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Google Is Now Connecting Users Searching for Symptoms With Doctors Over Video Chat

The conventional wisdom 'don't diagnose your illness over the Internet' may be changing.

Putting a Price Tag on Employee Fitness

Even a little bit of exercise can have a big impact, both on people’s health and on employers' costs.

Why Your Medical Office Needs Up-to-Date Technology

Electronic records and online patient portals can boost efficiency and even spur more business.

CVS's Expensive Cigarette Ban Shows It Puts Brand Before Profit

The drug chain's big move and name change may lead to the loyalty of a powerful customer segment.

Facebook Plots First Steps Into Healthcare

The social network already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.

In Silicon Valley, High Salaries and Free Food Aren't Enough Any More

Tech giants and startups take the benefits 'arms race' to health care.

How This Entrepreneur With a Famous Name Failed His Way to Success

A little-known member of the Bush family advises finding a business that can make money doing society some good, preferably in niche with little competition.

7 Ways to Prep Your Employees for Open Enrollment in Health Insurance

The dizzying array of options and acronyms baffle people who are not specialists. Your team depends on HR for guidance.

3 Keys to Seizing Opportunity in the Booming Telemedicine Space

Healthcare is an enormous enterprise, impervious to recession, where weeping changes in law and technology have created big opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Championing Patient-Centered Innovation

An often-overlooked source for great ideas are those who live or work on the front lines of health care.

Should You Offer Employees an Online Doctor Option?

Eighteen percent of large employers now offer telemedicine as part of their coverage. Here are the pros and cons.

Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Can't Be Forced to Buy Contraceptive Coverage

(Closely-Held) corporations aren’t just people, they’re religious people. Supreme Court decision finds certain private companies can sidestep birth control mandate.

The Employer-Sponsored Health Care Facts of Life

There are ways small-business owners can help defray some of the costs if high deductible insurance plans are all they can offer.

What the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Means for Entrepreneurs

As delays continue to plague Obamacare, entrepreneurs are left with a mixed bag of consequences for their businesses.

What Is Keeping Wearable Tech From Being Fashionable?

Four areas will drive the market far beyond where it is today and make a significant contribution to the quality of people's lives.

Franchise Players: How I Went From Client to Franchisee

Chad Hierholzer gained experience as a health-care screening services client before becoming a Star Wellness franchisee himself.

6 Hot Healthcare Companies: From Smart Pill Bottles to Smart Diapers, What's Driving Innovation in Medical Tech?

Technology has profoundly revolutionized the way doctors treat, diagnose and perform surgeries. But experts say innovation has yet to improve the daily workflow of physicians, or the daily behavior of patients.

This New Genetics Startup Wants to Make '100' the New '60'

Craig Venter, best known for being one of the first people to sequence the human genome, launched a new company Tuesday that will focus on how we can live longer and healthier lives.

ZocDoc Wants to Be in Every State by Year's End

The New York City-based online doctor appointment booking service says it will be in 48 states by the end of the year.

The Best Jobs in the U.S. Aren't the Ones You'd Expect

U.S. News released its list of the 100 Best Jobs of 2014. Here's some of the most unexpected careers that reached the top spots.

How Both Parties Were Wrong About Obamacare and Jobs

The latest jobs report is showing the impact of Obamacare on employment. Turns out, a lot of pundits' predictions were wrong.

These 3 Startups Are Looking to Get the Health Industry in Tip-Top Shape

With the health-care sector going through massive innovation and disruption, we wanted to get the skinny on what it was like working on a startup in this industry.

American Heart Association Using Crowdfunding to Find Next Big Thing in Health

The American Heart Association is using crowdfunding to find innovative technologies that can assist in improving cardiovascular health across the U.S.

CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

CVS is the first national pharmacy chain that will drop cigarettes and other tobacco products from its shelves -- a move that is estimated to cost the company $2 billion annually.
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