mHealth-Supplemented Weight Loss Programs Produce Greater Results Than Traditional Dieting

A new study from the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that weight loss treatments which integrate mobile technology — such as calorie-counter apps and digital pedometers — result in overall greater rates of success for patients.

mHealth-Supplemented Weight Loss Programs Produce Greater Results Than Traditional Dieting

A 12-month randomized study followed 69 patients divided into two groups. The first group was enrolled in a traditional weight loss program held by the Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic. The second group was enrolled in the same weight loss program, but their programs were supplemented by integrating mobile health technology into their weight loss program.

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Healthline Networks Releases Simpler Health Reference Library for Patient Portal Integration

Clinical information publisher Healthline Networks announces the release of its entire library of patient-friendly clinical content for integration into third-party patient portals in an effort to combat health literacy issues..

Healthline Networks Releases Simpler Health Reference Library for Patient Portal Integration

The content delivers disease process education along with a  symptom-checker, all written at an eighth grade reading level.

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Telemedicine Comes in Many Forms

Cisco Systems kicks off its annual Santa Connect program, which supplements traditional hospital-based “Santa interventions’” by providing hospitalized children who are too sick to get out of bed an opportunity to chat with Santa remotely. Servicing more than 30 hospitals across the nation, Cisco will send iPads to the bedside for face-time chats with Ol’ Saint Nick.

Telemedicine Comes in Many Forms

Cisco’s TelePresence solution is also helping to transform the telemedicine area’s of children’s hospitals across the nation into winter wonderlands in support of the sixth annual Santa Connect Program.

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Nike Launches App Development Accelerator

Nike announces a partnership with TechStars, a health app incubator, to accelerate development of integrated solutions that will contribute to the Nike+ platform and integrate with Nike+ apparel.

Nike Launches App Development Accelerator

Through the accelerator, Nike has committed to investing $20,000 to ten groups that will expand the Nike+ platform by integrating Nike FuelBand data and increasing Nike’s app offerings.

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Online Game Helps Scientists Map Neuron Connections of the Retina

Sebastian Seung, TED talk alumnus and MIT neuroscientist, reaches out for some unlikely help in mapping the hundreds of millions of neuron connections in our eyes.

Online Game Helps Scientists Map Neuron Connections of the Retina

With EyeWire, a simple time-wasting online game not that different than Angry Birds or Draw Something, online gamers are tasked with coloring in the neurons as they split and branch through a 3-D image of the brain. The byproduct, of course, is thousands of hours of human interpretation of neuron images by “citizen scientists.”

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