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Smartphone App Now Recognizes FASD Thanks to MMI Geneticist

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With a smartphone and an app, qualified health care professionals can now diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in their office thanks to a suggestion from Omar Rahman, M.D.

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Who Uses Phone Apps to Track Sleep Habits? Mostly the Healthy and Wealthy in U.S.

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The profile of most Americans who use popular mobile phone apps that track sleep habits is that they are relatively affluent, claim to eat well, and say they are in good health, even if some of them tend to smoke.

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Pregnancy App is a Hit with Moms-To-Be and Their Midwives

Midwives at MedStar Washington Hospital Center can now remotely monitor their pregnant patients’ progress and health using the Babyscripts app. It’s the first mobile clinical tool that allows the midwives to elevate the prenatal care experience for their maternity patients.

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New App Motivates Type 2 Diabetes Patients to Be More Active

A research team led by scientists at University of Utah Health have developed an online interactive app to help motivate patients to be more physically activity to manage their disease.

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Excessive Use of Digital Technology Impacts the Health and Well-Being of Children, Says Virginia Tech Expert

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Facebook Live Tech Talk: Lost Person Locator: Tools for Search and Rescue

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Join S&T’s Dr. Angela Ervin and dbs Productions’ Bob Koester on Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. EST for a Facebook Live Tech Talk on the Lost Person Locator suite of SAR resources.

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Net Neutrality, Internet, Internet Access, Web, web access, Tech, Technology, Wireless, Computers, Mobile, Smartphones, Cellphones, Libraries, Library, Trains, telephone service, Wireless Information Network Laboratoy , WINLAB, Federal Communications Commission, FCC, open internet, Newspapers, Democracy, Information, Luxury, Broadband, mobile broadband, paid priorit

Net Neutrality: The Importance of Open and Equal Access to the Internet

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Nearly three years after the Federal Communications Commission approved “open internet” rules aimed at ensuring fair access to the web, the FCC reversed the decision last month, saying it was “restoring internet freedom.” Rutgers Today asked Richard E. Howard, a research professor at the Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, to discuss net neutrality. Howard is former vice president for wireless research at Bell Labs.

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Efforts to Track Food Intake on Smartphone App Impacted by Day of Week but Not Season of Year

Dietary self-monitoring is a key component of successful behavioral weight loss interventions and is essential for facilitating other behavior change techniques (eg, setting goals, providing behavioral feedback). Few studies, however, have examined weekly and seasonal patterns of dietary self-monitoring, particularly when using a smartphone application (app). A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that the amount of time in a study and day of the week were associated with dietary self-monitoring but not season.

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Your Disease Risk, Substance Abuse Treatments, Comparing Lung Cancer Treatments, and More in the Healthcare News Source

The latest research, features and announcements in healthcare in the Healthcare News Source

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STEAM education, North Broward Preparatory SchoolCongressional App Challenge , students and entrepreneurship, app development

North Broward Preparatory School Students Win Congressional App Challenge

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Students from North Broward Preparatory School (NBPS) won the 2017 Congressional App Challenge (CAC). Juniors Sam Lewittes andMadelyn Wilson and Sophomore Madison McEwen submitted their app, Get Involved, and represented Florida’s 22nd Congressional District represented by Ted Deutch.







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