Twentyeight Health is a telemedicine company expanding access to women’s health and reproductive care

New York’s Twentyeight Health is taking the wildly telemedicine services for women’s health popularized by companies like Nurx and bringing them to a patient population that previously hadn’t had access. 

The mission to provide women who are Medicaid or underinsured should not be deprived of the same kinds of care that patients who have more income security or better healthcare coverage enjoy, according to the company’s founder, Amy Fan.

The mission, and the company’s technology, have managed to convince a slew of investors who have poured $5.1 million in seed funding into the new startup. Third Prime led the round, which included investments from Town Hall Ventures, SteelSky Ventures, Aglaé Ventures, GingerBread Capital, Rucker Park Capital, Predictive VC, and angel investors like Stu Libby, Zoe Barry, and Wan Li Zhu.

“Women who are on Medicaid, who are underinsured or without health insurance often struggle to find access to reproductive health

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Figs Scrubs Company Apologizes for Controversial Ad


A screengrab of the controversial Figs scrubs video.

Figs, an apparel company known for its scrubs, has apologized after coming under fire for its “insensitive” ad targeting female doctors of osteopathic medicine. The company issued a statement on its social media accounts and removed the video from its site and Instagram after many accused the company of displaying sexism and gender bias in the video.

The video has been shared on Twitter by other users and can be viewed below:

The video features a woman wearing bright pink scrubs with a work badge that says

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Fitness tech company JAXJOX raises $10M as it gets ready to ship AI-enabled workout system

The JAXJOX InteractiveStudio exercise system. (JAXJOX Photo)

JAXJOX, the Redmond, Wash.-based fitness technology company, has raised $10 million in a new funding round to help pay for the research and development of its signature InteractiveStudio workout equipment.

The Series A round included investors Dowgate Capital Ltd. and entrepreneur Nigel Wray, and brings total funding to $17 million.

JAXJOX is getting set to release its InteractiveStudio smart gym, a home fitness system that includes digitally adjustable weights, AI-enabled connected tech built into the equipment, and live and on-demand classes.

With connected tech built into individual pieces of free-weight equipment, such as a smart kettlebell, users don’t have to stand a certain distance from a screen to have form and motion tracked.

“By monitoring performance metrics and using AI, we can give users a more holistic view of their health and provide recommendations on improving their wellbeing,” founder and CEO Stephen Owusu

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JAXJOX, the Leading Fitness Technology Company, Raises $10M in Series A Funding

SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — JAXJOX, the global fitness technology company known for its innovative workout equipment and platform, today announced a $10M series A round of funding with investors including Dowgate Capital Ltd. and entrepreneur Nigel Wray, bringing total funding raised to date $17M. The funding assisted in the research and development of the highly anticipated JAXJOX InteractiveStudio, which will ship to customers later this year, as well as global retail expansion. The InteractiveStudio is the first fitness platform to combine connected strength-training equipment with live and on-demand content, enabling users to track their own performance in real time during classes.

“With so much activity in the connected fitness space, we’re both delighted and excited to be part of JAXJOX’s movement to bring fitness and health

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24 Hour Fitness Announces Restructuring Support Agreement to Position Company for Long-Term Success

Restructuring Support Agreement Approved by Approximately 73% of Prepetition Secured Lenders

24 Hour Fitness (the “Company”), an industry-leading fitness brand for over 35 years, today announced that it has entered into a restructuring support agreement (the “RSA”) with lenders beneficially holding approximately 73% of the Company’s secured debt and approximately 65% of the Company’s senior unsecured notes on the terms of a comprehensive restructuring plan (the “Plan”). The RSA sets forth terms for a financial restructuring that will reduce approximately $1.2 billion dollars of funded debt, provide increased financial flexibility to help navigate through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and better position 24 Hour Fitness for long-term success.

24 Hour Fitness is continuing to reopen clubs and welcome members and guests in locations nationwide as allowed by state and local governments. During this process, the health and safety of 24 Hour Fitness team members, club members, guests, and club communities remain

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How Your Company Can Support Employee Mental Health Year-Round

Anne Krog Iversen built, implemented and manages corporate mindfulness as Co-Founder, Chief DNA, People and Culture Officer at TimeXtender.

World Mental Health Day is October 10, 2020.

For too long, mental health has been a private issue that each person dealt with alone. However, over the years, progressive business organizations have instituted mental health programs at work, such as mindfulness, team exercise and break rooms to help their employees. While mental health programs at work are a growing trend, they’re even more important today with the pandemic upon us. 

At our company, we’ve made it a priority to support our employees while being dispersed and remote. While working from home does have its privileges (no commute, dress down, just to name a few), it can also cause isolation and loneliness. Given this, it’s important to address staying mentally healthy.  

As executive managers, we can develop socializing and communicative

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Large Pennsylvania health care company hit by malware attack

The computer network at a Fortune 500 health care services company went down as a result of a malware attack over the weekend, experts say.

The Pennsylvania-based Universal Health Services (UHS) issued a statement on Tuesday saying its facilities are “currently offline,” but it only identified the attack as a “security incident caused by malware.”

The attack occurred early Sunday morning. UHS subsequently shut down all of its networks across the U.S.

Experts see it as yet another malware attack among many hitting schools and health care providers. So far this year, a total of 53 health care providers and health care systems in the U.S. have been hit with ransomware, impacting care at up to 503 individual hospitals and medical clinics, according to cybersecurity firm Emsisoft.


“Reports coming from [UHS] employees show all the signs of a ransomware attack,”

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An Everlast executive reveals how the ‘sport fighting’ company is reaching new audiences through buzzy fashion collaborations with brands like Saint Laurent and Urban Outfitters

a group of people in a room: Everlast products are now available at Urban Outfitters. Urban Outfitters

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Everlast products are now available at Urban Outfitters. Urban Outfitters

  • Everlast is expanding its business by betting big on strategic, and often unexpected, partnerships with luxury brands such as Saint Laurent and Gen Z favorites like Urban Outfitters.
  • Though the 110-year-old brand is best known for outfitting and equipping professional boxers, wrestlers, and mixed martial arts athletes, it’s finding wider name recognition through experimenting with fashion. 
  • “What’s important to us is reaching new communities with products that people think are cool and that really makes people think,” said Chris Zoller, Everlast’s vice president of marketing and product development.
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Everlast is looking to take both its gloves and fighting apparel from the ring to the runway. 

The sporting goods brand has doubled down on fashion and retail partnerships in recent months, part of a long-term strategy to reach new

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Amazon Stops Sale Of ‘Prime Bike,’ Distances Itself From Fitness Company Echelon


Hours after launching a $499 exercise bike billed as a partnership between Amazon and fitness company Echelon, Amazon stopped selling the product and said the bike “is not an Amazon product or related to Amazon Prime.”

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According a press announcement released by Echelon on Tuesday, the so-called “Prime Bike” was “developed in collaboration with Amazon” and offers Prime members a 30-day free trial for Echelon’s connected fitness app.

The announcement, which has since been deleted, generated buzz because it described the bike as Amazon’s first foray into connected exercise equipment, , though some media outlets called it a “Peloton knockoff.”

But hours after the original announcement Tuesday night, Amazon updated the product page by listing the bike as “currently unavailable” and scrubbed any mention of a partnership with Amazon.

“This bike is not an Amazon product or related to Amazon Prime. Echelon does

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Parent company to Mercy Health and St. Joe’s systems sends data breach letter to clients

Trinity Health, the parent company to Mercy Health and St. Joe’s health systems, began mailing letters this month to donors and certain patients about a vendor data breach.

a sign on the side of a building: Trinity Health began sending letters to clients earlier this month about a data breach that happened earlier this year

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Trinity Health began sending letters to clients earlier this month about a data breach that happened earlier this year

The breach, through Blackbaud, happened between April 18 and May 16 and Trinity Health was notified July 16. It’s the same breach reported widely earlier this year that potentially affected numerous non-profits and organizations around the country, including John Ball Zoo and the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids.

Blackbaud provides Trinity Health’s donor database technology.

Information about credit cards, bank accounts and social security numbers was encrypted and not vulnerable, but other information may have been susceptible in some cases, including names, addresses, phone numbers, email, dates of birth and hospital identifiers.

Trinity Health

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