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Remote health monitors: Now for your underwear

You knew it was coming, and now it's here: Remote monitoring sensors in your underwear. Researchers at the University of Arkansas have integrated wearable, nanosensor-powered textiles into a sports

Telehealth tech gets smaller, cheaper; docs remain wary

The devices are getting smaller and the technology's getting cheaper--but barriers to mHealth have pretty much stayed the same. At this week's meeting of the American Telemedicine Association in San

Nurses want drug data via their smartphones

It's not just doctors demanding smartphones app and access anymore. A new survey by healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins finds that most nurses want smartphone access to the drug

Health IT empowers seniors, creates e-patients

Technology holds several important keys for improving the lives of seniors, according to a study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease this week. The report explores the emergence of

Text messaging improves flu vaccination rates

Text message reminders to parents about vaccinating their children against the flu are more effective than traditional mail or phone notification methods, according to a study published in the

Job-seeking docs turn to mobile technology

Smartphones may be driving your IT department crazy, but your HR team loves them. The reason: Smartphones are helping to make it easier to find and hire physicians, according to American Medical News

Smartphone use spurs better fitness participation

Adding smartphone capability to online fitness efforts can improve participation, according to an Australian university study recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The

Mobile technology can speed the hiring process for MDs

Smartphones may be driving your IT department crazy, but your HR team loves them. The reason: Smartphones are helping make it easier to find, and hire, physicians, according to a story published in

Verizon, Nantworks team to funnel cancer info to docs' smartphones

Verizon and health conglomerate Nantworks want to get "big data" down to individual end-users, specifically doctors. So they've teamed up to create a series of wireless health projects, including a

Insurers live chat with members through new health app

Health insurers now have a new way to commiunicate with members-- live and almost in person. The new iPhone app created by Warm Health, a healthcare communications and disease management company,