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Medicine goes mobile with smartphone apps, devices

Doctors, developers hope 'mHealth' will lead to lower healthcare costs

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  • Writer: Rachel Rogers
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Thanks to smartphones, email, video games and photo sharing are available at the touch of a finger. 

But attach a special case and that same phone can produce an electrocardiogram (EKG) from the electrical impulses in your hand and send it to a doctor.

“It’s a neat little device,” says E.B. Fox, who uses a heart monitor and app from AliveCor to keep track of his arrhythmia.

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