Category Archives: Smartphones

Like It Or Not, Personal Health Technology Is Getting Smarter

This article discusses the increasing role and development of health technology for consumers. This includes different apps targeted to specific disease groups to share information with their providers but also is beginning to be explored as a tool in preventative

Like It Or Not, Personal Health Technology Is Getting Smarter

This article discusses the increasing role and development of health technology for consumers. This includes different apps targeted to specific disease groups to share information with their providers but also is beginning to be explored as a tool in preventative

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

This article discusses the effects that smartphones and social media have on our brains and our mental health. Our use of these technologies often becomes an addiction, causing actual changes in neural connections in the same way as an opioid

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

This article discusses the effects that smartphones and social media have on our brains and our mental health. Our use of these technologies often becomes an addiction, causing actual changes in neural connections in the same way as an opioid

Read This Before You Tap That Mobile Health App

This article brings up the potential harms and shortcomings of the numerous phone apps that have been developed for healthcare. It is pointed out that these apps are not regulated by the FDA and can be developed by non-healthcare professionals

Read This Before You Tap That Mobile Health App

This article brings up the potential harms and shortcomings of the numerous phone apps that have been developed for healthcare. It is pointed out that these apps are not regulated by the FDA and can be developed by non-healthcare professionals

New iPhone Feature Allows You to Store Your Medical Records

This spring, Apple’s new iOS release will include the Health app, which allows patients to store information about their immunizations, medications, lab results and more. Will the app be able to attract a wide user base or will it fail

New iPhone Feature Allows You to Store Your Medical Records

This spring, Apple’s new iOS release will include the Health app, which allows patients to store information about their immunizations, medications, lab results and more. Will the app be able to attract a wide user base or will it fail

Investors Pressure Apple to Study the Effects of iPhones on Kids

Apple investors fear that smartphones have created a public health crisis in children and urge the company to investigate the effects of heavy usage on mental health. Will Apple be forced to build new features for smartphone parental control? Full

Investors Pressure Apple to Study the Effects of iPhones on Kids

Apple investors fear that smartphones have created a public health crisis in children and urge the company to investigate the effects of heavy usage on mental health. Will Apple be forced to build new features for smartphone parental control? Full

Phone “addiction” shows chemical changes in the brain

A new study looks at the ways in which regular phone use can affect brain chemistry.  In particular, after examining two groups (one addicted and one not addicted), it was shown that those who had that desire to reach for

Phone “addiction” shows chemical changes in the brain

A new study looks at the ways in which regular phone use can affect brain chemistry.  In particular, after examining two groups (one addicted and one not addicted), it was shown that those who had that desire to reach for

Increase in self-inflicted pain seen in middle-school girls

A new study released by JAMA this week shows that there has been a rise in self-inflicted pain seen in the emergency room, especially with middle-school aged girls.  This rise has been seen starting after 2008 and some experts are

Increase in self-inflicted pain seen in middle-school girls

A new study released by JAMA this week shows that there has been a rise in self-inflicted pain seen in the emergency room, especially with middle-school aged girls.  This rise has been seen starting after 2008 and some experts are