New wearable, in-home hair growth device gets OTC clearance
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Apira Science’s iGrow Hair Growth System is the first wearable, hands-free, in-home hair growth device to receive OTC clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for hair growth in men, the company has announced.
According to Apira Sicence, the iGrow Hair Growth System can increase hair counts by 35% in 16 weeks of therapy. The device promises to offer a convenient, cost-effective and clinically proven solution for androgenetic alopecia — patterned baldness — an ailment affecting more than 70% of American men. According to the company, iGrow's LLLT technology has no side effects.
The system’s red-light technology, which consists of a combination of red laser and LED diodes, re-energizes cells at the follicle level to regrow hair. In the clinical study, which was awarded the Best Overall Experimental and Translational Research Award by The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Inc., the iGrow re-grew hair 10 weeks faster than hand-held laser combs and brushes, according to the company.
The iGrow Hair Growth System is now available for purchase at www.igrowlaser.com; retail sites NeimanMarcus.com, Nordstrom.com, Bedbathandbeyond.com, Hammacher.com, Drugstore.com and Frys.com; and also at select Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bed Bath & Beyond and Fry’s retail locations.
The device, which comes with a six-month, money-back guarantee, retails for $695.
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New GoMo Health delivers personalized remote patient-engagement system
CLARK, N.J. — Gold Mobile, a provider of a cloud-based commerce and engagement platform, has announced the launch of its new healthcare division, GoMo Health.
This new division provides Medicaid, Medicare and commercial health plans, as well as healthcare providers, with a personalized remote patient engagement and care coordination communication system. GoMo Health will represent members and patients from dozens of existing healthcare clients, including many Medicaid plans, such as Riverside Health, Driscoll Health Plan, El Paso First Health Plan and Monroe Plan for Medical Care.
GoMo Health offers its proprietary Concierge Care, which integrates behavioral lifestyle engagement with evidence-based responses. GoMo Health specializes in providing personalized “voice of care” communications and offers packaged programs for high-cost and high-risk managed long-term care initiatives, including prenatal care, a baby’s first 15 weeks, childhood asthma, adult diabetes and behavioral health.
Using these Concierge Care programs, GoMo Health helps clients improve outpatient care results by encouraging lower utilization of emergency departments, promoting greater self-care and rewarding patient interaction. The platform also works to decrease engagement and staff costs by enabling nurse caseworkers and other staff to handle more members and patients, as well as achieve better overall outcomes as a result of increased member compliance and adherence with care plans.
To ensure effective communications, GoMo Health has crafted a repository of condition-specific and multilingual information, which has been broken down into bite-sized snippets for easier consumption and understanding. Included within this library is content from Harvard Health Publications and the expertise of more than 11,000 faculty physicians from 17 affiliated hospitals, the company stated.