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Rising animosity toward healthcare costs means ripe opportunity for insurtech startups

The US is wading into election season, and once again the healthcare system is a prime focal point for each campaign. And although the subject of “Medicare for All” was certainly present back in 2016, movements to overhaul the country’s insurance industry have gained some steam among voters over the last few years and...

Drug-free sinus pain relief, acne app, patient advocacy aggregator, and more debut at Health 2.0’s ‘Launch!’

Eight new digital companies took the stage at Health 2.0’s Annual Conference in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon to give the first public demos of their products for the show’s annual “Launch!” event. OMNY Health, which aims to disrupt data brokerage and give providers more control over the data they sell, took home the audience vote...

Providers to entrepreneurs: Don’t pitch your innovations with mass emails

As if building the next big thing in healthcare technology wasn’t enough, simply getting an innovation in front of hospital leaders or other decision makers is a monumental task for entrepreneurs. With limited resources and the life of their companies at stake, it’s little surprise that vendors spam providers with countess messages in hopes...

Weekly Link Love — Edition 47

Research of the Week Anemia during the first 30 weeks of pregnancy raises the risk of autism and ADHD in the offspring. Alzheimer’s patients who ate 20 grams of medium chain triglycerides every day—with no other changes—improved cognitive function. Introverts experience increased well-being when they act like extroverts. Panic: you feel it in the bones? New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode...

Scott Gottlieb joins Aetion’s board, Jonathan Bush named executive chairman of Firefly, and more digital health hires and departures

Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has joined the board of Aetion, a New York City-based real-world evidence analytics platform. Gottlieb, who resigned from his two-year FDA stint in April, had spearheaded the regulatory agency’s recent push to incorporate real-world data into its decision-making processes. "Dr. Gottlieb has played a pivotal role in advancing the...

12 Time Management Strategies for Your Functional Medicine Practice

However, sometimes our commitment to wellness goes hand in hand with being consumed by our work. If your Functional Medicine practice is just getting started, you may recognize this feeling already—a round-the-clock preoccupation with work that can quickly lead to high stress and burnout. To successfully run your practice without running yourself into the...

Try These Flossing Products Made with Natural Ingredients

Flossing is the middle step between brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth with mouthwash. When you floss, you reach areas of the mouth that bristles of a brush can’t. Flossing is simple too, just follow these steps to floss successfully:Unwind and snip off about 18 inches of floss. Wind each end of the floss...

Buttigieg Jabs At Warren’s ‘Evasiveness’ As He Unveils ‘Medicare For All Who Want It’

South Bend Mayor and 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg rolled out his own health plan this week that would offer Americans a "meaningful public alternative" to private insurance--but let those who are happy with their coverage keep it. He also criticized rival candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for evading questions about how she would...

‘I Wish We Had More Answers’: Officials Brace For More Deaths As Number Of Vaping-Related Lung Disease Cases Climbs

A man in Missouri becomes the eighth confirmed death in the vaping-related outbreak. But despite the hundreds of cases of the illness, public health officials still haven't been able to pinpoint a single cause. In a sign of how serious the crisis is becoming, the FDA's office of criminal investigations has begun “parallel...

Sackler Family Could Withdraw Pledge To Pay $3B Of Personal Fortune If Opioid Lawsuits Aren’t Blocked

The $3 billion is part of a larger settlement with Purdue Pharma, but about half of the states suing the company and the family behind it are unhappy with the amount. Purdue, however, claims that if the protesting states' suits aren't blocked then the Sackler family may be unable to contribute even the...

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