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The FDA announced a plan to crack down on supplement manufacturers.

Your multivitamins and brain-boosting pills may be suspect, and regulators are cracking down on the $40 billion industry

Federal regulators announced this week that they'll be taking a more active role in policing the $40 billion supplement industry.

Facebook is about to launch a tool in the US that pings you to donate blood when there are shortages

The social network has a blood donation tool in 4 countries that lets users give and ask for blood. It plans to launch a similar feature in the US.
Investors put hundreds of millions in Theranos despite its lack of published science.

More than half of today’s unicorn health startups haven’t published any influential research — and some experts say that raises the ...

In a new study, an early Theranos whistle-blower and Stanford professor of medicine analyzes a cluster of $1 billion healthcare startups and finds very few are publishing high-impact papers.
Anthem CEO Gail Boudreaux.

A huge health insurer just cut ties with a key rival in a move that could save it $4 billion a year, and the stock is soaring

"CEO Gail Boudreaux is clearly on a roll." Anthem is getting its own drug benefits business off the ground earlier than expected.
A woman displays an Apple Watch.

A huge health insurer is teaming up with Apple in a bet that an app and a smartwatch can make you healthier

Aetna, one of the largest US health insurers, has teamed up with Apple to build an app that rewards the health plan's members for being healthy.
A squinty photo my fiancee captured just before my first scuba dive. It's not a good photo, and it doesn't matter, because I'm off Instagram.

I ditched Instagram 2 months ago for my birthday, and now I’m convinced there’s no going back

By scaling back from social media, I learned a lot about the relationship I want to have with myself and the world around me.
Microsoft Healthcare corporate vice president Peter Lee

Microsoft’s head of healthcare thought it was a ‘career-ending move’ when Satya Nadella offered him the job. Here’s why he say...

Peter Lee thought at first that taking on the tech giant's healthcare strategy would be a "career-ending move."
Oswalt's donation.

Patton Oswalt nearly got into a Twitter fight, but then decided to help pay off the man’s medical bills instead

The comedian donated $2,000 to the fundraiser, helping it exceed its $5,000 goal.
Casey Smitherman.

A superintendent was arrested after using her insurance to help a sick student get medication: ‘I wanted to do all I could to help him get well&...

Casey Smitherman, the superintendent of Elwood schools, helped an uninsured 15-year-old student seek medical treatment under her son's name.