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

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 is approximately 325 million. According to the ...

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 health disorders. Look at just a few ...

Heart Failure: Integrating Education into Clinical Care Paths

Integrated clinical paths have been used in heart failure patient care for years because of a simple reason: they work. Many studies have shown that an integrated approach to heart failure management—including primary and secondary care, plus support and social services—have shown that this model results in improved quality of life, symptom control, ...

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 doctors tell them they have cancer.1 Despite ...

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, resulting in missed appointments, poor preparation, delayed ...