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The latest iOS 8 beta update gets serious about health

The latest iOS 8 beta update gets serious about health | Mobile health apps | Scoop.it
Apple's getting serious about health, and the latest update to iOS 8's developer beta is beefing up its health-related capabilities. Apple released iOS 8 beta 5 today, and among the many updates, i...
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Apple's HealthKit will enable developers to create apps that access your health data on your iOS device. Allows for data from your blood pressure app to be automatically shared with your doctor. Or allow your nutrition app to tell your fitness apps how many calories you consume each day.

Adds support for spirometry data.

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Kissing cousins? In close-knit Iceland, app helps prevent incest

Kissing cousins? In close-knit Iceland, app helps prevent incest | Mobile health apps | Scoop.it
You meet someone, there's chemistry, and then come the introductory questions: What's your name? Come here often? Are you my cousin?
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Drawing data from the "Book of Icelanders" database, there is now an app, that warns Icelanders if they are at risk of getting too cozy with someone they might be related to.

Iceland has a population of only 320,000. Most of the population descend from a group of 9th-century Viking settlers. 

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How some physicians create apps for their patients | mobihealthnews

How some physicians create apps for their patients | mobihealthnews | Mobile health apps | Scoop.it
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Gerard Dab's curator insight, July 16, 2015 8:27 PM

Doctor designed, patient inspired 

#Medicoollifeprotector #medicoolhc

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Withings - The blood pressure monitor (self measurement, hypertension, monitoring)

Withings - The blood pressure monitor (self measurement, hypertension, monitoring) | Mobile health apps | Scoop.it
A monitor connected to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to measure your blood pressure over time, simply and easily. Measure, record, view and share your blood pressure on your iOS Device - iPhone,iPad,iPod.
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Apps Alert the Doctor When Trouble Looms

Apps Alert the Doctor When Trouble Looms | Mobile health apps | Scoop.it
New technology uses standard features on smartphones - GPS and movement tracking - to monitor a patient's behavior and alert the doctor when something seems out of order.
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Lose It! App Wins Surgeon General’s Healthy Apps Challenge | Highlight HEALTH 2.0

Lose It! App Wins Surgeon General’s Healthy Apps Challenge | Highlight HEALTH 2.0 | Mobile health apps | Scoop.it
A weight-loss and weight-management app called Lose It! recently won first place in the U.S. Surgeon General's Healthy Apps Challenge by helping users to meet weight loss goals through healthy eating and physical activity.
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This is Healthbook, Apple's major first step into health & fitness tracking

This is Healthbook, Apple's major first step into health & fitness tracking | Mobile health apps | Scoop.it
Seven years out from the original iPhone’s introduction, and four years past the iPad’s launch, Apple has found its next market ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness-tracking indu...
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“One more thing” in the making at Apple

 

Apple has long been rumored to wanting it’s share of the health & fitness tracking market. 9to5mac.com offers a remarkably detailed look at what the iOS app, developed under the codename Healthbook, might look like.

Apple hired key Nike FuelBand developer and fitness expert Jay Blahnik, and Dr. Michael O’Reilly, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for nearly five years at a company called Masimo, to join their team working on "wearables".

 

Will Apple change the way we track our blood work, glucose, heart rate, and other health parameters as profoundly as they changed how we buy songs, software, books? Are we going to carry our health information with us on our cell phone wherever we go? Will we back it up to a hopefully HIPAA compliant cloud service?

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Heart bypass or angioplasty? There’s an app for that

Heart bypass or angioplasty? There’s an app for that | Mobile health apps | Scoop.it
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Stanford researchers developed the Coronary Heart Disease Procedure Calculator. This is not an app in a sense that we download it to our mobile device, but a web app made available online at http://med.stanford.edu/hsr/cabg-pci/.

 

It can help seniors between the age of 66 to 90 with advanced heart disease to decide whether to have Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery or Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, a.k.a. angioplasty.

 

The results ar for informational purposes only and cannot replace your doctor's expertise.
The tool may also help physicians by comparing the outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery vs. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, based on a statistical method developed by Stanford University.

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Redefining Medicine With Apps and iPads - The Digital Doctor

Redefining Medicine With Apps and iPads - The Digital Doctor | Mobile health apps | Scoop.it
Technology has given clinicians new tools to diagnose symptoms, decide treatments and to share information, changing what it means to be a doctor or a patient.
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Monitoring Your Health With Mobile Devices

Monitoring Your Health With Mobile Devices | Mobile health apps | Scoop.it
Smartphones may some day help people take better control of their health by tracking it with increasing precision and convenience.
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The Real Promise of Mobile Health Apps: Scientific American

The Real Promise of Mobile Health Apps: Scientific American | Mobile health apps | Scoop.it
Mobile devices have the potential to become powerful medical tools...
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