Smartwatch app compared to standard ECG for acute coronary syndromes

For patients with acute coronary syndrome, a smartwatch app can detect normal electrocardiography (ECG) and ST-segment and non-ST-segment elevations, with accuracy comparable to that of a standard ECG, according to a study published online Aug. 31 in JAMA Cardiology to coincide with the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2020: The Digital Experience, held virtually from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. […]

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Peanut App Founder Michelle Kennedy Counts Candy Rewards Among Her Parenting Essentials

It’s no secret that it takes a village to raise a child, but cultivating that support system in the first place? It can prove just as daunting as those early days of motherhood. Enter Peanut, a social-networking app for moms founded in 2017 by Michelle Kennedy who, like most of us, found it difficult to make mom friends after the […]

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Innovative CareView app provides patient data on 7 conditions related to 40% of ED visits

Doctors at Indiana University Health hospitals now have faster, easier access to information about the patients they are treating in the emergency department. The CareView app, created in a partnership among Regenstrief Institute, Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), IU Health and Indiana University School of Medicine, provides clinicians with only the most relevant information from a patient’s medical history related […]

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Tanning addict, 50, claims an ‘APP diagnosed her with skin cancer’

Tanning addict, 50, who rented a sunbed for her spare room every winter claims an APP diagnosed her with skin cancer ‘after two doctors dismissed her unusual mole’ Susanna Hancock would lay under a sunbed twice a day for an hour at a time Downloaded app SkinVision in January, warned her mole was ‘high risk’ Diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, […]

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An app to prevent pregnancy? Don’t count on it

Fertility awareness apps are being championed as a new approach to contraception. In reality, while the technology may be new, women have been predicting the fertile days in their menstrual cycles to prevent pregnancy for a very long time. But the growth of the “femtech” industry, alongside a seemingly growing wave of younger women looking to move away from hormonal […]

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Novel app uses AI to guide, support cancer patients

Artificial Intelligence is helping to guide and support some 50 breast cancer patients in rural Georgia through a novel mobile application that gives them personalized recommendations on everything from side effects to insurance. The app, called MyPath, adapts to each stage in a patient’s cancer journey. So the information available on the app—which runs on a tablet computer—regularly changes based […]

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Groundbreaking app detects a child’s risk of asthma in six questions

Groundbreaking app detects a child’s risk of asthma in just SIX yes or no questions App – called PARS – asks about wheezing and if the child’s parents suffer Score of zero-to-15 estimates if the youngster will suffer by seven years old Avoids the need for blood tests, which are used to diagnose the condition  e-mail 1 View comments A […]

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Brain Performance Institute launches app to boost brain power

The Brain Performance Institute at the Center for BrainHealth has launched a new game-based app to help people of all ages maintain and strengthen their cognitive abilities. The free Brain Performance Challenge app leverages an evolving game-based structure to give users a snapshot of their strategic thinking abilities at any given time, provide tips for boosting brain performance and allow […]

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