Flickr CC Clive Darra ios apps taken Aug 12, 2012By Joanna Manero, BS,Research Assistant, Graduate Assistant,Master’s Degree StudentIt seems like whatever task you can think of, there’s an App, or mobile Smartphone application, that can do just what you need. Why wouldn’t there be? The App industry is huge and positioned to clinch the market of 64% of Americans that own a Smartphone device.As healthcare professionals, it is our job to evolve and find innovative ways to reach our clients to give them the best and most up to date information. Incorporating Apps in your current practice may help. Tune into Justine Karduck and Kirsten DiFilippo’s webinar on Wednesday, September 21st at 11:00 AM EDT to learn about the evidence to support or disprove the use of Apps in nutrition education. You will also learn how Apps can fit into your current practice, and how to evaluate an App.If you are new to using Apps in your practice and decide to give it a try, you may be wondering if Apps are regulated in any way. Apple just launched a strict new set of guidelines for health and medical related Apps. In addition to the guidelines already in place, the updated guidelines focus on privacy protection, inaccurate data, and preventing harmful behavior. Apple has put emphasis on Apps that are used to diagnose or treat patients. These features will now require FDA approval. To learn more about the guidelines in place, visit the links below.These guidelines make our job of selecting Apps for practice a little easier. However, an App that works for one person may not work for the others. It is important to understand your client and their goals. Tune into the webinar to learn more about this process.Are you using Apps in your practice? If so, leave us a comment below and tell us about your experience!References:http://mobihealthnews.com/content/apples-updated-app-store-guidelines-place-added-scrutiny-health-medical-appshttp://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DigitalHealth/MobileMedicalApplications/default.htmhttp://www.pewinternet.org/2015/04/01/us-smartphone-use-in-2015/This was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.
McLaren’s Fernando Alonso, who made a big impression in the Indianapolis 500 this year, could enter the Daytona 24 Hours sportscar race in January ahead of a later attempt to win Le Mans.The double Formula One world champion, now confirmed for another year at McLaren, told reporters at the US Grand Prix that Daytona was under consideration.”The first priority was to finalise the F1 deal and now that is done, I will look at the other options,” he said when asked specifically about Daytona.”For the Indy 500 it was a nice experience, I felt very competitive but it was a big challenge that I took from zero, from no testing, not any similar race before it.”If I want to prepare Le Mans, maybe there are other possibilities to prepare Le Mans a little bit better than I prepared the Indy 500.”Relax, he’s staying ???Full story as @alo_oficial extends his @McLarenF1 deal >> https://t.co/wgOXdeGRn8 pic.twitter.com/VqrK6Fx8aA- Formula 1 (@F1) October 19, 2017McLaren executive director Zak Brown said Alonso’s new multi-year agreement allows him to race in other events so long as the Formula One team’s activities are not compromised.Alonso missed the Monaco Grand Prix to race at Indianapolis this year but that was fully sanctioned by the team and Honda because of their dismal performance in the Formula One championship.He’s signed a new contract, now time to get McLaren “back where they belong”, says Alonso #F1 #USGP ??º?? pic.twitter.com/71CIWoDu47advertisement- Formula 1 (@F1) October 19, 2017McLaren expect to be much more competitive next season with a switch to Renault engines but Le Mans would still be a possibility because that endurance classic does not clash with any grand prix.”If Fernando wants to do Daytona and we have a seat available, we would put his name on it happily,” said Brown, whose United Autosports team has an entry to that race.”We’ve started joking around about it, and we saw where jokes got us last time,” added the American.Alonso first started discussing the Indy 500 with Brown after a comment made in jest before Formula One’s Australian season-opener in March.”Zak asked me (about) my ambitions and my plans for the future. So I mentioned the Triple Crown. To be the best driver in the world,” Alonso said back in April when relating how the Indy plan came about.”I have to either win eight world championships, and have one more than Michael Schumacher, or be winning different series.”The Triple Crown — variously interpreted as the F1 championship, Le Mans and Indy 500 or the Monaco GP and the same two races — has been achieved only by Briton Graham Hill.Alonso has won both Monaco and the world championship and led at Indianapolis before his car’s Honda engine expired. The Spaniard said he had not yet spoken to any team about a Le Mans race seat.”If the opportunity comes, I will try to exploit that opportunity,” he said.”If that is something that makes sense, as we did with the Indy 500, we will try to do it.”