Constant Companion Partners with Canary Speech to Help Diagnose Behavioral Health Trends

Unique study blends most advanced HIPAA-compliant voice and AI technologies to offer clinicians and families insights into conditions such as anxiety, depression, and Alzheimer’s. SARASOTA/PROVO --Constant Companion and Canary Speech have formed a new strategic partnership to study how voice technology can be used to identify human conditions in specific populations. These pioneering companies have the shared goal of using this cutting-edge technology to provide better patient care and outcomes in older adults. Constant Companion will be utilizing its patented, voice-operated, AI-powered platform used by older adults and their caregivers to facilitate better communication and monitoring....

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Genetic tricks of the longest-lived animals

Some species live unexpectedly long lives. By studying how they do it, researchers hope to pinpoint factors affecting human longevity. Life, for most of us, ends far too soon — hence the effort by biomedical researchers to find ways to delay the aging process and extend our stay on Earth. But there’s a paradox at the heart of the science of aging: The vast majority of research focuses on fruit flies, nematode worms and laboratory mice, because they’re easy to work with and lots of genetic tools are available. And yet, a major reason that geneticists chose these species in the first place is because they have short lifespans. In effect, we’ve been learning about longevity from organisms...

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One change that could help nursing homes recover from COVID-19 fears and become safer places for aging parents

Low pay for nursing home workers has contributed to high staff turnover. BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images   Two weeks after the first U.S. case of COVID-19 was identified in Snohomish County, Washington, in early 2020, my dad had a stroke at his home just across Puget Sound. More COVID-19 cases were about to surface at a nearby skilled nursing facility, marking the beginning of a crisis for nursing homes across the country. My dad was incredibly lucky. It was minor stroke, and he didn’t need nursing home care. But the type of stroke he had is a leading risk factor for cognitive impairment and vascular dementia. I know that nursing care may be in his future. Throughout the...

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Pandemic forces a reexamination of the health sector

The Miami Herbert Business School Center for Health Management and Policy presented its 10th annual Business of Health Care Conference on April 16. The latest iteration of the annual meeting was entitled Policy, Politics & the Pandemic - U.S. & Beyond. This marked the second time the conference has been held entirely online and the event producers have rapidly mastered the learning curve on virtual presentations. The live event attendee interface included sponsor presentations and videos, breakout sessions, and three panel discussions featuring health care leaders from around the world who addressed the following topics: Health and Economy in the Americas Policy and Patient Care: A...

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