Month: September 2018

Social Determinants of Health Data

Putting Social Determinants of Health Data into Action

Social Determinants of Health Data As healthcare organization increase focus on social determinants of health like housing, education, nutrition, lifestyle, etc. there is growing need for social determinants of health data. While interoperability among Electronic Healthcare Record systems (EHRs) remains largely a mess, now is the time to reimagine Health Information Management. Rather than working …

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Integrating Health Coaches

How to Integrate Health Coach Strategies into the Clinical Space

Integrating Health Coaches Lifestyle is widely recognized as the most critical factor in many chronic illnesses like hypertension or diabetes. In the current clinic-centric model for sick care, it is unfair to ask clinicians to treat conditions with pharmaceuticals or procedures alone. Today’s clinicians and their patients need additional help which can come from integrating …

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Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic System: What It Does — And How To Keep Yours Healthy

Lymphatic System Outside of a biology or anatomy class, we really don’t get much exposure to the lymphatic system. It is obviously critical for a healthy body but so often overlooked. This article from mindbodygreen.com gives a nice overview of the lymphatic system and a range of ways to help keep it healthy, from proper nutrition to …

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Dietary Lifestyle

American College of Lifestyle Medicine Announces Dietary Lifestyle Position Statement for Treatment and Potential Reversal of Disease

Dietary Lifestyle In some ways we think the announcement about dietary lifestyle from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine is visionary, promoting whole foods not only to treat but even reverse many of the chronic illnesses that reduce the quality of life for many Americans and raid personal savings as well as US Gross Domestic …

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How Can I Help

How Can I Help?

How Can I Help? NBC’s newest medical drama, New Amsterdam, will debut tonight (Sept 25, 2018) at 10:00 PM (9:00 Central). It is about a doctor who is forcing a hospital to treat people instead of treating health insurance companies or playing to the media. This supposedly radical change in healthcare  is saddening and frustrating.  For …

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healthcare everyday low prices

Walmart wants to bring its ‘everyday low prices’ to health care

Healthcare Everyday Low Prices If the only problem with the US healthcare system was cost then this injection of competition from Walmart and other retailers might be “just what the doctor ordered”. Unfortunately cost is only a symptom of a much larger, long-term malady… the modern Western lifestyle. With constant stress, stimuli, poor nutrition from …

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Fitbit Care

Fitbit leans hard into healthcare with a new enterprise offering

Fitbit Care Telehealth continues to heat up. Fitbit, once focused on exercise, has announced a new platform that goes beyond exercise… Fitbit Care. Fitbit Care may have the right approach with its one-on-one health coaching for chronic illnesses like diabetes. Using the Fitbit device and in-person or phone meetings can help consumers avoid lifestyle decisions …

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50 Million Americans Have Chronic Pain

CDC: 50 Million Americans Have Chronic Pain — Pain News Network

50 Million Americans Have Chronic Pain 50 million Americans have chronic pain and socioeconomic status seems to be a common theme among those who suffer from chronic pain. Like many chronic health problems, chronic pain is often not the result of a single trauma or infection but lifestyle. This makes conventional medical approaches less effective …

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Holistic health: How to eat a plant-based diet as a college student

Plant Based Diet For College Students Two of the Perry Family, Emily and William, are college students (Dad only thinks he is). Though both have been exposed (heavily) to good eating, there are plenty of temptations and stress in college life that make eating healthy hard. If you are trying to follow a vegetarian or …

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