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Are Health Apps Beneficial for Healthy People?

May 12, 20159 min
Widely available, health apps aim to encourage people to adopt healthy behaviors ranging from weight loss to physical activity.If you’re looking to be more proactive about your health and fitness, “there’s an app for that” rings true for you.Health apps have the potential to make a broad impact on the health of the general population, argues some. But others explain that there's not enough evidence to support such claims and suggests that health apps may even be harmful.John P. Higgins MD is here to discuss health and fitness apps and whether they're good or bad for people who are healthy.

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