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Better Visualizing of Fitness-App Data Helps Discover Trends, Reach Goals

University of Washington researchers have developed visual tools to help self-trackers understand their daily activity patterns over a longer period and in more detail. They found people had an easier time meeting personal fitness and activity goals when they could see their data presented in a broader, more visual way.

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New “Patient Itinerary” App Debuts at Mount Sinai

A new “Patient Itinerary” app now gives patients at The Mount Sinai Hospital a detailed schedule of upcoming treatments, procedures and tests. Conceived by the Mount Sinai Inpatient Care Model Redesign Team and developed by Mount Sinai Information Technology, the IPad app is housed on tablets provided by the New York City-based tech company PadInMotion. Staff recently expanded a pilot program for the app, which features access to secure, HIPAA-compliant patient information, making it available for up to 100 patients without cost.

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Free Mobile App for Thyroid Calculator on Apple iPhone and iPad

The thyroid calculator for rapid calculation of: Calcitonin and Carcinoembryonic Antigen Doubling Time; Thyroid Nodule Volume change; Thyroid Cancer Staging. Calculation results are not preserved within the app, thus maintaining patient privacy and security.

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OpenAnesthesia® Announces Android and iOS Versions of Self-Study App

OpenAnesthesia (OA), one of the most popular websites for education in anesthesia, announces the release of V 3.0 of the hugely popular self-study app for anesthesiology residents, CRNAs, SRNAs, and physicians. The app, specifically designed to improve knowledge within the field of anesthesiology, is free to download on iTunes and the Google Store.

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Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center Develop New Smartphone Technology and App to Diagnose and Monitor Adrenal Gland Diseases

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Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, have developed new smartphone technology to help screen patients for a number of adrenal gland diseases, including Cushing’s syndrome. The new tool also helps to identify adrenal insufficiency, monitor cortisol replacement and assess physiologic changes in adrenal function.

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Quick, Easy, Inexpensive Cortisol Testing Should Soon Be Available on All Smartphones

Researchers have developed a device that uses any smartphone to measure the cortisol concentration in saliva. The device was presented Tuesday, June 24, at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago.

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Columbia Engineering Team Finds Thousands of Secret Keys in Android Apps

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Columbia Engineering researchers have discovered a crucial security problem in Google Play, the official Android app store. The study is the first to make a large-scale measurement of the huge marketplace, using PlayDrone, a tool they developed to circumvent Google security to successfully download Google Play apps and recover their sources.

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NCCN Offers Free Patient Assistance Resource App

NCCN has launched its Reimbursement Resource App, which offers patients, providers, case managers, and payers access to payment assistance and reimbursement programs for multiple cancer types; the app is available free of charge for Apple and Android mobile devices.

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Weather App Puts Kids in the Pilot Seat

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Students at the University of Oklahoma’s College of Engineering created an app that teaches kids about weather patterns by putting them in the pilot seat to navigate a plane during weather events.

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My Cancer Genome Launches New Mobile App

My Cancer Genome (MCG), an online precision cancer medicine tool developed by researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has unveiled a free, second-generation mobile app that provides even more information about genetic alterations in various types of cancer and the therapies available to treat those alterations. The new MCG mobile app is searchable and features regularly updated information from the My Cancer Genome website (www.mycancergenome.org), an international resource for genetically informed cancer medicine.

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