Verizon launches FDA-approved platform to take over the patient engagement market

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Verizon launches FDA-approved platform to take over the patient engagement market

October 24, 2013 8:21 am by | 1 Comments

Look out, wellness entrepreneurs. Selling your patient engagement solution to doctors and employers just got a lot more challenging. Verizon announced the Converged Health Management platform today. This white-label solution…


In Boston, borrowing a bike is the latest prescription for battling obesity

In Boston, borrowing a bike is the latest prescription for battling obesity

April 1, 2014 3:23 pm by | 0 Comments

The city of Boston and Boston Medical Center have come up with a creative new way to address both health and transportation issues for low-income residents struggling with obesity. Under…


Hospitals join the fight against childhood obesity

Hospitals join the fight against childhood obesity

January 25, 2014 6:51 pm by | 0 Comments

As weight issues continue to be a problem for American children, more and more hospitals and community organizations are joining the fight by offering prevention and treatment programs.



Retrofit gains $5M and a new investor for a tech-based approach to corporate weight loss

Retrofit gains $5M and a new investor for a tech-based approach to corporate weight loss

December 20, 2013 12:55 pm by | 1 Comments

Corporate weight-loss startup Retrofit is finishing out the year with three times as many customers as last year and a healthy supply of cash from investors. Following up an $8…


Study: Eating healthy will cost you an extra buck and a half a day

Study: Eating healthy will cost you an extra buck and a half a day

December 14, 2013 10:07 am by | 2 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – That healthy foods cost more has become conventional wisdom, but a new study is the most thorough yet in calculating how much more: about a dollar and a half.
“Before now, we’ve seen studies looking at prices of one or a fe…


Sensor wigs and emotional eating detection bras — are health wearables getting weird?

Sensor wigs and emotional eating detection bras — are health wearables getting weird?

December 4, 2013 3:59 pm by | 0 Comments

Two headlines about consumer-focused health sensors a few months ago were so downright weird that I just had to click. First it was Sony filing for a patent for a…


It’s the software, silly. Bringing biometric tracking to the masses isn’t all about devices

It’s the software, silly. Bringing biometric tracking to the masses isn’t all about devices

November 18, 2013 3:46 pm by | 1 Comments

With the hardware revolution well underway in health sensing, it’s time for a revolution on the software side of the equation, industry leaders say. Engineers have done some pretty amazing…


Dieticians vs. eye droppers vs. cancer tests vs. flexible fitness at Cincinnati pitch contest

Dieticians vs. eye droppers vs. cancer tests vs. flexible fitness at Cincinnati pitch contest

November 7, 2013 7:28 am by | 0 Comments

It’s not all simple apps and wellness any more. The four companies presenting in a Cincinnati health innovation competition are second generation healthcare startups. “We had an outstanding field of…



Sessions targets 300M non-gym goers with cheaper and more digital personal coaching

Sessions targets 300M non-gym goers with cheaper and more digital personal coaching

November 6, 2013 12:35 pm by | 0 Comments

A Rock Health startup has launched to bring a combination of high tech and high touch to the wellness world. Sessions is designed to reach people who don’t go to…


It’s time to replace quantified self with wantified self

It’s time to replace quantified self with wantified self

November 4, 2013 5:54 pm by | 1 Comments

“It’s not what you think I should want that matters, it’s what I want that matters,” writes Dr. Pritpal S. Tamber in a recent blog post.  “Wellness and health care are what…


Web startup Prevently launches with a 4-pillar approach to engaging people in their wellness

Web startup Prevently launches with a 4-pillar approach to engaging people in their wellness

October 25, 2013 10:54 am by | 0 Comments

An ambitious startup launching today isn’t just trying to produce and share consumer health content, or sell health-related products, or connect people with providers via telemedicine, or facilitate social networking…


Hula unzips a new way to create a personal sexual health record

Hula unzips a new way to create a personal sexual health record

October 17, 2013 8:04 am by | 0 Comments

A startup working to make sex safer and more informed has changed its name, launched an app and raised almost $1 millon. Qpid.me is now Hula. Founder and CEO Ramin…


Farm to body: What an oncologist can learn from a wine maker

Farm to body: What an oncologist can learn from a wine maker

October 17, 2013 7:56 am by | 0 Comments

A new winemaker started a vineyard in Sonoma, California. Andrew Mariani planted new vines and regularly walked his property to check on the plants. He found many rattlesnakes and started…


Calico, communities, legislation and tech drive a new era of health

Calico, communities, legislation and tech drive a new era of health

October 14, 2013 12:45 pm by | 0 Comments

America’s healthcare system has historically taken only baby steps to empower individual health and wellness ownership – until now. Recent events are about to alter existing healthcare paradigms and I…


A “Grand Bargain” To Improve Quality and Decrease Medicare Costs

A “Grand Bargain” To Improve Quality and Decrease Medicare Costs

October 9, 2013 4:09 pm by | 0 Comments

There are just a few key reasons why Medicare has become inordinately expensive. There is no end in sight for cost escalation. But there are some obvious solutions and they…


Quantified self startup Lark is quietly raising $3.6 million

Quantified self startup Lark is quietly raising $3.6 million

October 8, 2013 5:23 pm by | 0 Comments

Sleep-tracking turned wellness-tracking company Lark Technologies has something up its sleeve. A Form D filing reveals that the mobile health startup has raised $3.1 million from six investors and could…