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Why its so hard to change your health habits by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted Mon 17 Dec 2012 12:50am Although you’re probably preoccupied with preparations for the holiday season right now, you might have given some passing thought to your health goals for the coming year. If you have, here are some not-so-well-known clues about how we form new health habits that could help you get a head start on 1st January. Amazingly, much of what you d ... Read on »
Health Care: Employers Encourage Healthy Lifestyles with Penalties and Rewards by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Mon 05 Dec 2011 7:54pm By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA How do companies curb health care costs? Do healthier employees lead to increased productivity?  Several progressive companies believe so and have committed to providing employees with programs to help engage them in a healthier lifestyle. As part of the incentives to lead a healthier lifestyle ... Read on »
Gaming for Better Health by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 24 Jan 2012 10:11am By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA An epic win Parts 1 through 4 of the series “How is Gaming Changing the Landscape in Health Care,” clearly defined the importance of gaming in the health care arena. Games for Health Gaming utilizing smartphones and social networking are helping to transform health care. Jane McGoniga ... Read on »
Stand up To Cancer Funds High-Risk/High Reward Cancer Research by 13 Young Scientists – 9.68 Million More In Grants by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 07 Dec 2009 6:30am Since May 2008, SU2C has raised more than $100 million from a wide range of philanthropic, corporate, and organizational donors, as well as the general public.  Watch the video below for additional details on how the grants were unlike most in the fact that the scientists were able to take on risk with research, good risk and the abilit ... Read on »
Rewards Get Kids Active, But Don't Improve Health by Medline Plus Posted Fri 01 Mar 2013 4:59pm Children will meet activity goals to earn rewards, but the extra effort doesn't necessarily affect their weight and health, according to a new study. Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise for Children , Obesity in Children Read on »
Why Not the Best? Results from the National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2011 by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Tue 18 Oct 2011 10:09pm The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System The National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2011, updates a series of comprehensive assessments of U.S. population health and health care quality, access, efficiency, and equity. It finds substantial improvement on quality-of-car ... Read on »
Health Care Insurers Suggest Algorithms and Business Intelligence solutions to provide health insurance solution by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 04 Dec 2008 12:18pm Algorithms still the hottest trend in healthcare and the steering wheel that controls all.  Here’s the press release below.  Is this too little and too late?  Risk management has been running healthcare for a very long time as the private insurers have been the up front runners with investing in technology all the way around and have some of t ... Read on »
Giving without expectation of reward by Natalie K. Posted Wed 02 Feb 2011 12:00am image here I’ve been challenged over recent months to give more back to the community. One way that I contribute is through my blog and making the most of my opportunity to talk to patients, but I have been feeling the urge to get out amongst it. My desire to get my hands dirty may have been sparked by the generosity and ... Read on »
Criteria for a Sustainable Health System by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 23 Sep 2009 10:15pm On his blog, Vijay Goel, M.D. posted five criteria for a sustainable health system. He wrote: Sustainable health reform requires a solid foundation…unfortunately the proposals we're seeing out of Washington create a more elaborate house of cards, as we continue to create an elaborate health care ponzi scheme. The House that built Medicar ... Read on »
PET DENTAL HEALTH MONTH.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 30 Jan 2011 12:00am The ASPCA offers 5 Pet Tips for Good Health in 2011 Maybe you've made a few resolutions for yourself this year, but how about your pet? Even small changes can make a big difference in the life of your furry friend.  If you already have a pet health insurance policy or are considering getting one, there are different levels of coverage ... Read on »