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Financial Wellness: Aviva Romm, M.D. – mindbodygreen

Overcoming Financial Fear Overcoming financial fear is not just a topic at the Holidays… or when the bills come due after the Holidays. For many, financial fear is a major source of source and bears directly on their health and well-being. Just as there are complementary practices to help us deal with traditional health problems …

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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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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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Social Determinants Of Health: Holy Grail Or Dead-End Road?

Confounding Social Determinants There is poverty in America. There always has been. There probably always will be. It is unfortunate and we must always strive to make a difference in the lives of those who are not as fortunate as most Americans. Poverty cuts across all races, ethnicities, sexes, geographies and whatever other labels we …

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Consciousness Meets DNA

Epigenetics: Where Consciousness Meets DNA » Brain World

Consciousness Meets DNA It’s like an off-beat Science Fiction show… Consciousness Meets DNA. One might expect a rogue scientist to buddy up with an ancient kung fu master but this is real research and may fundamentally change how we view health and even evolution. Often described as our “blueprints”, genetics were cast as immutable forces …

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Doctors in Montreal can now prescribe a visit to an art museum | World Economic Forum

Art Museum Prescription Chronic illnesses are epidemic in many parts of the world and they have been highly resistant to conventional medical treatment. Mental illnesses have gone largely unaddressed in physicians’ clinics and hospitals. Physicians in Montreal, however, plan to add something new to their arsenal… art museum prescriptions. Laughter may be the best medicine …

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We Need Light

Light Is The New All Natural Ingredient For Health And Wellness

We Need Light All light is not the same. Physicists certainly know this and now healthcare has turned on to the fact that we need light… and not just any light. Epigenetics continues to wow us with how genetic expression impacts on today’s generation may stem from many generations ago. Artificial light is only something …

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Lifestyle Medicine Specialty

Lifestyle medicine: a new medical specialty? | The BMJ

Lifestyle Medicine Specialty Should there be a Lifestyle Medicine Specialty in the US? It is interesting that some in the UK see the need for such a medical specialty. After all, there is a global epidemic of chronic illnesses which are rooted in lifestyle decisions. No number of pills or procedures can cure loneliness, harmful …

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We Need Nature

We Need Nature It can be such a bother to get outdoors. We have to make sure everything in “real” life is put on hold for a few hours or maybe even a few days. There is the trip to an outdoorsy area since most of us do not live next to a forest. Then …

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Social Determinants Of Health: Another Healthcare Fad? | FierceHealthcare

Social Determinants Fad? For something supposedly so rooted in science, it is amazing how many “health care” fads come and go. Eggs were bad for you then good for you. Fats were lethal and now OK. Managed Care and HMOs would save everyone so much money but now we need Value Based Care. Could the …

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