What went wrong? Dr. Steve Feyrer-Melk reacts to a mobile health app that failed to gain adoption in this recent trial… My heart stopped. No way… Is this true? Is this even possible? Have I missed something in my work? Is mobile health off base? I read the title of the research paper again and again… “Lack of Adoption of a Mobile App … Analysis of Staff and Patients in a
Did you know that 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring from their careers every day? This enormous wave of new retirees has been steady as the cohort hits the 65-year-old mark, according to the Pew Research Center and the Social Security Administration. When retiring, it is important for seniors to focus on staying physically and mentally healthy to keep up their quality of life. Seniors not only want to live longer,
With over 165,000 health-related apps in the App Store and Millions of wearables in the hands of the general public, scientists are wondering if they are “doing more harm than good”? One expert commented that the field can be “likened to the snake oil salesmen of the 1860s.” Is this true? Question: What is the danger of health-related technologies in the hands of the general public? Answer: Because health-related technology
We are inundated with consumer health and wearable technology that tracks our every move. Some say such devices are the missing link for improved health. Naturally, companies are cashing in as millions of devices are flying off the shelves with an estimated 100 Million wrist worn devices worldwide by 2019.
If you grew up in the 1970s, you may remember the Six Million Dollar Man TV show with Steve Austin. The show began with a futuristic-type regeneration of an injured Steve Austin, and they would say, “we have the technology, we can rebuild him.” It was a great one-liner, but seem so far-fetched. Fast forward 30 years, or just one generation. The future is now. We have the technology!
Watch clips from Dr. Steve Feyrer-Melk’s keynote address at the Institute for Functional Medicine’s 2016 conference, Technology & Medicine: A 30,000 Foot Overview
Technology is a powerful and required tool in the Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching toolbox. The key to realizing the benefits is having both the patient/client and health professional use it!