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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.

If you are like me, there is never enough time in a day to get all of your work done. My job is stressful and I am stuck sitting in front of a computer screen for hours on end, which as we know is not too good for your heart health, regardless of age. Here's a simple hack to help.

You probably already know high blood pressure increases your risk for heart attack, but did you also know it can be a cause of sexual problems. Hypertension can lead to erectile dysfunction, lower libidos and less interest in sex for both men and women. But it doesn’t have to.

‪Salmon is very rich in omega-3. Omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients in fish that are responsible for the heart health benefits in fish! Eat salmon, reduce your ‪Blood Pressure‬ and enjoy life.

Quick 30 sec video on how Hello Heart enables you to easily track your blood pressure and lab results and turn that raw medical data into simple, visual and actionable information that you can understand.

The early stages of hypertension (those you experience in your 20s, 30s and 40s) and high blood pressure can have a very real impact on how old you look. With HPB you age faster than you should, and those around you can tell.

Stress aggravates diabetes. Stress raises blood sugar levels, activates fat cells, impairs glucose tolerance, increases insulin resistance and impacts blood pressure.

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?