Best of the Health 2.0 Code-a-Thon

Best of the Health 2.0 Code-a-Thon

What a great way to spent a weekend! 17 teams spent 36 hours on hacking with the latest APIs from BetterDoctor, Allscripts, Pokitdok, Medhelp, and Validic. It was very exciting to witness the first time developers got their hands on to the brand new BetterDoctor API and Developer Portal. Sponsors had really hard time selecting the three winners: $5,000 Allscripts…
7 killer health apps that we can’t wait to see on Apple Watch

7 killer health apps that we can’t wait to see on Apple Watch

Apple Watch is big news, and these 7 health apps will dramatically change the way how we live our life. 1. Baby Monitor Wake up on a gentle tap on your wrist rather than on amplified cry of your current baby monitor. You can check out the crib-video-stream and make sure everything including the baby's vital signs look OK.  …
See this video and never forget sunscreen again

See this video and never forget sunscreen again

"How the sun sees you" video is a great reason to make applying sunscreen part of your daily routine. New York based artist Thomas Leveritt took to the streets with an ultraviolet camera to reveal people's sun damage under UV lens. The special camera shows the mind boggling effects the sun and sunscreen has on the skin. You probably think…
5 amazing X-ray Gifs that show how our joints really work

5 amazing X-ray Gifs that show how our joints really work

Have you ever wondered how our joints really work? X-rays provide a static window inside the body, but they don’t depict movement until now. Cameron Drake has created a collection of amazing images showing joints in motion. He worked with orthopedic physician Dr. Noah Weiss to turn static X-ray images to life. Learn more about the project from Drake’s blog. Elbow…
8 of the most amazing forests that relieve your stress

8 of the most amazing forests that relieve your stress

Science has proven that just a short walk in a forest relieves stress and makes us healthier. It was recently discovered that forest therapy decreases level of cortisol - a hormone used as a marker for stress. Other study found that even the view of forest out of window is associated with lower stress and higher job satisfaction among office…
BetterDoctor Raises $10 million in Series A Funding

BetterDoctor Raises $10 million in Series A Funding

Exciting news: In addition to helping over 10,000,000 people find better doctors and completely redesigning our iPhone and web apps recently, we have closed a $10 million round of funding! It means that we get to work with New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the largest and most active venture capital firms in the world, who believed in our vision…
BetterDoctor integrates Medicare provider and payment data to end guessing game in selecting the right doctor

BetterDoctor integrates Medicare provider and payment data to end guessing game in selecting the right doctor

BetterDoctor is the first health app to integrate Medicare's provider and payment data, ending the guessing game about whether a doctor has relevant experience. Six years ago I moved from Helsinki, Finland to San Francisco. My wife had never been in California before, but she completely fell in love with the Sunshine State. While building a new life and learning…
The health benefits of connecting with people

The health benefits of connecting with people

Did you know that according to research, lack of social connection is worse for your health than smoking, obesity and high blood pressure? And here we were, struggling to get enough sleep, work out and eat enough vegetables to stay healthy. Maybe this is the real reason why the Mediterranean way of enjoying food has been shown to be so…