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Can you trust your healthcare app?

Sarah K. White | Sept. 9, 2015
Technology has changed healthcare, but just because an app or wearable device makes healthy claims, doesn't mean you should trust it. Chances are the app or device hasn't been reviewed or approved by the FDA.

While our technology has certainly brought major advancements in the realm of healthcare, including affordable 3D printed prosthetics, electronic healthcare records and even telemedicine, it certainly doesn't mean you should trust every mHealth app or device. Without FDA regulation, it's important to ensure that the apps you download aren't making false medical claims, and to consult your physician before relying on the data from an mHealth app or wearable.

 

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