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Article ID: 702180

Using Technology to Manage Type 2 Diabetes Maximizes Time, Resources and Health Outcomes

Joslin Diabetes Center

BOSTON (October 15, 2018) – Harnessing the power of digital health technology --- smart phone apps, telemedicine and mobile health (m-health) --- can provide powerful tools to help people with diabetes self-management, ultimately improving A1c levels, reducing complications and lowering healthcare costs, suggests a recent systematic review of studies first published online September 27 in the journal Cell Metabolism.

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15-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702044

Do mobile messages about HPV work?

University of Georgia

New research from the University of Georgia suggests that in the case of HPV, health care providers shouldn’t place too much faith in the smart device alone to get their message across.

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11-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701858

Navigating Neuroendocrine Tumors

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: NET provides background and treatment information for neuroendocrine tumors, the type of cancer experienced by Aretha Franklin and Steve Jobs

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9-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701721

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant health and fitness apps actually have little to do with health

University of North Carolina Health Care System

UNC researchers led by Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, reviewed more than 300 apps in the health and fitness categories of app stores for hands-free, voice-activated assistants, including Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant; they found very few had a clear health focus.

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5-Oct-2018 10:50 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 701421

Digital India: UVA Darden Alumni Lead Etsy, PayPal Into India’s Digital Revolution

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Two UVA Darden School of Business alumni with similar career trajectories, including formative years spent in Silicon Valley before returning to India, are playing key roles in the country’s growth and maturation, offering a front-row perspective on the changes sweeping the country.

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4-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 701467

UA Little Rock gamers create app for Clinton Presidential Center exhibit

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Members of the Little Rock Game company have created an app for an exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center exhibit, “White House, Green Building."

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2-Oct-2018 11:25 AM EDT

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Article ID: 701354

UNC School of Medicine and Recovery Record launch study to detect and prevent binge-eating behaviors

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Beginning today, people with binge-eating disorder or bulimia nervosa can join a novel research study using the Recovery Record app and Apple Watch. The study, led by UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders researchers, aims to predict and prevent binge-eating episodes before they happen.

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1-Oct-2018 9:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701256

Text Messages Quickly Track Health Care Use During Ebola Outbreak

New York University

A new study from the NYU College of Global Public Health and NYU Tandon School of Engineering, published in Nature Digital Medicine, used text message surveys to determine in real time how people used maternal health services during a recent Ebola outbreak and measured a drop in hospital-based births during the outbreak.

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27-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701424

Researchers: Redesign Dating Apps to Overcome Racial Bias

Cornell University

Mobile dating apps that allow users to filter their searches by race – or rely on algorithms that pair up people of the same race – reinforce racial divisions and biases, according to a new paper by Cornell University researchers.

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1-Oct-2018 4:15 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 701394

Innovators present recent advances in digital health care at the 2018 Annual Body Computing Conference

Keck Medicine of USC

Hosted by the USC Center for Body Computing, the 2018 Annual Body Computing Conference highlighted findings from two landmark studies and addressed how to protect digital health data.

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1-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT

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