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Person-Centered Healthcare: Patient Portals Working for Preventative Care

November 18, 2013 by Jennie Bragg

As the recommended number of preventive services offered to patients increases, many physicians struggle to maintain a balance between urgent patient concerns and dedicating the time necessary to address prevention. Electronic patient portals may be the prevention tool of the future.[read more]

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FDA to Regulate Gluten-Free Labeling

October 25, 2013 by Jennie Bragg
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For years, the term “Gluten-Free” was not regulated, giving manufacturers the ability to make their own decisions labeling. Under a new rule from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in order to be labeled “Gluten-Free”, a food or beverage must contain fewer than 20 parts per million (20ppm) of gluten.[read more]

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New Weight Loss Drugs Come to Market as AMA Recognizes Obesity as Disease

October 11, 2013 by Jennie Bragg
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Until very recently, much of the medical community considered weight loss drugs to be vanity products. However, with the rise in obesity in the United States comes a rise in heart disease, depression, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. New weight loss drugs may have the potential to prevent the onset of some of these conditions.[read more]

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The Nurse Practitioner vs. Doctor Debate

September 27, 2013 by Jennie Bragg
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Every patient wants the best medical care available. With a shortage of primary care doctors in the United States, should nurse practitioners be given the same responsibilities as their physician colleagues in order the fill the void? Much debate surrounds this issue.[read more]

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Lyme Disease Rate 10 Times Higher Than Expected

September 12, 2013 by Jennie Bragg
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Approximately 300,000 Americans are infected with Lyme disease each year, according to new information released by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention. This new estimate suggests that the illness is ten times more common than government officials previously thought.[read more]

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Person-Centered HealthCare: Choosing the Right Primary Care Doctor

August 23, 2013 by Jennie Bragg

Choosing the right primary care physician for your needs is essential, but the process can be overwhelming if you are unsure where to start. There is a lot to think about--experience, health plans, online access, communication with patients and much more.[read more]

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Person-Centered HealthCare: Tried Yoga Once? Try Again.

August 16, 2013 by Jennie Bragg

Choosing the best yoga for your body and your fitness personality is integral to enjoying your yoga experience and receiving the benefits of your practice. Here is a breakdown of some common types of yoga and the people they might appeal to.[read more]

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Person-Centered HealthCare: Patient Room of the Future

August 9, 2013 by Joan Justice

In 2006, NXT Health, a non-profit healthcare design organization, signed a contract with the Department of Defense to design the Patient Room of the Future. Environment, climate, family, food, housing can all help or harm our health. So to me, it's no secret that a patient room in a hospital can affect the rate and quality of healing.[read more]

Person-Centered HealthCare - Patient-Centered Design at The Cleveland Clinic

August 2, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

It’s the little things that contribute to a positive patient experience beyond the exam room, explained Joanne Cohen, executive director and curator of the Arts Program at the Cleveland Clinic. The hospital is a tough place to be, which is part of why the Clinic has grown its art program so much since its creation in 2006.[read more]

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Person-Centered HealthCare: Healing Trauma With Yoga

July 26, 2013 by Jennie Bragg

Yoga has been proven effective for all sorts of trauma. Kyra Haglund has worked with victims of trauma ranging from physical and sexual abuse, to those recovering from the scars of war and car accidents, to those with distress from foster care, racism, gangs and economic status.[read more]

Person-Centered HealthCare: Empowered Patients, Empowered Care

July 19, 2013 by Sarah Sonies

ACPD is a non-profit organization that makes videos to help patients understand advanced care interventions and to be better informed while planning their end-of-life care. Read this interview with Angelo Volandes, MD, co-founder and president of Advance Care Planning Decisions.[read more]

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Person-Centered HealthCare: Prevention Starts in Kindergarten

July 12, 2013 by Jennie Bragg

Researchers at Baylor University recruited 4th graders from eight low-income Houston schools to participate in a walking school bus program. On a walking school bus, students walk to and from school chaperoned by parents or other volunteers who can ensure the safety of the kids.[read more]