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GW Physician Helps Launch HerStory App for Women Experiencing Breast Cancer, Mastectomy

Neal Sikka, M.D., director of the Section of Innovative Practice and associate professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University, helped launch the app HerStory, which provides a platform for women affected by breast cancer and mastectomy to share their stories and give emotional support to other patients.

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New App Rx: Game Teaches Kids Healthy Eating, Physical Activity

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It's not always easy for young kids to understand the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, or why they should turn off the TV and instead go play. A new app from is hoping to change that by using fun games and activities to teach kids about making healthy food choices and being more active.

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Mayo Clinic App Integrated With Apple Health, Now Available for Free Download

Mayo Clinic announced today the launch of the Mayo Clinic app, available as a free download from Apple’s App Store.

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Unique App Taps Into Health Records to Create a Personalized Picture of Heart Disease Risk

Ohio State University researchers are testing an experimental app linked to an electronic health record (EHR) to give patients and physicians a whole new way of looking at cardiovascular disease risk - literally. Scientists are hoping that by turning vitals into visuals, the app will spark conversation, motivate change and improve health.

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Expert: Ride-Share App SideCar Now Counts Richard Branson as Investor & Fan

Expert can speak on the latest round of funding of SideCar, a disruptive ride-sharing app, including Richard Branson’s participation as investor. Rich Levandov, a partner in Avalon Ventures, one of the venture capital firms behind the new $15M round of funding of SideCar, has decades of experience in funding promising early-stage companies and can describe what features make a startup worth investing in, especially in the areas of IT and biotech.

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ProMedica ENT Specialist Creates Noise Apps

Aaron G. Benson, MD, an otolaryngologist and neurotologist with ProMedica Physicians Ear, Nose and Throat, recently developed two noise-based mobile applications, both inspired by real patients’ needs and concerns: NoiseMonitor and NoiseLock.

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Real Tremors, or Drug-Seeking Patient? New App Can Tell

New iPod smart phone app developed by University of Toronto measures frequency of tremors in alcoholics.

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App Makes ID of Harmful Plants, Insects in Texas a Snap

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A free mobile app called TX Invasives is now available from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin for identifying harmful non-native plant, insect and other invasive species statewide.

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New Smartphone App Can Detect Newborn Jaundice in Minutes

University of Washington engineers and physicians have developed a smartphone application that checks for jaundice in newborns and can deliver results to parents and pediatricians within minutes.

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StopInfo for OneBusAway App Makes Buses More Usable for Blind Riders

A UW study found that StopInfo, a new hub for bus stop information in the OneBusAway app, is helpful for blind riders and can promote spontaneous and unfamiliar travel. A UW research team launched the program recently in collaboration with King County Metro.

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