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…

The Future of Healthcare (Video)

“We want better healthcare but it is really hard for us to buy it. We want to have more consumer oriented services but we don’t really have them today.” "It's just too complicated. We need to make the cost of healthcare go down. If you think about IT, healthcare is the only place where the cost has been going up…
5 Amazing Facts About How Children Develop

5 Amazing Facts About How Children Develop

Somebody kindly sent us this lovely colorful infographic on children's development. I'm certainly going to go back to it again and again to keep up with my quickly growing nephew... who can now gurgle, babble and soon even play peek-a-boo, apparently! (I get video proof from my sister every day.) Mind-blowing things to know about children's development 90% of your…
How Will Obamacare Affect the American Depression Epidemic?

How Will Obamacare Affect the American Depression Epidemic?

16 million Americans suffer from depression each year. One third of them don't get treatment – that means over 5 million adults experience a major depressive episode and don't get treatment every year. One reason may lie in the costs of treatment: a hospital stay for mood disorder usually costs thousands of dollars. The average cost of antidepressants would be…
Healthy Dessert Idea: Raw Chocolate Bark (Recipe)

Healthy Dessert Idea: Raw Chocolate Bark (Recipe)

You know how they tell you that too much chocolate is bad for you? Then, on the other hand, some dark chocolate helps protect the cardiovascular system and has other potential health benefits, too. But you should eat only little bites at a time. I've never been particularly good at the 'sparingly' part. So what if I told you that…
Prime Time: Take Control of Your Medical Records with These Apps

Prime Time: Take Control of Your Medical Records with These Apps

How I wish I'd had this a few years ago: an app that gives me all my health records in one place. When you have to visit several different doctors or offices, it can be a pain to get hold of and transfer your medical records from one to another. At one point, I carried my records–a pile of papers,…
Food Tracking Made Simple: Prep Pad

Food Tracking Made Simple: Prep Pad

Some time ago I switched my diet towards less carbs, high fiber and more protein with a healthy doze of fats. I figured that offloading carbs is easy – just drop bread, wheat and sugars. In reality, after spot checking our packaged foods, I notice that half of them had hidden sugar in form of high fructose corn syrup. To…