Category Archives: Medicine - p5

Topics specifically related to the resources and services we provide to School of Medicine students and faculty

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.

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 …Read More »

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.

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 …Read More »

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 …Read More »

Resources focused on alternative medicine

If you are interested in the general topic of alternative medicine, I invite you to check out the following resources available through Eccles Library: Alt-Health Watch: A fulltext database of newsletters, newspapers and research reports focused on complementary, alternative and integrated approaches to health care and wellness — on both professional and consumer levels. AltBib …Read More »

Low Cost Mobile Medicine

Oxford University along with a group of South African researchers have developed a kit to turn a low-cost mobile phone into a stethoscope that allows patients “to record and analyse their own heart sounds using a mobile phone microphone. Patients then send the recordings to medics who can remotely monitor their condition” (from the University …Read More »