app http://wrvo.org en Paying for street parking in Syracuse? There's an app for that. http://wrvo.org/post/paying-street-parking-syracuse-theres-app <p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:08:54 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56949 at http://wrvo.org Paying for street parking in Syracuse? There's an app for that. App turns social media posts into charity dollars http://wrvo.org/post/app-turns-social-media-posts-charity-dollars <p></p><p>Young people today are a giving generation, according to a recent poll that shows that &nbsp;75 percent of millennials donated to causes in the calendar year. &nbsp;</p><p>But the tried and true charitable strategies of galas and golf tournaments often don't cross the generational divide. With this in mind,&nbsp;one Syracuse start-up is hoping to offer charities a chance to reach younger givers using something they relate to: social media.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:15:05 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53926 at http://wrvo.org App turns social media posts into charity dollars DietBet: How social media can lead to weight loss http://wrvo.org/post/dietbet-how-social-media-can-lead-weight-loss <p>Some people consider social media a waste of time. But what if social media could be used to motivate positive change in people? What if social media could inspire people to make healthier choices, and even lose weight?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.weightresearch.org/bio/bio_leahey.html">Dr. Tricia Leahey</a> discusses <a href="http://www.dietbetter.com/">DietBet</a>, a social networking website that challenges users to lose weight. Leahey is an assistant professor in research at Brown Medical School and the Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, and is also part of the <a href="http://www.dietbetter.com/social-dieting/advisors">DietBetter.com’s advisory team</a>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Leahey.</strong></p><p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Take Care 51528 at http://wrvo.org DietBet: How social media can lead to weight loss Smartphone app can check cholesterol in 60 seconds http://wrvo.org/post/smartphone-app-can-check-cholesterol-60-seconds <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Researchers in upstate New York have created an <a href="http://www.cornell.edu/video/smartphone-app-uses-camera-to-check-cholesterol-level" target="_blank">app that will allow users to test their cholesterol </a>levels through a blood sample that’s analyzed directly through their smartphone. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:36:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 49251 at http://wrvo.org Smartphone app can check cholesterol in 60 seconds Suicide prevention app aims to reach wider population http://wrvo.org/post/suicide-prevention-app-aims-reach-wider-population <p></p><p>New York state has one of the lowest suicide rates in the nation. But, that still translated into more than 1,600 deaths in 2011, and upstate rural communities have been identified as the most at risk.</p><p>Now the state Office of Mental Health has released a free <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/safety-plan/id695122998?ls=1&amp;mt=8" target="_blank">iPhone app</a> designed to extend the reach of their suicide prevention initiative.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:12:27 +0000 Kate O'Connell 44810 at http://wrvo.org Suicide prevention app aims to reach wider population Apps for travelers http://wrvo.org/post/apps-travelers <p>Before you go on vacation you take out the trash, check the weather, pack a suitcase, but are you updating your smartphone? This week on “Take Care,” we spoke to About.com senior <a href="http://seniortravel.about.com/bio/Nancy-Parode-33664.htm">travel writer Nancy Parode</a> on how smartphone applications can help travelers with everything from finding an urgent care to overcoming jet lag.</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear Nancy Parode's take on traveling apps.</strong></p><p> Sun, 09 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 38890 at http://wrvo.org Apps for travelers Mobile app prototype targets readmission rates, aims to lower ER and insurance costs http://wrvo.org/post/mobile-app-prototype-targets-readmission-rates-aims-lower-er-and-insurance-costs <p>A new mobile app is expected to help improve the quality of patient care across the nation. &nbsp;A team of University at Buffalo students have created it to help reduce hospital readmission rates.</p><p>Currently in the prototype stage, the <a href="https://www.gequest.com/c/hospital/visualization/352" target="_blank">“Discharge Roadmap”</a> app will help patients once they leave the hospital but allowing them and their caregivers to fully participate in the discharge planning process.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 20:08:05 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 38577 at http://wrvo.org Reading Rainbow launches new iPad app http://wrvo.org/post/reading-rainbow-launches-new-ipad-app <p>Reading Rainbow is back - but not on TV.</p><p>Host LeVar Burton has revived the popular franchise, which ran for 26 years on PBS, as an app for tablets.</p><p>The medium may be different, but the mission is the same: promoting children&#39;s literature.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:18:39 +0000 Daniel Robison 21530 at http://wrvo.org Reading Rainbow launches new iPad app