caption The reception area at Tia’s clinic in New York’s Flatiron neighborhood. source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider For women’s health startup Tia, an app alone wasn’t going to cut it. Tia was founded in 2016 by former Googler Carolyn Witte and her Cornell classmate and friend Felicity Yost. The company started as an app, which included a chatbot and symptom-tracking technology. Witte and Yost would often personally answer health-related questions that women had. Along the way, they were joined by Tia’s chief medical officer, Dr. Stephanie McClellan, an OB/GYN who began by giving Yost and Witte advice as to what they could and couldn’t tell people through the app. She went on to advise them on what Tia should do to redefine healthcare. That would mean going beyond an app and pulling together a physical space where women could get care. “We couldn’t just build technology in a vacuum,” Witte said. “We … [Read more...] about Tia is trying to reinvent women’s health. We visited the startup’s first clinic to get a checkup and see how it’s different from a normal doctor’s office.
Following in the footsteps of Fitbit, Garmin has added a feature to its Garmin Connect app to allow women to track their menstrual cycle. Its not just for periods, either. Menstrual Cycle Tracking helps women with all types of cycles, including regular and irregular periods, pre-menopausal and menopausal, and women who just don't have a period. According to Garmin, the team that developed the Menstrual Cycle Tracking feature is made up of women. You can use the app to log your cycle and include notes about each month. You can keep track of various symptoms every day, including physical and emotional changes. If you're working on growing your family, you can see a monthly prediction of ideal fertility days. "Cycle tracking was developed for women, by Garmin women – from the engineers, to the project managers, to the marketing team. In this way we could ensure that we were authentically addressing a woman's actual wants and needs, "said Susan Lyman, Garmin vice president of … [Read more...] about Garmin adds women’s health tracking to Garmin Connect
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Chasing Growth, a Women’s Health Start-Up Cut Corners Advertisement Supported by ByTess Riski, Natasha Singer and Katie Thomas April 26, 2019 When Matt Cronin worked in customer service at Nurx, a San Francisco start-up that sells prescription drugs online, one of his jobs was to manage the office’s inventory of birth control pills. The pills were kept in the pockets of a shoe organizer hanging inside a closet, Mr. Cronin said. They had been shipped to Nurx customers from its partner pharmacies, but ended up at the office when they bounced back in the mail. His supervisors regularly assigned him to mail those same medications to different Nurx customers who had not received their pills, he said. The practice was unusual. For safety reasons, federal and state laws generally require … [Read more...] about Chasing Growth, a Women’s Health Start-Up Cut Corners
Apple might be planning to come out with some new health features that are specifically geared toward women, based on the company’s newest big hire. Dr. Christine Curry — an obstetrician-gynecologist that made a name for herself by treating women with the Zika virus — has reportedly been hired by Apple to bolster its women’s health projects.Tim Cook has recently said that healthcare will be the area Apple makes the most important impact on humanity. The company has already developed a number of health features with Apple Watch with more on the way. Apple has also created health clinics for its employees and could bring more services to the healthcare industry. CNBC, Dr. Curry will work on both women’s health and other projects at Apple. Curry rose to prominence during the Zika Virus outbreak in 2016. Her practice in South Florida screened nearly half of all pregnant women with the Zika virus. Cosmopolitan ran a profile on Curry for her efforts treating … [Read more...] about Apple hires famous OB-GYN to boost women’s health efforts
Feb 05, 7:20 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Janice Williams @manhattanjan 02/17/17 AT 9:47 AM In a 230–188 vote Thursday, the House decided to overturn a rule launched by President Barak Obama’s administration that prohibited states from withholding federal funds to Planned Parenthood and other health care providers that also perform abortions, according to reports. Obama's rule went into effect just two days before leaving office on Jan. 18, but the House was able to dismiss the measure under the Congressional Review Act.Obama’s rule came following 13 states’ attempts to cut federal funding toward family planning services that provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood. Although federal funds cannot be used to help cover abortion costs, the House’s vote would allow states to allocate more dollars toward health clinics and services that still offer … [Read more...] about Women’s Health: Republicans Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood Clinics That Provide Pregnancy Tests, Cancer Screenings And Contraception