Integrative Medicine

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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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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How Can I Help

How Can I Help?

How Can I Help? NBC’s newest medical drama, New Amsterdam, will debut tonight (Sept 25, 2018) at 10:00 PM (9:00 Central). It is about a doctor who is forcing a hospital to treat people instead of treating health insurance companies or playing to the media. This supposedly radical change in healthcare  is saddening and frustrating.  For …

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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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Surprise! Longitudinal Effect Of Meds Can Affect You Years Later

Longitudinal Effect It might have been comedian George Carlin who coined the phrase “the 60’s were good to you”, implying a continued side effect from drug use even decades later. However, there is an element of longitudinal affect from pharmaceuticals to which we should pay serious attention. As our bodies change with age, Lifestyle, toxic …

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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 Tourism Escalates: Sets Sights On Holistic Medicine

Medical Tourism Escalates As more American consumers become involved in their health decisions, there has been an uptick in medical tourism. One example is the increased traffic to Indian destinations where consumers can engage in Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine. Some make the trip because they suffer from an illness while other go in …

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Researchers Find New Organ Missed by Gold Standard Methods for Visualizing Anatomy & Disease

Researchers Find New Organ This might be a great learning lesson… despite our claims about science we do not know everything. Researchers find a new organ and now claim it may be the largest organ in human anatomy. Yet the “interstitium” and its functions remained undetected for decades, even centuries? There are trillions of unknown …

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