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Glucose monitors revolutionized diabetes care. Now digital health startups want to bring them to the masses

For the 1.6 million people in America living with type 1 diabetes, a continuous glucose monitor can be a lifesaver. Since the first CGM was approved by the Food and …

Google is exploring a health record tool for patients

After 13 years, Google is coming back for patient health records. The tech giant has launched an early user feedback program aimed at exploring how patients might want to see, …

Akili’s therapeutic video game will be tested as a treatment for Covid ‘brain fog’

Akili, which made history last summer by earning regulatory clearance for the first video-game based therapy, now plans to test if its software can help adults suffering from Covid “brain …

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Opinion: Lessons learned — and forgotten — from the horrific epidemics of the U.S. Civil War

As the U.S. approaches 600,000 deaths from Covid-19, it is hard to fathom that this calamity pales in comparison to America’s worst outbreak of epidemic diseases during and just after …

Opinion: A ketogenic diet brought me back to life. Will believing in its effectiveness make me a pariah in medical school?

My awareness of the limits of medical knowledge began when I was diagnosed with osteoporosis at the age of 18. It peaked with a near-death experience five years later, and …

Opinion: It’s time to get health care value assessment right

Trying to gauge the value of new drugs and devices is becoming increasingly important in the U.S. health care system, something that other countries have done explicitly for years. Pressure …