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Poll Uncovers Usage Rates, Disparities Among Older Adults Using Health-Related Apps

8 monthes ago   |   By Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

Less than half of people age 50 to 80 have ever used a health-related app on their smartphone, wearable device or tablet, according to the new findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging.
Those who say they are in poor health, and those with lower incomes or levels of education, were far less likely to have ever used such apps. Half of those who haven't ever used a health app, or have stopped using them, said they are not interested in using them.
Recent data show that 83% of people age 50 to 64, and 61% of people over age 65, own a smartphone, and just under half of people in each...
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New Guide Promotes ‘Equitable Aging' in Public Health

8 monthes ago   |   By Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

The Equitable Healthy Aging in Public Health Toolkit Report aims to increase the capacity of public health departments to enhance equitable health and wellbeing of older adults and promote healthy aging across the life course in community health improvement practice.
The report mentions the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative's Equity in Aging initiative as well as the Healthy Aging Data Reports compiled by UMass-Boston and supported by Point32 Health Foundation .
This report provides equitable healthy aging considerations in alignment with Mobilizing for Action through Planning and...
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Alzheimer's Network for Treatment and Diagnostics created to collect...

Alzheimer's Network for Treatment and Diagnostics created to collect real-world data

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Can Oncologists Reduce the Suicide Risk in Their Prostate Cancer Patients?

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Bromocriptine appears to drop BP, improve arterial stiffness in teens with...

Bromocriptine appears to drop BP, improve arterial stiffness in teens with type 1 diabetes

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