WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of February as American Heart Month, CTIA-The Wireless Association® is highlighting a few of the wireless products and services that may help consumers improve their heart health and live healthier lives. Unfortunately, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. with an American experiencing a coronary event every 25 seconds and almost one every minute will die from it. To help consumers improve their heart health, CTIA's February edition of "Wonder of Wireless" (WOW) webcast and blog (http://blog.ctia.org) talk with health experts and app creators on how consumers can use wireless to receive better quality of care and practice preventative and wellness living while reducing costs.
- INSIDER INTERVIEW – Wireless applications are improving health and healthcare systems in the U.S. Ann McGrath, Director of Leadership Summits at World Congress, says consumers demand wireless technologies that improve the delivery of care by helping them incorporate preventative and wellness lifestyles. In addition, wireless innovations have pushed the boundaries of technology's impact on improving a patient's quality of care while decreasing costs.
- POLICY POINT – Whether it's remote monitoring or tracking weight loss, wireless technology may help consumers improve heart health and live healthier. CTIA takes a look at some of the new mobile products and services that are available to keep one's heart healthy.
- WIRELESS AT WORK – U.S. Preventive Medicine's Chairman and CEO Chris Fey showcases Macaw, a wireless application that uses preventative medicine tools to help consumers reduce their risk factors that cause poor health. Macaw uses a variety of health information inputs to determine how healthy the user is living and recommendations for changes to their daily routine so they may live a healthier and longer life.
- WIRELESS LIFESAVER – When Amber Engel went into labor at her home on Valentine's Day, she and her husband, Jeremy, immediately rushed to the hospital. On their way, they became snarled in rush hour traffic as Amber's labor was progressing rapidly. When it became clear that the baby was going to arrive before they reached the hospital, they pulled over and Jeremy used his cellphone to dial 911 and received real-time medical assistance to safely deliver their healthy baby. Shortly after, first responders, including firefighters, police and paramedics arrived on the scene.
To watch the February WOW webcast, please visit: http://www.ctia.org/consumer_info/wow/index.cfm/2012/02/.
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
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