November 14, 2019

The First US Clinical Trial of Using an In-Brain Chip to Fight Opioid Addiction Is Now Underway

(Tech Crunch) – Opioid addiction is easily one of the top widespread healthcare issues facing the U.S., and research indicates we’re nowhere near achieving any kind of significant mitigating solution. But a team of medical researchers working at the West … Read More

November 13, 2019

Facing ‘Certain Death,’ Teenager with Vaping Injury Gets Double Lung Transplant

(New York Times) – A 17-year-old boy whose lungs were irreversibly damaged by vaping received a double-lung transplant at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, a lifesaving measure taken when a patient’s own lungs are diseased or damaged beyond repair … Read More

November 13, 2019

Valued for Their Tech, Silicon Valley Digital Health Companies Rely Heavily on Armies of Faraway Coaches

(STAT News) – Digital health companies like Omada are now booming businesses. Although their models vary, they all monitor and educate people with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and depression — and make money by charging their … Read More

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