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Can a digital health startup prevent diabetes in Medicaid patients?

At the headquarters of Omada Health, the exposed ceiling, stocked kitchen, and MacBook-toting millennials evoke the industrial-chic feel of a tech startup. One conference room here is named Kale, another Broccoli.  Many employees have waistlines as thinly cut as their Levi’s.

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Nov 23, 2016

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Christina

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It took less than three months for an online coding game to transform James Johnston's life.

Johnston, 31, was designing software for orthodontists and living in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when he landed a better-paid software engineering job in Silicon Valley at a major tech startup.

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Oct 7, 2016

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Emily S

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Remedy: A Startup Trying to Solve Your Medical Bill Problems

With 1-in-5 working-age Americans reporting they had trouble paying their medical bills in the past year, according to a Kaiser/Times survey released in January, it’s no wonder some entrepreneurs want to offer solutions.

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Oct 3, 2016

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Emily S

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My Coverage Plan, a Madison technology start-up, receives NIH grant

My Coverage Plan Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of public interest law firm ABC for Health, has received a five-year grant of up to $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop software to help train staff at hospitals and other organizations in determining eligibility for public...

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Lagos, Africa’s largest economy, is also a startup incubator

Lagos, Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and one of the fastest growing cities in the world – Lagos is expected to double in size in the next 15 years, according to the Populations Reference Bureau.  And in recent years the port city has become an incubator for some of the continent’s biggest...

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Why So Many Doctors Are Advising Startups

It's less about the money than trying to solve the right problems. Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist at UC San Francisco, spends long hours at the hospital treating patients. But between shifts, he takes calls with health-technology entrepreneurs to offer them advice and feedback.

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Jan 18, 2016

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Emily S

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Meet 17 Killer Startups Making Death a Little Easier

If the movies have taught us anything it’s that the tech world’s experimentations with death don’t always work out so well – whether it’s Dr. Frankenstein’s eponymous monster or just about every zombie movie, something always seems to go wrong. Still, that hasn’t prevented startups from trying to...

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Wing is a new sensor and app that checks for lung function

A smartphone can be used for all kinds of self-maintenance – the camera to check for messy hair, for instance, or for stray sesame seeds caught in one’s teeth.  For the estimated 25 million Americans that suffer from asthma, there’s a new way to use smartphones to check for something far more vital...

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Hacks at evoHaX that changed lives

Last weekend, a portable voice recognition device augmented with bluetooth that converts speech to text to desktop and web commands won the first place at evoHaX, a three day Hackathon with a focus on web accessibility. This device was built by a team of five women from Drexel University's Society...

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