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Improve the lives of primary care doctors. Here’s how.

Making primary care better for doctors currently in practice and attractive to medical students and residents is critical given the needs of our health care system. It also has been a major focus of the health care organization where I work. A few colleagues and I noticed that many primary care doctors still stayed later […]

What’s gotten better — and what still needs improvement — on HealthCare.gov

The governmenton Wednesday provided its first update on Obamacare's second enrollment period, and for supporters, the news is pretty good. Just 10 days after HealthCare.gov re-opened, more than 462,000 people have picked a health plan through the federal enrollment portal, HHS reported on Wednesday morning. Nearly half of those people represent new customers this year, […]

Better Diary Makes it Easy to Track and Review Your Journal

Android: We know that keeping a journal has benefits to your health and creativity. Most apps aren't geared towards self-reflective journals, though. Better Diary fixes that. Read more...

Web-savvy older adults who regularly indulge in culture may better retain 'health literacy'

The Institute of Medicine defines health literacy as the degree to which a person is able to obtain, understand, and process basic health information and services, so that s/he can make appropriate decisions about his/her health. Low...Show More Summary

Get Sweet on Sweet Potatoes For Thanksgiving

3 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Why sweet potatoes make the best side dish - Cooking Light Do buff biceps help you run better? - Women's Health Head out cycling even in the cold - Shape Avocado toasts that celebrate Fall flavors - Self The morning habit that you need...Show More Summary

Global Health: Hookah, as Health Risk, Still Qualifies as Smoking

3 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

With its mix of tobacco and other flavorings through a water pipe, it may smell and taste better, but a study finds it far from harmless.

Start the day right by making smart choices about yogurt and cereal

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

There’s little doubt that the right breakfast can do a lot for your health. Breakfast eaters have a lower risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and they have better concentration, research shows. They also tend to snack less and make more-healthful food choices. Read full article >>

Baylor Scott & White Health Celebrates American Diabetes Month(r) with First Long-Term Trial Comparing Type 2 Diabetes Treatments

Despite the availability of many medications, doctors have very little information about the best way to treat diabetes. However, a new study involving Baylor's endocrinology team could give more insights and provide better options for diabetes management.

MakerNurse: Fabricating solutions to challenges on the front lines of care

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports MakerNurse, a community that aims to better understand what drives nurses to innovate and bring nurse making to the forefront of health care. See what they are up to. MakerNurse is collecting stories from inventive nurses across the nation to better understand what drives them to innovate and how best […]

Study finds unhappy marriages put couples at higher risk of heart disease

Older couples, take note: Years of stress resulting from an unhappy marriage can put you at higher risk for heart disease. "Marriage may promote (good) health, but it's not that every marriage is better than none," Hui Lui, a Michigan...Show More Summary

New tool to simplify pig vaccination protocol decisions

Merck Animal Health has developed a new online tool, which is designed to help pig producers better understand the factors that can influence vaccination protocol decision making. With the decision tree tool, producers answer a series of operation-specific questions, including types of weaning facil...

Strengthening Children's Rights Through Better Data

Co-authored by Aleta Sprague and Amy Raub Pop quiz: Will secondary school be free for your children? Do all girls and boys have access to health care? Are children and youth protected from hazardous labor? Are there any exceptions to...Show More Summary

The Unexpected Way local Marijuana Taxes Can Impact Public Health

If tax rates vary from city to city some people are going to drive to the next town to get a better deal. How much extra driving that could cause would depend on a huge number of unknowns, but purely for the sake of an illustration let's...Show More Summary

How Ebola Impedes Women's Empowerment in West Africa

On November 17, 2014, at a women's health event called "Better by Half," Barbara Bush and Melinda Gates voiced concerns about women's health in Ebola-affected countries. Arguing that "women's health is becoming a casualty of the Ebola...Show More Summary

Can eating blueberries really help you see better in the dark?

Blueberries are super stars among health food advocates, who tout the fruit for not only promoting heart health, better memory and digestion, but also for improving night vision. Scientists have taken a closer look at this latter claim and have found reason to doubt that the popular berry helps most healthy people see better in the dark. Show More Summary

Imagining Better Outcomes for T1D with #MakeHealth

On Nov. 10-11, the T1DExchange held a workshop in collaboration with the C3NProject, a Cincinnati, OH-based social innovation group that designs, tests, pilots and implements innovative ideas in partnership with real health systems.Show More Summary

BagIQ automatically logs food data to create effortless food diary

This new digital health and nutrition system, described as being "like FitBit for food," uses the data from each food purchase to score food choices, in order to help guide users toward foods that better fit the user's health goals.

Produce for Better Health promotes new ambassadors

The Produce for Better Health Foundation recently added new members to its Ambassador program.

Public Health as Political Prisoner

If a foreign government took the United States Surgeon General hostage, I'm confident we'd be pretty upset. I think we would be working on reprisals, and maybe even prepping a SEAL team. I don't know if it's better or worse that we need no help from a foreign power to take our surgeon general hostage. Show More Summary

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