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What is holistic health? | The Calhoun Times | northwestgeorgianews.com

Defining Holistic Health Defining holistic health is challenging. It is, after all, an all-encompassing definition of health. Often when we think of “health” or “healthcare”, we immediately think of physicians, hospitals, and clinical care. These are undoubtedly part of the healthcare story but health is greater than medical care.  [M]odern medicine is rediscovering what the …

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complementary alternative medicine platform

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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overnourished

New ‘planetary health diet’ can save lives and the planet, major review suggests | East Idaho News

Overnourished Can you get too much of a good thing? It may well be a sign of the times where many people are now “overnourished” while others go without proper nutrition. This imbalance is not just a public health issue but may also represent a pending global sustainability crisis. An international team of scientists has …

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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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Recruitment Opens for an Unprecedented Nationwide Children’s Health Study

Child Health Inventory Study After decades of clinical studies for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, procedures, etc.  it somewhat surprising that a child health inventory study is just now underway. There have certainly been longitudinal studies that examined children’s health. However, the Child Health Inventory for Resilience and Prevention claims to be the first that will look …

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Primary care startup Parsley embraces functional medicine

Parsley Health Offers Holistic Approach Yay! On the healthcare transformation horizon Parsley Health offers a holistic approach as well as integration of new technologies and service to improve the patient experience and health. Parsley Health is meant to foster a close, long-term doctor-patient relationship where both parties are committed to addressing the underlying reasons of …

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45 years of healing | Daily Tidings

Healing Pioneer We have never met Dr. David Jones… but we appreciate such a healing pioneer. As Dr. Jones moves into retirement, this article from Oregon’s Ashland Daily Tidings captured his journey in healing. The sentence in that article that caught our eye and prompted this blog post was simply this: “These were lifestyle issues we …

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Aetna President: Why Health Care Is Moving Beyond the Physical Body

Healthcare Beyond The Physical Body There are many things that are healthcare too… and hence the name of our company, HealthCare Too, back in 2013. It is nice to see others getting on board. Karen S. Lynch, president of Aetna, wrote about the overwhelming impact of “social determinants” on our health and recognized that healthcare goes …

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The health professionals embracing complementary medicine

Health Professionals Embracing Complementary Medicine This article looks at integration of practices like herbs and acupuncture into conventional medical care through the eyes of health professionals embracing complementary medicine. One line in particular, from Niamh Boden, exemplifies the necessary change in healthcare mentality:  “It wasn’t about taking this herb to fix A or this herb …

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Medical Housing? Why Boston Medical Center Is Investing In Housing

Medical Housing? When we think of healthcare we usually think of clinical care… hospitals, white lab coats, and stethoscopes. We think of pills, IV bags, and syringes. Too often we overlook what really determines health. We seldom think of housing or relationships or spirituality. Yet these “social determinants” of health are really the forces in …

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