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VCs Investing To Heal U.S. Healthcare

The U.S. healthcare system is sick, but increasingly early stage investors are spending money on new technology companies they believe can help provide a cure.<p>Earlier this week, Greylock Partners, one of the investors behind Facebook and LinkedIn, and the Russian billionaire technology investor …

With $1.2M From Greylock, Yuri Milner And 500 Startups, First Opinion Lets You Text A Doctor Anytime

As mobile networks and digital communication tools improve, there’s a huge opportunity to re-imagine the calcified old world of healthcare. Some services are looking to do that by bringing the house call back to the healthcare market, by way of mobile devices and video chat, for example.<p>While the …

Wearable craze adds skin sensitivity to the list of considerations for gadget buyers

We were quite impressed with Jawbone Up24 when we reviewed it. But, a few weeks later, things soured a bit when an editor developed a rather unpleasant rash from the device. Turns out it's not all that uncommon a reaction. While the usual list of concerns for gadget buyers focuses on specs, …

Fitbit Apologizes To Customers Who've Experienced Skin Reactions

Fitbit, the company that makes wearable activity trackers, has apologized following widespread reports that its latest wrist-worn device has caused severe skin irritation for some owners.<p>In a statement sent to The Huffington Post on Tuesday evening, Fitbit said that the company is "sorry that even …

Wearable Tech at CES 2014

If you’ve been keeping with Android Authority’s coverage of CES 2014, you’ll know that a lot of the spotlight at this year’s event has been focused on wearable accessories. Including augmented reality devices, smart watches, and fitness bands, 2014 is definitely shaping up to be the year of …

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One of Uber's core crew said to launch on-demand doctors

With the US government's botched rollout of Healthcare.gov, it appears some techie types are thinking about how to startup-ify doctor visits for the country's upper class.<p>Oscar Salazar, one of Uber's core crew who helped build the early prototype, is reportedly creating a new company that will send …

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Part Two: Sources of Health Information

Clinicians are a central resource, but friends, families, and peers play important roles, too<p>People living with chronic conditions are more likely …

50 Novels Guaranteed to Make You a Better Person

It’s a new year, and resolutions are flying left and right — although, it <i>has</i> been two weeks, so certain pledges have probably already crashed and …

What It Takes to Grow Your Startup 500% in Months

<i>This article is by Paul Arnold, angel investor and advisor, who has helped several startups achieve hyper-growth.</i><p>It’s 3 a.m. and my phone vibrates. …