Monthly Archives: March 2012

Apple’s Jobs leaves behind a powerful #mHealth legacy

IT pioneer and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs leaves behind a host of ideas, devices and products for the healthcare IT world in general, and the mobile health industry in particular. Just days before his death October 5, following a long

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Will #mHealth Revolutionize Healthcare?

You almost certainly have a cell phone (83 percent of Hispanics do, according to a recent study), and it’s probably a smartphone with capabilities far beyond talking and texting. Perhaps you use it for social networking, checking the weather or

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Healthy Tips to Prevent Sun Damage to the Skin

While we need at least 30 minutes daily of sunlight exposure for boosting vitamin D levels, it’s best to minimize sunlight exposure from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  Too much radiation from sunlight can destroy the thyroid gland and damage our

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Outsmart Your Stress: The 1-Minute “Be” Practice

Over the course of thousands and thousands of years our brains have become wired toward creating, fixing, solving, basically just doing. It’s been a great benefit; we have roofs over our heads, cars to drive, chairs to sit on and

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Social Connection and Anonymity in Health

Anyone who has tried to maintain a regular exercise routine, read a series of interesting but somewhat difficult books, develop an academic thesis, or do some other valuable but not always pleasant activity knows the value of social connections in

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Why Doctors Need to Embrace Their Digital Future Now

Medicine has certainly progressed in the past 50 years, but the day when tricorders diagnose every ailment instantly and treatments are tailored to our DNA seems as far off as ever. Eric Topol is trying to bridge that gap. In

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Myths about concierge medicine

Myths abound concerning concierge medicine (CM). Unfortunately these myths prevent good doctors from converting their practices to CM.  Let’s look at those myths—maybe you need to work on yourself and your own beliefs. If you practice quality medicine your patients

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Diabetes takes a heavy economic and educational toll on young patients

This a great article on diabetes and the heavy economic and educational toll on young adults. While the health implications of diabetes are well understood, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that the disease

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6 TIPS FOR BETTER HEALTH

1. DRINK WATER. There is not a more important, or inexpensive, endeavor physically than replenishing our bodies of clean water. All of our systems require water to function optimally – our cells bathe in it, wastes and nutrients flow because

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