Smartphone designed to help manage diabetes; mobile PHR to hit retail stores;

> U.S. researchers have introduced a new smartphone, based on an interactive gaming system, whose design is intended to help elderly Chinese patients manage their diabetes. Article

> Mobile health information, in the form of personal health records, is on its way to retail stores. Press release

> British researchers are testing a wireless digital "plaster" for monitoring patient vitals. Article

> It's one of those questionable sites listing online nursing programs, but this is useful: 100 iPhone apps for med students and doctors. Blog

> A solar-powered blanket helps charge the cell phones that are becoming critical to healthcare in Africa. Take that, Snuggie! Article

And Finally... At least some health insurance companies have a sense of humor. Press release