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Technology can help people manage Type 2 diabetes in real time

There is no disputing that digital health technology and connected devices can produce massive amounts of data. But that data, on its own, is not always particularly useful. The real value comes from translating that data into personalized and actionable information and putting it into the hands of people, in real time, whose health might depend on those facts and figures. UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members with Type 2 diabetes may be eligible to utilize new wearable technology to help monitor their glucose levels 24/7 via the convenience of a cell phone. They can also connect directly with a health coach to seek individual support, share information and make behavior changes to ... [[READ MORE]]

Humans' intimacy with technology: Are we all becoming cyborgs?

Do you think you could live without your mobile phone? What about the navigation and backup camera in your car? Could you drive as well without them? Could you get by without your smartwatch reminding you how often to get up from your desk to keep healthy or weather conditions for the day so you know how to dress?Our obsession with technology and the information it delivers daily has progressed beyond the point of external mobile phones and smartwatches to implanted heart monitors and Fitbits. At one time, consumers were too paranoid to enter their Social Security or credit card number online, but now, they are willing to implant sensors and other wearable technologies into their bodies. In ... [[READ MORE]]

Make a fashion statement ... with hearing aids?

January 7, 2019

When thinking about fashionable accessories, images of jewelry, scarves, ties or glasses may come to mind. You might ev ...

Consumers go phygital this holiday season

December 14, 2018

For those who can’t go home for the holidays, sending loved ones a text or social media shout out may be a suffic ...

Easy ways to spark your infant's curiosity

December 14, 2018

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