Brittany Travitz

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The economics of biosimilars

If I understand correctly, a biologic is “any medicinal product manufactured in, extracted from, or semisynthesized from biological sources,” and a …

Eat To Fight Inflammation

<b>Q:</b> I'm looking for a natural way to fight inflammation. What foods do you suggest? - <i>Brian Meier, via Facebook</i><p><b>A:</b> There are two types of inflammation. …

The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived

In a talk at this year's InformationWeek Conference, Adriana Karaboutis, a former Dell CIO and current executive vice president of technology and …

Welkin Health gets $2M for disease management coaching tools, Humana pilot

Welkin Health, a San Francisco-based population health management company that provides a combination of mobile, web, and telephone-based coaching …

Health Care Innovation is a Game That Everyone Can Play

Why? Because everyone has been a patient, experienced a pain point, identified an unmet need, or had an idea to improve the health care experience. …

'Instagram for doctors': App lets health care professionals team up on patient cases

It’s been dubbed “Instagram for doctors.” With a tap on their smartphones, medical professionals are using a novel app, called Figure 1, to upload …

RARE Patient Advocacy Summit

<b>A rare diagnosis changes everything.</b> You weren’t given a playbook on how to cope, how to take that next step, and you certainly weren’t handed a …

What It Is Actually Like to Be Chronically Ill

In this onslaught of popular media can you see past the facade of beautiful celebrities with their perfect hair, on point make-up and unscathed bodies during a hospital admission? Perhaps you look at those depictions of disease and believe it is an accurate portrayal. Let's take a moment to step …

News & Events

Sensors in the fabric of clothing could provide detailed, real-time information and allow patients to be monitored at home<p>There are significant potential benefits to be had from monitoring patients’ conditions as they go about their daily lives.<p>While smart watches have created a lot of buzz in the …

Digital Health

5 Important Tips For Traveling With a Chronic Illness

Are you heading to the BlogHer conference in New York this week? Or maybe heading away from home for a much needed vacation? Wherever you may be …

Running A Few Tests On Theranos: Can Elizabeth Holmes Revolutionize Diagnostics?

Elizabeth Holmes, the world’s youngest female billionaire, and her company, Palo Alto-based Theranos, have seized the public imagination with a vision of replacing traditional blood tests with a cheaper, faster, and less painful alternative. But Theranos’ technology remains shrouded in mystery, …

Genetic Engineering