Addiction treatment startup Quit Genius raises $64M

A year ago, more than 13% of adults said they had started or increased substance use to cope with the pandemic, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As in-person programs for substance use were put on hold, more people turned to telehealth. Seeing a need, Quit Genius, a startup offering app-based tobacco cessation programs, expanded into alcohol use and substance use disorders last year. It recently raised $64 million in funding co-led by Kinnevik and Atomico, which it plans to use to expand across the…

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The Best Fitness Trampolines To Bounce Your Way to Wellness – Scary Mommy

Getty Images/Chee Gin Tan If you’re looking to mix up your at-home exercise routine (or start one), fitness trampolines are the perfect option. You already know trampolines are a godsend when it comes to getting your kids’ energy out, but bouncing is also great for grown-up bods. Fitness trampolines are fun, easier on your body than the hard ground (especially for lower areas like hips, knees, ankles), and they get your heart pumping. Plus, jumping on a trampoline and releasing your inner bounce house-loving child doesn’t really feel all that…

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Stage 4 Imminent, Austin Public Health Recommends Everyone Masks Indoors – AustinTexas.gov

Austin, Texas – After surpassing 30 new hospital admissions on the 7-day moving average, moving into Stage 4 of the Austin Public Health (APH) Risk-Based Guidelines is now imminent for Austin-Travis County. While APH officials confirm the trend before moving stages, they are urging the public to take action now by getting vaccinated and wearing a mask to help stop the rising levels of cases and hospitalizations.  “We need the community to act as if we are in Stage 4 now to help prevent the continued spread of COVID-19 variants,” said Dr. Desmar Walkes, Austin-Travis County Health Authority. “Getting the vaccine is critical to slowing the spread by not hosting new, possibly vaccine resistant, variants. Vaccinations prevent…

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Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding

The addition of chia seeds in this dessert increases fiber (keeps you feeling fuller longer) and omega-3 (heart-healthy). Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding Ingredients Yields 3 servings 1 tbsp coconut sugar or sugar substitute 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa 1 scoop unflavored protein powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups unsweetened regular or vanilla almond milk 5 tbsp chia seeds Toppings: lots of raspberries and a pinch of coconut flakes How To Combine cocoa powder, coconut sugar, protein powder, vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup almond milk. Mix well to form a…

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Fitness app HealthifyMe to expand worldwide after raising $75M Series C from LeapFrog and Khosla Ventures – TechCrunch

People shopping around for a fitness app already have a plethora of choices from which to pick: MyFitnessPal, Noom and Lifesum, to name a few. Founded in India, HealthifyMe is betting that users around the world will prefer its range of customizable health programs. The Bangalore-based company announced today it has closed a $75 million Series C from LeapFrog and Khosla Ventures, with plans to grow its user base in India, Southeast Asia and North America. HealthifyMe is the first Indian health tech startup LeapFrog has invested in, and Khosla…

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7 of the Healthiest Fish to Eat for Weight Loss

Fish is versatile, delicious and has many health benefits. If you’re trying to lose weight, we have seven healthy fish that you need to add to your dinner lineup! How much fish do you eat every week? If you’re like half of all Americans, you most likely fall short of expert recommendations. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Heart Association (AHA) suggest two servings of fish per week for better health. According to the AHA, fish is a low-calorie source of high-quality protein that’s the perfect addition to…

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