Month: November 2018

2017 us life expectancy declined

U.S. life expectancy declines again, a dismal trend not seen since World War I – The Washington Post

2017 US Life Expectancy Declined 2017 us life expectancy declined despite spending more money on healthcare overall and per capita than any other nation. The US has plenty of knowledge and research that social determinants of health account for 80% or more of our health, yet we spend well over 90% of our healthcare dollars …

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Protecting Holiday Mental Health

Protecting Holiday Mental Health: 7 Ways To Manage The Holidays

Protecting Holiday Mental Health In the 1965 cartoon A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown laments the commercialism and stress of the Christmas season to budding psychologist, Lucy. She is able to relate with her own sentiments: “I know how you feel about all this Christmas business, getting depressed and all that. It happens to me …

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Workplace Wellness Can Backfire

Workplace Wellness Can Backfire – MarketWatch

Workplace Wellness Can Backfire Too often workplace wellness programs are miniaturized clinical visits, with focus on symptomatic vital statistics like blood pressure and not the social determinants of health. The result is that workplace wellness can backfire and produce poor health results and an even more toxic work environment. Not every company wellness program works …

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hospitals to pay for housing

HHS Wants More Medicare Advantage Services

HHS Wants More Medicare Advantage Services Secretary Azar seems to be pushing for more prevention and better health as HHS wants more Medicare Advantage services. These services are not just more clinical visits or prescriptions or procedures. Secretary Azar wants to keep seniors out of the hospital not just to avoid costs but to “protect …

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omega 3 cuts heart attacks

Omega 3 Can Cut Heart Attacks

Omega 3 Cuts Heart Attacks It seems daily that new studies come out concerning whether or not omega 3 cuts heart attacks. This most recent article is firmly in the Yes camp. There will likely be some new study or flaws recognized in the ones cited in the article. So here’s the real question… what …

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hospitals to pay for housing

CMS may allow hospitals to pay for housing through Medicaid – Modern Healthcare

Hospitals To Pay For Housing This may well mark a turning point in the current US sick care system where the Federal Government could pursue a more holistic approach to health and allow hospitals to pay for housing and proper nutrition. For many decades, dollars only went for medical care: hospital stays, physician visits, pharmaceuticals, …

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Tim Perry CIO Tech Power Player

Tim Perry Named to comSpark Central Ohio Tech Power Players Class of 2018

Tim Perry, HealthCare Too Co-Founder & CIO, Selected As Tech Power Player Last night was the inaugural comSpark Central Ohio Tech Power Players induction for the Class of 2018. HealthCare Too‘s Chief Information Officer was among those honored at the sold-out event. Tim Perry has worked in the IT industry for three decades but never …

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Retail Healthcare

The Doctor Is in: Healthcare Is the New Retail – Commercial Observer

Retail Healthcare The marketplace works. For years we have heard large insurance companies and health system refer to the need to serve their markets. This service to the markets usually resulted in tidy sums for salaries, bonuses, new buildings, etc. Health consumers were told to shop better and manage their healthcare dollars more closely. Health …

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new exercise guidelines

New exercise guidelines: Even parking a little farther away counts

New Exercise Guidelines Are the new exercise guidelines just settling or are they just a more practical approach? Americans, in particular, seem to have a hard time exercising. Yes. There are many gyms and people wear athletic wear so much it has become fashionable. But Americans are not getting results from their exercising binges. Perhaps …

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