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FMI and SJU Peck Fellow Study Scans Perceptions among Grocery App Users

A new study has found that the more active a shopper is with social media, the less likely it is that shopper will use a grocery retailer’s app in a store.

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Nurses Text, Send Images From O-R With New App

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A new smartphone app called EASE is designed to lift the veil of secrecy from the operating room and provide families in the waiting room consistent updates on what’s happening with their child in the operating room. It’s like Snapchat for hospitals, and it’s safe, secure, and HIPAA-compliant.

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Stopping Wildlife Crime? There’s an APP for That

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Stopping Wildlife Crime? There’s an APP for that. According to a new article from the Wildlife Conservation Society that appears in Biological Conservation, innovative mobile and web-based applications can provide authorities with speedy access to information on hundreds of protected species, convenient outreach to experts, and other resources used to identify and prosecute wildlife crime.

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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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