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Changing the Diabetes Landscape

Written by: Jon Vredenburg, MBA, RD, CDE, CSSD, LD/N The statistics regarding the prevalence of diabetes are overwhelming. More than 100 million Americans are now living with either diabetes or prediabetes. In order to give that number some context, the entire population of the United States ...

By |2019-03-19T19:33:15+00:00March 18th, 2019|

Treating America’s Mental Health Crisis

It’s almost a certainty that you know someone suffering from a mental health disorder. While much of the medical profession is focused on physical diseases like heart disease and diabetes, America is also in the grip of a less visible, but no less traumatic epidemic: mental ...

By |2019-03-20T10:13:30+00:00March 14th, 2019|

Communicating with Cancer Patients

Cancer patients can’t be expected to remember everything they’re told, especially when feeling anxious or scared. They may hear everything you say and remember none of it. They might nod comprehension but understand only parts of what you tell them. In 2019, more than 1.7 million Americans will hear ...

By |2019-01-16T08:20:46+00:00January 14th, 2019|

Patient Prep Begins with Education

In today’s high-cost medical environment, we talk a lot about how it’s crucial that patients and care providers work together in a strong partnership. When it works, this is the ideal—but in an alarming number of cases, the patient fails to uphold his or her end of the bargain, ...

By |2019-01-16T08:22:45+00:00January 14th, 2019|

Why National Folic Acid Awareness Week Matters

National Folic Acid Awareness Week occurs from January 7 to 13 this year, highlighting the importance of folic acid for reproductive aged women. We care about folic acid because of its association with neural tube defects (or NTD). NTDs are congenital abnormalities that affect the central nervous system and ...

By |2019-01-16T10:21:28+00:00January 8th, 2019|

Top Health Stories of 2018

It was a wild year in healthcare. In 2018, the healthcare industry seemed to uncomfortably straddle two competing realities. First there is the present, where increasing costs and soaring rates of chronic disease and substance abuse are driving a desperate debate about how to best provide healthcare to our ...

By |2019-01-03T12:33:29+00:00January 2nd, 2019|

The Wellness Network: Meeting Patients Where They’re At

When it comes to creating informed, activated patients, there are dozens of obstacles that can make it harder for patients to participate in their own care. Studies have found that factors such as socioeconomic status, the widespread presence of mental health disorders, access to hospitals and broadband ...

By |2018-12-17T11:15:08+00:00December 12th, 2018|