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UMass Center for mHealth and Social Media In the News


The Case for Cheating on Your Diet  - November 9, 2016

 science daily

Could apps be the answer to self-managing diabetes? - October 27, 2016 

the verge   

Fitness trackers can backfire when it comes to weight loss - September 21, 2016

 woman's day

7 Healthy Habits That Will Save You Money - September 8, 2016

umms now 

Sherry Pagoto raising awareness of dangers of indoor tanning on college campuses - September 01, 2016


Smartwatch activity tracker aids mHealth researcher with run regimen - August 22, 2016

U.S. News & world report 

Are you addicted to the sun? - August 17, 2016

 Chicago tribune

Finding exercise that speaks to you, making it fun - June 27, 2016

 science daily

Current apps of weight management have not been certified by health authorities and there are no published data on their effectiveness  - June 2, 2016

U.S. News & world report

21 Days to Change a Habit? Why It's Not That Simple - May 3, 2016

 greater media newspapers

FDA is taking steps to protect U.S. minors from tanning bed exposure - May 3, 2016

 science daily

Voice-controlled nutrition tracker may aid weight loss - March 24, 2016

Do standing desks really make workers healthier? - March 23, 2016

 Parent Herald

Do Standing Desks Really Make You Healthier? The Truth Behind the Hype - March 23, 2016

 News Medical Life Sciences

Behavioral scientist shares insights about FDA's proposed rule on banning tanning bed use among minors - March 19, 2016

 Worcester Magazine

Two minutes with... Dr. Sherry Pagoto - February 18, 2016 


Exercise and Meditation Can Reduce Depressions Symptoms - February 17, 2016


Tanning salon users may have  more mood, body issues - February 4, 2016 


Health: Begin new year with journey to sensible nutrition - January 7, 2016

Study: Weight loss apps still aren’t using many established behavior change strategies - October 11, 2013

Weight-loss apps 'missing' key strategies - October 8, 2013

Nutrition Q&A: Diet can get pounds off; attitude keeps them off - October 8, 2013

Hungry for More: What Weight-Loss Apps Are Missing - October 8, 2013

Do weight-loss apps offer all that dieters need? Slim chance… - October 8, 2013


Phone apps for dieters don't work: Downloads 'lack motivational support and tips on changing behaviour' - October 7, 2013

Fad Diets Will Seem Even Crazier After You See This - September 5, 2013

The Case To End Dieting Forever - August 23, 2013

There's No Perfect Diet, Researcher Says - August 21, 2013

Should researchers abandon quest to find healthiest diet? - August 21, 2013

Low Carb, Low Fat, Whatever - Let’s Study Stick-With-It Diet Behavior - August 21, 2013

Diet Apps Don't Always Help With Motivating Weight Loss, Say Experts - August 10, 2013

Anti-sitting movement gaining followers - November 6, 2012

CommonHealth: Your Smartphone Is Smarter Than You Think - July 3, 2012

UMass researchers aim to use sensors to predict unhealthy behavior - June 27, 2012

Refer patients to Twitter for weight loss - March 8, 2012

Dieting? There's an app for fat - Virtual coaching and other online services can help people lose weight - February 13, 2012

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