Electronic Health (e-Health)

Game-Changer: Researchers Confirm Online Tool Can Jumpstart Heart-Healthy Habits
, Electronic Health (e-Health), Health & Wellness

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and in Europe cardiovascular disease accounted for up to 47 percent of deaths…

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Can a Virtual “Health Coach” Increase Physical Activity among Older Adults?
, Electronic Health (e-Health), Health & Wellness

In the United States and many other parts of the world, all age groups show levels of physical activity below that which is medically recommended.…

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Seeking Health Information May Contribute to (or Complicate) Healthy Aging
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

Due in part to increasing Internet use by agencies, medical clinics, and users of all age groups, there is a new wealth of health information…

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A Holistic, Technological Approach to Wellness
, Electronic Health (e-Health), Health & Wellness

To help older adults stay independent, researchers and clinicians are interested in both preventing and maintaining wellness. The term “wellness” usually includes several dimensions, such…

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How News Websites Convey Cognition & Aging Issues
, Cognitive Health, Electronic Health (e-Health)

Online news media significantly influences the public’s understanding of aging. This is particularly true of the cognitive aspects of aging, as over half of Americans…

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Using YouTube for Reminiscence Therapy (RT)
, Caregiving, Electronic Health (e-Health)

Reminiscence Therapy (RT) is a popular psychosocial intervention used with dementia patients enacted in a group setting. RT involves discussion of past experiences, often facilitated…

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VA Study Suggests Older Adults Interested in E-Health
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

Past studies suggest older adults have been using the Internet more frequently as a source for health information. Surveys from the Pew Internet and American…

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Older Adults Seeking Online Health Information: Initial Findings on What, Why, and How They Search
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

Research regarding Internet use among older adults seeking health information is still relatively new. A recent ethnographic study (Harrod, 2011) was conducted in the United…

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Internet-Based Interventions can be Effective for Older Adults
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

A recent review (Aalbers et al., 2011) has found that there is a need for more systematic research on Internet-based interventions that help older adults…

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“Virtual Coaches” for Symptom Management
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

“Pretend that I am your health care practitioner and respond out loud to me… Tell me about your pain, aches, soreness, or discomfort.” Imagine hearing…

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E-Health Promotion in the U.S. & the EU
, Electronic Health (e-Health), News Headlines

Many analysts argue that e-health not only holds promise as a means of making health care more affordable and broadly available, but that it also…

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Computer training, e-Health, and improved cognitive performance
, Cognitive Health, Electronic Health (e-Health), Health & Wellness

In much of the world, older adults have taken up computer and Internet use at a rapid pace, defying stereotypes and opening up multiple avenues…

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