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Predictions for Health IT Include More Connected, Involved Patients

Earlier this summer at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the company announced a new Health app and service, dubbed HealthKit, which will come as part of the iOS8 operating system. Although this is Apple's first venture into fitness tracking, it shouldn't have come as a surprise. As more and more entities get into the wearable technology game, it's only a matter of time before we see a real impact stemming from these devices--especially when it comes to health and health outcomes. This … [Read More]

Fish For Your Health

Health professionals have long advocated for us to eat plenty of fish and nuts. Beyond the "because I said so" rule-of-thumb, it turns out that omega-3s (found in certain said fish and nuts) have been proven to help create and maintain better mental health. They can help to treat and possibly avoid mental health and central nervous system disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, memory loss, and depression.  … [Read More]

Marketers, Public Health Experts See Potential in World Cup 2014

This post first appeared as a blog post for the health communications blog, HealthComU, on July 7, 2014. It seems like just about everyone has World Cup fever. Despite often playing second (or third, fourth, or fifth) fiddle to more popular American sports, every four years, the World Cup manages to captivate millions. Inspired children strap on shin guards and give the game a try, while chants of "USA! USA!" echo across the country. This time around, the World Cup has attracted a new audienc… [Read More]


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