Weekly MaxWellness - 5/30

The absolute latest in wellness, from #wearables to #mhealth.

What you need to know this week in the world of wellness, compiled by our in-house mobile wellness geek extraordinaire, Taylor Pechacek. If you want this automatically delivered to your email address once a week, go ahead and subscribe here.

Could personalized food labels help you eat better?

  • Nutrition is a slippery science, full of research that is constantly debunked by more research. We're left largely confused, pondering whether " vitamins are good for you" or "whether eating saturated fat gives you heart disease."

Report: KPCB report on 2014 Internet Trends

  • An in-depth look from Mary Meeker at KPCB. It's all slides, and a treasure chest of data. Need I say more?

Mobile technology overcoming obstacles in modern healthcare

  • While some aspects of mHealth have not yet caught on across the vast healthcare spectrum, the portability of electronic health records is surging in popularity.

Samsung launches new smartwatch: Simband

  • Samsung plans to expand its focus on health tracking technologies, the company said today. At an event in San Francisco, the company said there needs to be better technology for keeping tabs on the body at all times. That includes a mix of sensors, data, and behavioral science that can give both consumers and healthcare providers a deeper and more complete view of human health. Samsung also introduced a new hardware reference design called Simband that tracks human vital metrics and connects it to a health data platform.

Survey: One third of docs recommended a health app to patients

  • More than a third of US physicians recommended that a patient use a health app, according to the newest addition of Manhattan Research’s Taking the Pulse survey, which details physician mobile and digital health adoption each year. The online survey included 3,066 practicing physicians across a variety of practices.

How technology can transform our healthcare labyrinth

  • Why has our rat-maze approach to coordinating care continued largely unchanged for more than 60 years? For all but the simplest of healthcare needs, we all find ourselves at some point trying to navigate a maze of health care facilities, doctors, pharmacies, insurance companies, and government programs, with all the associated conversations, paperwork, forms, bills, and files they all require.