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

Helping Patients Remain Adherent During the Pandemic

Written by: Richard Waithe, PharmD, VUCA Health | President It’s no surprise that serious medication-related adverse events, including death, are the result of patients not taking their medications properly. This is a problem healthcare providers battled pre-pandemic, and it’s especially important now. You’re likely tired of dealing with COVID related news, but with this new ...

Coronavirus: The “Second” Wave of Mental Illness

These past weeks have tested the United States in ways that few could have predicted—from the early hoarding of toilet paper to the rise of home baking and now the protests against public health measures that are designed to save lives. But there is one outcome that is becoming increasingly clear to everyone: the ...

Labor and Delivery in the days of COVID-19

By: Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC The novel coronavirus has changed almost every aspect of our lives, and the daily goings-on in our Labor and Delivery unit are no exception. Here’s an example of how COVID-19 affects a typical day for on our unit. My L&D floor is essentially an Emergency Department for pregnant women. ...

How Will COVID-19 Change Elective Surgeries and Patient Education?

From its earliest days, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a twin threat to the U.S. healthcare system. The most urgent has been the pressing need to treat hundreds of thousands of patients while protecting frontline healthcare workers—but behind that need there has been an unfolding financial crisis throughout American hospitals. Across the country, healthcare networks ...

Diabetes and Heart Disease: How They Intersect

Written by: Jon Vredenburg, MBA, RD, CDE, CSSD, LD/N Individuals with diabetes are often educated that they are at an increased risk for heart disease. The numbers certainly support that claim as it is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among people with diabetes. People with diabetes also develop heart disease at a ...

Video Patient Education Preferred

Written by: Tim Jones, CEO Health Nuts Media In early January 2020, Dr. Nicole Baldwin—a pediatrician from Ohio—posted a TikTok video about the benefits of vaccines. The playful fifteen-second video, which features Dr. Baldwin dancing to “The Cupid Shuffle,” lists some of the things vaccines prevent (such as influenza, measles, polio, and tetanus) and ...