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A patient education resource with articles and stories about education for better health from our clinical advisors and healthcare experts.

The Wellness Network: Committed to Kids’ Health

The Wellness Network is proud to introduce new options for pediatric patient education—right when you need them. Our new Pediatric Acute Care solution has been carefully designed to make it easy to engage patients and their families with  comprehensive education that addresses everything they need during their stay. Topics covered include videos defining ...

Tools to Increase Health Literacy

It’s a common complaint throughout medicine: there just isn’t enough time to really communicate with patients to understand their unique situations and create personalized treatment and wellness programs. But the problem isn’t confined to the provider side—as medical care has grown more complex, and Dr. Google has fueled an explosion in dubious health ...

Managing High Diabetes Costs

Written by Jon Vredenburg, MBA, RD, CDE, CSSD, LD/N One of the most frustrating parts of diabetes care is helping patients navigate through the financial impact of their disease. Over a 10-year period from 2007 to 2017, the total direct costs of diabetes increased from $116 billion to $237 billion nationwide. However, the ...

Common Vaccination Questions and How to Address Them

As a board certified general pediatrician working in an outpatient clinic, vaccine conversations are a routine part of my day. Vaccine hesitancy is common, and outright vaccine refusal rates are rising in my community. Parents are now routinely exposed to anti-vaccine propaganda, so providers who are administering vaccines in 2019 must be aware of the most common ...

Practicing Good Diabetes Self-Care

Making healthy lifestyle changes, eating well, and being active can affect your diabetes in a positive way. These behavior changes are the foundation of every diabetes treatment plan and can lead to better blood glucose control and better overall health.1 Learning how to slowly incorporate changes over a period of time is the best ...