Kids' mental health is at risk with COVID lockdowns and mandates

Kristin Karaoglu · September 8, 2021 · Short URL:

Invent Health with Dr. Archana Dubey and Bambi Francisco Roizen; Episode 15

The Invent Health weekly podcast with Dr. Archana Dubey, Chief Medical Officer at HP, and Bambi Francisco Roizen, Founder of Vator, is the only weekly podcast that breaks down the latest digital health news of the week and what it means for patients, providers and payers (or who's paying). Plus a deep dive on a particular topic to help listeners understand how innovation is changing the healthcare paradigm.  

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In this episode, the two cover Whoop, a fitness tracker that optimizes sleep and fitness activities, raising $200 million, led by SoftBank. Whoop was founded in 2012 and received its first major check of $15 million from Two Sigma Ventures. The company is now valued at $3.6 billion. Whoop also acquired sports tech startup Push to enhance its sensors and ability to understand weightlifting's impact on the body. What's the trend here?

They also talk about Amazon's push aggressive push into healthcare. Amazon Care plans to expand its in-person clinics in 2021 and 2022 to have a total of 22. What's happening in the retail space as CVS adds mental health therapists in its locations; Dollar General hiring a Chief Medical Officer. 

Plus the 30-minute deep dive this week is - What is COVID doing to our kids? Is it right to lock down schools or enforce mask mandates when we're risking their mental health?  

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