Health Consumer

Nutrition for One? Scientists Stalk the Dream of a Personalized Diet – The New York Times

Nutrition For One In a time of processed food for global mass consumers, nutrition for one seems out of place. Research, however, has shown that nutritional needs varying among individuals, even identical twins. For years we have been concerned about the conventional X calories per day for an individual. Though they can have the same …

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A New Diet Study Confirms Your Worst Suspicions About Ultra-Processed Foods

Ultra-Processed Foods Intuitively, we “just know” ultra-processed foods are not as healthy as food we prepare ourselves from scratch. There isn’t an ingredients label for broccoli or green beans or apples or other fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle so no one is reading them. Go through the frozen foods aisle and everyone from …

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Is Ghee Healthy? Here’s What the Science Says | Time

Is Ghee Healthy? The egg debate continues whether they are health or no. Now questions about fat have surfaced, including is ghee healthy? Again, we must think of Food as Medicine. What is good for a person depends on that person as well as the amount and how the food is prepared. Broccoli may be …

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US Healthcare Costs Grow

America’s health care economy keeps ballooning – Axios

US Healthcare Costs Grow It seems to be an immutable law… US healthcare costs grow annually at a rate that outpaces the economy. Net effect? More of everything we earn goes to cover healthcare. If the US could boast the best healthcare system and the healthiest population then it would be a terrific investment. Unfortunately, …

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Complementary and alternative medicine platform CAMP launch, nutrition e-commerce

Complementary Alternative Medicine Platform Healthcare consumers are making themselves heard. There is more light being shed on pharmaceutical pricing, the role of Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBMs) and other medical costs. Both medical providers and consumers pay more attention to the effects of lifestyle and social determinants on health. Now the forces of free markets and …

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It’s The Processed Carbs, Stupid.

Processed Carbs Echoing President Bill Clinton’s strategist, James Carville, new research puts the spotlight where it belongs for health and nutrition… processed carbs and not just calories. While understanding calories has a role in health, that approach also masks problems among foods. We assume that all calories are created equal. That may well be the …

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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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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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The 4 categories of health care consumer | BenefitsPRO

Health Care Consumer Categories Whether Deloitte Health Solutions’ health care consumer categories are correct or not is less important than the overarching truth… health care consumers are different and they are involved. Health care is becoming more than reactive disease management that we have seen for decades. Segments of health care consumers are more educated …

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Whole Person Health

Cigna CEO Sees Value Of “Whole Person” Health

Whole Person Health In an earnings call with analysts, Cigna’s CEO spoke about the value of whole person health. The connection between whole person health and Cigna’s recent acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts remains unclear, however. It is heartening to see a CEO at a major payer make this statement on an earnings call. …

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