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It’s a fruity double helping: Apple hires former CEO of Mango Health

Apple is beefing ups its health team with another high-profile hire: Jason Oberfest, the former CEO of Mango Health, according to CBNC.

The company makes a free iOS app that provides reminders to take your medicine and keep up with healthy habits, drug interactions info, a health history, and more. You can schedule customized pill reminders for medications and supplements.

You can set up custom reminders to drink water, record your mood, track your food, track your step count, check your blood glucose, take your blood pressure, or watch your weight. 

Once you’ve added a medication, Mango Health alerts you to side effects and potentially dangerous drug interactions with other meds, supplements, or food. Each day you take your medicine correctly, you’ll earn points. Points unlock the chance to win rewards, including gift cards from your favorite stores, donations to leading charities, and more. 

CNBC says that, at Apple, Oberfest will will look into opportunities for Apple in the medication adherence space, meaning helping people take their medicines on time. When people don’t take their meds, that costs the U.S. health care system between $100 to $289 billion a year, the article adds.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.