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Twentyeight Health is a telemedicine company expanding access to women’s health and reproductive care

New York’s Twentyeight Health is taking the wildly telemedicine services for women’s health popularized by companies like Nurx and bringing them to a patient population that previously hadn’t had access. 

The mission to provide women who are Medicaid or underinsured should not be deprived of the same kinds of care that patients who have more income security or better healthcare coverage enjoy, according to the company’s founder, Amy Fan.

The mission, and the company’s technology, have managed to convince a slew of investors who have poured $5.1 million in seed funding into the new startup. Third Prime led the round, which included investments from Town Hall Ventures, SteelSky Ventures, Aglaé Ventures, GingerBread Capital, Rucker Park Capital, Predictive VC, and angel investors like Stu Libby, Zoe Barry, and Wan Li Zhu.

“Women who are on Medicaid, who are underinsured or without health insurance often struggle to find access to reproductive health

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New California law is a national model for mental health care reform

As our nation continues to confront the ramifications of a global pandemic, the stigma around mental health and addiction seems to be dissipating. People are talking, opening up to friends and family, and finally realizing it’s OK to not be OK.

This type of awareness is a major step forward for a nation that saw nearly 72,000 overdose deaths in 2019 and more than 48,000 deaths from suicide in 2018.

But to truly benefit society, increasing awareness must be met with a strong infrastructure of mental health and addiction care to serve Americans’ needs. And that’s just doesn’t exist in most states. People with mental health and substance use disorders are still relegated to a separate and unequal system of care — one with far too few providers; unreliable, limited insurance coverage; and serious roadblocks around every corner.

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This doesn’t bode well for a new wave of mental

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How pandemic bento boxes became care packages and a new business model

Growing up outside of Tokyo, Chef Kenji Miyaishi’s mother used to send him off with bento boxes of onigiri rice balls, karaage fried chicken, tamago-yaki egg omelets and vegetables from her garden.

Now, as he’s pivoted his upscale restaurant in Napa, California, to prepare and deliver bento boxes amid the pandemic, he says he aims to serve with the same values of precision, culture and care his mother did.

Chef Kenji Miayishi. Credit Bob McClenahan (Bob McClenahan)
Chef Kenji Miayishi. Credit Bob McClenahan (Bob McClenahan)

Bento boxes can be traced back to the Kamakura period in 12th century Japan, and this year — with restaurants relying on takeout and delivery — they’ve become a relevant and culturally authentic way for kaiseki chefs across the country to stay in business.

And some chefs say, at a time of uncertainty, the boxes have also come to symbolize nurturing and comfort.

“Bento is usually made by a mother for her children

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As Dr. Javaid Perwaiz faces trial, the women he treated question decades of care

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The last time Brittni DuPuy-German saw her trusted gynecologist, she once again explained that the stabbing, mystery pain in her abdomen had not gone away.

It first appeared two years earlier, after she said her doctor, Javaid Perwaiz, surgically tied her tubes. To fix it, he had proposed more surgery — three additional procedures in nine months that she said included a hysterectomy when she was 29. But the pain persisted.

So on Nov. 8, 2019, at his private-practice office, Perwaiz and DuPuy-German discussed the possibility of yet another surgery, she said. He scheduled an ultrasound for just days later, a sign of the efficiency that DuPuy-German had come to expect from her family’s longtime gynecologist. He was her mother’s doctor, her sister-in-law’s doctor, her best friend’s doctor. Perwaiz had delivered DuPuy-German and delivered her children.

Which is why, when her phone buzzed the day after her

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How pandemic bento boxes became their own care package and a new business model

Growing up outside of Tokyo, Chef Kenji Miyaishi’s mother used to send him off with bento boxes of onigiri rice balls, karaage fried chicken, tamago-yaki egg omelets and vegetables from her garden.

Now, as he’s pivoted his upscale restaurant in Napa, California, to prepare and deliver bento boxes amid the pandemic, he says he aims to serve with the same values of precision, culture and care his mother did.

Kenzo Napa Head Chef Kenji Miayishi.Bob McClenahan

Bento boxes can be traced back to the Kamakura period in 12th century Japan, and this year — with restaurants relying on takeout and delivery — they’ve become a relevant and culturally authentic way for kaiseki chefs across the country to stay in business.

And some chefs say, at a time of uncertainty, the boxes have also come to symbolize nurturing and comfort.

“Bento is usually made by a mother for her children

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Prime Day Skin Care, Beauty, Makeup, Perfume, Jewelry, Hair Dryer & Electric Toothbrush Deals (2020): Top Early Health & Beauty Sales Reviewed by Deal Tomato

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Find the latest early health & beauty deals for Prime Day 2020, including Garnier skin care essentials, Maybelline makeup finds, Dyson hair dryer, Philips electric toothbrush, and jewelry & perfume savings. Explore the latest deals by clicking the links listed below.

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Dementia Care for a Parent Can Be Costlier Than You’d Think. For Women, Especially.


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Americans who care for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease or another memory disorder bear not only emotional burdens but also a stealthily high financial burden, according to the findings of a new survey of caregivers. This is especially so for women.

The lifetime cost of dementia care can exceed $750,000 in direct and indirect expenses, making it financially devastating for many, according to the research by RBC Wealth Management and Aon. The survey of 1,000 affluent and high-net-worth cognitive-decline caregivers in the U.S. also found that making financial sacrifices, such as reducing work hours or leaving the workforce entirely, can disrupt women’s careers and cost them about $35,000 in annual income.

Caregivers also see an outlay of money each month to support daily expenses or other needs of the patient, totaling nearly $750 a month on average. By the time someone reaches a severe decline, monthly contributions

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Women’s health care is a human right. It’s why I’m supporting Biden-Harris

Genevieve Leo, Opinion contributor
Published 7:00 a.m. MT Oct. 9, 2020

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Opinion: The Trump administration has made it harder to access no-cost birth control for women and girls and allowed for discrimination in health care. We can reverse this.

It is an isolating feeling, receiving abnormal test results after an annual OBGYN visit (I’m fine). It’s even more terrifying to absorb this information just a month before a close relative was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

My fear caused overwhelming anxiety.

Going to the doctor is scary and uncomfortable, especially when we don’t know or understand what to expect, what is considered “normal” or “irregular.” But it does not have to be this way. Having a mother as an OBGYN who was able to talk me through basic women’s health information was essential for my understanding and well-being.

Imagine if

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How Maryland’s Total Cost Of Care Model Has Helped Hospitals Manage The COVID-19 Stress Test

The Maryland Total Cost of Care (TCOC) model, one of the nation’s most innovative advanced alternative payment models, is about to enter year three. This demonstration and partnership with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is testing hospital global budgets, as evolved from its 2014 beginnings, and is guided by the state’s Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC).

We believe the COVID-19 pandemic represents an important opportunity to assess this global budget model under stress—with implications for future health care financing. One of us (Chris L. Peterson) served as the principal deputy director of payment reform and provider alignment at the HSCRC from 2016 to 2020. The other (Dale N. Schumacher) has represented hospital medical staff in prospective payment negotiations with the HSCRC and has published analyses of Maryland hospital performance. In this post, we describe how the TCOC model has provided flexibility and stability to Maryland’s private-sector hospitals

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Clean Hair Care Brand Innersense Organic Beauty Announces Packaging Refresh With Transition To Bottles Made Of 100% PCR

“Our refreshed packaging begins our transition into more circular packaging options such as refillables and other sustainable alternatives. Hair care poses unique packaging challenges as opposed to skincare or makeup,” shares Greg Starkman, Innersense Organic Beauty founder. “Hair care packaging is larger in size, heavier in weight, and typically sits in our showers, so the bottles have to be functional and safe in a wet environment. PCR plastic is the most natural next step for our packaging. By purchasing PCR, we are doing our part to spur demand for recycled materials, which we hope will have ripple effects toward improving the domestic recycling market.”

The packaging update contributes to the brand’s Mission in Action, a plan introduced three years ago with the goal to become “plastic proactive.” This year, Innersense Organic Beauty made the commitment to cleaning up the equivalent of the last 5 years of their plastic output

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