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KCETLink Steps Out with ‘City Walk’: A New Transmedia Series

From the Press Release: 

“We are excited to be able to offer an innovative multi-faceted series to our viewers and invite them to explore their public urban landscape with multiple engagement opportunities on the air, online and beyond,” said Juan Devis, Vice President, Arts and Culture Programming for KCETLink.

“We are pleased to help shepherd urban exploration into the public consciousness through walking, and encourage a healthier lifestyle.”

Launching on KCET Thursday, May 2 at 10 p.m. and on Link TV Thursday, May 9 at 8:30 EST/5:30 PSD, this unique six-part series reveals the way walking is transforming cities across America, and in the process, re-connecting us with our bodies.

 

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This may be the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. Also Martin Sheen is cooler than everyone else, I don’t care who they are

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Every Body Walk has made an inspiring documentary on why we should walk and what we gain when we do. It is well worth the 30 minutes to watch it, and well worth the share to those you care about!

The simple act of walking offers tremendous benefits for your health, the economy, and the environment. City Walk, a new six-part TV series on walking that premiered earlier this month. The focus of City Walk is to showcase how walking is transforming cities across the county and, in the process, reconnecting us with our bodies. 

Expanding on short films produced for everybodywalk.orgCity Walk explores walking for public television networks KCET and LinkTV from the perspective of experts and pedestrians. It also captures a growing nationwide effort to reverse the trend of a sedentary lifestyle by spotlighting walkable neighborhoods in major cities. The call to action: discover urban areas by foot. 

“We are excited to offer an innovative multifaceted series to our viewers and invite them to explore their public, urban landscape with multiple engagement opportunities on the air, online and beyond,” said Juan Devis, Vice President of arts and culture programming at KCETLink. “We are pleased to help shepherd urban exploration into the public consciousness through walking and encouraging a healthier lifestyle.”

City Walk brings the Every Body Walk campaign—to get adults walking 30 minutes a day, five days to achieve better health—to television, tablets, laptops, and smartphones, with messages about making walking accessible wherever you are. While everyone is starved for time, a 30-minute walk can be spliced into your day by walking to transit, walking to work, walking to lunch, walking the dog, and even taking the stairs. Try just a few of these options; you’ll be surprised how quickly the time adds up. 

“It’s a well known fact that the human body was built to walk. As a family physician, I talk to patients everyday about the importance of walking and I even write prescriptions for walking,“ said Bob Sallis, MD, of Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, CA. "A 30-minute walk, five days a week can change lives and improve health.” An avid walker and adviser to Every Body Walk, Dr. Sallis has walked in many of the locations featured in the City Walk series.

The footage in this series is brought to you in part by Every Body Walk, which has filmed inspiring stories about walking and walkable cities across the country. We have interviewed planners, academics, physicians, elected officials, executives, and parents who can’t say enough about what walking means for our cities and communities. 

Cities featured in the the series include Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Boston. The nextepisode of City Walk airs May 30 on KCET and June 6 on Link TV: DirecTV 375 and DISH 9410; monthly air dates through September 26 or you can watch the show online at kcet.org/citywalk. Visit everybodywalk.org for a host of walking resources.

The recent trend of motivational apps for smart phones takes an altruistic turn! 

Take a look at Charity Miles founder, Gene Gurkoff’s, suggestions to multi-task while getting your sweat on! 

Charity Miles is a new social app that enables you to “donate to charity without opening your wallet.” The app tracks your distance when running, walking, or biking - every mile completed earns money to help your charity change the world! 

it’s been so long since the last time that i bled that i forgot how much it SUCKS when your body takes a cheese grater to your uterine lining

my body seems to have forgotten that you have to BUILD SOMETHING UP before you can get rid of anything. but no. it’s trying so hard though. so hard to be normal. i’m proud of it. but it needs to stop because this is going to suck a lot.

you know what’s obnoxious

telling someone how their equipment is subpar and that its worth a lot less than what theyre selling it for

honestly that “getting shrunk down and exploring someone elses body” cartoon trope is probably a huge influence on why i get so freaked out by pregnancy and parasites like that shit is fucked up

A medida que Apple sigue aprobando más aplicaciones del Apple Watch nos vamos dando más cuenta del impacto que el Apple Watch puede tener en la vida cotidiana, sobretodo teniendo en cuenta las aplicaciones de salud del Apple Watch y cuales podrían ser sus ventajas respecto de otros medios de seguimiento tradicional. Sin duda el Apple Watch va a llegar para quedarse y va a plantar un estándar dentro del mundo de la medicina.

WebMD Medication Reminders

Los usuarios de esta aplicación podrán ver su horario de medicación diaria y la información acerca de si han tomado o no la dosis necesarias, además podrá leer las instrucciones de medicación y acceder a información adicional.

Todo el mundo anda (Every Body Walk!)

Esta aplicación fue creada en 2011 para apoyar a las personas a adoptar comportamientos saludables, la aplicación es sencilla y fácil de usar, por lo que es una buena opción para el Apple Watch. Esta aplicación puede establecer metas de condición física y poder ver las estadísticas a través de gráficos coloridos y fáciles de leer.

HealthTap

Te proporciona acceso instantáneo a los médicos de guardia desde cualquier Apple Watch, te conectará automáticamente con un médico de atención primaria para una vídeo consulta, sólo con tocar un botón, las consultas desde 2,99 dólares por minuto permiten una salud asequible y disponible para las personas con problemas de movilidad.

Vocera

Esta aplicación permitirá a los usuarios gestionar rápidamente las comunicaciones entre sanitarios, trabajando con alertas y mensajes de otros miembros de servicios de salud o registros electrónicos de salud como el EHR.

Dexcom y sus aplicaciones

Permitirá a los usuarios monitorizar en directo el sistema de glucosa desde el Apple Watch. No sólo permitirá a los usuarios ver su propia información a cerca de la glucosa de su cuerpo sino que también podrá alertar a sus padres o cuidadores a cerca de esta información.

Cerner HealtheLife

Como alugnas de las otras, nos permitirá hacer más fácil la vida de los pacientes con recordatorios y notificaciones push de su información médica, así como un seguimiento continuo de los datos de salud junto con un tablero de visualización métrico muy completo que recoge información a cerca de nuestras visitas al médico.

El artículo Las aplicaciones de salud del Apple Watch ha sido originalmente publicado en Actualidad iPhone.

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Apple Watch gains pill reminders, doctor consultations & more from a dozen new healthcare apps

As Apple continues to approve more Apple Watch apps following the device going up for pre-order late last week, a long list of healthcare companies are showing off apps for the Apple Watch at the HIMSS 2015 conference this week in Chicago.

Inlcuded are apps from HCSC, WebMD, Kaiser Permanente, Dexcom, HealthTap, Vocera and many others, enabling everything from health records for patients to medication reminders and continuous glucose monitoring on the Apple Watch. Head below for a full list of healthcare apps for Apple Watch on show:

WebMD Medication Reminders

“When users open the WebMD Apple Watch app, they’ll see their daily medication schedule and information about whether or not they’ve taken a required dose. They will also be able to read medication instructions, such as whether to take a pill with food, and access additional in-depth information on their iPhone via Handoff.”

Every Body Walk! app from Kaiser Permanente

“The Every Body Walk! app was originally created for smartphones in 2011 to support anyone interested in tracking their activity and taking steps to make healthy behavior change. The app is simple and easy to use, making it a good fit for the Apple Watch format. Consumers can use the app to set fitness goals, track activity and view statistics at a glance through colorful and easy-to-read graphics.”

Centered app from Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)

“A holistic approach to stress management by allowing users to track their daily physical activity while providing guidance for mindful meditation exercises to help reduce stress levels and improve overall health.”

cFHR app from Anthem and CareEvolution

The app is designed to make it convenient and simple for consumers to receive alerts, review new medical information and manage their health care from their wrist. Consumers would be notified of suggested preventive screenings, gaps in disease management and prescription refills, and potential drug interactions – consider it a tap on the wrist reminder

Vocera app

“The Vocera app for Apple Watch will allow users to rapidly manage life-critical communications by viewing and responding to prioritized calls, alerts, and messages from other care team members, Electronic Health Records (EHR) and clinical systems, including critical lab values and STAT orders.”

HealthTap

“HealthTap provides instant access to doctors on call 24/7 from anywhere right from any Apple Watch. The revolutionary HealthTap DocNow App for Apple Watch connects you immediately to a primary care doctor for a video consult, all at the tap of a button. With consults at just $2.99 per minute, affordable healthcare is now available to people who need instantaneous access to doctors.”

Dexcom Follow and Dexcom Share2

Updates to Dexcom’s two mobile apps will allow users of its Continuous Glucose Monitor System to track everything straight from Apple Watch. The apps will not only let users view their own glucose information, but also invite others– parents or caregivers for example– to monitor the data from their own Apple Watch.

Mediasafe

The Medisafe Apple Watch app offers customers an entirely new channel of medication management right from their wrist.

Drchrono

– Apple Watch Support
– Appointment List
– New Messages
– New Chats
– Notifications for New Patient Arrivals
– Notifications for New Messages
– Notifications for New Chats
– Notifications for New Labs
– Notifications for New eRx Refills

Doximity

“On the Doximity Apple Watch app, doctors can send and receive messages, get notifications for faxes and manage their colleague invites.”

Cerner HealtheLife

Cerner’s newly-released iOS 8 HealtheLife app is designed to make it easier for patients to manage their health from Apple Watch, with push notification reminders to track health data and a display dashboard for tracked metrics.


Filed under: Apple Watch, Apps Tagged: Apple watch, doctor consultations, fitness, Health, healthcare apps, medical records, pill reminders

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