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

New study finds omicron no less severe than earlier variants, and not just more transmissible

A new study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School among others has found that the omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is just as severe as earlier variants, and not more transmissible but no less severe, as previously thought. The study was based on records of 130,000 COVID patients in Massachusetts and … Read more

Symptoms of mysterious liver disease affecting children, Covid links

Health experts are investigating the likely cause of a new childhood liver disease, which was first reported in the UK in January 2022, and whether it bears any connection to the coronavirus. Fs Productions | Tetra Images | Getty Images Japan has detected its first probable case of a mysterious liver disease that has so … Read more

Task force’s updated guidelines do not recommend daily aspirin for heart health for most adults

CNN – After years of recommending regular aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke, scientists now see little benefit for most healthy people, and say it may contribute to a risk of bleeding in your stomach or brain that goes up as you get older. The US Preventive Service Task Force has finalized its latest … Read more

William Husel: Ohio doctor accused of overprescribing fentanyl to the dying found not guilty of murder

CNN – The Ohio doctor accused of overprescribing fentanyl to his critically ill patients and hastening their deaths was found not guilty of 14 counts of murder on Wednesday. William Husel and his attorney embraced at the defense table after the 14th and final not guilty verdict was read in court. He was subsequently discharged … Read more

Brave Health and The Doula Network Partner to Support Maternal Mental Health for Medicaid Populations

Partnership will meet growing demand for timely, accessible behavioral health services for new and expecting mothers MIAMI, April 20, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Brave Health, a virtual-first behavioral health provider focused on serving Medicaid populations, today announced a new partnership with The Doula Network (TDN), a Medicaid provider committed to improving access to doula … Read more

Oxford Science Enterprises Appoints Richard Laxer, Former Chairman and CEO of GE Capital, as a Non-Executive Director

OXFORD, England, April 19, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Oxford Science Enterprises, the Science Business Builder which transforms world-leading science from the University of Oxford into world-changing businesses, today announces the appointment of Richard Laxer to its Board of Directors, as an independent non-executive director. Richard is a veteran of GE Capital, serving the company … Read more

Why Glen Tullman is backing virtual diabetes clinic 9am.health

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 9am.health. 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

Evofem Announces Karina Fedasz as Company’s New Head of Business Development

Fedasz will Focus on Opening New Markets for Evofem’s First – and Only – in-Class Contraceptive, Phexxi┬« (lactic acid, citric acid, and potassium bitartrate) SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Evofem Biosciences, Inc., (Nasdaq: EVFM) today announced the appointment of Karina Fedasz as its Head of Business Development. At Evofem, Karina will … Read more