Abbott Labs’ surprise guidance bump is a major positive for investors

Abbott Laboratories delivered a top and bottom line beat Wednesday and surprised investors by raising its full-year guidance — a show of confidence by the medical device maker not seen in a first quarter since 2016. Revenue for the three months ended March 31 rose slightly more than 2% year over year to $9.96 billion, … Read more

I learned how eating and exercise impact my blood sugar

Ashley Capoot wearing a CGM. Ashley Capoot | CNBC As it turns out, exercise is good for you. So is sleep, and unfortunately, so are vegetables.  I’ve heard these health adages hundreds of times before, but they truly began to hit home for me this winter as I tested out a metabolic health platform from … Read more

Dexcom announces Stelo has been cleared by the FDA

The Dexcom logo is seen on a smartphone screen and in the background. Pavlo Gonchar | SOPA Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Dexcom on Tuesday announced that its new over-the-counter continuous glucose monitor called Stelo has been cleared for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and it will be available for purchase … Read more

Health sector themes to watch in 2024

An employee works on the production line of pharmaceutical company Zentiva in Prague, Czech Republic, May 6, 2021. David W. Cerny | Reuters The health-care sector has wiped out much of its losses for the year during the December market rally. Beaten-down biotech and medical device makers have seen the biggest rebound this month, and … Read more