License: Licensed by authors Source: The authors / Shutterstock Copyright: The authors / evrymmnt URL: Press Contact: Caitlin Krutsick | This peer-reviewed study indicates promise for widespread adoption of virtual chronic obstructive pulmonary disease management tools, with high engagement and satisfaction. NEW HAVEN, Conn., Mar. 18, 2022 – Wellinks®, a digital health care company offering the first-ever integrated, virtual Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) management solution, today announced results from a study that found that older adults with COPD were highly engaged and satisfied with Wellinks. The peer-reviewed research was published in JMIR Formative Research. These findings are significant as COPD is the third leading cause ofRead More →

Source: Pexels Copyright: Solen Feyissa URL: License: Licensed by JMIR     A Look at Twitter Users Hannah Stevens and Karen Nikos-Rose March 9, 2022 As COVID-19 upended societal norms when it swept through the United States in 2020, a second pandemic—or “infodemic”—was also on the rise. An analysis of Twitter users by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and University of Texas, Austin, suggests that Republican-identifying people who believe their local government has positive intentions are vulnerable to believing politically fueled COVID-19 misinformation. The study did not find the same trend among Democrat-identifying Twitter users. The article, published in JMIR Infodemiology in February 2022, aims to shed light on the cognitive processesRead More →

Source: Pexels Copyright: SHVETS production URL:… License: Licensed by JMIR     Kirkland, WA (March 9, 2022) – A new study published in the open access journal JMIR Public Health and Surveillance shows that a digital cessation app to quit smoking can draw a diverse audience, including at-risk and underrepresented groups. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco use continues to be the leading preventable cause of death, disease, and disability in the United States. For years, the state of Washington has been investing in helping residents quit tobacco. In 2015, the state broadened its offering to include free access toRead More →

License: Licensed by JMIR Source: iStock by Getty Images Copyright: nicomenijes URL: March 3, 2022 By: Chris Tachibana, PhD Telemedicine surged with the COVID-19 pandemic. But does offering care by phone or video improve or worsen disparities? Should policies to facilitate telemedicine become permanent? The dramatic rise in telemedicine is documented in a study by LDI Fellows Ari Friedman, Hummy Song, Angela T Chen, Alon Bergman, and Guy David, collaborating with the data team from Independence Blue Cross based in southeast Pennsylvania. Using claims data, they found that weekly telemedicine visits among plan members increased from a mean of 773 before pandemic stay-at-home orders to more thanRead More →

License: Creative Commons Attribution + Noncommercial + NoDerivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) Source: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Copyright: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare URL: License: CC-BY-NC-ND WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, March 01, 2022 — A new report from Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation was published today in the journal JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies evaluating the effect of a new balance perturbation module on balance impairments following an acute stroke. The study, HYPERLINK A Novel Body Weight–Supported Postural Perturbation Module for Gait and Balance Rehabilitation After Stroke: Preliminary Evaluation Study, demonstrates that balance perturbations in a recently developed and not-yet-reported balance perturbation program for the Aretech LLC ZeroG body weight support system positivelyRead More →