Smart Fitness Gadgets Help Summer Sizzle

Accessories to keep beach-goers in shape.

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Planning that last minute trip to the beach, and want to ensure you look your best? Smartphones, tablets and other high-tech accessories can help anybody feel healthy when dressing down for fun in the sun! READ MORE…

Inforgraphic: Get Tech Fit
Check out the latest infographic from Verizon to see how you get fit with tech as swimsuit season approaches. This infographic is based on a survey conducted by Verizon of more than 12k social followers and responses were collected between 2/4 and 2/11 of 2013. 
The best way to get tech fit is to find your perfect accessory.

 

Inforgraphic: Get Tech Fit

Check out the latest infographic from Verizon to see how you get fit with tech as swimsuit season approaches. This infographic is based on a survey conducted by Verizon of more than 12k social followers and responses were collected between 2/4 and 2/11 of 2013. 

The best way to get tech fit is to find your perfect accessory.

 

Using Technology to Fight the Flu

Cold and flu season is in full swing across the Northeast and hitting harder than usual. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot this season, it’s not too late, as annual flu vaccinations are among the best defenses against the virus.  
Verizon Wireless was among several businesses to be recognized recently for its health promotion and flu prevention programs. If you’re looking to prevent the flu this season or to quickly treat the illness, your smartphone provides several options to help.
The first step of preventing the flu is to be ready before it spreads among family, friends and coworkers. HealthMap is an app that provides real-time outbreak information in your area with an interactive map and alerts. If the flu is unavoidable and you find yourself in need of medical care, download ZocDoc to locate a physician. To treat a cold or flu that does not require medical attention, WebMD offers an app that includes a symptom tracker and tips on treatment, local health listings and information on first-aid essentials. Don’t forget to get plenty of rest, exercise, eat a balanced diet and wash your hands frequently!

Using Technology to Fight the Flu

Cold and flu season is in full swing across the Northeast and hitting harder than usual. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot this season, it’s not too late, as annual flu vaccinations are among the best defenses against the virus. 

Verizon Wireless was among several businesses to be recognized recently for its health promotion and flu prevention programs. If you’re looking to prevent the flu this season or to quickly treat the illness, your smartphone provides several options to help.

The first step of preventing the flu is to be ready before it spreads among family, friends and coworkers. HealthMap is an app that provides real-time outbreak information in your area with an interactive map and alerts. If the flu is unavoidable and you find yourself in need of medical care, download ZocDoc to locate a physician. To treat a cold or flu that does not require medical attention, WebMD offers an app that includes a symptom tracker and tips on treatment, local health listings and information on first-aid essentials. Don’t forget to get plenty of rest, exercise, eat a balanced diet and wash your hands frequently!

Infographic: How Mobile Devices are Changing Health Care

According to the online health care education portal AlliedHealthWorld.com, there are currently about 40,000 mobile health apps available for tablets and smartphones, and over 500 health projects worldwide that have a mobile emphasis. Diet, exercise, sleep and blood pressure are just a few of the many areas covered

Check out the below infographic and click here to learn more about how Technologies like 4G LTE are changing how Doctors care for patients like Dr. Andrew Barbash, medical director of Neurosciences and Virtual Care Services, Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD and co-founder of NowDox. 

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Verizon, Motorola, BoxTone Unveil Mobile Solution For Health Care Industry

By providing health care practitioners with secure mobile devices and apps, patient care can be improved through the sharing of clinical data in near-real time to help speed decision making and control costs. Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Motorola Mobility Inc. (MMI) and BoxTone are collaborating to develop a comprehensive mobile solution to help satisfy the unique security, reliability and usability requirements of the health care industry.

"Mobile devices and health care apps represent one of the biggest IT opportunities of the decade to improve and transform care delivery. Working with Motorola Mobility and BoxTone, we have brought together complementary capabilities to create an easy-to-deploy and manage mobility solution for our health care customers."

Verizon Wireless Is Putting Home Health Care On The Network!

Read a fascinating article on the initiatives that connect wireless sensors, smartphones, tablets and computers to  improve care of chronic illnesses.

At the recent mHealth Summit in suburban Washington, D.C., both Verizon Wireless and Qualcomm announced their entry into sensor- and smartphone-based wireless patient care systems.Verizon’s Digital Healthcare Suite connects sensors, which are supplied by a variety companies, in the home or an assisted-living facility.

The information collected by the sensors can be transmitted in near real-time to doctors and health care providers, and to insurance companies or other payers. Two-way communication is carried out by video conference, text, chat or email on smartphones, tablets or PCs. Verizon hopes that the prospect of lower costs through better care management will encourage insurers to support the system.