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HHS HealthBeat (April 22, 2013)

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Explore HHS’ Mobile Apps

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Nicholas Garlow with HHS HealthBeat.

Your health is going digital. Health applications on the go are becoming more available. The HHS initiative, Million Hearts, recently challenged developers to create an app that helps people manage their heart health.

Dr. Simon Lin and his team at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation did just that.

“Just as we need motivation to exercise and to eat healthy food, we also need those easy-to-use tools to track our health goals.”

The Heart Health Mobile app helps you manage your risk of heart disease.

HHS has also developed numerous apps around heart health, weight, women’s health, and more. You can find the full list of HHS apps on hhs.gov/digitalstrategy.

Learn more at healthfinder.gov.  

HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Nicholas Garlow.

Last revised: May 2, 2013