Joint Juice launches joint health assessment on website
SAN FRANCISCO Joint Juice last week announced the launch of a comprehensive joint health assessment that consumers can take at JointJuice.com.
The assessment determines the condition of a the joints based on a series of 15 questions regarding Body Mass Index, diet, exercise, lifestyle and joint health history. The joint health assessment also features joint health tips from Joint Juice founder Kevin Stone and fitness tips from celebrity marathoner Dean Karnazes.
“An active lifestyle begins with healthy joints and there are several simple steps individuals can take to keep their joints young — such as weight loss, regular exercise or taking crucial vitamins and minerals, including glucosamine and chrondroitin,” Stone said. “The Joint Health Assessment provides an easy tool for individuals to evaluate their joint health and take proactive steps to improve it.”
A&D Medical showcases mobile applications at expo
SAN JOSE, Calif. A&D Medical products were showcased in several new mobile solutions at the European Connected Health Campus Exhibition and the Continua Health Alliance Summer Summit, both in Belfast, Northern Ireland last week. Focusing on applications of telehealth technologies for disease management and prevention, the ECH Exhibition housed a multitude of monitoring solutions incorporating A&D Medical devices.
The showcase included three separate applications running on the HTC Nexus One mobile phone with Android operating system 2.1. These new mobile solutions from A&D Medical assist Continua in expanding the reach of connected health solutions, spurring innovation that may help foster global implementation and adoption.
A&D Medical previously announced the development and demonstration of its own branded Android application for blood pressure and weight monitoring at the American Telemedicine Association meeting last month. New applications put forth by Lamprey Networks and Andago expand on Android connectivity options with A&D Medical devices. Lamprey Networks in particular demonstrated a software stack and application incorporating Continua architecture to enable connectivity with Continua-certified devices and the Nexus One phone.
Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus, trade associations discuss importance of supplements
WASHINGTON The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus, in cooperation with the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Natural Products Association, held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week to discuss the important role of dietary supplements in the ongoing wellness and prevention conversation.
The briefing included discussion of how supplements fit into the shifting of a system based on diagnosis and treatment to one of prevention and wellness. With the passage of healthcare reform, the wellness and prevention paradigm is gaining added attention as Americans look for ways to stay healthy longer — and dietary supplements are one of the tools consumers should consider.
“Supplements used properly help prevent disease and promote good health as part of an overall healthy lifestyle,” commented Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo. “Scientific evidence strongly suggests that the use of daily dietary supplements would be an effective way to address nutritional gaps” in deficient populations, he added.
The luncheon briefing featured speaker David Grotto, a registered dietician and president of Nutrition Housecall, who discussed the important role of dietary supplements as part of a well-rounded nutrition program, particularly for those who don’t get all their nutrients from food alone. “We know that a healthy diet and lifestyle, along with appropriate dietary supplements, can really make a difference in helping to mitigate” health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and stroke, Grotto said.