Sean Duffy was one of those kids building monumental Lego edifices when his friends were playing outside. He continued to progress on the building front until he broke ground on his latest endeavor, the establishment of Omada Health, a company that helps people reduce their risk of progression to Type 2 diabetes by employing a […]
The American Heart Association has declared this coming Wednesday, November 5th National Healthy Eating Day. On this day you are supposed to we encourage eat only foods and beverages that are high in nutrients and low in sugar, sodium and saturated and trans fats. And it’s good timing for a day like this if you are only planning on having only one. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the twelve days of Christmas Cookies will soon follow. That gives you a minimum of 13 National Crappy Eating Days, all sanctioned and promoted by community, religion and our food and beverage industry.
Over the past year I have seen a significant rise in the number of food-related healthcare company start-ups. Zipongo is one with which I have been familiar for some time; but the evolving recognition that a majority of our most expensive health conditions could be mitigated through healthful eating has spawned a plethora of new […]
I learned today from my number one source of news, The Daily Show, that Dubai has begun a behavior modification weight loss incentive program that pays a gram of gold — worth about $45 at current prices — for each kilogram of weight lost in a 30-day challenge. They call the program “You Are Worth […]
On Tuesday of this week I hosted the 2nd Annual Consumer Health & Wellness Innovation Summit. We were fortunate enough to have an incredibly strong and diverse array of speakers and nearly 200 participants. It was funny, but a colleague asked me why I was the one hosting a consumer-focused conference when historically I have […]
I saw an Atlantic article yesterday about current Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial contender E.W. Jackson. I was drawn to the article because I am a fan of Jackson’s adversary in the race, former U.S. Chief Information Officer Aneesh Chopra, but I read the article because candidate Jackson asserts, for all intents and purposes, that the practice […]
Last week an article was published in the clinical journal Diabetologia that described a significant study performed in Europe. The study demonstrated that people who drink even one can of sugary soda per day raise their risk of Type II diabetes by 18%. The results echoed those of a previously performed U.S. study that suggested […]
No one argues about whether smoking is bad for you anymore; even the cigarette companies have kind of thrown in that towel. And yet, despite this rare unanimity on this one particular healthcare issue, smoking continues to be controversial at all levels of state and federal government healthcare policy. No where is this more obvious […]