Deck the Halls Without a Trip to the ER
Home Health
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Home Health
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Deck the Halls Without a Trip to the ER

Jennifer Bragg - December 24, 2013

Holiday season is in full swing. Spirits are up, and so are emergency room visits. With extreme eating, drinking, stress, and accidents from decorating, ER admissions generally increase…

Hospital or Hotel? Luxury Hospitals Entice Patients
Business
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Business
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Hospital or Hotel? Luxury Hospitals Entice Patients

Jennifer Bragg - December 13, 2013

All across the country, hospital visits are starting to feel a little bit more like a trip to a luxury resort. From room service to spa services…

Person-Centered Healthcare: Imagine Yelp for Your Hospital
Social Media
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Social Media
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Person-Centered Healthcare: Imagine Yelp for Your Hospital

Jennifer Bragg - November 29, 2013

Hospitals may have been slow to jump on the social media bandwagon, but it turns out these platforms may actually help to improve patient care. Hospitals across…

Person-Centered Healthcare: Patient Portals Working for Preventative Care
eHealth
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eHealth
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Person-Centered Healthcare: Patient Portals Working for Preventative Care

Jennifer Bragg - November 19, 2013

With some prodding by the federal government, more and more hospitals and other medical practices are giving patients access to medical records, physician advice and other useful…

FDA to Regulate Gluten-Free Labeling
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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FDA to Regulate Gluten-Free Labeling

Jennifer Bragg - October 25, 2013

If you are on a gluten-restricted diet, shopping will be a whole lot easier pretty soon. For years, the term “Gluten-Free” was not regulated, giving manufacturers the…

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

Jennifer Bragg - October 11, 2013

Over the summer, the American Medical Association officially labeled obesity a disease. The new designation informed 78 million American adults and 12 million American children that they…

The Nurse Practitioner vs. Doctor Debate
Public Health
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Public Health
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The Nurse Practitioner vs. Doctor Debate

Jennifer Bragg - September 27, 2013

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…

Lyme Disease Rate 10 Times Higher Than Expected
News
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News
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Lyme Disease Rate 10 Times Higher Than Expected

Jennifer Bragg - September 13, 2013

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…

Person-Centered HealthCare: Choosing the Right Primary Care Doctor
Public Health
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Public Health
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Person-Centered HealthCare: Choosing the Right Primary Care Doctor

Jennifer Bragg - August 23, 2013

I have moved a number of times in the past few years, and with each new city comes new doctors. Some of these doctors have been wonderful…

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

Jennifer Bragg - August 16, 2013

When I tell people that I am a yoga teacher, they very often respond, “Oh, I tried yoga once. I wasn’t any good.” When I tell people…