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Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

April 14, 2014 3:28 pm by | 2 Comments

The applications for Google Glass in healthcare often come in for criticism for the hype surrounding the spectacles. After all, it’s a little early to pronounce it as the future…


Google hires UCSF geneticist who figured out how to stop aging in roundworms

Google hires UCSF geneticist who figured out how to stop aging in roundworms

April 20, 2014 5:22 am by | 0 Comments

Google’s mysterious health venture dedicated to extending human life has quietly lured a prominent scientist away from UCSF, The Chronicle has learned.
The university confirmed that Cynthia Kenyon, a biochemistry and biophysics professor acclaimed for …


One Medical scoops up another $40M fresh off addition of telehealth, corporate programs

One Medical scoops up another $40M fresh off addition of telehealth, corporate programs

April 17, 2014 10:14 am by | 1 Comments

Concierge primary care practice One Medical Group has raised more than $117 million in capital with the addition of a new $40 million round announced today. That’s a lot of…



The ultimate in DIY mental healthcare: Running the Trouble Coffee cafe

The ultimate in DIY mental healthcare: Running the Trouble Coffee cafe

April 8, 2014 12:58 pm by | 0 Comments

This American Life always has compelling and unusual stories – even my 9-year-old son will stay in the car to listen, even if we’ve reached our destination but the tale…


Venture capital update: True Ventures has another $100M to invest

Venture capital update: True Ventures has another $100M to invest

March 28, 2014 8:22 am by | 0 Comments

Last month, we learned that True Ventures had raised a quarter of a billion dollars for its fourth startup-investment fund. Well, here’s a fun surprise gleaned from an SEC filing…


Have a consumer health product that needs crowdfunding? CircleUp may be your spot

Have a consumer health product that needs crowdfunding? CircleUp may be your spot

March 26, 2014 10:30 am by | 0 Comments

J. O’Dell provided additional reporting for this story. For the right idea, CirleUp can collect a million dollars in a week. The startup specializes in equity crowdfunding, which is a uniquely regulated…


San Fran startup aims to help Mom navigate healthcare plan, system via her smartphone

San Fran startup aims to help Mom navigate healthcare plan, system via her smartphone

March 26, 2014 9:15 am by | 0 Comments

Wildflower Health, a San Francisco-based mhealth startup has ambitious aspirations that begin in the payer and providers’ pockets and follow moms across the care continuum: to “own Mom as the…


Startup to launch implant treatment for vertebral compression fractures

Startup to launch implant treatment for vertebral compression fractures

March 24, 2014 12:30 pm by | 0 Comments

Today, a new treatment launches for osteoporosis patients worried about developing severe spine curvature. Spine tech startup Benvenue Medical, based in Santa Clara, Calif., announced the full commercial launch of…



Tech PR firm takes on Merck to save the life of an employee with kidney cancer

Tech PR firm takes on Merck to save the life of an employee with kidney cancer

March 23, 2014 12:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Last November, Mikaela Knapp was diagnosed with an aggressive strain of kidney cancer, which metastasized to her brain. Knapp is 25. Prior to her diagnosis, Knapp had worked as an account…


Startup Augmedix gets $3.2 M for Google Glass app made just for doctors

Startup Augmedix gets $3.2 M for Google Glass app made just for doctors

March 20, 2014 9:30 am by | 0 Comments

The day when your doctor wears smart glasses while examining you just got a little closer. San Francisco-based wearable-tech startup Augmedix has secured $3.2 million in funding from DCM and Emergence…


Mobile health news: Dermatology app zeroes in on children’s skin problems

Mobile health news: Dermatology app zeroes in on children’s skin problems

March 19, 2014 2:00 pm by | 1 Comments

Dermatology app developer Follow MedCity News on TWITTER, LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE+ for even more content on innovation in healthcare. iDoc24 has expanded the focus of its teledermatology platform to…


Like a Yelp for medical treatments, this app crowdsources doctors’ insights on what works best

Like a Yelp for medical treatments, this app crowdsources doctors’ insights on what works best

March 19, 2014 5:47 am by | 3 Comments

As a young doctor of naturopathic medicine at his first job, Dr. Andrew Brandeis was like a sponge, trying to absorb as much as he could from his mentors at…


Biochemist says daughter’s autism cured by omitting MSG

Biochemist says daughter’s autism cured by omitting MSG

March 18, 2014 10:26 pm by | 0 Comments

San Francisco– Katherine Reid, a Bay Area biochemist with a daughter who was autistic, believes she may have found an antidote to the neurodevelopment disorder — and it’s as simple…


This OR flash mob for breast cancer patient and doctor will melt your heart

This OR flash mob for breast cancer patient and doctor will melt your heart

March 17, 2014 5:33 pm by | 0 Comments

Follow MedCity News on TWITTER, LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE+ for even more content on innovation in healthcare. Dancing isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when people think of…


4 takeaways from Castlight Health’s IPO

4 takeaways from Castlight Health’s IPO

March 14, 2014 8:46 pm by | 0 Comments

Whatever skepticism might have greeted health IT company Castlight Health’s (NYSE: CSLT) S-1 filing for its IPO last month is being replaced by a kind of bewilderment. Although the digital…


Castlight Health IPO draws increased attention to healthcare price transparency

Castlight Health IPO draws increased attention to healthcare price transparency

March 14, 2014 5:12 pm by | 2 Comments

Castlight Health’s (NYSE: CSLT) high profile debut has generated a lot of attention on the issue of how to make consumers better shoppers for healthcare services by increasing cost management…