digital health

With 1,116 Period Tracker Apps, How Can You Choose?

If you search for a period tracker app on the iTunes store, you will get about 1,116 results. That's what happened when a group of researchers from Columbia University decided to sort and rank existing menstrual cycle apps. Read on to learn about their favorites and findings.

10/14/16 This Week's Must Read Women's Health Articles

I'm trying out a new feature for the Friday blog post this week in the hopes that I can pack more cutting edge women's health updates into your inbox! Four times a day I feature highlights from the top women's health stories on Twitter @elmtreemedical. Here, I'll feature the top 5 most interesting and loved stories from the week with a brief summary for your skimming pleasure. This week's topics include: over-screening risks of mammography, acupressure for labor induction, no-strings-attached prenatal financial support, Kaiser's quiet digital health revolution, and timing of delivery for vasa previa. I hope you enjoy the new format!

Which baby monitor should you buy this holiday?

The Holiday Season is in full swing. While many of us have tried a movement/ heart rate/ temperature monitor for ourselves, what about for babies? For those shopping for gifts for new parents and their newborns, it may be tempting to dive into the tech. Here is the low-down on three popular, new high-tech solutions for watching your baby’s every move and monitoring her every heartbeat.