Start-up Mango Health raises $1.45M in seed funding; Allergy Alert App can now connect to Ford's Sync AppLink;

> Take Care Health Systems recently launched a pilot program that enables patients to schedule appointments at select Take Care Clinics via the iTriage mobile app or website, Drug Store News reports. Currently, patients in Chicago and Denver can take advantage of the scheduling functionality. Article

> San Francisco-based start-up Mango Health, which aims to apply game design principles to the creation of mobile apps that will help consumers manage their health, recently raised $1.45 million in seed funding, GigaOM reports. The company, which launched last week, was started by Jason Oberfest and Gerald Cheong, former executives for mobile gaming company ngmoco. Article

> IMS Health's Allergy Alert app now is able to connect to Ford's Sync AppLink platform, Ford announced last week. The app will enable drivers to check for surrounding pollen conditions and other health risk conditions via voice commands. Announcement

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