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Mayo Clinic App Update Includes Touch ID, Passbook, and Radiology Images

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Mayo Clinic announced today the update of the Mayo Clinic app, available as a free download from Apple’s App Store. Mayo’s flagship mobile app now includes access to radiology images and Touch ID, and is compatible with Apple’s Passbook.

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A Particle Physics App for Your Phone

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A free app for Android and Apple devices called The Particle Adventure makes checking out the world of quarks, dark matter, and particle accelerators as easy as tapping touchscreen icons.

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Crowdsourcing with Mobile Apps Brings 'Big Data' to Psychological Research

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A fast-paced game app where players pretend they are baggage screening officers operating airport x-ray scanners has provided researchers with billions of pieces of data in record time, according to an article published by the American Psychological Association.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.