No Two Alike: How Mobile Can Help You Reach Today’s Diverse Families

The demographic structure of the modern American family is shaped by many forces including race, socioeconomic status, marital status, sexual orientation, fertility, and gender. To break it down further, there is family structure: nuclear or traditional (two biological parents and children), extended or multigenerational (grandparents, parents and children), single parent, parents living apart or divorced, […]

Preventing Maternal Deaths: How Can Mobile Help?

For an industrialized nation, the U.S. has a staggering number of pregnancy-related deaths. Tragically, 700 women die each year due to complications from childbirth, with black women affected more than other groups. And the number is growing: The maternal mortality rate rose 26% from 2000 to 2014. Perhaps the most alarming fact is that over […]

The Sandwich Generation: Helping Employees in the Middle Navigate Care for Parents and Children

By Nancy Roberts Recently, it occurred to me that I have become a card-carrying member of the “sandwich” generation. In addition to working full time and co-parenting my 10-year-old stepson, I’ve had to take on some responsibilities for my elderly parents, both of whom are dealing with health issues. After years of writing about this […]

Childhood Resilience: Mobile Tools Can Help Parents Foster Emotional Health

By Nancy Roberts, Lead Content Manager We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the importance of resilience – the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or adapt to serious hardship. Studies have shown that resilience is a key driver in the emotional – and often, physical – health of both children and adults. (Children, July 2018) But […]

How Do You Reduce Bias and Discrimination in Healthcare? Empower Women!

The path to a diagnosis and treatment is often murky for women, as studies show that their health concerns are often overlooked or undervalued. A recent New York Times article addressed the bias and discrimination some women face in a healthcare setting. Among the sobering statistics were the following: In a University of Pennsylvania study, […]