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Patients want more

Patients want more | FierceHealthcare

Patients Want More Patients want more. It is increasingly that simple. In a world where funds and goods can move around the world, patients want more. Where the Internet allows consumers to share and learn about healthcare practices (modern and ancient) around the world, patients want more. Healthcare consumers understand that 1) health is far …

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healing inflammation

17 Signs You’ve Finally Healed Your Inflammation

Healing Inflammation Inflammation has it’s own yin – yang relationship going. Inflammation can be good and healing when protecting but can also be dangerous when it destroys what should be protected. Healing inflammation is not simply turning inflammation off because we lose the necessary benefits. This is another demonstration of learning balance in Lifestyle instead …

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Social Determinants of Health Data

Putting Social Determinants of Health Data into Action

Social Determinants of Health Data As healthcare organization increase focus on social determinants of health like housing, education, nutrition, lifestyle, etc. there is growing need for social determinants of health data. While interoperability among Electronic Healthcare Record systems (EHRs) remains largely a mess, now is the time to reimagine Health Information Management. Rather than working …

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Integrating Health Coaches

How to Integrate Health Coach Strategies into the Clinical Space

Integrating Health Coaches Lifestyle is widely recognized as the most critical factor in many chronic illnesses like hypertension or diabetes. In the current clinic-centric model for sick care, it is unfair to ask clinicians to treat conditions with pharmaceuticals or procedures alone. Today’s clinicians and their patients need additional help which can come from integrating …

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Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic System: What It Does — And How To Keep Yours Healthy

Lymphatic System Outside of a biology or anatomy class, we really don’t get much exposure to the lymphatic system. It is obviously critical for a healthy body but so often overlooked. This article from mindbodygreen.com gives a nice overview of the lymphatic system and a range of ways to help keep it healthy, from proper nutrition to …

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people using placebos

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Treat Themselves | Time

People Using Placebos Ted Kaptchuk has been revolutionizing how we think of health since he published The Web That Has No Weaver in 1983 where he elegantly laid out much of the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Westerners. His work on people using placebos to manage pain, however, has even surprised him.  For those …

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Mental Health Access Parity

Payers, Purchasers Must Guarantee Mental Health Access Parity

Mental Health Access Parity Everyone agrees mental health access parity with physical health access is necessary. Mental health is a serious issue throughout the US and other countries. There seems to be little doubt that mental health problems get less attention and resources, according the the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. We can only …

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reversing type 2 diabetes

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes: A New Model For Healthcare

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes For some reason the US healthcare system focuses on “treating” type 2 diabetes. There are enormous markets for insulin and pumps and monitors, etc. However, we rarely hear about reversing type 2 diabetes. It is certainly possible but it takes a Lifestyle approach, not a conventional medical approach. Reversing type 2 …

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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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