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Can My Fitbit Data Make Health Care Better?

I first put a fitbit, a digital pedometer that tracks steps, calories burned, food intake, and other personal analytics data,  on my wrist back in October. After some results from routine tests during my annual physical,  my doctor informed me that my cholesterol was high.    … Read More

Fitbit in health care: Is more data better?

For scientists and researchers who are developing new treatments for disease, Data is power.  For patients, Data can mean empowerment.  Devices that track health indicators are readily available.  These devices can track heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar and even respiratory rate and body temperature. Continue reading... Your patients are rating you online: How […]

Paying the doctor directly is better for all concerned

Next in a series. The fundamental problem in health care delivery today is a highly dysfunctional payment system that leads to higher costs, lesser quality and reduced satisfaction. It also means less time between doctor and patient with the loss of “relationship medicine.” The core problem? Price controls and regulations that reduce the trust and core […]

Report to President Obama Endorses Lean & Systems Engineering in Healthcare

I recently saw a tweet that referenced a May 2014 that was sent to President Obama and his administration: “REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT BETTER HEALTH CARE AND LOWER COSTS: ACCELERATING IMPROVEMENT THROUGH SYSTEMS ENGINEERING.” The report was written by the “President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology,” or PCAST, and a working group that […]

Personal health data: 5 key lessons for better health

Like many, we followed Apple’s recent announcement about its Health app and HealthKit development platform with interest. In many ways, it echoed a vision — of an ecosystem where personal health data formed a platform upon which many could develop apps that help people live healthy lives — that we have supported for many years […]

It Is Time To Do Nothing for Better Health

"Busy" is overrated. When is the time to "unbusy" yourself and just do nothing? The post It Is Time To Do Nothing for Better Health appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Integrating psychiatric care into primary care: The VA example

For the better part of the last two decades I have practiced psychiatry in a variety of different American health care systems, and over these years I have, on numerous occasions, heard psychiatric services referred to in manner that imply (often subtly) that such services are not medical care.  These references come not only from […]

10 ways to live better electrically

The cost of electricity is going up (both in dollars and in environmental and health impacts). Here are some tips for reducing your costs and impacts.

In Defense Of Prostate Cancer Screening

Davies is writing in response to “More Health Care Is Better Health Care: Medical Myth Or Reality?” by Robert Pearl,  Chief Executive, Permanente Medical Group and a Forbes contributor. Have you ever asked your plastic surgeon advice on prostate cancer screening? Or the utility of an annual physical exam? Or how to treat that nagging back pain? Of [...]

Update: Dividend Cut Provides At Least 50% Upside For Female Health Company

By Unconventional Capital Wisdom: The current low interest rate environment has led many investors to stretch for yield in any place they can find it. Many think that anything is better than treasuries and bonds; inflation could easily outperform conventional safe havens in the years to come. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: On making the federal government work better

Health Spending 25 Years Out NY Times: The growth of federal spending on health care will continue to decline as a proportion of the overall economy in the coming decades, in part because of cost controls mandated by President Obama’s...Show More Summary

Can Too Much Exercise Reduce Longevity?

6 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There are many animal studies showing that moderate exercise causes extended health and many human epidemiological studies showing a robust correlation between moderate exercise, better health, and extended life expectancy. This should...Show More Summary

Review: Automatic Link works with your iPhone to make you a better driver

With its Automatic Link accessory and eponymous iOS app, third-party firm Automatic takes smartphone-to-car integration to the next level, empowering users to save gas, improve driving habits and keep tabs on automobile health with an interactive mobile experience.

The Ice Cream It's Probably Better to Avoid

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

The best and worst ice cream to eat this Summer - Health How competitive eaters keep their weight down - Women's Health These simple snacks will cure your food cravings - Real Simple Organic foods really are better for you - Shape 5Show More Summary

HHS announces availability of $11 million to better integrate HIV services into community health centers

Funding is from the Affordable Care Act and the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today the availability of $11 million, through the Affordable Care Act and the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative...Show More Summary

When financial pressures affect a dentist’s diagnosis

last weekHealth : The Checkup

There is a conflict of interest in health care. Providers want to make money selling services, the more the better. Patients want to buy what is necessary, but not more than they need. And while dedication to the patient’s interest is supposed to be the rule for health-care providers, we are human. Show More Summary

A New Reason Why Your Weekend Wasn't So Great For Your Health

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Think those glasses of wine you had at dinner over the weekend were good for you? Not so fast. A recent study found that reducing the amount you drink is better for your health, even if you're a light drinker. Many people (us included!)...Show More Summary

Is Abbott Laboratories Better Than Johnson & Johnson For Your Dividend Portfolio?

By Sure Dividend: In 1886, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) was founded. Two years later, Abbott Laboratories (ABT) was founded. Over the last 128 years, Johnson & Johnson has grown to become the largest publicly traded health care company in the world, with a market cap of nearly $300 billion. Show More Summary

After Months Of Recovery, Tracy Morgan Is Finally Healthy Enough To Go Home! Get The Deets HERE!

More good news for Tracy Morgan! It was reported this morning that the 30 Rock actor and his fellow victims have officially filed a lawsuit against Walmart and now there's even BETTER news on his health! Tracy's officially going home! It's been reported that Tracy is FINALLY able to leave his intense inpatient rehab facility [...]

5 Simple Tricks To Make Every Day Slightly Better

last weekOdd : Thought Catalog

These tricks will by no means unlock the secret to being in one of those retirement commercials where everyone is happy and nobody appears to have any health problems, but they might just help a tad:

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