21st Century Health
By Editor on January 11, 2013
As New Year resolvers restock pantries, “natural,” “made with,” and “whole grains” have made the Leanwashing Index’s 2013 list of food marketing words that should be banished to the land of advertising malarkey. The list is inspired by the appearance of “superfood” on Lake Superior State University’s 38th annual List of Words to be Banished.
Posted in 21st Century Health, Experts, Featured | Tagged Dell Children’s Medical Center’s, Dr. Stephen Pont, Leanwashing Index’s, List of Words to be Banished, natural food, sugar, Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity | Leave a response
By Editor on December 2, 2012
Depending on taste, alligator meat is a delicacy, a novelty dish or downhome good eatin’. At the Vermilion Gator Farm, it’s a valuable by-product of a bigger operation.
By Editor on August 14, 2012
Alzheimer’s disease can’t be prevented or cured, and it ranks second only to cancer among diseases that people fear. Still, a study last year found that about two-thirds of respondents would want to know if they were destined to get the disease.
By Editor on July 19, 2012
On the whole, physicians have embraced smartphone technology. According to AM News, more than 80% of physicians own smartphones and more than a third use a tablet such as an iPad. Any health care related business must understand that a large segment of your audience will likely read your communications on a mobile device.
By Editor on June 1, 2012
“Hospital at home” programs fundamentally refashion care for chronically ill patients who have acute medical problems — testing traditional notions of how services should be delivered when people become seriously ill.
By Editor on February 15, 2012
Mobile technology will play a significant role in the provision of healthcare services globally the growth of the mHealth market will lead to a revenue opportunity worth US$23 billion by 2017.
By Editor on February 10, 2012
The Obama administration has unveiled final regulations detailing the new health insurance summaries that the federal health law requires plans to give to consumers to help them make informed coverage choices.
Posted in 21st Century Health, Featured | Tagged Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health and Human Services, Health News Texas, Heath insurance, HHS Unveils Requirements For Consumer, Kaiser Health News | Leave a response
By Editor on February 9, 2012
When Sharon Smith chose an out-of-network specialist to perform a complicated jaw surgery on her teenage son last May, she knew it would cost her more. But she was not expecting a $15,000 difference. Consumers have long complained about the cost of going outside their health plan’s network, but Smith encountered a new twist: a growing number of insurers have changed the way they calculate reimbursements to shift more of the expense to patients.
By Editor on February 7, 2012
One in 500 kids has an inherited disorder that causes high levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol that may require medication to control. However, since the problem doesn’t create observable symptoms, as many as half of these kids don’t know they have the condition.
By Editor on January 27, 2012
The latest casualty of the Great Recession may soon be the nation’s elderly. Cuts in government payments for patient care and less construction of new nursing homes are already taking a toll.
Posted in 21st Century Health, Featured | Tagged American Health Care Association, elderly, Health News Texas, National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry, Nursing Homes, The Fiscal Times, Ziegler Capital Management | Leave a response