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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.

You may have noticed that we recently changed our profile picture on social media to a rainbow-colored heart. Just like many other progressive and inclusive companies around the world, we did this to celebrate Pride Month. We’re proud of who we are and what we do — not just during Pride Month, but every single day of the year.

In March of 2020, I was looking outside my office window at empty Silicon Valley roads and realized that the world as we knew it has changed. Covid-19 was raging, shelter-at-home was just announced, and financial pressure and uncertainty were a potential death sentence to many startups.

We all know that a healthy heart is central to overall good health, yet the prevalence of heart conditions in the US continues to increase each year at a staggering rate, leading to millions of lost lives and billions of dollars in healthcare costs.

At some point in life, almost all U.S. adults provide caregiving for a loved one. How do you use technology and habit formation to make the task less complex, less stressful and less time-demanding?

Hypertension basics: What is it, how common, what are normal numbers, what are the health risks, what can you do about it?

Because hypertension and pre-hypertension is more common among active duty military and veterans than in the general population, veterans need to understand what it means to them and know how to track and manage it.

Loneliness can rank as high a risk factor for heart disease and mortality as smoking. How does it impact you and how do you fight it?

Jeff, a retired army vet, used Hello Heart to reduce his blood pressure by over 10 points! Here's how.

Mediterranean meals are typically loaded with vegetables and healthy fats - great for someone trying to lower blood pressure, have a healthier heart or just enjoy eating good food!

By the time you finished reading that sentence, 1-2 people in the U.S. experienced a stroke. What the correlation with high blood pressure and how to you prevent it?