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

Dealing With Uncertainty Is A Science: Use It!

Here are six straightforward steps to making better decisions and regaining a sense of calm and … [+] control. getty We humans hate uncertainty. Our brains treat it like a threat and trigger us to avoid it. Yet, since the pandemic, there’s been no getting around it: Making decisions without as much confidence as we’d … 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

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

Why Leaders Need To Prioritize Their Team’s Mental Health

Mental health is having its long overdue moment in the workplace. More and more people have come to recognize just how significant of an impact anxiety, depression, burnout and other mental health issues can have on an individual’s well-being. The COVID-19 pandemic brought many of these issues to the forefront, in part because it revealed … Read more

Public Health Workers Focus On Community, Wellness | News, Sports, Jobs

A member of the county’s Public Health Department was pictured during a rapid test clinic in 2020. Submitted Photo Editor’s note: April 4-10 is National Public Health Week. This article highlights some public health workers in Chautauqua County. When you get sick, you may go to the doctor’s office for medication and treatment to get … Read more

Mental health coaching can be a solution for mild issues

Employers and health plans today face a growing responsibility for providing mental health care for their members. In fact, a recent survey facilitated by Teladoc Health found that 8 in 10 mental health support seekers are comfortable using mental health resources offered through an employer. But for those considering a solution, or even reevaluating their … 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

A New Business Platform Provides A New Kind Of Peace Of Mind

As the world emerges from COVID, it is clear that wellness and self-care have become a priority for many. Consumers across the globe are increasing their spending on personal health, appearance, fitness, and more. Wellness is here to stay, it seems, in more ways than one. According to McKinsey, the estimated global wellness market is … Read more