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By Dave Muoio May 6, 2019
The NIH’s All of Us Research Program celebrated its one-year anniversary today with new updates on enrollment progress, previews of its upcoming cloud-based data platform for health researchers and the public beta launch of an online tool for viewing aggregated, de-identified information about the program’s enrollees. “I hoped [one year ago] that many would share this vision and help us achieve...

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the opening keynote address the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 5, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

By Laura Lovett May 6, 2019
With Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference less than month away, speculations about what will be unveiled are starting to emerge. Citing unnamed inside sources, Bloomberg has reported a list of features the company is planning to roll out, and health will continue to be a focal point.  Hearing accessibility and wellbeing appear to be at the center of these health-related rumors. The tech giant...
By Laura Lovett May 6, 2019
Nutrition and chronic condition management focused health tech startup Noom landed a whooping $58 million in new financing this morning. Sequoia Capital led the round with participation from Aglae Ventures, Samsung Ventures, and a number of individual investors including Whats App cofounder Jan Koum, DoorDash cofounder Tony Xu, and Oscar Health cofounder Scooter Braun.  WHAT THEY DO Noom’s...
By Dave Muoio May 6, 2019
Editor's Note: An original headline for this story contained an error, and has since been corrected. Boston- and San Francisco-based Pear Therapeutics, maker of prescription digital therapeutics for substance abuse, has kicked off a feasibility study for Pear-006, an in-development treatment for depressive symptoms in those with multiple sclerosis (MS). Pear Therapeutics has been developing Pear-...
By Jonah Comstock May 6, 2019
Trusted Health, a Bay Area startup focused on changing the way nurses find jobs, has raised $20 million in Series A funding. Craft Ventures led the round, with general partner Jeff Fluhr, cofounder of Stubhub, joining the board. Existing investors Felicis Ventures and Founder Collective also contributed, as did strategic investors Healthbox and Texas Medical Center. WHAT THEY DO For the last 18...
By Carlo Perez May 3, 2019
About the Author: Carlo Perez is the CEO and co-founder of Swift Medical. He's an engineer and entrepreneur, passionate about delivering designs and transformative technologies that put empathy into action. Raised by a father who was a trained engineer and a mother who worked as a nurse, Carlo spent seven years in R&D at Advanced Micro Devices Inc., where his research focused on industry-...
By Dave Muoio May 3, 2019
Awareness of personalized medicine and treatment is slowly, but gradually, on the rise, according to the results of a recent survey polling 1,000 consumers published by automated dosage platform maker Dosis. What’s more, older consumers are the most likely demographic to have some awareness of personalized medicine, as well as the first to admit that their prescriptions are not adequately...
By Laura Lovett May 3, 2019
With a focus on employee health, Fitbit reported a 10% year-over-year increase in revenue this past quarter, coming in at $272 million. This quarterly uptick in revenue is part of an upward trend for the wearable company that was once spiraling in losses.  While smartwatches and trackers remained the bulk of the wearable company’s business, its Health Solutions program, a service catering to...
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By Jonah Comstock May 3, 2019
CirrusMD, a Denver-based chat-first telemedicine company, has raised $15 million in Series B funding bringing the company’s total funding to $26 million. Drive Capital and the Colorado Impact Fund led the round with additional participation from existing investors. In addition to the funding, the company announced a new partnership with the VA, via its subcontractor Iron Bow. WHAT THEY DO...
By Dave Muoio May 3, 2019
Remote monitoring data management firm Validic has partnered with digital chronic disease management company WellDoc to help BlueStar users connect their wearables, apps and other home health monitoring devices to the platform. According to the companies, the integration will allow for more streamlined aggregation of users’ health data and more precise digital coaching. "Today's healthcare...

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