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New Mobile App Helps Families, Individuals Cope with Dementia

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing have developed a free mobile app for individuals suffering from dementia, their families and caregivers, as a way to improve the quality-of-life, well-being and knowledge of the disease that affects nearly 48 million people worldwide.

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Flu Vaccines, Medical Curriculum Tailored to Native Americans, Tackling Heart Disease, and More in the Healthcare News Source

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

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Seizures Tracked with Apple Watch App Linked to Stress, Missed Sleep

New research using an Apple Watch app to track seizures in people with epilepsy finds triggers are often stress and missed sleep, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017.

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Big Data, analytic tools, Software architecture, Software, Metric, Computer Science

Is Your Big Data Messy? We’re Making an App for That

Vizier, software under development by a University at Buffalo-led research team, aims to proactively catch big data errors. The project, backed by a $2.7 million National Science Foundation grant, launched in January. Like Excel, Vizier will allow users to explore, clean, curate and visualize data in meaningful ways, as well as spot errors and offer solutions. But unlike spreadsheet software, Vizier is intended for much larger datasets; i.e., millions or billions of data points.

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VisionIT and Henry Ford Health System Announce Unique Mobile Healthcare Communication Tool

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Henry Ford and VisionIT will debut CareTrail at Microsoft Innovation Theater in Orlando at HIMSS 2017, the largest annual healthcare and IT conference in the U.S.

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Medical Technology, APP, Burn Injuries, Social Work, Patient Support

Social Work Professor and Burn Survivor Develops App to Help Burn Victims

Burn patients need support to transition to burn survivors. That's why Thereasa Abrams, an assistant professor in UT's College of Social Work and a burn survivor herself, has developed an app called the Bridge.

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Passengers Take Mobile Measure of Comfort for Railway Companies

Passengers could soon be using their mobile phones to help rail companies around the globe improve the ride quality on their trains, thanks to new research.

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Reproductive Health, Fertility, Menstrual Cycle, Unplanned Pregnancies, fertility awareness

First Ever Real-Time Efficacy Study on Fertility App Launched

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In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) announced today the launch of a year-long study to measure the efficacy of a new app, Dot™, for avoiding unintended pregnancy as compared to efficacy rates of other family planning methods.

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Tweeting the Way to Health: Penn Medicine Launches Center for Digital Health

Across the world, social media users leave a trail of clues about themselves each time they Tweet, post to Facebook, write a Yelp review, and apply a filter and hashtags to their latest Instagram photo. Under the leadership of Raina Merchant, MD, MSHP, researchers and physicians at Penn Medicine are mining those clues to find what ails them – and how to fix it.

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App Helps C-Section Patients Reduce Length of Hospital Stay After Delivery

Women who used a smartphone app as part of a Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) program were released from the hospital sooner after delivering their babies via cesarean section, according to a study presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2017 meeting.

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App Improves Medication Adherence for Heart Stent Patients

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A tablet computer application helped heart patients with drug-eluting stents take their medications correctly, a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago has found. Researchers found that patients in the intervention group had a 10 percent higher medication possession ratio than patients in the control group.

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A Quark Like No Other, Biophysics Plays Key Role in Immune System Signaling and Response, ALMA Reveals Sun in New Light, and MORE in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

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Penn Medicine Launches First Apple ResearchKit App for Sarcoidosis Patients

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Penn Medicine today launched its first Apple ResearchKit app, focused on patients with sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition that can affect the lungs, skin, eyes, heart, brain, and other organs. The effort marks Penn’s first time using modules from Apple’s ResearchKit framework, as part of the institution’s focus on mobile health and innovative research strategies.

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Experts Available to Speak on Cybersecurity, Russia

In light of the U.S. investigation into Russian hacking, DePaul University faculty experts are available to provide insight and commentary on cybersecurity and cyberhacking. Political scientists also can discuss how the controversy could impact the relationship between the United States and Russia.

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New Apps Designed to Reduce Depression and Anxiety as Easily as Checking Your Phone

Soon you can seek mental health advice on your smartphone as quickly as finding a good restaurant.A novel suite of 13 speedy mini-apps called IntelliCare resulted in participants reporting significantly less depression and anxiety by using the apps on their smartphones up to four times a day, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

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CSU Dominguez Hills Presents LAEDC’s ‘Future Forums: Cyber Security’

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Leaders in digital technology, education, business, and city governance gathered in El Segundo Dec. 14 for Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) Future Forums: Cyber Security to address society’s increasing vulnerability to cyber threats.

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UCI Introduces iRain Smartphone App

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Irvine, Calif., January 5, 2017– Climate researchers and weather forecasters get their rain data from a network of precipitation-sensing satellites that orbit Earth. iRain, a new mobile phone app developed by engineers at the University of California, Irvine puts the same precision rainfall information into the pockets of the public.

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After Holiday Shopping Ends, Here Are 6 Trends for Retail in 2017

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Repairing a Broken System: The Role of Technology

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Technology has promised to transform health care for years now. Multiple apps, devices, and other e-health approaches are being created to help the patient increase their awareness, education and accountability in their own health. In the not-so-distant future, technology will be able to continuously monitor, track and even diagnose a patient remotely.

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Snapshot:S&T and APCO Partnerto Improve Interoperability and Security of Public Safety Mobile Apps

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International recently announced a partnership to ensure security and interoperability of mobile applications used by the public safety community.







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