Mobile health tech can support seniors with heart disease

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Mobile health technology can be beneficial in encouraging lifestyle behavior changes and medication adherence among adults ages 60 and older with existing heart disease, yet more research is needed to determine what methods are the most effective, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published today in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Mobile health technology—the use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives—can include voice and short messaging services (text messaging), global positioning systems (GPS) and/or Bluetooth technology, as well as

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Mobile health tech can aid elderly with heart disease



Mobile health tech can aid elderly with heart disease


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Mobile health tech can aid elderly with heart disease

New York, April 1 (IANS) Mobile health technology can help induce lifestyle behaviour changes and improve medication adherence among older adults aged 60 and above with existing heart disease, said a statement by the American Heart Association.

The scientific statement, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, highlights research from 26 studies from the past 11 years that examined mobile health technology for secondary heart disease prevention in adults ages 60 and older with existing heart disease.

People who used text messaging and website

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Mobile dental clinic rolls through Shelby

News Highlights: Mobile dental clinic rolls through Shelby.

More than two dozen smiles received a free upgrade at Shelby Saturday thanks to North Carolina Baptists on Mission’s Mobile Dental Ministry.

The rolling dental clinic, staffed by dentists, assistants and hygienists from multiple health care providers in Gaston and Cleveland counties, settled in the Pleasant City Church parking lot on County Home Road for the second year in a row.

It’s a one-day effort designed to extend much-needed and sometimes long-delayed dental care to Cleveland County’s uninsured, poor, and migrant population.

Shelby’s Ashley Hendrick was one of about 30 patients who

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