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The Scoop-AbbVie Wins FDA Approval| The Whole Patient| Brain Thermometer| Rentable Wearables January 13, 2015

Filed under: Corporate — CMI/Compas @ 5:08 pm

AbbVie has won FDA approval (ahead of schedule!) on its advanced Parkinson’s disease treatment, Duopa, which helps patients maintain motor control.

This article looks at the many unresolved mental and physical health issues cancer survivors battle long after treatment, including financial worries, and likens them to “post-traumatic stress disorder.” Patients are looking to the healthcare system to treat the person as a whole—both the body and mind.

It’s sort of like Rent the Runway for the quantified self. But this service called Wearables Box lets you try out five fitness trackers at a time for a small fee, then return what you don’t love and buy what you do. If you decide to try this out, please share your feedback with us. We’d love to know more.

A brain thermometer is in development to help gauge brain injury and other ailments among US soldiers, and will likely have additional uses in the medical field. We’ll continue to watch this innovation.

Think happy thoughts. I mean it because researchers have found that optimistic people have healthier hearts.

-Amanda Kopec Preto, Manager, Strategic Marketing & Corporate Communications


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