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University of Chicago Hospital iPad program appears highly successful

According to a recent post on iMedicalApps: Recently, physicians at the University of Chicago published a research letter in the Archives of Internal Medicine detailing their experience with the routine use of iPads by internal medicine residents during their regular duties. What they documented was that use of the mobile device was objectively associated with […]

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Helping young cancer patients cope: Re-Mission video game

A video game has been developed to help young people cope with the challenges of fighting cancer, and the research indicates that it does make a difference.

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New England Journal of Medicine’s mobile offerings

Discussion of mobile apps and podcasts from the New England Journal of Medicine.

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New scan to see undetected brain damage

According to an article in the New York Times, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are running high-powered MRI scans through a special software program to map the brain’s major fiber tracts, rendering them in different colors that indicate their function. Then researchers “look for breaks in the fibers that could slow, even […]

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Using smartphones to boost healthy behavior against juvenile diabetes

Using a smartphone app to encourage blood glucose monitoring compliance in adolescents with diabetes that includes a points reward system redeemable in the iTunes store.

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Free app for tracking blood glucose levels: MyTelcare Diabetes Pal

As noted on iMedicalApps, MyTelcare Diabetes Pal is a free app designed to help people with diabetes and their caregivers track, analyze and share blood glucose (BG), medication and food data both manually and automatically. Your data can be viewed in charts & graphs, and the app also offers a “Forum” feature, offering what appears […]

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Exploring healthcare disparities from a historical perspective

Eccles Library is hosting its first lecture-and-book-signing on the topic of “Exploring healthcare disparities from a historical perspective” Friday, 1/27/12, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Public is welcome, and refreshments are included.

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Using mobile phones to strengthen diagnostic services

A recent study (Tuijn, Hoefman et al. 2011) sought to “determine the feasibility of using mobile phones for capturing microscopy images and transferring these to a central database for assessment, feedback and educational purposes.” In Low- and Middle Income Countries (LMIC), poor communication and long distances between rural health clinics and their urban counterparts makes […]

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Remotely checking newborns in intensive care: expensive but worth it

As reported in iMedicalApps, a number of neonatal intensive care units (NICU for short) in hospitals around the country have implemented Nicview, a system that allows parents to check-in on their child from anywhere via live web feed that is accessible from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The system is expensive, though: $30,000 to set […]

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Medication safety during pregnancy: InfantRisk Center app

Review of the evidence-based mobile app InfantRisk Center for iPhone and iPod touch.

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