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small business employee wellbeing

Employee well-being is an important small business priority – The Washington Post

Small Business Employee Wellbeing For decades “workplace wellness” programs have been little more than mini-physicals and ,until recently, focused on Corporate America. Small business employee wellbeing is demanding attention in this economy and the demand is for more than mini physicals. Work – Life balance has long been a concern. More people and organizations appreciate …

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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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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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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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confounding social determinants

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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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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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 fad

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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epigenetic disturbances

Epigenetic Disturbances: Genes Load the Gun, Environment Pulls the Trigger

Epigenetic Disturbances Epigenetic disturbances… spell check doesn’t like this already but like the many healthcare experts, spell check will have adapt to knowledge that Environment has a major say in our health. Genes Load the Gun, Environment Pulls the Trigger Pharmaceuticals, however, are not the only agents that can induce epigenetic disturbances. Whether you were …

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