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Letter from the Editor, #659

Jan 11, 2013

As I write this, I’m on the last day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and if you switch on any television news show you are bound to see all the new TV’s, computers and phones.

However what you may not know is that the digital health market has grown tremendously. Three years ago there were four exhibitors in the healthcare section. Because of the growth in technology and the desire of all segments of healthcare to monitor, motivate and record outcomes there were over 150 exhibitors here this year. We are currently working on a "Best of" CES feature and will have that for you in the next week.

One simple-to-use product which stood out was the HAPIfork which is part of the HAPILABS whole health app program. I spoke with creator Jacques Lépine and he shared that he feels this simple device can really make a difference.

With the New Year we have discussed the problems our patients have sticking to their new goals. This week Sheri Colberg, PhD, has a great handout for your patients on "How to Avoid Becoming One of the Many Exercise Dropouts."


The TCOYD Continuing Medical Education Program offers a unique opportunity to bridge patient and professional education, demonstrating the link between clinical lessons in the classroom to the real life patient experience. Find out more here.

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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief