Wellness

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, fitness trackers, from left, Basis Peak, Adidas Fit Smart, Fitbit Charge, Sony SmartBand, and Jawbone Move, are posed for a photo next to an iPhone, in New York. Although sales of fitness trackers are strong, many of their owners lose enthusiasm for them once the novelty wears off. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

“The question for investors is how long the market will continue to grow at this rate, and whether Fitbit can execute on growing engagement before … the number of devices sold per year reaches saturation,” Malay Gandhi, a managing director at Rock Health, wrote on a blog.


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In this photo taken Monday, July 6, 2015, Kamila Al-Najjar, center, visits with her mother, Joan Groen, right, at her assisted living facility as her daughter, Inanna Al-Najjar, 14, left, looks on in Santa Rosa, Calif.  Caught between kids and aging parents, a new poll shows the sandwich generation worries more than most Americans their age about how they'll afford their own care as they grow older.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

“If my mom needs something badly, I get pulled away from my kids a lot,” said Kamila Al-Najjar of Santa Rosa, California, a lawyer with two children and self-described health advocate for her mother. She visits her mother’s assisted living facility at least twice a week and checks in daily by phone, to oversee a list of illnesses.


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DENVER | Health officials say the first human case of West Nile virus in Colorado this year has been diagnosed in Mesa County. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Wednesday that a man contracted West Nile, and that mosquitoes collected in Denver and Larimer counties are carrying the virus. The Denver Post reports […]


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From left, Debra Duke, President and CEO of MenoGeniX, William Robinson, advisory board member, Nanette Santoro, head of the clinical advisory board, and Margaret Wierman, advisory board member, on Monday July 06, 2015 at Anschutz Medical Campus.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

What started simply as an astute hypothesis and proverbial apple on the head has evolved into a nearly decade-long labor of love for Debra Duke. “I just made a clinical observation,” said Duke, the founder and CEO of Aurora-based bioscience company MenoGeniX. That was in 2008, when the Montreal native was given a medication to […]


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Hendrik Schmidt, PhD, shows off a diagnostics device prototype that Beacon Biotechnology is working on Tuesday at Anschutz Medical Campus.  Devices like this  could be taxed under the ACA Medical Device Tax once it gets into production.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

AURORA | One of Colorado’s fastest-growing industries could see a major uptick over the next year due to the possible repeal of a tax on medical devices. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 280-140 on June 18 to nix a tax on medical devices purchased and used by healthcare professionals, marking the first, bipartisan step […]


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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, fitness trackers, from left, Basis Peak, Adidas Fit Smart, Fitbit Charge, Sony SmartBand, and Jawbone Move, are posed for a photo next to an iPhone, in New York. Although sales of fitness trackers are strong, many of their owners lose enthusiasm for them once the novelty wears off. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

“The question for investors is how long the market will continue to grow at this rate, and whether Fitbit can execute on growing engagement before … the number of devices sold per year reaches saturation,” Malay Gandhi, a managing director at Rock Health, wrote on a blog.


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