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Addiction: The Road to Recovery After the Hospital

November 24, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

The prevalence of addictions has risen sharply in recent years. According to the CDC, 2.5% of people over the age of 12 have illegally used drugs in the past month. Since addictions are more common than ever before, medical professionals are looking for new ways to help treat their patients. Many doctors are trying to treat addictions with the use suboxane. However, others prefer alternative treatments.[read more]

Head of the DOJ's Antitrust Division Raises Concerns About Two Proposed Mega-Mergers Between Leading Health Insurers

November 20, 2015 by Katie Brant

The anticipated mergers between four leading health insurers, namely, Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc., and Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp., are causing quite a stir among the American Medical Association (AMA) and antitrust enforcers. They view these mergers as being detrimental to competition and a possible violation of antitrust laws and principles.[read more]

HIPAA Basics For Licensed Health Care Professionals: Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules

November 16, 2015 by Katie Brant

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a HIPAA fact sheet for health care professionals and organizations. We could all use a little refresher from time-to-time.[read more]


Common Characteristics of Fad Diets

November 5, 2015 by Jenna Cyprus

So many diets sound too good to be true - and most of the time, they are. Read on to learn about the 4 characteristics that will tip you off to a fad diet.[read more]

You’re the Boss: Manage Your Disease

August 11, 2015 by Gary Epler

You can manage your disease better than anyone else can. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, asthma, type II diabetes – you may not be able to cure them, but you can manage them to live an energetic, extraordinary life filled with creativity and enjoyment.How do you manage your disease?Start with learning everything you can...[read more]

Expanding Medicaid benefits for improved behavioral health care, substance abuse treatment

August 4, 2015 by Cynthia Telles

Cynthia Telles is the director of the Spanish-speaking Psychosocial Clinic of the Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital at UCLA, she is also an associate clinical professor at the university. She provides training and hosts comprehensive mental-health services to the community. Cynthia Telles has also been on the board of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plans for over 10+ years.[read more]

Warning! Cell Phones Can Kill You!

July 27, 2015 by Michael Kirsch

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The City of Berkeley, the epicenter of New Age Goofiness, has just passed an ordinance that requires retailers to warn customers about the medical risks of devices that emit radiation, such as cell phones. If I were the cell phone companies, here's how I would fight back.[read more]

Summer: The Best Season for Healthcare Marketing

June 23, 2015 by Michael Sherman

Instead of doing what everyone else is doing, why not use these summer months to your advantage? They’re a great way to stand out because there is less noise and traffic online. If you are a healthcare facility, why not put a health spin on trending topics or run a competitive health campaign?[read more]


Mobile Medicine: Apps To Manage Your Health

June 17, 2015 by Nik Donovic

Apps are changing the way we manage our health. This piece explores a few different apps that may help you live a healthier life.[read more]


Pros, Cons of mHealth Fitness Devices in Health Care

June 9, 2015 by Travis McKnight

Millions of people are using fitness trackers. But are the health benefits worth privacy trade off?[read more]

How Technology Is Affecting Healthcare

June 3, 2015 by Keith Tully

We are discovering new and more innovative ways to operate and fix health issues every day. The days of saws and axes are fading and the days of lasers and gadgets are arriving. Here are just a few ways that technology is revolutionizing healthcare.[read more]

Telemedicine Requires Optimism and Patience: Dispatches from American Telemedicine 2015

May 14, 2015 by Anne Weiler

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The 21st annual American Telemedicine Conference wrapped up last week in Los Angeles. While there were amazing patient success stories, and a group of people dedicated to the success of telemedicine, it was slightly depressing that after 20 years, there are still people questioning the value and calling for more data as well as no consistent reimbursement except in rural settings. Here are a few high-level impressions of the event.[read more]