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AT&T Just Announced a Major, New Health Care Venture

AT&T announces the opening of a health-focused innovation center called the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health. The new center will operate at the Textas Medical Center Innovation Institute in Houston.

HealthSpot shutters its telemedicine kiosk operations

Health IT startup HealthSpot, which sold telehealth kiosks outfitted with medical devices to health systems and retail locations, has shut down. The company had raised $28 million in VC funding since its 2010 launch, including $12 million in 2015.

Under Armour launches brand’s first suite of fitness-tracking products

Under Armour unveils UA HealthBox, a suite of devices that integrates with its digital health app including an activity tracker, a wireless scale, and a chest-strap heart rate monitor.

Death of man restrained at a D.C. hospital ruled a homicide

The death of a 74-year-old patient injured by security guards while trying to leave MedStar Washington Hospital Center without signing out has been ruled a homicide by the Washington DC medical examiner’s office.

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