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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 citizens. And then there is the hopeful ...

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 Internet, education level, and more all have ...

News from American Heart Association Sessions: New Cholesterol Guidelines Announced

  The American Heart Association’s 2018 Scientific Sessions, held in Chicago on Nov. 10-12, were all about the blood lipids. In poster sessions and presentations, as well as a major guideline update, this year’s gathering highlighted the progress we’ve made in lipid management. Some of the major announcements included: New Cholesterol Clinical Practice Guidelines. ...

Improving Medication Adherence with Patient Education

It was no surprise to me when I saw a headline stating that people who have a poor understanding of how their type 2 diabetes medications work also have poorer blood glucose control. I see this often in my practice as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and certified diabetes educator (CDE). My patients struggle much ...