E522: Innovative health apps: KurboHealth fights childhood obesity & HealthIQ increases health literacy

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We are tackling two extremely important topics in todays episode: childhood obesity (40% of all kids in the United States are overweight or obese) and health literacy (the first step to increasing your overall health is increasing your health literacy). This is a two-part episode from the Rock Health Summit: first with Joanna Strober, Co-founder and CEO of Kurbo Health, which is a platform to help fight and prevent childhood obesity using video and text-based one-on-one coaching. Previously, Joanna was a venture capitalist, and she has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for her work with many well-known and successful companies including Blue Nile and BabyCenter. Part two is Munjal Shah, Founder and CEO of Health IQ, which measures not how healthy someone is, but rather how health conscious they are using a Q&A app with 10,000+ questions across 300+ topics. Prior to Health IQ, Munjal was Co-founder & CEO of Like.com (computer vision/machine learning company sold to Google) & Co-founder & CEO of Andale (eventually sold to Alibaba). He is also an investor in numerous companies like Taskrabbit and Swell. This episode is jam packed with knowledge including: are parents to blame for their child’s weight problem, how much doctor’s actually know about losing weight, weight psychology, does health literacy keep you out of the hospital — and much more!

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