perspectives on Implementation of a Guided Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression: A Qualitative Study

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Norwegian General Practitioners’ Perspectives on Implementation of a Guided Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression: A Qualitative Study
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FreeStyle® Libre mide la glucosa sin pinchazos

FreeStyle® Libre mide la glucosa sin pinchazos | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
El nuevo glucómetro de Abbott FreeStyle® elimina la necesidad de los molestos pinchazos para conocer la glucemía de las personas con diabetes.

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Interesante dispositivo que sin duda mejorará la calidad de las personas con diabetes. Pero puestos a pedir ¿no sería más sencillo incorporar al sensor de tecnología bluetooth y transmitir los datos a una app de nuestro teléfono móvil? Supongo que todo llegará...

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Online social networking linked to use of web for health info

Online social networking linked to use of web for health info | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
The use of social networking sites may have implications for accessing online health information, finds a new longitudinal study from the Journal of Health Communication.
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Aprende a diferenciar dengue, chikungunya y síndrome febril hemorrágico

Aprende a diferenciar dengue, chikungunya y síndrome febril hemorrágico | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Aunque sus síntomas son parecidos, se trata de casos distintos. Las tres enfermedades podrían ocasionar la muerte si no se atienden a tiempo
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Proyecto Homo: Análisis de 125 parámetros sanguíneos sin pinchazo

Proyecto Homo: Análisis de 125 parámetros sanguíneos sin pinchazo | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

El asunto es de gran envergadura, a través de cinco sensores para medir la temperatura del cuerpo con precisión centesimal y localizados en zonas concretas del cuerpo. El dispositivo es capaz de obtener 125 parámetros de una analítica sanguínea en apenas 6 minutos.


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El futuro ya está aquí y la monitorización continua de ciertos parámetros sanguíneos, no solo evitará el molesto pinchazo sino que abre las puertas a un mejor control de la salud. ¿Tendremos pronto su versión en dispositivo vestible?

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Save me Pro, una app que convierte tu Smartphone en botón de pánico

Save me Pro, una app que convierte tu Smartphone en botón de pánico | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

Save me Pro es una app que configura  nuestro botón de bloqueo de pantalla como la mejor opción para pedir ayuda si nos encontramos en problemas. Se activa si pulsamos ocho veces el botón de bloqueo de pantalla y envía un mensaje de texto a los números que previamente hemos configurado. La app funciona con teléfonos Android y  ya está programada una actualización que permitirá adjuntar en el mensaje una ubicación a través del GPS del teléfono. Su creador es un joven de 12 años residente en Texas llamado Dylan Puccetti.


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Interesante aplicación creada por un niño de 12 años que lanza mensajes de alerta a los contactos que tengamos configurados, cuando estemos en situación de peligro

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Catalogue - mHealth

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OPS llama a países a redoblar esfuerzos para eliminar los criaderos del mosquito que transmite los virus de dengue y chikungunya

OPS llama a países a redoblar esfuerzos para eliminar los criaderos del mosquito que transmite los virus de dengue y chikungunya | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Llamado de la OPS a los gobiernos para redoblar esfuerzos para reducir la presencia de este vector y a que se mantengan vigilantes en la atención de los pacientes afectados pr los virus de Dengue y Chikungunya.
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Is the Apple Watch ready to become your digital doctor?

Is the Apple Watch ready to become your digital doctor? | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Apple's new wearable should get Fitbit and other fitness tracker makers very nervous. But is the Apple Watch really ready to spark a medical revolution?

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Question of "which hardware" is over. Next is how meaningful it will be! 

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Principios éticos y prevención cuaternaria: Es posible proteger el principio de autonomía?

Principios Éticos y Prevención Cuaternaria: ¿es posible no proteger el ejercicio del principio de autonomía? Primer articulo Uruguayo sobre prevención cuatern…
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Is it time to trash the stethoscope? The age of ultrasound

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Clinician Educator: The agent for change in medical education

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Clinician Educator: The agent for change in medical education. Helping to implement principles in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
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IJEqH | Abstract | Inequalities in multiple health outcomes by education, sex, and race in 93 US counties: Why we should measure them all

Regular reporting of health inequalities is essential to monitoring progress of efforts to reduce health inequalities. While reporting of population health became increasingly common, reporting of a subpopulation group breakdown of each indicator of the health of the population is rarely a standard practice. This study reports education-, sex-, and race-related inequalities in four health outcomes in each of the selected 93 counties in the United States in a systematic and comparable manner.
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Apple Watch: All hype or some hope for healthcare? | mHealthNews

Apple Watch: All hype or some hope for healthcare? | mHealthNews | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
The Apple Watch has the style and the name cachet to be a trend-setter, but will planned apps and sensors give it enough substance to entice healthcare providers?
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Weekly text message could encourage healthier food choices, new study shows

Weekly text message could encourage healthier food choices, new study shows | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

Many people are unaware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's mandated nutrition labels are based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, but a simple weekly text message reminder can greatly improve that awareness, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

While not an outright recommendation, the 2,000-calorie benchmark is what the FDA considers a reasonable daily calorie intake for many adults. More importantly, nutrition labels on food products sold in the U.S. are based on it.

The key to translating nutrition labels and using them to make healthy food choices, researchers say, may be an understanding of this basic fact.

The study, published online in Health Promotion Practice, surveyed 246 participants dining in the Johns Hopkins Hospital cafeteria to assess their initial knowledge of the 2,000-calorie value. The cafeteria included calorie labels for food choices but no information on the daily context.

Participants were then randomly assigned to receive either a weekly text message reminder, a weekly email reminder, or no weekly reminder about the 2,000-calorie value. Participants received the reminder messages each Monday for four weeks; after the four weeks, their knowledge of the 2,000-calorie value was assessed with a follow-up survey.

Prior to receiving the weekly reminders, 58 percent of participants could not correctly identify the 2,000-calorie value, even those with college or graduate degrees. After the study period, those receiving the weekly text messages were twice as likely to correctly identify the 2,000-calorie value as compared to those who received no weekly reminder.

"While daily energy needs vary, the 2,000-calorie value provides a general frame of reference that can make menu and product nutrition labels more meaningful," says study leader Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. "When people know their calorie 'budget' for the day, they have context for making healthier meal and snack choices."

The FDA has proposed new menu-labeling regulations, which will soon require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list calories on menus, menu boards, and drive-through displays. Cheskin says that those calorie counts are not helpful tools for making good food choices if people don't understand roughly how many calories they should consume each day.

"Given the low level of calorie literacy, simply posting calorie counts on menu boards is not sufficient," Cheskin says.

The weekly text and email reminders were based on The Monday Campaigns' model for health communications, which leverages the idea that Monday provides a weekly opportunity to start fresh and commit to new healthy habits, such as exercise regimens, healthy eating plans or smoking cessation. The Monday Campaigns is a nonprofit organization that started in 2003 with research support from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

"There are many simple ways to convey calorie information to consumers, including point of sale communication, text messages, emails and even smart phone apps," Cheskin notes. "Ideally, these could work together, with calories posted on menus, restaurant signage and food labels along with personal reminders delivered through the latest technology. Our data indicate that weekly text messages are one element in this mix that can be effective."

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The above story is based on materials provided by Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


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