Category Archives: Smartphones

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

The latest in ultrasound portability: Ultrasound on your phone

For ultrasound advocates and enthusiasts, the goal has always been to decrease the size of the machine while maintaining (or improving) image quality.  Now, for $2000, a startup company has introduced an iPhone-based ultrasound that plugs directly into your device!

The latest in ultrasound portability: Ultrasound on your phone

For ultrasound advocates and enthusiasts, the goal has always been to decrease the size of the machine while maintaining (or improving) image quality.  Now, for $2000, a startup company has introduced an iPhone-based ultrasound that plugs directly into your device!

Can a Smartphone App Helps Spot A Fib

An MIT tech company, Cardiio has developed an app designed to spot a. fib. The app uses smartphone’s camera to measure hear rate by noticing slight changes in skin tone.  The app is not yet available to the public. The

Can a Smartphone App Helps Spot A Fib

An MIT tech company, Cardiio has developed an app designed to spot a. fib. The app uses smartphone’s camera to measure hear rate by noticing slight changes in skin tone.  The app is not yet available to the public. The

Social Media: A Threat to Professionalism

Most everyone in the modern world is connected through social media, including medical professionals. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat is full of people sharing the details of their day, no matter how mundane. So it is no surprise that young

Social Media: A Threat to Professionalism

Most everyone in the modern world is connected through social media, including medical professionals. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat is full of people sharing the details of their day, no matter how mundane. So it is no surprise that young

9 Apps to help manage anxiety

Anxiety is an issue many people deal with on a daily basis. This article lists 9 apps that are considered the highest-rated and most scientifically-backed. Full article: https://goo.gl/ScdlJQ

9 Apps to help manage anxiety

Anxiety is an issue many people deal with on a daily basis. This article lists 9 apps that are considered the highest-rated and most scientifically-backed. Full article: https://goo.gl/ScdlJQ

A virtual care clinic: a way of the future?

Scientists at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies are working on making it easier to see a physician. They are working on an app that would allow the patient to communicate with their doctor from in the comfort of their own

A virtual care clinic: a way of the future?

Scientists at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies are working on making it easier to see a physician. They are working on an app that would allow the patient to communicate with their doctor from in the comfort of their own