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Technology and Health

Sneaky Ways Technology Is Messing With Your Body And Mind

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Technology can be a beautiful thing. It connects us to others, it's super convenient and, if used mindfully, can even help us find a little bit of cal...

How Your Technology Is Manipulating You

New York Magazine | Kira Beilis | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

In his new best seller, A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention, New York Times journalist and Pulitzer Prize win...

6 Reasons To Step Away From Your Screens Today

Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Summer's first true holiday weekend is a upon us and with it, many people have plans to cook out, go to the beach and see family. But we at HuffPost H...

Can You Get A Physical With A Smart Phone?

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

If there's one thing I learned from seeing all the great mobile technology being developed at TEDMED, it's that these mobile health applications can not only empower doctors, but patients too. It can help people like me have a better understanding of my own health.

Freud Would Build an App for That: Bringing Modern Tech to an Analog Practice

Melissa Thompson | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Melissa Thompson

Freud knew we could not fully understand the biology of the brain, and consequently, his approach was more art than science. Now, science is getting closer to creating the holistic puzzle to help scientist solve pervasive challenges for brain health.

Design for a User-Friendly and Human-Centered Workplace

Jethro Heiko | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Jethro Heiko

There is a need for a new way of working, one that is designed for the end-user, the worker, the human. It is not just about adding wellness programs to unhealthy work -- it is about designing work so that it is itself healthy.

Friends, Sensors, and Anticipated Needs

Irina Raicu | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Irina Raicu

Do your best friends know where you are in space and time, continuously? If not, apparently they haven't been doing their job.

Mental Health Care Needs an 'Anytime, Anywhere' Model

Alan Kazdin, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Alan Kazdin, Ph.D.

Many routine but important medical services today are far more convenient to obtain than they were a generation ago. So how could these types of conveniences transfer to mental health services?

Put Down The Phone: Compelling Reasons To Take A Break From Texting

Jordi Lippe | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordi Lippe

While I hope not everyone will have to experience the tremendous loss I dealt with, we all need to take some "me" time and filter out the spam of life.

From Face-to-Face to Facebook

Anthony Silard | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology
Anthony Silard

Never in human history have we been in contact with so many people and connected with so few. The ability to bring this power into our control without allowing it to control us is the new make-or-break skill for a life of happiness in the third millennium.

Is Technology Making Us Fat?

Neil Jordan | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Neil Jordan

As you look to your own list of resolutions this year, consider taking that first step to using technology to take control of your health and gaining a better quality of life.

Heavy Technology Use Linked to Fatigue, Stress and Depression in Young Adults

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

What can we, as individuals, do to protect our health from the negative impact of the ubiquitous technology in our society? Quite simply, turn it off, and get some good sleep.

Medicine Unplugged: A Double Entendre

Eric J. Topol, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Topol, M.D.

Physicians should not be fearful or threatened by the emerging smartphone-centric revolution of health care.

Your Brain Is Trying to Kill You

Greg Roach | Posted 06.10.2012 | Technology
Greg Roach

In the face of this tidal wave of uncertainty brought on by technology, the primordial structures of our brains are working overtime, with often debilitating, even toxic, consequences.

A Doctor Visit With 'Dr. Watson'?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

While the power of technology will and should continue to evolve and drive health care forward, technology like avatars, diagnostic supercomputers and automated service must not be considered a replacement for human interaction.

Your Body As An iPhone App

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 09.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

While we want the newest and coolest app available in the app store, more people are realizing that taking care of themselves amidst an increasingly-connected life is paramount.

Corporations Commit to Sustainable Social Impact at UN Social Innovation Summit

Gabi Zedlmayer | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact
Gabi Zedlmayer

Often said to be the "last frontier for IT," health could potentially be the industry sector with the most to gain from technology.