Health Tech

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Listen: Lessons from a botched pandemic response, CDC sluggishness, & the future of health tech

Can we prevent the next Covid-19? Has the CDC become too cautious? And how many sensors should be worn to bed? We cover all that and more this week on …

The success of a novel scoliosis surgery hinges on when growth spurts hit. Can new tools better predict them?

Mia Schloegel was 11 when they found the curve in her spine. She was at her yearly pediatrician’s visit when her uncle — also her doctor — had her lean …

Measuring blood sugar in real time is a game changer for patients — and a health tech success story

Kylene Redmond and Deb Foerster both are converts to their continuous glucose monitors, quarter-size devices that measure their blood sugar in real time so they can adjust their diet, their …

First Opinion

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Opinion: What do we do with the masks now? Be grateful for them — and for science

When word came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that fully vaccinated Americans can at last safely go without masks in most places, I felt like one of …

Opinion: Make drug companies partners — not adversaries — to expand global Covid-19 vaccine access

The Biden administration’s announcement that it would support waiving patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines to help spur production and access, especially among low-income countries, was a welcome step for increasing …

Opinion: Setting the record straight: There is no ‘Covid heart’

After a year of frightening headlines, widespread concern, and countless retweets that the virus that causes Covid-19 may attack the heart more aggressively than any other viral illness, the verdict …