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When emissions decrease, people’s asthma gets better

Air pollution has long been linked to respiratory problems, particularly asthma. Thus, it came as small surprise that a new study published in the journal Nature Energy by Columbia University, Harvard, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, Propeller Health, and others, shows...

Matternet CEO: Drones would be helpful right now if we could deploy them at scale

Even for a company so well equipped to handle the COVID-19 epidemic—with contact-free drone delivery of medical supplies—Matternet is still facing some obstacles. In a recent interview with VentureBeat, Matternet CEO Andreas Raptopoulos talked about what the last few weeks have been like and where he...

Doctors Struggle to Get Paid for Telehealth Visits

Telehealth usage during the COVID-19 pandemic has increased rapidly, compared with its previously slow uptake. In fact, telemedicine provider Amwell said that as of March 31, 2020, usage of its app was up 158 percent since January. In some hard-hit areas like Washington, app usage...

What Startup Investing Looks Like In the Next Six Months

Women 2.0 recently spoke with several experienced female venture capitalists to find out what they think founders should expect in the next several months as they’re fundraising. Rock Health Director of Research and Marketing Megan Zweig was one of the interviewees. At the time of the...

Digital behavioral health company SilverCloud grabs $16M in Series B funding

Digital behavioral health company SilverCloud recently announced that it had earned an additional $16 million in Series B funding. The round was led by MemorialCare Innovation Fund, with participation from LRVHealth, OSF Ventures, and UnityPoint Health Ventures. The company works with provider organizations to deliver digital...

Delivery drones may be key to fighting future pandemics

As social distancing becomes the norm amid the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery of goods like groceries, medicines, and other cargo has become more important than ever before. As a result, drone delivery has the potential to come into its own. Drone delivery was on the rise even...

KC nurse adjusts to new reality amidst COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is being felt around the world, and it’s been weeks since many health care workers have been able to see their families when they’re done with work. Lauren Gremillion, a registered nurse at IVX Health in Kansas City, Missouri, hasn’t been able...

How Will COVID-19 Impact 2020 Digital Health Venture Funding?

Digital health venture funding got off to a record-breaking start in 2020, with $3.1 billion invested across Q1, according to a new report from Rock Health. That $3.1 billion was across 107 deals—more than 1.5 times the total Q1 funding in any previous year. The firm’s...