Can texting keep teens from becoming depressed?

mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup Preventing depression during adolescence may reduce health problems in adulthood.  Mobile phones make it possible to deliver prevention programs scalable to a variety of large populations.  Researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand used these concepts to develop and test an intervention for adolescents focused on preventing […]

Zimmer announces release of Arthritis 411 app for iPad

mHealth News Briefs with Tim Bredrup Zimmer Holding, Inc., a global musculoskeletal health company, recently announced the availability of a new patient education application designed for Apple’s iPad tablet.  The application, Arthritis 411, will help patients learn more about arthritis pain and explore treatment option, including knee and hip replacement procedures.  Arthritis 411 is free […]

UCLA and eResearchTechnology launch remote health monitoring study for COPD

by Tim Bredrup The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and eResearchTechnology, Inc. (ERT), recently announced the launch of their joint venture CLEAR Study, a program to help patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  COPD is a progressive and chronic inflammatory disease of airways that typically occurs in middle-aged and older patients, and […]

Therapists using new telemedicine application to support patients post addiction treatment

by Tim Bredrup Video Guidance, a visual communications company, is helping Hazelden, a private, nonprofit alcohol and drug addiction treatment center, visually connect therapists to patients after they have completed their residential program. The application is called Telehealth and connects patients with the tools, support, and fellowship needed to build new lives in recovery from […]