HHS launches 'Million Hearts' app challenge; DoD, VA unveil new PTSD app;

> The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is launching a new challenge aimed at fighting heart disease. Dubbed the Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge, HHS wants developers in four cities--Baltimore, Chicago, San Diego and Tulsa, Okla.--to create mobile apps to help consumers cope with the disease through risk assessments and medical facility locators. The winner will receive $100,000, according to The Hill's Healthwatch blog. Post

> The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs launched a mobile app this week to help veterans in their treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder. PE Coach, which is a free app for both Apple and Android devices, allows patients to record therapy sessions for playback in between sessions, and also provides an explanation for exposure therapy. Announcement

> Canadian pediatricians have developed a new mobile app that can help novice doctors in their training efforts for taking ultrasound images. The free app--Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography (TnECHO)--provides information usually only available to doctors via textbook guides to a doctor's smartphone, according to CBC News. Post

And Finally… I've heard the expression "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse," but this is a little much. Article

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