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HHS HealthBeat (April 30, 2013)

Heart Health Mobile

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One in a Million Hearts

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

Managing your heart health can be done in the palm of your hand. Just ask the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation. It developed an app as part of a challenge from the Million Hearts initiative. Million Hearts aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.

Dr. Simon Lin is the project leader.

“Heart Health Mobile tracks users’ heart disease and stroke risk factors. Users enter statistics such as height, weight, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure.”

It then monitors your progress. It also asks you questions.

“Do you smoke? Do you have diabetes?”

The app lets you find locations near you where you can get blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. And you can share your progress with your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter.

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

Last revised: May 2, 2013