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Caregivers: It's Not Magic, It's Technology

Hilary Young | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Hilary Young

Caregiving technology can help you keep an eye on a loved one from afar, reduce stress, and provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your parent will be able to be monitored round the clock, even if you can't be there.

These Health Apps Make It Easier Than Ever To Find The Doctor You Need

Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Finding the right doctor can be tricky. There's a whole number of things to take into consideration: Are you looking for specific care, for a certain ...

Can Digital Medicine Exert a Placebo Effect?

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Is the placebo effect something that demands the presence of a living human -- or can we program it into a cell phone app? What happens to health care...

Too Much Hype in the Mobile Health App World?

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

It doesn't seem as if there is too much hype -- just little guidance. The push to move the mHealth app world forward may be in the power of consumers to clamor for health and wellness apps that are safe, reliable and trustworthy.

FDA Plans To Regulate Medical Apps

AP | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration is taking the first steps toward regulating the rapidly expanding field of medical applications, or app...

Tapping Consumer Minitrends: Predictions for 2011

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

A trend's growth factor depends, like all things do, on timing: Is the right technology in place in the right hands for a tech trend to take off? Or, if it's a new product or service, has it hit the price-point sweet spot in such a way as to get a handle with the right number of the right people?