Tag Archives: ‘smartphones

Telemedicine apps are thriving because working moms love the convenience of their smartphones

MoMo Productions | Getty Images When Laika Kayani started to lose her voice late one night last year, she picked up her iPhone and got connected to a doctor through a video-chat service called American Well. Kayani, who works at a health-tech company in San Francisco, used the app because her young son and husband… Read More »

Smartphones, Summer Birth Could Raise Kids' Odds for Nearsightedness

Print this page TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 — Kids with summer birthdays, especially those who spend long hours playing on smartphones and tablets, might be at greater risk for vision problems, a new study suggests. Nearsightedness, also called myopia, is on the rise worldwide. It’s what eye doctors call a refractive error, meaning the eyes… Read More »

What you need to know about news stories claiming ‘smartphones speed up blindness’

August 17, 2018 Posted By Categories Kevin Lomangino is the managing editor of HealthNewsReview.org. He tweets as @KLomangino. U.S. News & World Report is one of many news outlets running a story about the potential damage smartphones can do to your eyes. The stories are almost all based on a University of Toledo, Ohio news release… Read More »