KTSF 26 | October 21, 2020 | Report by Wan Ruoquan

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The Joe & Emmy Liu Foundation founded by Liu Yanliang, a senior semiconductor technologist in the Bay Area, has completed the LiuLife app, the nation’s first public welfare application for chronic diseases prevention.

Maintaining good eating and exercise habits is the only way to maintain health. Everyone knows that this is a cliché, but it is very difficult to practice it. According to CDC statistics, 90% of the national health care budget is spent on treating 60% of Americans with chronic diseases.

The Joe & Emmy Liu Foundation, established by Liu Yanliang, a veteran of the Bay Area semiconductors, completed the Liu Life app, the nation’s first free public welfare application to prevent chronic diseases.

Liu Yanliang said: “The Harvard School of Public Health conducted a 32-year long study, tracking 100,000+ candidates since 1980. They found that you only need to follow five simple healthy living habits. As long as you follow these five very simple healthy lifestyle choices, you extend your lifespan for 10.7 years. This is scientifically based. Under this inspiration, we start to look at other schools, like Stanford University.”

These five lifestyle habits are healthy diet, exercise, no smoking, no alcoholism, and stress management.

LiuLife app is developed and designed by a team of doctors and public health experts with professional knowledge. In addition to the above five elements, plus ten positive indicators including physical, psychological, financial planning, social support, and medical behavior, as well as three negative index allows everyone to do a self-check to determine on whether they are engaged in behaviors that can lead to long-term illness within two minutes and score their own health.

Liu Yanliang said: “Because our app, by its definition, it is a self-test. When you go to the doctor, he will also ask you these things. You can check it yourself. Check it once a month. You don’t need to check it every day. Do it once a month and ask yourself whether you have done these 13 questions. If you fail to do it, the score will be lower.”

Although Liu Yanliang is a scientific and technological person, he has experience with medical equipment and long-term care. He said that the ultimate goal is to reduce the rate of Americans suffering from chronic diseases, so that more people can lead an independent, quality and dignified old age.

Liu Yanliang said: “The Singaporean government is already promoting the action. We have not yet. I want to say that our foundation should invest in this area to remind people across the United States that chronic diseases can be prevented.”

This app can be downloaded for free on iOS and Android systems, and only needs to be tested once a month.

People interested can find out more information online at http://liulife.org

Original Text:

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灣區資深半導體科技人劉燕良的劉氏基金會,完成了全美首個免費預防長期病的公益應用程式Liu Life app。

保持良好的飲食及運動習慣,是維持健康的不二法門,大家都知道這是老生常談,但要實踐起來卻非常的困難,根據CDC的統計,美國人當中,60%患有慢性病    的人,花費了全國90%的健康照護預算。

灣區資深半導體人士劉燕良成立的劉氏基金會,完成了全美首個免費預防長期病的公益應用程式Liu Life app。

劉燕良說:「哈佛大學的公共衛生學院,他們做了一個32年的、從1980年開始追蹤十萬個候選人,做了32年的研究,他們發現你只要根據五樣很簡單的健康生活習慣,你只要遵照五樣很簡單健康的生活習慣,你就可以多活10.7年,這是有科學根據,我們在這個啟發下面,我們開始看其他的學校,像史丹佛大學。」

這五項生活習慣就是飲食、運動、不抽菸、不酗酒、有減壓管理。

Liu Life app是由醫生公共健康專家等具專業知識的團隊研發設計,除了上述五項要素,再加上包括身體、心理、財務規劃、社會支援、求醫行為等十種正向指

數,以及三種負面指數,讓每個人能在兩分鐘之內,對自己是否從事會導致長期病的行為做一個自我檢查,也就是為自己的健康打分數。

劉燕良說:「因為我們這個應用程式,從它的定義來講,它是一個自我檢測,你去看醫生,他也會問你這些話,你就自己檢查,每個月檢查一次,不需要每天 做,每個月做一次,自己問這13個問題是否有做到,沒做到分數就比較低。」

劉燕良說:「新加坡政府已經在推廣動作,我們還沒有,我想說我們這個基金會應該做這方面的投資,提醒喚醒全美國的老百姓知道,長期病是可以預防的。」

劉燕良雖然是科技人,但有接觸醫療器材及長照的經驗,他說最終目的就是希望降低美國人罹患慢性病的比率,更多人能過著獨立、有品質與尊嚴的老年生活。

這個應用程式可以在iOS和Android系統免費下載,一個月只需要檢測一次。有興趣的民眾,可以上網了解更多資訊,網址:http://liulife.org

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