Are you trying to lose weight and finding your attempts unsuccessful? Or struggling to maintain your work/life balance or reach the zen of inbox zero? You might need some help rethinking how you're approaching your goals.
Change Collective, a Boston-based startup that launched last year with $1.4 million in funding, is working to put informed health and life betterment programs as close as the mobile phone in your pocket.
Read MoreLighter launches a better, more affordable way to eat healthy
When Micah Risk walked into a coffee shop to meet with Alexis Fox for the first time in 2013, she knew she was encountering a kindred spirit: The two women had already established themselves as up-and-comers in the worlds of both fitness and nutrition.
Risk is an endurance athlete, Runner's World cover girl, and a nutritionist who graduated from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts. Fox has fought for animal protection as an advocate and lawyer and recently served as the Massachusetts state director for the Humane Society of the United States. When they left the meeting, they had decided to be business partners, and had planted the seeds for a new kind of nutrition startup. And together they've launched Lighter, which delivers healthy, plant-based food along with a very organized, personalized weekly menu and recipes for each meal.
Next year is going to be the year of “collaborative health.” We will see exciting new combinations of technology, data, and people that elevate the impact each has on the outcomes, costs and quality of care delivery.
Read MoreTo track a killerVecna tests Ebola technology in Monrovia
A Cambridge builder of health information systems is testing two pioneering medical technologies in West Africa that could help limit the transmission of Ebola from patients to doctors.
An electronic health record system and a robot with a two-way communication system — basically an iPad on wheels — are among the tools Deborah Theobald, co-founder of Vecna Technologies, brought to Monrovia, Libera, in late November. Read MoreSurvey SaysPartners HealthCare announces new platform to help companies survey patients
The Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare has created a secure survey tool to help medical product makers and investors get feedback from patients and customers. The new mobile app and Web-based survey tool called cHealth Compass will charge companies for the service and pay survey takers for their time.
Giving thanks is fine, Giving a Sh$t is better, but giving up some of your health data will make a difference.
That's what Jamie Heywood and his team at Patients Like Me hope. On Tuesday, the health data portal for people with chronic conditions launched a 24-day drive to encourage new patients to sign up and share their health data before Christmas Day. Read More
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