Intermountain Healthcare to let its doctors recommend medical marijuana

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February 16, 2019 • 2 min read

After the Utah Medical Cannabis Act passed in December, Intermountain Healthcare reached out to a number of people, including patients, advocates, physicians, nurses, and pharmacists in an effort to understand how to implement care for those patients with a qualifying condition as defined by the Utah Medical Cannabis Act....

Medivis Launches AR Technology Platform for Surgical Applications

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February 15, 2019 • 3 min read

Medivis, a medical imaging and visualization company for surgical applications, has officially unveiled "SurgicalAR," its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications that leverages Microsoft HoloLens technology to improve surgical precision and operator confidence while ensuring patient safety....

Apple and Aetna are teaming up on a new app called Attain

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January 30, 2019 • 3 min read

Aetna announced they are partnering with Apple on an iPhone and Apple Watch app app called Attain, which offers reminders, rewards, challenges, goals and more. One of the rewards is to earn a free Apple Watch for members who engage in healthy behaviors such as exercising and building a better sleep routine....

23andMe Receives FDA Clearance for Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test on a Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndrome

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January 24, 2019 • 2 min read

23andMe today received FDA clearance for a genetic health risk report on a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome. The clearance follows the FDA’s authorization for 23andMe’s BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants) Genetic Health Risk report in March 2018. The MUTYH-Associated Polyposis report was submitted to the FDA using the 510(k) submission pathway, enabled by the BRCA decision in March 2018...