Tag Archives: Pandemic

How Livongo and Teladoc closed an $18.5 billion deal during a pandemic

Livongo’s founder and early investor on route to the meeting in Dallas. Source: Hemant Teneja The merger of Livongo and Teladoc, two of the largest publicly traded companies in digital health, came together in less than three months and played out against the backdrop of widespread lockdowns and quarantines of the coronavirus pandemic. The deal, announced… Read More »

More than half of Americans say they’re more stressed than they were before the Covid-19 pandemic

Weeks of social distancing at home and concern about the pandemic bringing you down? You’re not alone.  A group of researchers from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Harvard Medical School released results from a survey they conducted in the second half of May, and 55% of people said they were more stressed than… Read More »

Having sex during the pandemic? Wear a mask, get kinky and get tested, advise experts

New York’s City Health Department is urging people to wear masks while having sex, to help stop the pandemic. Guidelines from the department state that New Yorkers should try to stay at home and have minimal contact with others, but accept people “will, and should, have sex.” Whether the coronavirus can spread through intercourse has… Read More »

Coronavirus Pandemic May Change Care For Some Allergy Patients After Severe Reactions – Forbes

Some allergy patients may qualify for an alternative to emergency room care after a severe reaction, … [+] group says. Getty Families of children with food allergies know to inject epinephrine if they have a severe reaction, but the playbook for next steps may shift for some patients as coronavirus fears make them skittish about… Read More »