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App of the Week: Loss It!

July 11, 2014

Best App for Weight Loss: Lose It!

As the winner of the Surgeon General’s Healthy Apps Challenge, this app is ideal for anyone wanting to shed a few pounds. Lose It works like a personal trainer in your palm by recommending a calorie budget for the day and reminding you to record food intake and exercise — a proven weight loss strategy. Tracking foods is easy using the barcode product scanner. Users can also share their weight loss and fitness progress reports with friends via Facebook and Twitter.

Available for: iPhone and Android

 

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September 29, 2014

This is the official FluView Influenza-Like Illness Activity mobile application created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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September 22, 2014

Fantasy heroes from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” to the “Avengers” have found that teaming up tends to bring success – but real-life teamwork in Public Health is also successful – and celebrated – thanks to a CISCO Collaboration Hero Award. Southwest Health District’s CenteringPregnancy® program is being highlighted with videos and a full case study as a result of that honor.   

September 22, 2014

Montezuma’s revenge, Delhi belly, or travelers’ diarrhea—whatever you call it, it can ruin your international trip. Help prevent travelers’ diarrhea by using CDC’s Can I Eat This? app.

Select the country you’re in and answer a few simple questions about what you’re thinking about eating or drinking, and Can I Eat This? will tell you whether it’s likely to be safe. With Can I Eat This?, you can be more confident that your food and drink choices won’t make you spend your international trip in the bathroom.