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Major update for popular heart health app

screen-shot-2016-06-07-at-17-06-19If you haven’t made any resolutions for 2017, there’s still time to commit to improving your cardiovascular health. And a Stanford Medicine app can help you do just that.

MyHeart Count’s new 2.0 version provides people with tools and reminders to track their heart health -- and users can also provide valuable data to researchers who are trying to learn both more about cardiovascular health and how to inspire people to behave in healthier ways.

The new app helps users develop better scores for their heart age and their risk for heart attack or stroke by encouraging better sleep habits, more frequent activity, standing up at work and longer walks.

Poor cardiovascular scores are associated with an increased risk for heart attacks, strokes, hypertension, loss of vision and, of course, death. But: “Physical activity can reduce the risk of heart disease by 50 percent,” says Euan Ashley, MD, PhD, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine.

I describe more about the new version of the app in this article, and this article discusses the latest research results generated by the app.

Download the new version of the app on iTunes.

For 2017, live long and prosper!

Previously: Genetic research now integrated into Stanford's MyHeart Counts appStanford’s MyHeart Counts app reaches overseas to Hong Kong and the UKA look at the MyHeart Counts app and the potential of mobile technologies to improve human health and MyHeart Counts app debuts with a splash
Photo by: MyHeart Counts 2.0 screenshot

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