September 4, 2019
CMS has launched a redesigned Medicare Plan Finder that aims to make it easier for Medicare beneficiaries to compare their coverage options.
August 23, 2019
Writing for the New York Times, Kim Tingley explores how step-counting became such an exercise fad, whether it is truly an effective way to measure physical activity, and how many daily steps one really needs to take to gain health benefits.
August 22, 2019
The orthopedics and sports medicine practice affiliated with Goshen Health in Indiana last year piloted a secure text messaging system that allows patients to contact doctors during recovery, and almost 80% of patients who test the system said the system improved their care.
August 21, 2019
Veterans Affairs last week unveiled a new mobile application intended to streamline veterans' access to health care by storing and organizing their health information and services in one location.
July 19, 2019
A tech company on Monday launched a smartphone app that immediately alerts patients, providers, and caregivers when FDA recalls a medical device.
July 3, 2019
Study participants who were randomly assigned to receive a pedometer and behavioral support were, several years later, more active and at lower risk for heart attack, stroke, and bone fractures, according to a study published last week.
June 21, 2019
California recently launched a multi-million dollar effort to test whether mobile apps can make mental health treatment accessible, and perhaps one day prevent a crisis before it occurs—but early testing suggests that privacy concerns, as well as issues that stymie conventional mental health treatments, present obstacles to success.
June 17, 2019
Experts warn that the technology designed to help people better understand their sleeping habits actually could worsen insomnia.
June 3, 2019
Many fitness trackers are programmed to encourage users to reach 10,000 steps per day, but the results of a new study show that, when it comes to increased longevity, there might not be anything special about that number after all.
May 8, 2019
Startups throughout the health care industry are threatening to disrupt the traditional landscape, so to get an idea of which ones live up to the hype, Business Insider reporter Lydia Ramsey tried seven health startups and shared what she learned.
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