Sweet Enough

By now, you’ve probably heard of a new movie in theaters called “Fed Up”. It’s a documentary-style expose of the “SAD” – the Standard American Diet – and covers a wide range of issues behind why America currently leads the world in both adult and child obesity rates. Included in the long list of culprits behind our ballooning waistlines is SUGAR. A master of disguise, sugar often appears in our food and drink labelled as one of 40+ pseudonyms—including sucrose, maltose, dextrose,  fructose,  glucose, galactose, lactose, high fructose corn syrup, and glucose solids—which makes its detection confusing to...

Do Mobile Health Apps Work?

Last week, Health 2.0 Boston convened several leaders in the digital healthcare industry to help answer one question: “How helpful are mobile healthcare apps?” While the panelists and attendees struggled to directly show evidence to concisely answer the question, it sparked some great discussions. We saw three primary themes come out of responses to this question.  1) The future includes more sensors integrated into our daily lives and fewer stand-alone devices and apps While the market is flooded with new stand-alone activity tracking devices like the Nike FuelBand, FitBit, Fitbug ORB, Jawbone Up, Garmin vivofit, and Polar...