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Dr. Oz likes apps that get you moving

USATODAY,By Jefferson Graham,February 5 2013

USA TODAY article by: Jefferson Graham,  February 5, 2013

LOS ANGELES — Mehmet Oz, known as TV's Dr. Oz, is a heart surgeon, writer, TV host and major gadget fan. We met him during a recent trip here to talk about using apps and devices to live a healthier life.

Tech for doctors

"In the operating room, we couldn't do what we do without tech, from imaging technologies to see inside you without cutting you open," to the tools used to work inside the body.

Better living through tech

DoD's new Android App connects to wearable devices for biofeedback

The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), an agency of the Department of Defense, has been introducing online and mobile health tools for people in the military, veterans, and their families since 2008. Their newest offering, BioZen, is an effort to get ahead of the trend of personal sensors and provide a free mobile tool to help people use those sensors to improve their health through the practice of biofeedback.

Award Winning Website for Military Kids Expands Content to Help Kids Cope

MilitaryKidsConnect.org, recognized for excellence with five industry awards, is celebrating the start of their second year with new content that helps military youth cope with the effects of war on their loved ones.  The new modules address post -traumatic stress, grief and loss, and physical injury.  And for parents, there are guides on how to discuss these tough topics with kids.
In addition, there are also resources for educators of military kids including helpful lesson plans that educators can use to support military kids in the classroom. 

Mobile-App Helps Post-Disaster Mental Health Responders

Mobile-App Helps Post-Disaster Mental Health Responders

The next time disaster strikes, mental health and other response workers may find help in delivering psychological first aid (PFA) as near as their smartphones. "PFA is an evidence-informed modular approach for assisting people in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism: to reduce initial distress and to foster short and long-term adaptive functioning," says the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Center for PTSD, a codeveloper of the app along with the Department of Defense's National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Smart Phones, Service Members & PTSD Treatments

Smart Phones, Service Members & PTSD Treatments

The computer age has dramatically impacted the practice of medicine.  No matter what specialty of health care you look to, technology has enabled new tools to support the work of providers and facilitate the healing of patients -- behavioral health is no exception.

Mobile computing platforms, such as smart phones and tablet computers, provide capabilities that can provide constant, "hip pocket" access to a range of potentially helpful tools.

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