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Supreme Court’s decision on abortion sparks health tech’s Cambridge Analytica moment

In 2018, the tech industry found itself in a harsh spotlight amid a scandal involving a company called Cambridge Analytica, which had collected and used the data of millions of …

Baking trust into tech, Cerebral’s prescribing, & the evolution of post-Roe privacy

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Cue Health layoffs, HIPAA post-Roe, and AI’s race problem

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Opinion: The accuracy of pulse oximeters shouldn’t depend on a person’s skin color

Covid-19 made pulse oximeters an even more important tool for measuring the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream than they had been before. Widely used in hospitals and health systems, …

Opinion: THC ingestion by young kids highlights the need to tighten inadequate packaging regulations

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, is finding its way into the hands and mouths of young children via products packaged and labeled in ways that bear striking resemblance …

Opinion: Improve CDC’s quarantine stations to prevent the next pandemic

In today’s interconnected world, people, packages, and animals can circumnavigate the globe in less than a day. This speed of connection makes it easier to visit far-flung family members, conduct …