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Women Must Regulate Hormone Levels to Stop Gum Disease

April 13, 2017 by Annie Qureshi

Gum disease is a serious problem that affects over nearly 65 million Americans. Over a third of all women suffer from moderate or severe periodontal disease. Women are at an even higher risk of contracting periodontal disease if they don’t keep their hormone levels in check.Why Regulating Your Hormones is Key to Preventing Periodontal...[read more]

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4 Reasons Substance Abuse is Driving up Healthcare Costs in 2017

April 13, 2017 by Rehan Ijaz

The rise in instances of substance abuse in the United States is having an impact on healthcare expenses. This not only increases the strain on our health system, but the added coverage that the Affordable Care Act offers results in higher policy costs for consumers as insurance companies struggle to cover the added expense, which is...[read more]

7 Ways to Leverage Public Service Messages in Healthcare Marketing

September 20, 2016 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Hospitals, as well as some medical practices, can use public service advertising (PSA) to communicate “messages in the public interest.” The good new and the bad news about public service tools in healthcare marketing is that it’s free. Well…that is to say, it’s nearly free.There’s no charge for any broadcast time or print ad space,...[read more]

Will the Next President Bring Multi-Payer Healthcare to the U.S.?

August 17, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

This has been one of the most unusual election seasons in recent memory. Among other issues, it has started a debate on the future of healthcare in the United States. Will the next U.S. president introduce plans to migrate towards a multi-payer health care system?Presidential Candidates Attempt to Tackle Healthcare WoesDuring the...[read more]

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The Risk of Concussions in Contact Sports

August 13, 2016 by Sam Hudgins

Concussions have now been hoisted to the center of attention in contact sports, not only among past athletes but current athletes as well. Each hit in rugby, football, hockey, or boxing adds up over time and leads to medical difficulties athletes will face in the future.The National Institutes of Health has linked concussions to a...[read more]

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Zika Virus Legislation, Diagnosis, and Prevention: What You Need to Know

July 8, 2016 by Daphne Stanford

A lot has happened over the last year related to the Zika virus. As healthcare professionals, we have an obligation to keep abreast of current legislation, science, and technology related to recent outbreaks. Education is the key to prevention and health care reform. Now’s the time to educate ourselves and our patients, as well as our friends, families, and communities.[read more]

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Here’s Why Primary Care Is the Future of Public Health

June 30, 2016 by John Hennings

Public health isn’t just providing health care for low-income families and individuals. It’s largely responsible for lengthening life spans and improving health for all individuals throughout the Western world.Public health advances, including water fluoridation, food fortification, immunizations, increased access to family planning,...[read more]

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The Spatial Revolution: GIS in Public Health

June 28, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

 In Hippocrates’s day, the environment was the primary cause of ill-health. Hippocrates describes in his treatise “Air, Waters, and Places” how unwholesome spaces, particularly those in cities, breed all manner of disease, and he encourages visiting more salubrious places, including his natural healing centers far removed from...[read more]

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4 Kinds of Health Education for a More Healthy Society

June 20, 2016 by Marlena Stoddard

Health education is a crucial aspect to public health. Check out these types of health education that contribute to the overall health of our society.[read more]

Measuring Physician Quality - Bully or Just Plain Bull

May 26, 2016 by Michael Kirsch

Patients are amazing creatures.   The current breed is hyperinformed on medical information and has an ever expanding reservoir of physician data to trove through.  I’m not just referring to physician reviews on Angie’s list.  Soon, the public will be encouraged to review our success and failure rates with respect to...[read more]

The Silent Epidemic: Nursing and Addiction

May 14, 2016 by Jennifer Landis

One in 10 nurses will struggle with substance addiction in their lifetime. Several factors contribute to the high prevalence of substance abuse among nursing professionals and this post discusses them.[read more]

Staying Healthy in Philadelphia's Hospitals

May 3, 2016 by Steven Wigrizer

Grey’s Anatomy. ER. Scrubs. General Hospital. St. Elsewhere. Chicago Hope. Just a few of the many television shows revolving around hospitals that have captured America’s imagination. While some of the portrayals of these medical institutions were accurate, many were fantastical representations of healthcare. Real-life hospitals are a fluctuating atmosphere of good and bad patient care, which often varies based on how well the staff works together.[read more]