This App Helps the World’s Largest Minority Group to Communicate and Thrive

Collectively, people with disabilities tend to experience greater degrees of workplace discrimination and economic hardship, especially when they can’t communicate orally. This app — created by a Brazilian father to help his daughter learn and communicate — is out to change that.

Obamacare Rate Increases Aren’t the Federal Government’s Problem

Insurance rates under Obamacare will go up next year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. It’s bad news for many consumers, but especially those in states like Arizona who expect to see a triple-digit increase in their premiums. But with all the public advocacy on this issue, is it really the feds that should be taking the heat right before federal election day?

FDA Warns Against the Use of Homeopathic Teething Remedies

Last week, the FDA advised consumers to stop using homeopathic teething tablets and gels due to potential health risks. In an ongoing trend against transparency, some homeopathic product manufacturers seemed dismissive of the warning. But some top retailers aren’t buying it.

Theranos, 23andMe and Zenefits: Why Medical Startups are Still Struggling

Innovative medical companies with the potential to transform the country’s healthcare system are itching to take advantage of Silicon Valley’s startup incubators. But are the healthcare system and government regulators ready for them? We examine three “unicorns” that shook up the healthcare market — and almost lost everything in the process.

Mobile Health Can Bring Eye Care to Developing Countries

From rural India to the favelas of Rio, recent advances in mobile health are helping to provide access to health care for communities that were previously completely cut off from established clinics.