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DarioHealth Launches New Blood Pressure Monitoring System

 DarioHealth Corp. (Nasdaq: DRIO), (“DarioHealth” or “Dario”), a leading global, digital therapeutics company, announced today the addition of a new digital monitoring solution on its Dario app platform that will allow patients to monitor their blood pressure throughout the day, in addition to their blood glucose levels. The Dario Blood Pressure Monitoring System assists patients with hypertension and is a critical part of DarioHealth’s strategy to go beyond diabetes to reach patients with a variety of chronic conditions.

The Dario Blood Pressure Monitoring System is a medical device composed of a digital monitor and a blood pressure cuff, that synchronizes with the Dario mobile app which allows users to track their blood pressure and a variety of health markers, along with the daily actions that influence them. Combining the Dario Blood Pressure Monitoring System, with the Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System, creates a harmonized digital health solution, enabling users to better monitor their health and make data driven choices. Together with Dario’s software and professional coaching, we believe that users with hypertension and diabetes will benefit from a clear broad picture of their condition in a user-friendly format on their iPhone or Android mobile device.

“Our digital diabetes management solution has proven to be a valuable daily companion to those suffering from this chronic condition and is able to meet their needs and expectations. We have further expanded our offering to address the needs of those with hypertension, providing a sophisticated solution to millions affected by this condition” commented Erez Raphael, Chief Executive Officer of DarioHealth. 

Today, 75 million American have High blood pressure[1] including 73.6% of adults with diabetes2. By offering a fast, easy way to monitor these two strongly correlated chronic conditions, Dario aims to help more people live healthier lives. Dario also provides healthcare professionals with access to the accumulated information and enables them to adjust their interventions and evaluate their clinical effectiveness based on hard data.

Like the Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System, the Dario Blood Pressure Monitoring System is FDA-cleared.

The Dario Blood Pressure Monitoring System will be offered as a companion system where the Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System is available, online and via Dario distributors.

Getting to the Heart of the Problem

Although it is well known that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability among all Americans, there is still a misconception that it primarily affects older, white men.

The truth is, the risks are even higher for African Americans. African Americans have higher rates of heart disease risk factors such as hypertension, obesity and diabetes. Currently, 44% of African American men and 48% of African American women have some form of heart disease in the U.S.

Experts say there are several reasons why heart disease disproportionally affects the black community ranging from genetic to environmental factors. There are simple ways to control certain risk factors to reduce your risk for heart disease – it can be as simple as changing your daily habits.

Lifestyle Changes Can Include:
-Healthy diet
-Be physically active every day
-Reduce stress
-Quit smoking

During Heart Health Month, Dr. Wayne Batchelor, an interventional cardiologist and member of the Association of Black Cardiologists, is available to explain what you need to know if you have a risk factor that’s out of your control, how to talk to your doctor and the latest advancements in treatment options.

HIP HOP + HEALTH

SMART RHYMES

VeganSmart uses music to entertain and educate on benefits of a Vegan lifestyle

In the Hip-Hop industry “beefs” among industry heavy weights are quite common and usually addressed in the studio with a diss track. The brand that has successfully built a bridge between hip-hop and health, VeganSmart, is addressing their “beef” with…well…beef and other factors that lead to diet related illness such as diabetes, hyper tension and heart disease with in a new track titled “Wise Words.”

The single features John Lewis, better known as The Bad Ass Vegan, who drops his dope rhymes, combined with his knowledge, on living a plant-based lifestyle. Lyrics such as “No, it’s not your fault/there’s education out that nobody taught from the time you were born. They got you ready for GMO pork, as a kid when they introduced you to a spork. Man, they’ll put anything together because they know you’ll eat anything they tell ya,” are used not to shame or judge, but encourage people to pay attention to what they are putting in their bodies. Hip-Hop influencers Styles P, DJ Envy, Angela Yee, Lil Cease and even Moby make appearances in the video that accompanies the track.

VeganSmart is focused on addressing nutrition-related chronic diseases in underserved communities through education and by offering plant-based solutions to satisfy hunger and improve overall health. Their efforts to spread this message have been successful thanks to a partnership with rapper Styles P and his chain of Juices for Life juice bars. The team has also garnered support in bringing health education to underserved communities from Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity Inc.

Link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCaeNxES_pE
“Wise Words” is available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Music.

Claude Tellis and Kareem Cook, VeganSmart co-founders and college friends, have always sought to educate and provide consumers with healthy food choices that would prevent them from diet related illness and poor health. They were responsible for having the state of California ban junk food from vending machines in every Los Angeles public high school and middle school. While banning junk foods in schools across LA is a tremendous accomplishment the men were unsatisfied. They wanted a larger platform to help Americans prevent common illnesses that plague the United States. Both Kareem and Claude’s families and many Americans across the country suffer from hypertension and diabetes, diseases that can be prevented or managed primarily based on diet. This passion lead them to launch of VeganSmart, a line of all-in-one, nutritional shakes. Co-developed with Health and Wellness Expert and Partner, John Lewis, the brand continues to motivate other health and wellness advocates.

With no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, preservatives, dairy, eggs, gluten or soy, VeganSmart shakes go beyond classic flavors like chocolate and vanilla, with delicious varieties including Wild Berries, Chai, and their newest line, Love is Love that includes flavors like Cookies N’ Cream and Chocolate Raspberry.