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By Jeff Lagasse 04:08 pm November 8, 2019
There's a potentially large impact school-based telehealth programs can have on children with chronic illnesses.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly checks out the Microsoft HoloLens aboard a space station on February 20, 2016. The device is part of NASA's project Sidekick, which is exploring the use of augmented reality to reduce crew training requirements and increase the efficiency with which astronauts can work in space. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

By Laura Lovett 01:25 pm November 8, 2019
Spending three years in an enclosed spacecraft with less than a handful of companions is a daunting task — not just physically but psychologically. However, that will be the reality for the crew going to Mars, a trip which is slated for some time in the next two decades.   “These people who travel with a small crew and small habitable body [face] psychological stress of that confinement and...
By Laura Lovett 01:18 pm November 8, 2019
Astronauts face a myriad of health challenges in space, including exposure to radiation, risk of bone deterioration, vestibular issues and various other concerns.  Space health researchers are continuously looking for ways to prevent and treat medical problems before they arise. Enter precision medicine: an increasingly popular strategy that consider specific variations in a patient’s genetic...
By Jack Kaufman 11:45 am November 7, 2019
About the author: Jack Kaufman currently consults with Osmosis and recently completed the Demand Curve growth marketing career training program. He previously worked at Dreamit Ventures as a marketing and community associate. Disclosure: Kaufman reports an ongoing consulting agreement with Osmosis, and worked with Osmosis, AMOpportunities and GIBLIB during his time at Dreamit Ventures. In 2017, ...
By Dave Muoio 10:34 am November 7, 2019
Telehealth giant American Well has struck a deal to acquire Aligned Telehealth, a vendor of telepsychiatry and behavioral health that services providers and payers. American Well says that this move will make it the largest enterprise telepsychiatry platform operating in the US. At this time, the companies are not sharing any terms of the deal such as its price, official effective date or whether...
By Dave Muoio 03:59 pm November 6, 2019
Due to their increasingly personalized and convenient experiences with other sectors, consumers have high expectations when it comes to the services they’re receiving from the healthcare industry, according to a new global survey from Salesforce Research of nearly 6,000 consumers. Unfortunately, nearly half (47%) of those polled believe that the healthcare and life sciences are less focused on...
By Jonah Comstock 09:22 am November 6, 2019
Ten months after announcing plans, and just shy of a year after those plans originally leaked, Apple and the Department of Veterans Affairs have completed the rollout of Apple Health Records to any iOS users among the more than 9 million veterans in the US and surrounding territories. “We have delivered veterans an innovative new way to easily and securely access their health information,” VA...

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By Laura Lovett 03:03 pm November 5, 2019
Scientists and innovators are no stranger to technology failures — often in the pursuit of bettering systems or advancing science. However, a mission to Mars, where the stakes are high and distance from Earth is extreme, is not the right place for experimenting with health tech, according to speakers at the Space Health Innovation Conference in San Francisco on Saturday.  “You are never going to...
By Dave Muoio 12:00 pm November 5, 2019
Type 1 diabetes management and CGM integration are now on the table for WellDoc’s BlueStar, a management platform well known for being the first mobile health product to secure reimbursement as a diabetes therapy. Thanks to a new FDA clearance, the company’s seventh, BlueStar will include integrated glucose level insights related to food, medication and activity that are based on the data from...