The Community Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, non-federal, uncompensated body of public health and prevention experts which recently recommended mobile phone based tobacco cessation interventions
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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 […]
With recent investments and pilot projects announced, Aetna, along with WellPoint, UnitedHealth Group and their competitors, say they are serious about being a major part of the mobile heath movement. Aetna purchased iTriage, formerly Healthagen, the maker of the popular iTriage app, for an undisclosed sum in September 2011. The app allows the user to […]
The National Cancer Institute recently introduced a new smoking cessation support program called Smokefree TXT, geared toward teenagers.