Combining behavioral & data sciences to optimize chronic disease management

Digital tools have become an essential part of our lives. Online calendars guide our daily routine; Waze and Google Maps plan our routes – warning us of traffic or an accident ahead; websites and apps recommend restaurants nearby; and this is just to name a few. These technologies direct and redirect us, offering optimal guidance … Read more

INVEST Pitch Perfect winner: Vincere Health offers underserved patients a holistic solution to quit smoking

From left: Shalen De Silva, CEO and co-founder of Vincere Health, and Jake Keteyian, the company’s president and co-founder. Smoking rates have declined over the decades by two-thirds since the Surgeon General warned of the consequences of lighting up more than 50 years ago. But today about 1 in 7, or nearly 13%, of adults … Read more

Lions continue to roar atop USA TODAY Sports / NFCA High School Super 25

Details Category: High School News Created: 05 May 2022 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Lake Creek and Oaks Christian – the two teams with Lion mascots atop the USA TODAY Sports / NFCA High School Super 25 – kept winning to remain undefeated and in full control with playoff games looming. No. 1 Lake Creek (32-0) has … Read more

Post-Floyd probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis police

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minneapolis Police Department has engaged in a pattern of race discrimination for at least the past decade, including stopping and arresting Blacks at a higher rate than whites, using force more often on people of color and maintaining a culture where racist language is tolerated, a state investigation launched … Read more

Why Glen Tullman is backing virtual diabetes clinic

Diabetes management can be time-consuming, cumbersome and expensive. Particularly for those who are uninsured or underinsured, it can also be unaffordable and inaccessible, according to the leaders of startup So instead of offering to help navigate the existing health system, the San Diego-based virtual diabetes clinic is setting out to create a completely new … Read more

‘We’re on a business trip:’ Huskers keep focus high and foot on the gas to push win streak to 17 | Softball

The Bowlin Stadium outfield was littered with Easter eggs for a kids’ event following Saturday’s softball game between Nebraska and Minnesota. It seemed appropriate with the way the Huskers peppered the field with softballs moments earlier. Riding a long streak, Nebraska piled on more hits (14) and more runs in an 11-0, five-inning win against … Read more

IBM dumping Watson Health is an opportunity to reevaluate artificial intelligence

Scientists marked the 1970s and 1990s as two distinct “AI winters,” when sunny forecasts for artificial intelligence yielded to gloomy pessimism as projects failed to live up to the hype. IBM sold its AI-based Watson Health to a private equity firm earlier this year for what analysts describe as salvage value. Could this transaction signal … Read more