Dr. Michael Deitchman carries his laptop with him as he visits up to 30 young patients each day at Cook Children’s Pediatrics clinic in Hurst, Texas. The computer contains each child’s electronic health record, allowing him to chart the exam and order prescriptions or tests as needed. He also […]
Sign-up season for HealthCare.gov and state insurance marketplace begins this weekend.
Individuals or families can either sign up or renew their health insurance coverage for 2015 using the Health Insurance Marketplace. The program offers options for differing plans, as well as financial assistance for those who qualify.
The health insurance marketplaces […]
Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health care system, has awarded a $2.55 million grant to support the American Heart Association’s efforts to improve blood pressure control for African-Americans in two U.S. cities over a three year period.
The program will depend on community-based efforts as well as doctors and patients […]
Reimbursement for home blood pressure-monitoring kits can save insurance companies money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
In the United States, more than 76 million adults have diagnosed high blood pressure , and many more are undiagnosed. Since […]
Hispanic-Americans need a culturally tailored approach to improve their heart health, according to an American Heart Association statement — the first to describe the burden of heart disease and stroke among the diverse population with origins in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Central and South America.
I’ve been lucky to work for an organization that encourages its employees to live healthy. We have health fairs, monthly and quarterly challenges, a walking path and an onsite gym – complete with a treadmill desk. There’s never a shortage of healthy attitudes and a plethora of workplace wellness […]