Mind over Matter: Using Technology to Improve Wellness.

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Summary of "Mind over Matter: Using Technology to Improve Wellness."

Wellness-the balance of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health for the overall health benefit of the individual-is a growing concern, particularly for professionals in the medical field. Although wellness is usually viewed in opposition to technology, more digital devices and mobile applications are emerging to support wellness for health consumers. This wellness technology seeks to improve the overall health of the user through increasing calm and decreasing stress. This column will explain what wellness technology is, concerns over its widespread application, examples of wellness devices on the market currently, and an overview of where it is being applied in libraries.


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Name: Medical reference services quarterly
ISSN: 1540-9597
Pages: 177-183


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