February 15, 2018
San Francisco-based FareWell is changing its name to Better Therapeutics, a rebranding that reflects the company’s shift in focus from weight loss and disease prevention to digital therapeutics to treat chronic diseases. To punctuate that shift, Better Therapeutics is announcing the name change on the same day as the publication of a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research that...
September 20, 2016
Apple has hired Dr. Mike Evans, a Toronto doctor who boasts 70,000 followers on his medical-themed YouTube channel. Evans was formerly a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. As CBC reported, Evans is a mobile health enthusiast who has talked on his YouTube show about a future in which he might precribe an Apple Watch app for high blood pressure. Apple doesn't typically comment on...
June 23, 2016
San Francisco-based FareWell has raised $8.5 million for an online program aimed at preventing chronic diseases by addressing obesity as a root cause. The funding comes from individual investors including David Perry, the company's cofounder and chairman.
“I watched my dad suffer his first heart attack at age 44, followed by multiple open heart surgeries before he died,” Perry said in a press...