Although the night shift can offer workers some benefits vs. their day shift colleagues — such as relatively higher compensation, fewer distractions, and a faster commute — there’s a hidden, potentially dangerous aspect that might add a new meaning to the term “the graveyard shift.”
Johns Hopkins Medicine points out that, compared to women, men are prone to making five potentially catastrophic mistakes regarding their heart health. Here is a look at the unforced errors and what dads (and all guys) can do to avoid making them.
Unfortunately, anti-LGBTQ discrimination and bias is pervasive in the U.S. healthcare system. According to the American Heart Association, "more than half (56%) of LGBTQ adults and 70% of those who are transgender or gender non-conforming report experiencing some form of discrimination, including the use of harsh or abusive language, from a health care professional." So it's no surprise that LGBTQ people are at greater risk of poor heart health compared to cisgender straight people. In this article we explore the sources of these health inequities and how digital health offers employers and HR benefits teams a new way to combat discrimination and bias.
Women can experience very different symptoms of a heart attack compared to men. If you’re a woman and you’re feeling sick to your stomach, tired, and a bit breathless you could be coming down with the flu, but these could also be signs that you’re having a heart attack. In this short article, you'll learn about the heart attack symptoms that are unique to women.
As we near the end of National High Blood Pressure Education Month, cardiac surgeon and Hello Heart medical advisor Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal highlights the latest research on hypertension, why it matters, and what organizations can do to address it.
For most patients, cardiac procedures are life-saving and the only way to treat certain heart conditions. But in far too many other cases, these costly, invasive, and risky procedures may have been avoided by patients through a greater emphasis on preventative care. What if there were a way to reduce the need for invasive procedures (and the high costs associated with them), while at the same time improving patient experience, quality of life, and healthcare outcomes? It may sound like wishful thinking, but it could be a reality through digital care.
Through a first-of-its-kind integration, Hello Heart and CVS Health are meeting users where they are and providing a better-connected healthcare experience. Now, Hello Heart users in the pilot can schedule in-person visits at a MinuteClinic location near them—making it easier and faster than ever to get medical advice and medication adjustments.
This time of year, many employers are sitting down with their benefits consultants to discuss what changes to make to their healthcare plans next year. With the explosion of digital health solutions over the last few years, there are more options to choose from than ever—from wellness programs to MSK to mental health to heart health and more.The facts in this article make the case why most employers should start with the heart.
Fact: digital therapeutics work. Tom Kahl, CRO at Hello Heart, debunks popular misconceptions that prevent some organizations—and their employees—from experiencing the proven benefits that digital health can offer.
Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal, head of surgery for one of the nation's busiest cardiovascular programs, shares his perspective on the status quo's flawed approach to cardiovascular health, the promise of preventative digital health solutions, and what led him to Hello Heart.
How's that New Year's resolution going? In this post, a Hello Heart data scientist explores what Hello Heart data says about New Year's resolutions—including the positive knock-on effects that even failed resolutions can have on creating healthier habits.
When I was a kid, I spent most of my free time running out in the potato fields behind our house, collecting flowers and insects. I used to bring home jars of my “findings” back into my room (which drove my parents crazy). To get a closer look at these things, I asked for a microscope for my 6th birthday. But there was more behind this request: I knew at a very young age that when I “grew up,” I wanted to be a scientist.
After more than a decade of experience in the cyber security space, I was thrilled to join Hello Heart in 2017 as a Chief Information Security Officer. As you can imagine, being a CISO at a health tech company is a huge responsibility — not only because of the need to comply with industry best practices and State and Federal regulations (e.g. HIPAA), but also because our users trust us with the most important and valuable information: their medical data. This trust is at the foundation of our organization, and that is why adhering to the highest standards of security and privacy protection are embedded in our core values.
The pilot’s voice crackled over the intercom — something about cruising altitude, I think. Or maybe it was about velocity. Or temperature. To be honest, I wasn’t paying much attention. Not because I was anxious, but because I was excited. I was heading to Mexico on vacation. It was my first post-pandemic trip outside the U.S. I felt like a kid at the start of the summer holidays.
For many employers, hypertension and cardiovascular disease are the top claims cost drivers. Through this partnership with Businessolver, employers get access to a streamlined process that simplifies and accelerates the implementation of Hello Heart in their organization.