How much exercise is best for your heart health? If you’re stumped, don’t feel bad. Just 20 percent of Americans were able to answer this question correctly in a recent national survey. Find out what you need to know to keep your ticker on track.
No one wants to consider their own mortality. Eventually, though, it’s something we all must face, so it’s best to make some hard decisions now, to guide our loved ones and healthcare providers about what we want at the end of life. Every year, National Healthcare Decisions Day reminds us to put our end-of-life wishes in … Read More
We think of the Armed Forces as our nation’s powerful defenders, but they are also outstanding educators, training young people in hundreds of fields like finance, administration, mechanics, technology and computers. Many of these skills learned in military life translate easily into civilian careers – especially in healthcare. There is tremendous opportunity to hire veterans … Read More
It’s a whole new world. The old way of practicing medicine is just that — an old way of doing things. While it took us a while to get to this point, I can say confidently this new world of healthcare will be better for all of us. Patients, doctors, and the people who pay … Read More
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One out of every three American adults are now obese. To reverse this trend, we need innovative approaches to obesity, and we need them now. While new strategies and treatments are currently in the pipeline, will they be enough to prevent American healthcare from being crushed by the massive costs of treating obesity and its … Read More
Technology has touched every facet of medicine. It’s helped us diagnose, prevent, monitor and treat patients. In fact, blood tests, imaging, vaccines, online tele-health programs, medications, radiation, and surgical techniques all bear the fingerprints of advancing technology. And we’re only becoming more technologically dependent. The internet allows patients to easily learn about their conditions and … Read More