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Boomer Voice: Can Medical Devices Be Hacked?

November 6, 2013 by Suzie Mitchell

The threat of having an implanted medical device hacked is so real that large groups of professionals are meeting this month to device ways to prevent cyber-attacks on our bodies. As more Baby Boomers age and need implanted medical devices like defibulators and insulin pumps, experts say they must face these potential vulnerabilities head on.[read more]

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3 Great New mHealth Apps for Boomers

October 23, 2013 by Suzie Mitchell

Presently there are good health care devices in the marketplace, but they aren’t speaking to Boomers. Healthcare technology isn’t a “build it and they will come” platform for Boomers. Communicating the advantages to this cohort takes a targeted, mature and emotional approach.[read more]

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Boomer Voice: Digital Devices Help Reconnect the Hearing Impaired

October 9, 2013 by Suzie Mitchell

Do you have loved ones whose hearing is keeping them from talking on the telephone? Family caregivers frequently discuss their anxiety about these hearing issues. As more Baby Boomers join the ranks of hearing impaired, the need for hearing aids and other special phones are essential.[read more]

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Boomer Voice: What to Do About Joint Pain

September 25, 2013 by Suzie Mitchell
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Ok, so we’re over 30 now, but I cringe when a young doctor tells me “you’re not as young as you once were.” Intellectually I know that. But it’s not what I want to hear when I’m complaining about my knees hurting during walks up hill, or my wrist and fingers hurting after an hour of knitting.[read more]

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Monitoring via Technology: Steps to Take Now

September 11, 2013 by Suzie Mitchell

When it comes to planning your future health, don’t take the laissez-faire approach of “I don’t care” or “I’ll worry about it later.” Traits that define Boomers are confidence, independence and self-reliance. Step it up fellow, Boomers: let’s grab a hold of our health today through technology—while we’re still young enough to learn.[read more]

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Boomer Voice: Why Don't Boomer Docs Embrace Mobile?

August 28, 2013 by Suzie Mitchell

Am I being unreasonable to want my doctors to connect with me through mobile? Am I asking too much for them to experiment with healthcare apps so we can trade information? Am I being difficult when I get annoyed that I have to keep filling out the same paper forms at every office visit?[read more]

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Boomer Voice: Fitness and Fitness Gadgets for Boomers

August 21, 2013 by Suzie Mitchell
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When you exercise do you want to make every step count? I sure do. I want to be certain I get credit for burning every calorie possible. So I’ve become a bit of a gadget slave. If there’s an app or device out there that can help me account for my food and exercise during the day-- I want it and I use it.[read more]

Boomer Voice: Aging2.0 – Using SmartTech to Revolutionize the Aging Process

August 14, 2013 by Michelle Kuepper

Aging2.0′s goal is a worthy one – providing a more structured and supportive environment for entrepreneurs who are taking on the challenge of building applications, services and products for an often neglected audience. It’s no easy task, but for those who crack the market there’s the potential to do a lot of good – and there might just be a big pay-off.[read more]

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Boomer Voice: Boomers - Early Adopters of mHealth

August 7, 2013 by Suzie Mitchell

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Baby Boomers and seniors may not be the early adopters of social sites like Foursquare, Instagram or Vine, but if taught how to use a mobile healthcare app they will cling to it for dear life. Boomers and seniors love new apps, but they really want to be shown how to use them.[read more]

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Boomer Voice: The Perfect HealthCare Provider (IMHO)

July 30, 2013 by Joan Justice
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I am a Boomer, and I don't really have a primary care physician. I do have a nursing degree, which helps a little, and I am not often ill, which helps a lot. But I have been disheartened with the providers that I have visited in the few times that I have needed someone who can help me with a diagnosis, treatment or a prescription.[read more]

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Boomer Voice: Service Dogs Help Dementia Patients and Their Caregivers

July 24, 2013 by Joan Justice

Scotland now has a program whereby they are training assistant dogs to help elderly people with dementia. These dogs will nudge them if they get agitated, remind them to take medication, alert them if an alarm rings and be their companion throughout their daily living routine.[read more]

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Boomer Health: Top 8 Best Health Digital Resources for Boomers

July 17, 2013 by Suzie Mitchell

There are literally thousands of health, wellness, medical, fitness and caregiving apps and websites targeted to Baby Boomers. So how do we maneuver this maze? Start with this guide to the best health digital resources for Boomers for the summer of 2013.[read more]

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