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By Aditi Pai October 11, 2013
There are so many weight loss apps on the market that even Weight Watchers is feeling the pressure, and yet a recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found these apps do not employ long-established strategies to bring about behavior change. Only two apps had 13 out of 20 of the behavioral strategies commonly included in evidence-based behavioral weight-loss...
By Aditi Pai August 14, 2013
When Weight Watchers held its second quarter meeting, Chief Financial Officer Nicholas Hotchkin addressed the company's declining earnings, accrediting some of the loss to the "sudden explosion of interest in free apps and activity monitors". While there are countless free apps that track diet and exercise, where are dieters turning to watch their weight? Weight Watchers claims it built its...
By Brian Dolan August 31, 2010
Ebix, an international supplier of on demand software and ecommerce services to the insurance industry has agreed to acquire and merge with medical education software developer ADAM in a deal valued at about $66 million, according to the companies. ADAM's recent activity in mobile health may suggest one reason a company focused on the insurance industry acquired it: Just last week Pittsburgh,...
By Brian Dolan May 5, 2010
Wireless health luminary joins LiveStrong: LiveStrong.com, Lance Armstrong's site, a destination for health, fitness and lifestyle-related information, has tapped Dr. Leslie Anne Saxon, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Clinical Scholar, and Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine, as its new chief medical advisor.  Dr. Saxon will also...
By Brian Dolan December 16, 2009
Livestrong offers diabetes tracker: Lance Armstrong and his team at LiveStrong are taking on diabetes: This week, Armstrong introduced a new feature called MyPlate D on Livestrong.com. MyPlate D builds on the current food and exercise tracking tools available to users on Livestrong's site. MyPlate D helps Type 2 diabetics break food down to its nutritional components, beyond calories:...
By Brian Dolan September 17, 2009
Apple recently updated its iTunes App Store to include a list of the top 200 highest grossing applications in the entire store. While the App Store does not include a list for the biggest revenue generating apps by category, eight medical, health or fitness iPhone applications are among the top 200 highest grossing apps overall. The only way to rank apps in the past was by popularity, which seems...
By Brian Dolan April 14, 2009
Chris Hall has a helpful post on CrumpleItUp that lists eleven iPhone applications that put a "dietician in your pocket" and help track calories and more advanced analyic tools. Here's Hall's list, which is organized by cheapest to most expensive app: 1. Lose It! (Free) Distinguishing feature: Set daily calorie budgets and track your progress. 2. Sensei for Weight Loss (Free to Members)...