NEWS BRIEF: Week of March 20, 2017

Catch up on current events with these news highlights from last week.

BUSINESS

Investors are putting their dollars into patient experience
As healthcare reform faces another iteration, investors are shifting their focus to investments in personalized health and wellness and improving the patient experience. Conversely, electronic health record platforms have received the least amount of investments.

HEALTH

What Are the Best Snacks Before Bedtime?
Isabel Maples of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends no more than 300 calories to be consumed before bed. She recommends choosing “nutrient-rich” foods that may be missing from your normal diet like fruits, vegetables, oatmeal, cottage cheese, oatmeal, or peanut butter.

LONG READ

The Provocateur Behind Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Issa Rae
Melina Matsoukas is the visionary music video director behind today’s leading female music artists. As one of the few black women in a white male-dominated industry, Matsoukas garners her clients’ trust that she will authentically convey the struggle that Black feminists face between choosing to be “politically black or politically female,” and it has paid off. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner for her music videos “We Found Love” and “Formation” and is now directing the HBO series “Insecure.”

POLITICS

White House says Meals on Wheels is “not showing any results.” Research says otherwise.
A statement from the White House’s budget director Mick Mulvaney claimed that the service Meals on Wheels did not show results. Advocates cited published articles that showed that it “significantly [improves] diet quality, [increases] nutrient intakes, and [reduces] food insecurity and nutritional risk among participants” and improves mental health.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

With Her Dating App, Women Are in Control
Bumble, the dating app, has grown in popularity among women who were previously dissatisfied with certain traits of other dating apps—ghosting and harassment, for example. Its founder, Whitney Wolfe, launched the app to be “less agonizing” for women which is evident by its 0.005 percent abuse report rate.

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