Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. It’s been a busy 100 days for the Biden administration on health policy. The promise Joe Biden made as president-elect to get 100 million covid vaccinations in arms was doubled, healthcare.gov reopened to those without… Read More »KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: 100 Days of Health Policy
Insurer Cigna plans to cover mental health startup Ginger’s coaching services as a covered benefit. Investors are pouring more funds into mental health startups as they companies and insurers alike look for more ways to meet people’s care needs during a challenging year.
On New Year’s Eve 2017, sheriff’s deputies in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch responded to a domestic disturbance. Before the night was over, four officers had been shot and Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish III was dead. This story also ran on U.S.… Read More »‘Red Flag’ Gun Laws Get Another Look After Indiana, Colorado Shootings
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association recently announced its new national health equity strategy that will focus on maternal health, diabetes, cardiovascular care and mental health. The association’s first goal is to cut racial disparities in maternal health by 50% in the next five years.
Healthcare staff are working through immense loss, grief and uncertainty to provide care during the Covid-19 pandemic. As organizations think about how to support their staff, speakers at a MedCity INVEST panel said they must first talk about it openly and provide a safe space… Read More »To help tackle healthcare worker burnout, start talking about it
If NICE is to remain a “beacon of evidence-based medicine”, it must become more agile, more flexible, and more ready to adapt – and COVID-19 has proved that it is more than capable of doing so. NICE is about to undergo a complete transformation in… Read More »The next five years of NICE: Challenges, opportunities, and the future of technology assessment
The pandemic has highlighted longstanding disparities in how people access mental healthcare. But as more people and policymakers focus on mental health, will this change?
Robin Hauser, a pediatrician in Tampa, Fla., got covid in February. What separates her from the vast majority of the tens of millions of other Americans who have come down with the virus is this: She got sick seven weeks after her second dose of… Read More »The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated
The active compound in magic mushrooms – psilocybin – seems to be at least as effective as a commercially-available antidepressant in a phase 2 trial, and may work more quickly. Researchers at Imperial College London’s Centre for Psychedelic Research also say that psilocybin may have… Read More »Magic mushroom compound matches antidepressant in clinical trial
ATLANTA — Robin Hancock gently worked her steel tongue drum with a pair of mallets, producing a set of soothing, mystical tones. They blended with the soft sound of chirping birds and bubbling creeks pouring from a Bluetooth speaker. Her warm voice invited the two… Read More »Airports Step Up Mental Health Assistance as Passenger Anxiety Soars
President Joe Biden has submitted his discretionary budget for 2022 to Congress. Among its healthcare provisions are funding requests for the CDC, mental health and social determinants of health programs. But there are some unusual requests as well, such as funding for an Office of… Read More »Public health, racial equity, climate action drive Biden’s budget requests for healthcare
The first quarter of 2021 has been one of investor optimism as the vaccine rollout continues ahead of expectations and economic activity begins to accelerate in response. Within the Health IT industry, the already strong investment and M&A trends seen in 2020 have only accelerated. Over the… Read More »Q1 2021 Health IT/Digital Health PC/VE, M&A, IPOs/ SPACs Activity
The daughter of an internist in the Bronx, the father of a nurse practitioner in Southern California and the son of a nurse in McAllen, Texas, share how grief over their loved ones’ deaths from covid-19 has affected them. These health care workers were profiled… Read More »‘My Children Were Priceless Jewels’: Three Families Reflect on the Health Workers They Lost
Though a majority of healthcare workers believe that the pandemic is at least somewhat under control now, about half still feel anxious or burned out when going to work, a new survey shows. Pandemic-related stress has also given rise to physical issues among healthcare workers,… Read More »Poll: About half of healthcare workers feel burned out, anxious when going to work
Global investment firm KKR plans to acquire a majority stake in health software company Therapy Brands. PSG, a previous investor in the company, will remain a minority shareholder.
KFF/Post Survey Reveals the Serious Mental Health Challenges Facing Frontline Health Care Workers a Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic
About 1 in 6 Tested Positive for COVID-19, though Few Experienced Major Symptoms; Those Working in Nursing Homes or Assisted Living Facilities Most Likely to Report Testing Positive More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of frontline health care workers say the… Read More »KFF/Post Survey Reveals the Serious Mental Health Challenges Facing Frontline Health Care Workers a Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic
This partnership survey with The Washington Post examines the experiences and attitudes of frontline health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The spread of COVID-19 throughout the country overwhelmed many health care settings with intensive care units at capacity and other facilities struggling to keep… Read More »KFF/The Washington Post Frontline Health Care Workers Survey
When the pandemic hit, Debórah Bond, like many artists, was caught off guard. “I thought I’d be juggling gigs and touring,” said the independent R&B/soul musician. Use Our Content It can be republished for free. A full-time artist, Bond, 44, made a living through a… Read More »An Indie Artist’s Plea to Look Beyond Algorithms and Curated Playlists
Peter Ziese PhD, MD, Business Leader, Monitoring and Analytics, Philips COVID-19 has been a novel pandemic in many ways beyond the actual virus itself – from the irreparable impacts it’s having on society, to the immense strain it’s put on the healthcare industry. A recent… Read More »Key Lessons from COVID-19 & How We Can Better Support our Healthcare Provider
BLAINE, Wash. — In the shadows of covid travel restrictions, a 42-acre park on the far western edge of the U.S.-Canadian dividing line has become a popular opening in an otherwise closed border, a place where Americans and Canadians can gather without needing permission to… Read More »Battle Brews Over Neutral Zone Where Border-Crossing Parties Rendezvous, Risking Infection
Older Gay Men and the Risk of Suicide Suicidal thinking is a common but treatable problem in older gay and bisexual men. Choosing the right therapist is critical. The Doctor Weighs In
The family of Dr. Lorna Breen, an emergency physician working on the front lines of the pandemic who died of suicide, is working with Congress to introduce legislation that would make it easier for phyiscians to seek out mental healthcare. At the state level, licensing… Read More »Family of Dr. Lorna Breen pushes for mental health protections for physicians
Ginger, a startup that connects users with mental health coaches and therapists, raised $100 million in funding. The company is shifting to a risk-based model as it expands.
The emergence of new approaches to the coordination and delivery of behavioral health services is long overdue. Evaluating their impact on some of the most complex and interconnected areas of medicine will require time and work.
It may seem intuitive to avoid telehealth or remote care to avoid increased liability and malpractice exposure. But remote behavioral health assessment tools, real-time data-driven insights, and adaptive treatment plans are actually the things that protect clinicians from civil liability in instances of patient suicide.
Healthcare providers pushed to the brink after a year of the Covid-19 pandemic are tired, burned out, and even suffering the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
by MATTHEW HOLT Happify Health is a online mental health company that is focused almost exclusively on scaling care by offering self-service tech solutions across the patient journey. After R&D starting in 2012, they’ve been scaling since 2017 and now are working with large employers… Read More »Ofer Leidner, Happify Health
Happify Health, a startup building digital health tools, raised $73 million in funding. The company plans to use the funds to build out more specialized solutions for health plans and pharma companies.
This story also ran on USA Today. It can be republished for free. This spring, high school senior Nathan Kassis will play baseball in the shadow of covid-19 — wearing a neck gaiter under his catcher’s mask, sitting 6 feet from teammates in the dugout… Read More »For Spring Season, Young Athletes Get Back in the Game Despite Covid Risk
Covid-19 will continue to illuminate the behavioral health crisis, but effective use of digital solutions can drive clinical innovation and expand access to care.
Across the county, large health systems and hospitals are expanding their services to include chiropractic doctors, acupuncturists and massage therapists aimed at supporting their staff.
While there’s hope that vaccination campaigns may bring the pandemic under control, “long COVID” side effects may continue to affect patients for some time. According to analysts from Jefferies, several pharma companies could stand to benefit with products that could help with issues such as… Read More »Pharma poised to cash in on ‘long COVID’ symptoms
While half of benefits executives said their mental health coverage was adequate, more than half of employees with a diagnosable condition didn’t receive mental health treatment in the last year, according to a recent survey conducted by mental health startup Lyra Health.
What You Should Know: – IMPACT, a designated provider of 211 information and referral services in Southeastern Wisconsin, today announced a groundbreaking collaboration with local health systems, community organizations and NowPow to power one of the nation’s most comprehensive, community-wide systems to connect health and… Read More »City of Milwaukee Taps NowPow to Improve Health Equity & Outcomes
This story also ran on The Washington Post. It can be republished for free. Many parents are filled with angst as they prepare for their children to exit a year of pandemic isolation: Will it be OK to send them to school, per the recent… Read More »Beijing’s SARS Lockdown Taught My Children Resilience. Your Covid Kids Will Likely Be Fine.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical is partnering with Click Therapeutics to launch a remote clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of digital therapeutics in reducing depressive symptoms.
From sharing stories about mental health, to coping mechanisms and tactics to weather through the Covid-19 storm, TikTok is filled with opportunities to provide extra support to people who need it.
Rare diseases impact between 3.5%-5.9% of the world’s population. This Rare Disease Day, RBW Consulting’s Emma Thorp discusses why the consultancy is taking revenue earned from its rare disease clients and using it to fund research into the mental health impact of a rare disease… Read More »Why we need research into the mental health impact of a rare disease diagnosis
Despite a lifelong struggle with panic attacks, Divya Singh made a brave move across the world last fall from her home in Mumbai, India. She enrolled at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, to study physics and explore an interest in standup comedy in Manhattan.… Read More »College Tuition Sparked a Mental Health Crisis. Then the Hefty Hospital Bill Arrived.
USE OUR CONTENT It can be republished for free. Karen Bailey’s 20-year-old daughter has struggled with depression and anxiety for years. Since 2017, she’s been in three intensive group therapy programs and, each time, the family’s insurer cut her coverage short, says Bailey. “At a… Read More »New California Law Makes It Easier to Get Care for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
The result of lockdowns “has been the destruction of millions of lives across America as well as increased deaths from suicide, substance abuse and despair without any corresponding benefit in covid mortality.” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Feb. 2, 2020 For months, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis… Read More »DeSantis Advances Questionable Link Between Lockdowns and Despair
Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. An estimated 9 million Americans eligible for free or reduced premium health insurance under the Affordable Care Act have a second chance to sign up for 2021 coverage, since the Biden administration reopened enrollment on… Read More »KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Open Enrollment, One More Time
Sorting Out the Complicated Relationship Between Infertility and Depression Does infertility cause depression or does depression cause infertility? The relationship is complex but effective interventions are available. The Doctor Weighs In
Digital primary care startup 98point6 is adding digital mental health services to its app. The company added text-based visits with a therapist or behavioral health coach to its platform.
What You Should Know: – 98point6 announces the launch of its new virtual behavioral health service – 98point6 Primary Care Plus Behavioral Health. – With primary care at the center, 98point6’s new single-stop virtual care solution helps ensure that every patient is fully supported in… Read More »98point6 Launches New Virtual Behavioral Health Offering
As of September 2020, about a third of Americans said they delayed or avoided medical care due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report. That figure shoots up to 40% among Americans with chronic conditions, which means providers need to work harder to… Read More »Report: 40% of chronically ill Americans delayed care during pandemic
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Digital mental health startup Modern Health just closed a $74M Series D, bringing their funding total to $170M, and earning the company a $1.17B valuation that makes it the FASTEST-EVER female-founded company to hit unicorn status. CEO Alyson Watson explains… Read More »Modern Health’s CEO on Becoming Digital Mental Health’s Latest Unicorn
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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis, about 4 in 10 adults nationwide have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder – a four-fold increase from pre-pandemic levels. Drawing on the latest national survey data, KFF polling and other research, an updated brief explores… Read More »How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting People’s Mental Health and Substance Use
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This story also ran on St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It can be republished for free. Arthur Kelley could barely raise his voice above a whisper last fall when he told a nursing assistant he never wanted his wife, Maggie, to be alone. After almost 60 years… Read More »After Nearly 60 Years of Marriage, This Missouri Couple Stayed Together to the End
It is all about finding echoes of others within us! Holler folks! Welcome to Let’s Hear It. Today, we bring you the second post of our series Let’s Hear It. Earlier, we had a beautiful piece authored by our COO that highlighted the importance of… Read More »Why Empathy Is More Important Today In Corporate Culture Than Ever?
Irv Lichtenwald, President & CEO of Medsphere Systems Corporation We’re now in a new year and new presidential administration. At least three companies are producing effective COVID-19 vaccines, which are being administered to healthcare workers, teachers, and the elderly. By summer, hopefully a large majority… Read More »Evaluating COVID-19’s Behavioral Health Impact on the Economy
Mental health and wellness platform Modern Health has bought the San Francisco-based mental health startup Kip for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2015, Kip connects users with qualified therapists and arms them with the tools to track observations, feedback, and outcomes about their mental health… Read More »Modern Health buys mental health startup Kip
What You Should Know: – Modern Health acquires San Francisco-based mental health startup Kip to expand the data-driven capabilities of its mental health and wellness platform supporting 200+ enterprises globally. – Founded in 2015, Kip connects users with qualified therapists and arms them with the… Read More »Modern Health Acquires Mental Health Startup Kip to Expand Data-Driven Capabilities
It’s well recognised that people with psoriasis can develop depression or anxiety, particularly in moderate or severe cases where a sizeable part of the body can have skin lesions. Now, drugmaker Almirall and digital health firm Happify are working on a tool to support mental… Read More »Almirall, Happify partner on digital tool for psoriasis mental health
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Mental health startup Lyra Health raised $187 million in funding, giving it a post-money valuation of about $2.3 billion. The company also struck a partnership with EAP-provider ICAS, which would expand its mental health benefit to employees in other countries.
This story is part of a reporting partnership that includes NPR, Illinois Public Media and KHN. It can be republished for free. A bag of Doritos, that’s all Princess wanted. Her mom calls her Princess, but her real name is Lindsey. She’s 17 and lives… Read More »Kids Already Coping With Mental Disorders Spiral as Pandemic Topples Vital Support Systems
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This story also ran on NPR. It can be republished for free. Late last month, before President Joe Biden took office and proposed his pandemic relief plan, Congress passed a nearly 5,600-page legislative package that provided some pandemic relief along with its more general allocations to fund the… Read More »4 Vital Health Issues — Not Tied to Covid — That Congress Addressed in Massive Spending Bill
A group of stakeholders recommended developing reimbursement mechanisms and standards frameworks to help improve uptake of digital mental health tools in the U.S.
From telehealth to digital trials, customer engagement to healthcare data, Healthware Group outlines the key trends that are expected to shake up digital health this year. Well, it goes without saying, COVID-19 has resulted in a rapid adoption of digital technologies across all industries, most… Read More »What we’re expecting in 2021, and beyond…
What You Should Know: – Washington, D.C.-based Hurdle raises $5M in seed funding to accelerate its digital mental health platform for people of color. – Hurdle aims to provide an innovative teletherapy solution for employers and insurers; aims to remove barriers to mental health care… Read More »Hurdle Secures $5M for Digital Mental Health Platform for People of Color
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The Pennsylvania-based insurer is offering members using its small group products access to the NeuroFlow app, which provides self-guided activities to combat mental health issues.
Mental health today is a global burden causing a significant number of deaths. It is rapidly increasing and contributing to ill health in both developed and developing countries. According to Jürgen Rehm et al., “mental and addictive disorders affected more than 1 billion people globally… Read More »The Burden And The Impact Of Mental Health Issues In Today’s Time
The digital therapy provider plans to go public through a blank-check acquisition by Hudson Executive Capital. The deal would value Talkspace at $1.4 billion and provide $250 million in capital.
What You Should Know: – FCC announces initial 14 pilot project selected for $100M Connected Care Pilot Program that will support connected care service across the country and focus on low-income and veteran patients. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today announced an initial set of… Read More »FCC Unveils 14 Initial Projects Selected for $100M Connected Care Pilot Program
Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The reverberations from the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump continue. A broad array of business groups, including many from the health industry, are halting contributions to Republicans… Read More »KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: On Capitol Hill, Actions Have Consequences
What You Should Know: – NeuroFlow raises $20M to expand its technology-enabled behavioral health integration platform, led by Magellan Health. – NeuroFlow’s suite of HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based tools simplify remote patient monitoring, enable risk stratification, and facilitate collaborative care. With NeuroFlow, health care organizations can finally… Read More »NeuroFlow Secures $20M for Tech-Enabled Behavioral Health Integration Platform
In an increasingly crowded landscape, digital health startups must figure out what sets them apart. Three startup leaders shared what differentiates their companies from the competition at this year’s J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.
2020 was the year that changed everything, and as the new year begins many are wondering what awaits the world in 2021. Impetus Digital co-founder and CEO Natalie Yeadon reflects on the last 12 months and shares her views on the healthcare, research and digital… Read More »2021 – The healthcare changes here to stay
Mia McDermott is no stranger to isolation. Abandoned as an infant in China, she lived in an orphanage until a family in California adopted her as a toddler. She spent her adolescence in boarding schools and early adult years in and out of psychiatric hospitals,… Read More »‘Peer Respites’ Provide an Alternative to Psychiatric Wards During Pandemic
There’s a new player in the neurology and mental health drugs market after Italy’s Angelini Pharma merged with Switzerland’s Arvelle Therapeutics in a deal worth up to $960 million based around the anti-seizure drug cenobamate. Angelini is an international pharma company that is part of… Read More »Angelini and Arvelle create neurology player with $960m merger
Dr. Paul Hain, Chief Medical Officer of GoHealth Telehealth is Here to Stay in 2021 Prior to the pandemic, telehealth was a limited ad-hoc service with geographic and provider restrictions. However, with both the pandemic restrictions on face to face interactions and a relaxation of… Read More »12 Telehealth & Virtual Care Predictions and Trends for 2021 Roundup
As we close out the year, we asked several healthcare executives to share their predictions and trends for 2021. Kimberly Powell, Vice President & General Manager, NVIDIA Healthcare Federated Learning: The clinical community will increase their use of federated learning approaches to build robust AI models across various… Read More »30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021
The executive team at AbleTo, a technology-enabled provider of behavioral healthcare shares six mental health and teletherapy predictions and trends to watch in 2021. Trip Hofer, CEO at AbleTo 1. Measurement and Outcomes “The healthcare industry has made progress toward increasing access to mental health… Read More »6 Mental Health & Teletherapy Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021
Characterized by debilitating episodes of depression and mood elevation (mania or hypomania), Bipolar depression is an under-recognized and unappreciated phase of bipolar disorder. Since most patients exhibit depression, Bipolar depression gets misdiagnosed with other mental disorders easily. Thus, it is associated with a heavier burden… Read More »Watch Out For Top Pipeline Therapies Making An Impact In The Bipolar Depression Market
A serotonin sensor designed using Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help scientists study sleep and mental health and potentially find new neurology drugs. The US National Institutes of Health said that the research it had co-funded used AI to transform a bacterial protein into a new… Read More »AI-designed serotonin tracker could help develop neurology drugs
Andrei Pop, Founder, and CEO of Human API, A recent BBC article discusses the rise in employee health tracking via wearable devices and highlights a number of concerns around data privacy. To try and prevent health tracking schemes from crossing ethical lines, and eroding trust… Read More »Human API CEO Talks Data Privacy Concerns in Employee Wellness Programs
This post examines the data about workers’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and finds that both on-site and at-home workers are facing challenges, though frontline and essential workers, as well as women and workers of color, face disproportionate impacts.
WOLF POINT, Mont. — Fallen pine cones covered 16-year-old Leslie Keiser’s fresh grave at the edge of Wolf Point, a small community on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation on the eastern Montana plains. Leslie, whose father is a member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and… Read More »Health Officials Fear Pandemic-Related Suicide Spike Among Native Youth
Catherine Thomas: Co-Founder and VP, Customer Engagement, careMESH Peter Tippett MD, PhD: Founder and CEO, careMESH A recent Advisory Board briefing examined the annual Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Readmission penalties. Of the 3,080 hospitals CMS evaluated, 83% received a penalty for payments to… Read More »For Better Patient Care Coordination, We Need Seamless Digital Communications
USE OUR CONTENT It can be republished for free. In March, during the first week of the San Francisco Bay Area’s first-in-the-nation stay-at-home order, KHN spoke with emergency department physicians working on the front lines of the burgeoning COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, these doctors… Read More »‘Nine Months Into It, the Adrenaline Is Gone and It’s Just Exhausting’
Hurdle Health, a mental health startup that trains culturally competent therapists, has seen continued growth over the last year. Its founder and others are working to expand access to mental healthcare.
Poll: Large Majorities Now Say They Wear Masks Regularly and Can Continue Social Distancing for At Least Six Months if Needed, though Republicans Remain Less Likely to Take Such Precautions
As winter sets in and COVID-19 cases and deaths reach records in most parts of the country, more Americans say they wear masks every time they leave home now (73%) than said so in May (52%), a new KFF Health Tracking Poll finds. A small… Read More »Poll: Large Majorities Now Say They Wear Masks Regularly and Can Continue Social Distancing for At Least Six Months if Needed, though Republicans Remain Less Likely to Take Such Precautions
What You Should Know: – Data analytics and digital health company MDClone announced a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) VHA Innovation Ecosystem to democratize data and provide better, smarter, faster healthcare to U.S Veterans. – By leveraging MDClone’s data platform, the VHA… Read More »VHA Innovation Ecosystem Taps MDClone to Leverage Synthetic Data for Faster Healthcare to Veterans
The managed care company picked six mental health apps that it made available to its members over the past two years. It recently published a paper showing patients were more likely to download or use digital health tools when referred by a physician.
This story also ran on Daily Beast. It can be republished for free. When her husband was diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease in 2015, Elizabeth Pan was devastated by the lack of options to slow his inevitable decline. But she was encouraged when she discovered… Read More »Alzheimer’s Inc.: Colleagues Question Scientist’s Pricey Recipe Against Memory Loss
As 2020 draws to a close, healthcare providers are strategizing for the new year and the new normal. Providers will need to retool their telehealth efforts and prepare to meet a burgeoning mental crisis, among other issues.
Back in early January, before COVID-19 was as familiar as the furniture, I went in for my annual physical. My doctor looked at my test results and shook his head. Virtually everything was perfect. My cholesterol was down. So was my weight. My blood pressure… Read More »I Found My Secret to Feeling Younger and Stronger. The Pandemic Stole It Away.
The 3rd generation pharmaceuticals- Digital therapeutics- have become a much-discussed aspect of MedTech today, as they compete with established drug-based pharmaceutical and biotech products to become therapeutic interventions for many acute and chronic diseases. Currently, many small- and mid-size companies are working to develop, manufacture… Read More »Treating Patients with Software: Digital Therapeutics
What You Should Know: – Cerner Corporation today announced with Xealth new centralized digital ordering and monitoring for health systems, starting with Banner Health, to foster digital innovation. – Health systems can prescribe digital therapeutics, smartphones, and internet apps directly within the EHR to address… Read More »Cerner, Banner Health, Xealth Partner to Simplify How Clinicians Prescribe Digital Health
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Powered by Doctor on Demand, ArcBest Rolls Out Virtual Primary Care Health Plan to its 13k Employees
What You Should Know: – Publicly traded logistics company ArcBest announced its deal with Doctor On Demand to introduce its virtual-first health plan to its 13,000 employees, who are largely “essential workers” as long-haul truckers. – Employees appreciated the convenience and safety of 24/7 virtual… Read More »Powered by Doctor on Demand, ArcBest Rolls Out Virtual Primary Care Health Plan to its 13k Employees
Coming together to fight COVID-19: A conversation with Kabir K. Nath, President & CEO of Otsuka North America Pharmaceutical Business
This year, our industry has been working around the clock to combat the COVID-19 virus, including developing effective therapeutics to treat COVID-19 and vaccines to prevent future infections.
What You Should Know: – Pear Therapeutics today announced that it has successfully closed an $80 million Series D financing led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. – Pear is the leader in prescription digital therapeutics and the first company to receive FDA authorization for a… Read More »Pear Therapeutics Raises $80M to Advance Prescription Digital Therapeutics
This brief outlines the potential health policy actions that President Biden could take using executive authority, based on campaign pledges, and actions that would reverse or modify regulations or guidance issued by the Trump Administration.
Artificial Intelligence is a breakthrough technology and has been used tremendously in this data-driven age, leading to a leap forward in the MedTech industry. Artificial Intelligence enrolls the use of advanced machine learning algorithms and fulfills the job, which has been tackled by humans for… Read More »Creating Future of MedTech Industry with Artificial Intelligence
KHN correspondent Aneri Pattani discussed how Black faith communities provide support in the face of racial unrest and COVID-19 with Newsy on Thursday. Click here to watch Pattani on Newsy Read Pattani’s “Amid COVID and Racial Unrest, Black Churches Put Faith in Mental Health Care”… Read More »KHN on the Air This Week
Wilma Mayfield used to visit a senior center in Durham, North Carolina, four days a week and attend Lincoln Memorial Baptist Church on Sundays, a ritual she’s maintained for nearly half a century. But over the past 10 months, she’s seen only the inside of… Read More »Amid COVID and Racial Unrest, Black Churches Put Faith in Mental Health Care
Increase in women being diagnosed with depression partly behind rise in use An increase in women being diagnosed with depression is partly behind a significant rise in prescriptions of the antidepressant sertraline – sold under the brand name Zoloft – which is in the list… Read More »Zoloft enters list of 10 most commonly prescribed drugs in Australia
My Doctor Diagnosed Me With Thin White Female Syndrome A medical student who developed anxiety related to major transitions in her life was diagnosed with Thin White Female Syndrome and given Ativan The Doctor Weighs In
As you read this, doctors are on the frontlines fighting a global pandemic. Lives depend on their skills and expertise, but what often gets overlooked is the fact that doctors are still prone to stress. Sure enough, according to a report by Medscape, more than… Read More »3 Key Solutions to Fighting Stress In the Medical Field
Jenifer Leaf Jaeger, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director, HealthEC Senior isolation is a health risk that affects at least a quarter of seniors over 65. It has become recognized over the past decade as a risk factor for poor aging outcomes including cognitive decline, depression,… Read More »How Care Coordination Technology Addresses Social Isolation in Seniors
The Covid mental health crisis curve stands to cataclysmically increase the number of deaths associated with the pandemic.
Spring Health, a startup that offers mental health services as an employee benefit, raised $75 million in funding. The New York-based startup matches employees with therapy and other mental health services.
Back in March, just as anxiety over COVID-19 began spreading across the U.S., Erinn Baldeschwiler of La Conner, Washington, found herself facing her own private dread. Just 48 and the mother of two teenagers, Baldeschwiler was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer after discovering… Read More »New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients
I’m not proud to say that in the past, I’ve played a role in cutting behavioral health programs in an effort to navigate budget constraints and mitigate financial losses. But my perspective as a finance executive is not what it used to be.
Lightened telehealth regulations have expanded access to virtual visits for therapy and other mental health surges. But many patients still aren’t having their needs met.
Rulennis Muñoz remembers the phone ringing on Sept. 13. Her mother was calling from the car, frustrated. Rulennis could also hear her brother Ricardo shouting in the background. Her mom told her that Ricardo, who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia five years earlier, wouldn’t… Read More »Family Mourns Man With Mental Illness Killed by Police, Calls for Change
The New York based startup is working to build a network of therapists and other mental health providers. It recently raised a $26 million series A round led by Thrive and GV.
Can’t see the video player? View the video here. The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 246,000 people in the U.S., but it also has left hundreds of thousands of others grieving, and often feeling as if they have been robbed of the usual methods for… Read More »Facebook Live: Helping COVID’s Secondary Victims: Grieving Families and Friends
In the middle of the night, Stefania Silvestri lies in bed remembering her elderly patients’ cries. “Help me.” “Please don’t leave me.” “I need my family.” Months of caring for older adults in a Rhode Island nursing home ravaged by COVID-19 have taken a steep… Read More »Long-Term Care Workers, Grieving and Under Siege, Brace for COVID’s Next Round
A tidal wave of grief and loss has rolled through long-term care facilities as the coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 91,000 residents and staffers — nearly 40% of recorded COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. And it’s not over: Facilities are bracing for further shocks… Read More »Prayers and Grief Counseling After COVID: Trying to Aid Healing in Long-Term Care
What You Should Know: – NeuroFlow, the leader in technology-enabled behavioral health integration, is now available to healthcare providers through Epic’s App Orchard marketplace. NeuroFlow combines provider workflow augmentation solutions, clinical care dashboards, and a patient-facing application to create a clinical feedback loop centered around behavioral health.… Read More »NeuroFlow Joins Epic App Orchard for Behavioral Health Integration
Matt Dickson, VP, Product, Strategy, and Communication Solutions at Stericycle COVID-19 terms such as quarantine, flatten the curve, social distance, and personal protective equipment (PPE) have dominated headlines in recent months, but what hasn’t been discussed in length are the hidden costs of COVID-19 as… Read More »4 Ways to Combat Hidden Costs Associated with Delayed Patient Care During COVID-19
In a trial last year, a federal judge found that a UnitedHealth subsidiary had illegally denied mental health and substance use disorder claims. The same judge has now ordered the payer to reprocess all the claims and reform its guidelines.
To prepare for this next wave, healthcare systems and community mental health organizations must find ways to scale resources to efficiently screen patients for behavioral health conditions, match them with the right resources and then monitor their progress over time
Denmark’s Lundbeck has beat its expectations in third quarter results, following a strong performance from its portfolio of mental health drugs, although its newly-launched migraine drug seems to have got off to a slow start. Lundbeck posted quarterly sales of 4.46 billion Danish kroner ($693.39… Read More »Lundbeck tops Q3 expectations following strong sales of mental health drugs
Access to mental healthcare continues to be a hurdle amid the Covid-19 pandemic, prompting Aetna and telehealth provider Inpathy to expand their existing mental health partnership to include three more states.
Lark Health, which offers AI-powered digital care platforms for chronic diseases, has raised $70 million in new funds, which it plans to use to expand its relationship with Anthem and eventually deepen partnerships with other payers and telehealth providers.
What You Should Know: – Ontrak acquires LifeDojo Inc, a San Francisco, CA-based comprehensive, science-backed behavior change platform. – The acquisition broadens Ontrak’s addressable market and footprint to lower acuity populations enabling new interventions and remote patient monitoring. Ontrak, Inc., a leading AI-powered and telehealth-enabled,… Read More »Ontrak Acquires Science-Backed, Behavior Change Platform LifeDojo
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The weeks of fear and uncertainty that Pam and Paul Alexander suffered as their adult daughter struggled against COVID-19 etched itself into the very roots of their hair, leaving behind bald patches by the time she left the hospital in early May. Tisha Holt had… Read More »For Each Critically Ill COVID Patient, a Family Is Suffering, Too
Michael A Greely, Co-Founder & General Partner at Flare Capital Partners This will be ugly and sad. Racism has cost this country $16 trillion over the last twenty years according to a recent Citigroup report. Much of this loss ($13 trillion) was attributed to discriminatory lending… Read More »COVID-19 Pandemic Further Exposes Systemic Racism…
Recently, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health selected three innovative biotech companies using VR, conversation-bots, and probiotic therapeutics to combat mental health risks.
The Critical Importance of Human Behavior in Our Response to COVID-19 The challenge of employing human behavior to combat a crisis of this magnitude is that behavior is often unreliable and unsustainable. The Doctor Weighs In
What’s the latest on treating depression with the spice saffron? Years ago, I covered a head-to-head comparison of saffron versus Prozac for the treatment of depression in my video Saffron vs. Prozac, and saffron seemed to work just as well as the drug. In the… Read More »70% Taking Common Antidepressants Suffer Sexual Side Effects
“Lord, give me back my memory.” For months, as Marilyn Walters has struggled to recover from COVID-19, she has repeated this prayer day and night. Like other older adults who’ve become critically ill from the coronavirus, Walters, 65, describes what she calls “brain fog” —… Read More »Older COVID Patients Battle ‘Brain Fog,’ Weakness and Emotional Turmoil
What You Should Know: – Nearly three-quarters of hospital leaders are either moderately (52%) or extremely (22%) concerned about the financial viability of their organizations without an effective treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, according to a new report from Kaufman Hall entitled, “2020 State of… Read More »Impact of COVID-19: 2020 State of Healthcare Performance Improvement Report
Dr. Jacob Lazarovic M.D., IMCS Group As you read this, over 200,000 American deaths have been attributed to the virus. The influx of cases continues, while state and local economies are experiencing hardship, children are shuttered in their homes learning remotely, grown children are moving… Read More »Were We Mentally Ready for COVID-19? Why It’s Time to Take Behavioral Health Seriously
In late March, shortly after New York state closed nonessential businesses and asked people to stay home, Ashley Laderer began waking each morning with a throbbing headache. “The pressure was so intense it felt like my head was going to explode,” recalled the 27-year-old freelance… Read More »Sleepless Nights, Hair Loss and Cracked Teeth: Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll
Proposed change to Medicaid line extension definition ignores importance of critical improvements in treatments
In comments recently submitted to the administration, PhRMA raised concerns with a number of changes included in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicaid proposed rule. Today, we’re diving deeper into CMS’s proposal to vastly expand the types of medicines that would fall… Read More »Proposed change to Medicaid line extension definition ignores importance of critical improvements in treatments
This analysis estimates the share of older adults who reported anxiety or depression amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Because the prevalence of depression and anxiety disorders appears to have increased substantially since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, if the ACA is repealed, mental illnesses could be the most common pre-existing conditions.
This slideshow captures key data from the 2020 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey survey, providing a detailed look at trends in employer-sponsored health coverage, including premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, offer rates, wellness programs, and employer practices.
October is ADHD Awareness Month, and retired NFL linebacker J.T. Thomas wants people to know that it is okay to get help for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As a person with ADHD, J.T. Thomas knows how important getting help is, and… Read More »Retired NFL Linebacker Overcomes ADHD, Invests in Mental Health Platform Done
October is ADHD Awareness Month, and retired NFL linebacker J.T. Thomas wants people to know that it is okay to get help for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As a person with ADHD, J.T. Thomas knows how important getting help is, and… Read More »Retired NFL Linebacker Overcomes ADHD, Invests in Mental Health Platform Done
Older adults are especially vulnerable physically during the coronavirus pandemic. But they’re also notably resilient psychologically, calling upon a lifetime of experience and perspective to help them through difficult times. New research calls attention to this little-remarked-upon resilience as well as significant challenges for older… Read More »Lifetime Experiences Help Older Adults Build Resilience to Pandemic Trauma
This side-by-side comparison examines President Trump’s record and former Vice President Biden’s positions across a wide range of key health issues, including the response to the pandemic, the Affordable Care Act marketplace, Medicaid, Medicare, drug prices, reproductive health, mental health and opioids, immigration and health… Read More »Health Care and the 2020 Presidential Election
Victor Siclovan, Director of Medicaid Transformation Project at AVIA Living through a pandemic is stressful and anxiety-inducing. Stay-at-home measures are compounding this stress, resulting in social isolation and unprecedented economic hardship, including mass layoffs and loss of health coverage. Fully understanding the impact of these… Read More »Digital Behavioral Health: Addressing The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis
When food production technology made it possible, wheat flour processors started to eliminate the tough exterior (bran) and nutrient-rich core (germ) of the kernel to get at the large, starchy part (the endosperm) only. The bread produced from this process is white and fluffy, and… Read More »Why Hasn’t A More Holistic Approach to Patient Care Become The Norm?
What You Should Know: – Anthem extends the use of doc.ai’s platform and portfolio of privacy-first technologies and artificial intelligence software services to drive the personalization of Anthem’s digital assets and create improved value for users. – doc.ai’s product offerings are deployed on its cloud-agnostic… Read More »Anthem Expands Relationship with doc.ai to Power Digital Health Offerings
How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain Mindfulness has a solid neuronal basis and there is increasing evidence of its salutary effect on emotional health and behavior. The Doctor Weighs In
Digital health startup Lyra Health has raised $110 million in fourth-round financing, raising its value above the $1 billion threshold for the first time since it was founded five years ago. California-based Lyra provides mental health care services that employers can include in health care… Read More »Digital health firm Lyra enters unicorn territory after fundraising
It’s official, California: COVID-19 has left us sick with worry and increasingly despondent. And our youngest adults — ages 18 to 29 — are feeling it worst. Weekly surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau from late April through late July offer a grim view… Read More »Feeling Anxious and Depressed? You’re Right at Home in California.
Mental health startup Lyra Health raised a $110 million series D, valuing the company at $1.1 billion. The company plans to use the funds to expand its teletherapy service and develop additional mental health solutions.
Seven Reasons Why Morning Running Will Improve Your LIfe If you love to sleep late, morning runs can be a challenge, but if you Imake it a habit, the benefits can definitely be worth it. The Doctor Weighs In
What You Should Know: – Mental health benefits provider Lyra Health raises $110M in Series D funding, bringing its valuation to $1.1 billion. – Lyra has grown significantly in 2020. So far this year, the company has added more than 800,000 new members to the… Read More »Lyra Health Reaches $1.1B Valuation After $110M Series D to Meet Demand for Teletherapy
Dr. Kayur Patel, Chief Medical Officer of Proactive MD The impact of the coronavirus crisis is shining a bright light on many of the challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system. So much more than a lack of primary care physicians and hospital beds, the all-hands-on-deck… Read More »The Coronavirus Crisis’ Silent Death Toll: Chronically Ill Patients
This brief examines where the candidates stand on four key aspects of the nation’s mental health and substance abuse challenges: the opioid epidemic, suicide rates, mental health parity, and mental health workforce. On each issue, the brief summarizes the policy positions of President Trump and… Read More »COVID-19, Mental Health, and the 2020 Election: A Review of Candidate Platforms
What You Should Know: – How the top US acute EHR vendors, namely Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, and MEDITECH (+85% share of US acute market in terms of revenues), have progressed on international expansion. As highlighted below, there is a significant variance amongst the big four in terms of revenue and share of… Read More »Why International Expansion Must Remain a Priority for Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, MEDITECH
What You Should Know: – Trellus Health secures $5M in seed funding and collaborates with Mount Sinai to deliver resilience-driven, connected care, integrating expert clinical and behavioral health for better outcomes. – The first disease Trellus will tackle is IBD, which is one of the… Read More »Led by Mount Sinai, Trellus Health Nabs $5M for Precision Platform for Complex Chronic Conditions
This brief examines the implications of coronavirus-related social distancing practices and the current financial crisis on mental health, including challenges to accessing mental health or substance use services.
Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Democrats have shown a remarkably united front, including on health care, in their socially distant, made-for-TV convention this week. That’s likely due, at least in part, to the physical separation of party members who disagree… Read More »KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Democrats in Array (For Now)
David Keene looks at the difficulties faced in treating mental health patients and how digital technologies are changing the game. In 1919 a young Dwight Eisenhower participated in a cross-country road trip to deliver tanks from Fort Meade in Maryland to San Francisco. Most of… Read More »Why the next blockbuster in mental health might be a video game
What You Should Know: – Genesis Health System has signed a partnership agreement with Bright.md to offer patients in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois access to its Bright.md’s SmartExam solution. – The new virtual care offering offers an affordable way to get care… Read More »Genesis Health Taps Bright.md to Power New Telehealth Offering
GARDENA, Calif. — Daisy Conant, 91, thrives off routine. One of her favorites is reading the newspaper with her morning coffee. But, lately, the news surrounding the coronavirus pandemic has been more agitating than pleasurable. “We’re dropping like flies,” she said one recent morning, throwing… Read More »Isolation, Disruption and Confusion: Coping With Dementia During a Pandemic
As the coronavirus swept into Detroit this spring, Wayne State University junior Skye Taylor noticed something striking. On social media, many of her fellow Black classmates who live or grew up in the city were “posting about death, like, ‘Oh, I lost this family member… Read More »Turning Anger Into Action: Minority Students Analyze COVID Data on Racial Disparities
A new digital therapy is aiming to tackle depression during the COVID-19 pandemic, using a brain stimulation headset and therapy app that claims to have similar beneficial effects to drugs but with fewer side-effects. Flow is the first drug-free at-home treatment of its type to… Read More »Digital depression therapy offers hope during COVID-19 pandemic
What You Should Know: – DreaMed Diabetes, the developer of personalized, AI-based diabetes management solutions, will participate in a clinical study, led by Jaeb Center for Health Research Foundation, to evaluate the efficacy of virtual treatment for diabetes patients. The research is funded by a… Read More »$5M Research Grant Launches to Evaluate Efficacy of Virtual Diabetes Care
Reasons for shortages are often unclear and substitutes, which are not subsidised by PBS, are prohibitively expensive Australia is experiencing a critical shortage of key drugs including antidepressants, contraceptives and hormone replacement therapies, a situation that experts say highlights systemic problems with medicine supply in… Read More »Australia experiencing critical shortage of antidepressants, contraceptives and HRT
Ginger, a startup that provides mental health coaching services to its members, raised $50 million in series D funding.
What You Should Know: – Ginger announces $50 Million in Series D funding to expand access to its on-demand mental healthcare system led by Advance Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners; joined by Cigna Ventures and existing investors. – Company has more than tripled revenue… Read More »Ginger Lands $50M to Expand On-Demand Mental Health Support Platform
This post examines the effects of coronavirus on parents of children in school, including parents’ worries about their children returning or not returning to school in-person, as well as how they’re coping with personal worry and stress related to the pandemic.
The UK digital mental health support platform Kooth has joined with five of the UK’s well known Instagram influencers to launch a campaign to help students deal with the pressures of exam results season. The campaign encourages the hundreds of thousands of students waiting to… Read More »Mental health platform helps students facing exam results during pandemic
– Lemonaid Health, a direct to consumer telehealth company raises $33M in Series B funding to expand the company’s medical team and number of services being offered to patients. – To date, the company has treated more than a million patients online for a variety… Read More »Lemonaid Health Raises $33M to Expand On-Demand Consumer Telehealth Platform
Physical fitness authorities seem to have fallen into the same trap as the nutrition authorities, recommending what they think may be achievable, rather than simply informing us of what the science says and letting us make up our own minds. Researchers who accept grants from… Read More »What Exercise Authorities Don’t Tell You About Optimal Duration
DENVER — Beverly Grant spent years juggling many roles before yoga helped her restore her balance. When not doting over her three children, she hosted her public affairs talk radio show, attended community meetings or handed out cups of juice at her roving Mo’ Betta… Read More »Namaste Noir: Yoga Co-Op Seeks to Diversify Yoga to Heal Racialized Trauma
With the line between provider and patient now blurred, behavioral health professionals need to be in tune with their own psychological and physical state and seek support from colleagues, a supervisor, or their own therapist.
What You Should Know: – A new Accenture report called “Breakthrough Behavioral Health Access: Think Virtual” finds that the use of virtual behavioral health could expand care for more than 53 million Americans facing these conditions. – Demand for behavioral health specialists significantly outweighs current… Read More »Virtual Behavioral Health Could Reduce Costs, Improve Patient Outcomes, Report Finds
Men’s health startup Hims is further expanding into mental health by offering psychiatric consults online. […]
Several states have enacted changes to make it easier for patients to access mental health services via telehealth during the pandemic. Here’s a summary of what has changed so far.
What You Should Know: Healthify, a social determinants of health company (SDOH), announced a national partnership with Ride Health to offer transportation to medical and non-medical services for people faced with transportation barriers. – Each year, an estimated 3.6 million Americans do not obtain medical… Read More »Healthify, Ride Health Partner to Offer SDOH-Driven Transportation to Vulnerable Populations
Ernie Ianace, EVP Sales and Marketing at VitalTech “The numbers don’t lie,” is a famous old adage and quite appropriate with regard to the rapid rise and deployment of telehealth solutions in the medical community. It may have taken a global pandemic for society to… Read More »Telehealth’s Time Has Come. And It’s Here to Stay.
Matthew Holt and Jessica DaMassa gave a talk at the “Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Conference” on June 17, 2020. They spoke about how technology is evolving the mental health space, along with their thoughts on where the future of the industry is headed. Jess… Read More »“Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Conference” Matthew Holt & Jessica DaMassa’s Keynote 6/17/20
Centene will expand its partnership with behavioral health startup Quartet Health to 32 states. The insurer became an investor in Quartet last year.
Sweden’s Orexo has launched two digital therapies in the US earlier than expected, following changes to US regulations that allow early access during the COVID-19 crisis. The two therapies – deprexis to help people with depression manage their symptoms and vorvida for alcohol use disorder… Read More »Orexo launches digital therapies for depression, alcohol misuse early in US
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn are taking a toll on mental health for many Americans, with large shares of the public saying that related worry and stress is having a negative effect on their mental health. A new KFF analysis and series of… Read More »New State Fact Sheets Highlight Key Data About Mental Health and Substance Use Needs and Capacity
This analysis and series of state fact sheets examine mental health and substance use disorder needs in the states and capacity to meet residents’ needs prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is expected to place additional strains on the system.
As a teenager, Paulina Castle struggled for years with suicidal thoughts. When her mental health was at its most fragile, she would isolate herself, spending days in her room alone. “That’s the exact thing that makes you feel significantly worse,” the 26-year-old Denver woman said.… Read More »Colorado, Like Other States, Trims Health Programs Amid Health Crisis
Cumberlege report is a damning reminder of how arrogant, intimidating doctors have suppressed their patients’ views Julia Cumberlege’s report into avoidable harm inflicted by the healthcare system exposes an institutional inability to listen to patients in general and women in particular. Her investigation into decades… Read More »Pelvic mesh scandal is what happens when men with power ignore women | Richard Vize
Why Medical Translation and Medical Interpretation Services are Key in Quality Healthcare All industries need translators and interpreters who are trained in different languages. Although some items, symbols, and/or actions may be universally understood, you still need to convey subtle meanings and instructions across cultures.… Read More »Why Medical Translation and Medical Interpretation Services are Key in Quality Healthcare
Mental Health After a Disaster: Lessons from Katrina The RISK studies on survivors’ mental health after the Katrina disaster provide a road map of how we should respond to disastrous hurricanes in the future. The Doctor Weighs In
Prioritizing Healthcare Workers’ Mental Health During COVID-19 For some frontline healthcare workers, symptoms of stress will subside with the crisis, but others will need additional help to restore their mental health. The Doctor Weighs In
Why you may think you’re “just trying to help,” read these handy tips to make sure you’re a system of support and not criticism.
Eating seaweed salad may boost the efficacy of vaccinations and help treat cold sores, herpes, Epstein-Barr virus, and shingles. Billions of pounds of seaweed are harvested each year, the consumption of which “has been linked to a lower incidence of chronic diseases,” both physical and… Read More »Eating Seaweed Salad May Boost Immune Function
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Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view. Today, we… Read More »Guest post: A post-pandemic crisis: The mental toll on America
Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate. Let’s be honest: COVID-19 has landed a pretty hard hit on our collective mental health. We have valid reasons to… Read More »Mental Health Matters: Delivering Hope for Today and Tomorrow
Your little act of kindness can provide the much needed mental health support to those suffering from depression, loneliness, stress, and negative thinking amid the COVID19 pandemic. Fear, stress, and worry are considered a normal reaction in humans to real of perceived threats. Now that… Read More »Tips On Providing Mental Support To Others Amid COVID-19 Crisis
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There are plenty of ways to engage with our TEDMED 2020 class of Hive Innovators. Whether in a Hive Innovator Meetup, the Community Lunch, where we will have the opportunity to explore the Innovator’s “What If” questions, or through TEDMED Scout: Your AR Guide to Innovation.… Read More »TEDMED 2020 Hive Innovator Happenings