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Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label: What They Are & How You ...

Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label: What They Are & How You ... | Bariatric Mexico | Scoop.it
You may have heard that the FDA recently proposed some big changes to the Nutrition Facts label, changes the organization is hoping will help people better understand the food they are eating, especially when it comes to ...
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March is National Nutrition Month - Farmers Advance

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March is National Nutrition Month
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GOSHEN, IN -- Most of don't eat just for nutrition; we eat for all kinds of reasons.
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Bariatric Mexico | Weight Loss Surgery keeps diabetes at bay long term

Bariatric Mexico | Weight Loss Surgery keeps diabetes at bay long term | Bariatric Mexico | Scoop.it
Bariatric Mexico - Dr. Sergio Verboonen Certified Bariatric Surgeon - INQUIRE NOW - 1.800.281.0677
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As Americans Gain Weight, Employers Gain Liability

As Americans Gain Weight, Employers Gain Liability | Bariatric Mexico | Scoop.it
When the American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease, it made it more likely employers would be sued for workplace discrimination. (As Americans gain weight, employers gain liability.
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How to build successful mobile health applications: 4 key principles

How to build successful mobile health applications: 4 key principles | Bariatric Mexico | Scoop.it

There is a great deal of attention being paid to mobile health applications at the moment, especially in the context of wearable technology. For example, Samsung, Apple and even Google, have recently made clear the focus they will place on this exciting intersection of biology, medicine, healthcare and digital technology. 

 

However, some statistics suggest 90% of health apps are deleted or not used again after 10 days, so getting it wrong can be a terrible waste of investment. From my experience, there are four key principles that tend to define if an application in healthcare will work, and if it is likely to be used:.


Via Alex Butler, Rémy TESTON, Celine Sportisse, Giuseppe Fattori
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Sven Awege's curator insight, March 13, 2014 4:57 AM

Great article by Alex to cover the conceptual positioning.

 

Additional areas that need high focus once you believe you have the aforementioned ingredients that I have seen Pharma struggling with (and assisted in solutioning):

 

- Is my app going to be classified as a Medical Device (and so what)?

- Sponsored vs Owned vs Influenced - and risk balancing

 

Additionally, this article also provides some insights into the stumbling blocks to avoid: 

http://pharmastrategic.com/2012/10/11/to-pharma-app-or-not-to-pharma-app-then-theres-the-it-question/

 

Sophie Undreiner's curator insight, March 15, 2014 5:21 AM

Applis e-santé: 4 conseils pour éviter ça: "some statistics suggest 90% of health apps are deleted or not used again after 10 days, so getting it wrong can be a terrible waste of investment"

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State nutrition plan helps daycare centers keep kids healthier - kdvr.com

State nutrition plan helps daycare centers keep kids healthier - kdvr.com | Bariatric Mexico | Scoop.it
State nutrition plan helps daycare centers keep kids healthier kdvr.com Tracy Miller of the Colorado Department of Public Health says, “Children in early childhood have a prime opportunity to shape their lifestyle habits in areas of being active...
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Has the US obesity epidemic peaked? - WTOP

Has the US obesity epidemic peaked? - WTOP | Bariatric Mexico | Scoop.it
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Has the US obesity epidemic peaked?
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In general, Kern says, there's more awareness of "the epidemic nature of the problem" of obesity, and that affects people's choices.
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Obesity in America

Shocking new facts about the obesity crisis in the United States.
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As weight loss surgery patient facilitators at http://www.bariatricmexico.com we see it first hand. Huge rate of patients looking for an affordable weight loss solution in Mexico because of high hospital costs.  

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Obesity Linked to Ovarian Cancer - Guardian Liberty Voice

Obesity Linked to Ovarian Cancer - Guardian Liberty Voice | Bariatric Mexico | Scoop.it
Another cancer has been linked to carrying excess body weight. Ovarian cancer now joins the list of cancers whose risk is increased if someone has excess fat on their physique. New analysis has linked obesity to a ...
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