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February 3, 2016

Today, there is an open debate on whether biometric testing and health screenings promoted by wellness programs are adding to a culture of over-testing in healthcare. But by not testing for disease, we may be taking a costly risk — perpetuating a 'culture of chronics' — and choosing ignorance over knowledge.

Read more at Benefit News.

February 3, 2016

31 percent of heart patients are using a device or app to manage their condition, according to a HealthMine survey of 501 consumers with known heart disease or heart disease risk. Within this group, 50% use an activity tracking device.

Read more at Mobi Health News.

February 3, 2016

Consumers are beginning to embrace mobile tools for heart health — but not enough. A January HealthMine survey of 501 consumers with known heart disease and/or risk found that just 27% of people are using an activity tracker. And only 16% say they are using their tracker to manage their heart condition/risk. Yet 74% of those who do use an activity tracker report the device is helping them cope with their heart condition.

Read more at Drug Store News.

February 3, 2016

Recent surveys by the wellness company HealthMine found that a third of consumers with diabetes or pre-diabetes, and a third living with heart disease risk, struggle to afford drug treatments. This can prevent sick people from taking needed medications.

Read more at USA Today.

February 1, 2016

According to a new survey by HealthMine, three-quarters of people with known heart disease and/or risk said the activity tracker they’re using is helping them. However, of the 501 people surveyed, only 27 percent are using trackers, and only 16 percent are using them to manage their heart health.

Read more at mHealth Intelligence.

January 18, 2016

Only 45% of patients with diabetes are using mobile tools to help manage their condition, according to a recent HealthMine study. Since more than 70% of diabetes patients also need to control another medical condition, the use of mobile tools could be very beneficial.

Read more at Diabetes Health.