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HealthLoop Raises $10M for Online Doctor Follow-Ups

HealthLoop, which provides tools for doctors and patients to stay connected to monitor signs and symptoms between visits, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company is the first recipient of investment from the new Canvas Venture Fund, formerly known as the early-stage part of Morgenthaler Ventures.

There’s No Immunity From the Medical Device Tax in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley med device companies, both large and small, are grappling with the 2.3 percent tax that went into effect earlier this year as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Scanadu Raises $10.5 Million to Help Make Its Medical Tricorder a Reality

Backers include Relay Ventures, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang and Zappos founder Tony Hseih.

Why the University of Washington Wants Its Surgeons to Play Videogames

Just hope your doctor isn’t Leeroy Jenkins.

Watsi Receives $1.2M in Funding to Push Forward the Nonprofit Tech Startup

Other than the fact that it doesn’t want to make money, Watsi looks just like any other tech startup.

Khosla’s Keith Rabois Talks About Going From Internet Ops to VC-Land (Video)

A view from the not-so-cheap seats.

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Mango Health App That Games Taking Meds Launches With Target Partnership

San Francisco-based Mango Health — a new mobile app aimed at allowing people to manage their personal health by tracking medications and nutritional supplements they take — is launching after a 16-week pilot program and a strategic deal with retail giant Target. The app rewards users with gift cards or allows them to make charitable donations for correctly following their medical regimens by using game design principles. Consumers can also check for interactions between medications, supplements and foods, and get dosage reminders. Mango has raised $3.1 million in seed funding from venture firms First Round Capital, Floodgate and Baseline Ventures, as well as angel investors Mark Pincus and Keith Rabois.

In a Medical Crisis, Service Helps Others to Help You

A free service creates a detailed online physical and digital profile of your medical and personal info.

Walt Shows Off CES Gadgets for Fox Business News (Video)

The Justin Bieber of CES (or so says Fox Business News) has found a few intriguing items in a show without any real blockbusters.

Diabetic Tester That Talks to iPhones and Doctors

Telcare’s new diabetes meter offers built-in wireless technology to transmit readings to an online database.