technology

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.

Plasma Energy Ablation, A New Option for Treating Endometriomas

Endometriosis is the number 1 cause of infertility in the US. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial tissue that makes up the inner lining of the uterus migrates to other places, like the ovary or pelvic wall. Endometriosis affects up to 10% of US reproductive-aged women, and, of women with endometriosis, about 35% experience infertility. So, what can we do to help women with endometriosis achieve pregnancy? Unfortunately, the number of medical treatments to increase fertility in the face of endometriosis are limited. Read on to learn about a promising new study of a new treatment, plasma energy ablation. 

Long wait times? It's all about the e-consult

High costs, long wait times, inefficient care... Technology holds promise to fix these and many more problems with the current healthcare system. In Canada, healthcare is universal, and demand for specialists like OBGYNs is high. In Ontario alone, 54,000 patients are referred to specialists every day. The average wait time to see a specialist is now 8.5 weeks. How can a healthcare system manage this high demand, making sure patients get the right care in a timely manner? Technology to the rescue.

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.