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Tomorrow's hottest fitness bands

Tomorrow's hottest fitness bands | Evidence supporting mHealth, MealLogger | Scoop.it
Contributor Jennifer Jolly walks you through the latest crop of fitness bands.
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Overview of most popular available fitness monitors. Would have loved to see new solutions like www.beddit.com included. If you know of a device that should have been mentioned, please reply with link!


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Group Visits Hold Great Potential For Improving Diabetes Care And Outcomes, Best Practices Must Be Developed

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Interesting study that shows the potential of group counseling improving outcomes for behavior, dietary and lifestyle counseling for diabetics.

 

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30% of the U.S. population (almost 100 million) use mHealth applications

30% of the U.S. population (almost 100 million) use mHealth applications | Evidence supporting mHealth, MealLogger | Scoop.it
Different studies confirm that the number of people interested in mHealth apps to self-monitor one’s health status is growing constantly in the U.S. and U.K. (RT @Human_API: 30% of the U.S.

Via eMedToday
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The end of dieting as we know it? - CNN.com Video

The journal of the American Medical Association released an editorial arguing that no diet ever really works.
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Focuso on behavior and behavior modification. Great points!

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Susannah Fox - Medicine 2.0

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If you enable an envirment where people can share, they will. That's peer to peer healthcare.

 

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Peer-to-peer health care is a slow idea that will change the world

Someone recently asked me to name the most exciting innovation in health care today. I think he was hoping for a sexy technology tip, like an app that's catching fire in the expert patient communit...
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The Power of Mobile | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

What will happen when the untapped knowledge of every patient, of every caregiver, of everyone who has something of value to share actually has the opportunity to share it?
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Awesome findings about how mobile changes people behavior, improving engagement among other things. Mobile is a logical next step for delivering effective behavior change programs.

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Harnessing the Power of Feedback Loops | Wired Magazine | Wired.com

Harnessing the Power of Feedback Loops | Wired Magazine | Wired.com | Evidence supporting mHealth, MealLogger | Scoop.it
Technology turns an age-old concept into an exciting new strategy for encouraging better behavior.
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How Long It Takes to Form a New Habit

How Long It Takes to Form a New Habit | Evidence supporting mHealth, MealLogger | Scoop.it

“Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state,” - William James

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Creating new habits and unlearning old ones takes time. Peer support is a great way to stay motivated and increase the chance of success.

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For Mothers-to-Be, Finding Health Care in a Group

For Mothers-to-Be, Finding Health Care in a Group | Evidence supporting mHealth, MealLogger | Scoop.it
A programs helps expectant and new mothers become more involved in their own care by replacing traditional doctor visits with community.
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Great artcile about Centering, a practice that focuses on regular check-ups, interactive learning and social support for young mothers and is applicable to the management of other chronic conditions as well.

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iDoctor: Could a smartphone be the future of medicine? - Video on NBCNews.com

iDoctor: Could a smartphone be the future of medicine? - Video on NBCNews.com | Evidence supporting mHealth, MealLogger | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: One of the world’s top physicians, Dr. Eric Topol, has a prescription that could improve your family’s health and make medical care cheaper. The cardiologist claims that the key is the smartphone.
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Awesome story and examples of mHealth solutions that are already on the market.

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'Tipping point' for mobile health apps

'Tipping point' for mobile health apps | Evidence supporting mHealth, MealLogger | Scoop.it
The use of apps in medicine is the subject of a Horizon television programme, due to be broadcast on BBC2 on Monday evening. Dr Blaine Price explained the technology's potential.

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eMedToday's curator insight, August 14, 2013 9:40 PM
 

"A revolution in healthcare is coming, according to some computer scientists and medics, created by the ability of smart phones to monitor the body's workings"

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Susannah Fox - Transform 2010 - Mayo Clinic

Susannah Fox, Associate Director of Digital Strategy for the Pew Internet Project, spoke about the promise of mobile as part of the "Managing Health Care Inf...
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Great points:

- wireless access increases likelyhood of engagement (gather, share and create)

- many teenagers regard technology as comforting

- growth of social media shows that people want to learn from each other

- but they also want to link to credible sources and science

- access via phone to best info at the right time

- the old 20/80 rule does not hold when you give people a phone and the opportunity to share, more start participating, giving us the chance to learn from each other

- mobile makes information personal, protable and participatory

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3 data driven health technologies I'd like to see

3 data driven health technologies I'd like to see | Evidence supporting mHealth, MealLogger | Scoop.it
We have entered a new era when it comes to the way individuals are able to collect, analyze, and share their health information.
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First on the list? Photo food journal connecting patients with health professionals. That's why we created MealLogger.

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New mHealth Report From Mobiquity Finds Mobile Has Power to Drive Behavior Change

New mHealth Report From Mobiquity Finds Mobile Has Power to Drive Behavior Change | Evidence supporting mHealth, MealLogger | Scoop.it
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 25, 2013) - WHAT: Mobiquity (www.mobiquityinc.com) today announced the availability of a new report that examines how mobile technology has become a cost-effective and scalable driver of behavior change in healthcare...
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