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Value-Based Healthcare

The New Value-Based Healthcare Landscape

Our healthcare system in America is undergoing a complete overhaul. We are moving from a fee-for-service system (in which payments are made for each transaction) to one that is value-based (meaning payment will be based more on outcomes and customer satisfaction). This shift is transforming the way the healthcare system operates. Healthcare providers will now work together for the good of the patient, population health is being monitored, wellness habits are being encouraged, and care coordination services are being set…

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Increasing Focus and Brain Power Through Nutrition

Increasing Focus and Brain Power Through Nutrition

When we think about health, we must remember to think about the health of our brains, not just our physical body. Brain health isn’t just something you should think about as you get older. Your chances of enjoying healthy brain function as a senior is much better if you are caring for your brain now. Plus, you will enjoy even better physical and emotional health now if you are taking care of your brain. Increasing Focus and Brain Power Through…

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How to Personalize Your Healthcare

How to Personalize Your Healthcare

In 2003, the Human Genome Project was completed, and as a result, healthcare will never be the same. From this project, scientists learned about the order of the 3 billion units of DNA that make up the human genome. Current studies are in the process of identifying the individual genes that make up long strands of DNA, as well as what controls each gene and what causes certain diseases and reactions in the body. With genome-based medicine, we now have…

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Obstacles to Wellness

Ways to Overcome the Obstacles to Wellness

If you’re like most health-conscious people, you strive for wellness, and sometimes you do great and sometimes not so great. There is just too much around to distract us, temp us, or inconvenience us, and as a result, achieving wellness can be more difficult than we’d like. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome the obstacles to wellness! We’ve outlined the top wellness obstacles and our tips for overcoming each one below… Obstacles to Wellness Time If time is your biggest…

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Health Stats You Should Know

The Big 7 Health Stats You Should Know

Knowing your health stats on a regular basis is an important part of participating in your health. They can help you monitor your health risks so that you can take the steps necessary to prevent health issues and lead a life of wellness. But what are the health stats you should keep up to date with? Here are the big 7 health stats you should know and track with the help of your physician. Health Stats You Should Know Blood…

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How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

1 in 9 Americans over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease. That is huge! With odds like that, it’s important to realize it could be you some day. We don’t say that to scare you, but to wake you up so that you can do something about it. Yes, you can do something about it! Alzheimer’s isn’t a disease that just creeps around the corner attacking certain victims. It has been shown to be a result of certain lifestyle…

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Alzheimer's Disease

What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia that affects memory, thinking, and behavior due to changes in the brain. Genetics are a main contributing factor in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and it is most typical in people 65 or older. Genetics like APOE epsilon4 allele have been tested and linked to AD, especially if you have a blood relative. Being female, having consistently high blood pressure, and a head trauma history have been related to an increased risk of AD, but…

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Improve Your Health Right Now

33 Ways You Can Improve Your Health Right Now

There are so many things you can do to improve your health. Never think for a minute that one thing won’t matter because every little step you take makes a difference. Here are 33 ways you can improve your health right now… 1) Drink More Water – Water purifies and detoxifies the body. It replenishes and revives us. It is essential to our health and life because our bodies are composed of 75% water. If you feel thirsty, it means…

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How to Achieve and Maintain Wellness

How to Achieve & Maintain Wellness in the Next 5 Years

Unfortunately, the American dream has turned into a lifestyle that keeps us sick instead of well. Knowing how to achieve and maintain wellness is not something most of us have figured out. On a daily basis, we deal with: An American diet that is low in nutrition and high in processed, chemical-ridden foods Low levels of activity Toxins from the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the products we use High stress jobs and…

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Future Medicine = Care Traffic Control

Coined by a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School named Dr. John Halamka, the term “care traffic control” is a play on the term “air traffic control,” because it does for healthcare what an airport command center does to keep track of planes. Interestingly enough, it could very well be what the future of medicine holds. In a care traffic control model, doctors and nurses are the command center of their patients, tracking and monitoring each individual’s health in…

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Improve Patient-Provider Relationships

How to Improve Patient-Provider Relationships in Modern Healthcare

Patients have made it clear that they want more out of their relationships with their healthcare providers. They want a deeper level of trust, communication and empathy, and they want to be treated as an individual, not as a demographic. When patients don’t feel a personal connection with their doctor, they often view appointments and treatments as expensive and time-consuming, and then follow through and compliance is neglected. But many physicians and healthcare providers wonder how to improve patient-provider relationships.…

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Get to Know Your Microbiome for Health & Wellness

There is a strong connection between your gut and your brain health, immune health and hormonal health. Basically, your entire health depends on the balance of your microbiome. The body is composed of over 100 trillion microbes that make up your microbiome, which includes bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa that live primarily in your gut, but also on your skin, urogenital tract, lungs, throat, nose, and mouth. The microbiome supplies the body with essential vitamins, modulates weight and metabolism, and…

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