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

DC shooting: Suspect in DC shooting that wounded 4 is dead, police say

Washington CNN – The suspect in a shooting in northwest Washington, DC, that left four people wounded on Friday afternoon has died, DC Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee said. “The suspect that we believe is responsible for this is now deceased,” said Contee, who declined to name the suspect pending notification of next of … 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

US sanctions Putin’s adult children, bans all new investment in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on agriculture via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on April 5, 2022. Mikhail Klimentyev AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The United States on Wednesday announced it would impose a new slate of sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, and that … 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

Washington State Suing Companies Behind 200,000 Deceptive Letters to Small Business Owners | Local

SEATTLE – Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed consumer protection lawsuits against two companies and their owners for sending more than 210,000 deceptive letters to small business owners in Washington state. The letters deceptively appear to originate from the government, and demand payment for a “Certificate of Status” or a workplace poster that are available … Read more