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Systematic Undercounting of Steps by Smartphones Widespread

Systematic Undercounting of Steps by Smartphones Widespread

Smartphones and wearable devices used to measure physical activity may systematically undercount the steps of older people and women.

Physician Responsibility to Combat "Fake News" in Medicine

Physician Responsibility to Combat "Fake News" in Medicine

It's easy for patients to seek out information that backs up their beliefs and dismiss other sources as "fake news."

Limiting Social Media May Improve Psychological Well-Being

Limiting Social Media May Improve Psychological Well-Being

Limiting social media use to 30 minutes per day may lead to significant improvement in well-being.

Smartphone App Improves Management of Cancer-Related Pain, Anxiety

Smartphone App Improves Management of Cancer-Related Pain, Anxiety

Artificial intelligence and mobile technology combined in a smartphone app demonstrated an ability to accurately measure and respond to urgency of patients' pain.

The Future Of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

The Future Of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

By 2030, robots will likely replace 800 million workers. Will physicians make the cut?

Online Tool Helps Patients With Advance Care Planning

Online Tool Helps Patients With Advance Care Planning

The patient-facing PREPARE advance care planning program plus an easy-to-read advance directive significantly increases documentation of advance care planning and patient-reported engagement.

Enough Is Enough? When Health Metrics Shift From Useful to Too Much

Enough Is Enough? When Health Metrics Shift From Useful to Too Much

When is enough enough when it comes to health metrics?

Technological Breakthroughs in Medicine Move Physician-Patient Interactions From The Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room

Technological Breakthroughs in Medicine Move Physician-Patient Interactions From The Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room

While technological breakthroughs have had positive effects in the corporate world, they have led to exacerbated physician burnout in the medical field.

Exploring the Benefits of Virtual Reality Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis

Exploring the Benefits of Virtual Reality Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis

Future studies on VR training for MS should include large randomized controlled trials using clear protocols and comparable between-group tasks.

Security and Privacy Risks Linked to Wearable Healthcare Devices

Security and Privacy Risks Linked to Wearable Healthcare Devices

While wearable technology can provide substantial patient benefit, these devices carry significant privacy and security risks.

FDA Clears Patient Controller Platform for Stimwave's Neuromodulation Device

FDA Clears Patient Controller Platform for Stimwave's Neuromodulation Device

The new software enables patients to fine-tune the power level and modify programs that were pre-programmed by their clinician to control pain.

Smartwatch Algorithm Highly Effective for Detection of Atrial Fibrillation

Smartwatch Algorithm Highly Effective for Detection of Atrial Fibrillation

The KardiaBand allows patients to collect an electrocardiogram (ECG) reading using their Apple Watch.

An Introduction to Deep Learning and Neural Networks and Their Utility in Health Care

An Introduction to Deep Learning and Neural Networks and Their Utility in Health Care

The "deep learning" approach to artificial intelligence allows computers to perform diagnostic tasks with accuracy comparable to that of trained medical professionals.

E-Visit Adoption Increases Office Visits, Healthcare Use in Primary Care

E-Visit Adoption Increases Office Visits, Healthcare Use in Primary Care

Electronic medical visits (e-visits) trigger additional clinic visits, rather than serving as an office visit substitute.

Striking a Balance Between Opioid Surveillance and Patient Privacy

Striking a Balance Between Opioid Surveillance and Patient Privacy

Big data has enabled public health authorities to identify doctor-shopping patients and those who needed treatment for opioid abuse. The trade-off, however, could be patient and provider privacy.

FDA: Medtronic Update Addresses Cybersecurity Issue With CIED Programmers

FDA: Medtronic Update Addresses Cybersecurity Issue With CIED Programmers

The vulnerability is associated with using an internet connection to update software between the Medtronic CareLink and CareLink Encore Programmers (models 2090 and 29901) and the Medtronic Software Distribution Network (SDN).

Establishing Meaningful Informed Consent: Challenges in mHealth

Establishing Meaningful Informed Consent: Challenges in mHealth

The role of mHealth technologies, including smartphone applications and wearable sensors that enable real-time health monitoring, has become more prevalent within the last decade.

The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

Farris K. Timimi, MD, and Lee Aase from the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network shared their views on the role of social media in physician practice.

Handheld Device Inspired by Star Trek May Allow Rapid Diagnosis

Handheld Device Inspired by Star Trek May Allow Rapid Diagnosis

A device inspired by the Star Trek famous tricorder device pairs a handheld sensor with a smartphone app to measure the levels of various metabolites associated with multiple diseases in fluid samples from patients.

Smartphone-Based Psychoeducational Programs May Be Effective for Bipolar Disorder Management

Smartphone-Based Psychoeducational Programs May Be Effective for Bipolar Disorder Management

This research supports the efficacy of smartphone-based educational programs in the management of bipolar disorder.

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