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Best hospitals in US | Rate Hospitals | Top Hospitals | Hospitals Compare

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Hospitals : Hospitals in US. USA Hospitals. Get address phone review and rating at ratehospitals.com
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Google Smart Contact Lens and Its Implications to Nurses | Optimized Care Media Dot Com

Google Smart Contact Lens and Its Implications to Nurses | Optimized Care Media Dot Com | Health Care Updates | Scoop.it
This contact lens with its tiny embedded microchips is designed to take glucose measurements every minute and will download the readings to an app. It will also have the ability to transmit the readings to the doctor or nurse who is also monitoring the glucose levels.
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What do nurses do?

 

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Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure - My Health Tips

Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure - My Health Tips | Health Care Updates | Scoop.it
High blood pressure is a common health problem seen in many people. It is also known as hypertension, a chronic medical condition that occurs when there is an elevated pressure of the blood in the arteries. Usually the blood pressure is measured by the systolic and diastolic movements. High blood pressure is reported if the […]
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Rip-Off: How Private-Sector Health Costs Are Killing the American Dream | Blog, Connecting the Dots | BillMoyers.com

Rip-Off: How Private-Sector Health Costs Are Killing the American Dream | Blog, Connecting the Dots | BillMoyers.com | Health Care Updates | Scoop.it
Why do we pay more but get poorer results than other wealthy countries?
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Rip-Off: How Private-Sector Health Costs Are Killing the American Dream

Rip-Off: How Private-Sector Health Costs Are Killing the American Dream | Health Care Updates | Scoop.it
Why do we pay more but get poorer results than other wealthy countries?

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Margaret Reeve Panahi's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:44 AM

Full on analysis of the situation.  

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“It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country.” ― Paul Farmer

Dr. Paul Farmer is a founder of Partners in Health.

 

This is an article from The Atlantic about PIH.

 

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/10/the-moral-medical-mission-partners-in-health-25-years-on/262974/


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From Obamacare to Single-Payer: An interview with Benjamin Day of Healthcare-NOW! | Mickey Z.

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Benjamin Day says: People who believe passionately that health care needs to be a right can add more to this movement than they probably know!

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Being thought of as a "customer" of medical care is wrong on so many levels.-Margaret

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Better Health Care for More People at Less Cost | Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont

The Official U.S. Senate website of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont

 

Do you know who doesn’t like American health care? Americans don’t. A recent survey for the Commonwealth Fund of people in 11 countries found Americans were the least satisfied with their own health care system.  The study looked at costs, wait times, barriers to access, quality of care and other measures. In the survey, 75 percent of Americans said our health care system needs fundamental changes or should be completely rebuilt.

 


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8 Superpowers You Didn't Know You Had

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Though you may sometimes forget they exist, you have incredible superpowers. If you choose to, you can use these powers and change your world, and maybe even impact the world around you.


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I discovered that my insecurities and my flaws were things that I actually need to embrace, and I let them become my superpowers.
—Skylar Grey


  1. The Power Of Love
  2. The Power Of Words
  3. The Power Of Leading By Example
  4. The Power Of Movement
  5. The Power Of Style
  6. The Power To Make Choices
  7. The Power Of Twizzlers
  8. The Power Of Fun


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'Google-Like' Database of Brain Scans May Help Doctors Treat Disorders

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A team of Johns Hopkins engineers and radiologists are building a "Google-like" digital library of children's brain scans to help doctors.

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such a simple idea but so powerful

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Eat Healthier: The Eight Best Foods To Eat Everyday | My Super-Charged Life

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The Anti-Aging Perks of Apples

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Whether you bake them in a pie or use their nutrients on your skin, apples can help you glow. They?re full of vitamin C, a crucial ingredient for your complexion, hair and basic beauty needs.

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Your Writer’s Mind

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Writers are like aliens. We explore and dissect, question and document. We study the ways of the human heart and soul with a probing and unflinching eye. The writer’s mind is a many-faceted marvel ...
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12 Ways To Get Rid Of Dandruff At Home

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Dandruff is a form of skin eczema or a skin condition which usually occurs in parts of the body where there is high incidence of oil or sebum production. It is a common condition that affects the scalp of many men and women.
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10 Ways to Improve the Sperm Count

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In order to get pregnant, a man has to have at least 40 million sperm per ejaculate. More than 40% of couples who are unable to have children are unable to do so because of problems with the man's sperm.
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Infographic: Stable Jobs = Healthier Lives

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This infographic tells a visual story about the role of employment in the health of our communities.

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MORE:http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2013/07/infographic-stable-jobs---healthier-lives.html

Party Recon's comment, July 17, 2013 9:19 PM
Actually THINGS ARE MUCH WORSE than reported here. While unemployment remains high (7.5%), underemployment is over 21%! 1.6 million Americans that used to have middle class jobs have been forced to take low wage jobs in the fast food, retail, shipping, and other non-skilled positions. You can read more about this phenomenon here: http://www.partyrecon.org/?p=718

In the meantime, Washington continues to do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about getting Americans back to work and stabilizing the free-fall of the Middle Class. They are too busy chasing after campaign donors and doing their bidding. Until we get special interest money out of politics, this will only get worse. Wake up America! Democrats and Republicans don't give a rat's behind about the 98%. A new voice must arise, made up of the disenfranchised and downtrodden.
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How to Make the Most of the First Visit to a New Doctor

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Four questions you have to ask yourself before going to a new doctor

 

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The Reason Health Care Is So Expensive: Insurance Companies

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Because insurers are paid a fixed percentage of the claims they administer, they have no incentive to hold down costs

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A single-payer system, like Medicare, is the cure for America's ailing healthcare

A single-payer system, like Medicare, is the cure for America's ailing healthcare | Health Care Updates | Scoop.it

Bernie Sanders: Obamacare's reforms are a welcome but small step. To give all Americans healthcare as a right, we need a fair, efficient solution...

 

It is unconscionable that in one of the most advanced nations in the world, there are nearly 50 million people who lack health insurance and millions more who have burdensome co-payments and deductibles. In fact, some 45,000 Americans die each year because they do not get to a doctor when they should. In terms of life expectancy, infant mortality and other health outcomes, the United States lags behind almost every other advanced country.

Despite this unimpressive record, the US spends almost twice as muchper person on healthcare as any other nation. As a result of an incredibly wasteful, bureaucratic, profit-making and complicated system, the US spends 17% of its gross domestic product – approximately $2.7tn annually– on healthcare. While insurance companies, drug companies, private hospitals and medical equipment suppliers make huge profits, Americans spend more and get less for their healthcare dollars.

What should the US be doing to improve this abysmal situation?

 

 

More:http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/30/single-payer-cure-healthcare-reform

 


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Margaret Reeve Panahi's curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:28 AM

Shocking numbers.

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 In fact, some 45,000 Americans die each year because they do not get to a doctor when they should. In terms of life expectancy, infant mortality and other health outcomes, the United States lags behind almost every other advanced country.

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» Five Skills that Predict Success in Marriage Relationships - Neuroscience and Relationships

» Five Skills that Predict Success in Marriage Relationships - Neuroscience and Relationships | Health Care Updates | Scoop.it

The science of love relationships has identified several specific behavior patterns of partners that succeed in creating healthy, mutually enriching couple relationships.


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What’s stopping mobile health interventions from scaling? | mobihealthnews

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Most people agree that doing robust studies and pilots is important to the development of mobile and digital health, and to reaching the cost savings these technologies offer. But what kind of evidence is important? When is it time to stop running pilots and go to scale, and what challenges does that process offer? And furthermore, does every provider organization have to reinvent the wheel, or can they learn from each others’ pilots?

Those were a few of the questions addressed at the Partners Connected Health Symposium in Boston by speakers from Partners, Humana, the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), and the Center for Technology and Aging.

Margaret Laws, the Director of Innovations for the Underserved at CHCF, said that pilots in clinical settings often failed to track return on investment.

“We think, if we have a really successful program in one community health system, all the others will just start doing it,” she said. “Well it doesn’t happen, and one reason is because there is no analysis of the work and time and resources that go in and what comes out.”

David Lindeman, director of the Center for Technology and Aging, pointed out that the problem with using return on investment to evaluate pilots is that many of the newest endeavors in medicine are preventative and/or have expensive startup costs. So short term ROI can look deceptively bad. He described a calculator his team uses to evaluate longer-term return on investment. He said that using that tool, one intervention done by Centura moved “from a very modest first-year ROI, over several years to 3-to-1 and then 4-to-1, which allowed their organization to say ‘We’re going to take this statewide’.”

Sree Chaguturu, the medical director of population health management at Partners, said return on investment is table stakes at this point, that is, the minimum evidence that a pilot has to show. But in his role as a decision-maker at an employee health plan at Partners, he also looks to see whether technologies — particularly monitoring or sensor technologies — address specific pain points.

“The challenge as an employer is the ‘Big Brother’ problem,” he said. “If you’re providing these sensors, how do you make sure that’s done in a sensitive way? Then there is the question of what do you do with that data. What are your intervention arms? Employers might have their own providers, but if they don’t how do they get that information to the people who can intervene? So the challenges are trust and intervention.”

He also mentioned that providers don’t always think about the need for technical support, and don’t have the human infrastructure in place to help users manage and understand new technology.

Both Laws and Rajni Aneja, a strategic executive at Humana, talked about the need to specifically consider the population the intervention is targeting. Is the user interface one older people will be able to use? Is it available in the right languages? That sort of population targeting can affect the success of an intervention, but it also makes it harder to use the same strategies at different sites without doing somewhat repetitive efficacy studies. Still, Aneja thinks as the data builds it will become more apparent what is and isn’t generalizable.

“When we think about providing services to our members it’s for better monitoring of their care,” she said. “And when we do these sorts of pilots they … build an ecosystem that in the longterm will help us with better results and better quality care. You do the learning and you have a plan to scale from it. We always start small where we think is the actual need. And once the adoptions and the results and the outcome are measured, then we can scale it into different markets within the US.”


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GE is acquiring API Healthcare to improve efficiency & transparency in hospitals

GE is acquiring API Healthcare to improve efficiency & transparency in hospitals | Health Care Updates | Scoop.it
Once the transaction closes, the API Healthcare solutions will join GE Healthcare’s existing offerings, and will be branded under the Industrial Internet portfolio.

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Amazing Health Benefits Of Green Tea - My Health Tips

Amazing Health Benefits Of Green Tea - My Health Tips | Health Care Updates | Scoop.it
Many people say that green tea is good for health and is believed that it helps in attaining weight loss. When taken regularly green tea also offers many other health benefits. This tasty beverage contains a potent nutrient called as EGCG or epigallocatechin gallate. Why Green Tea? Green tea has originated in China and it […]

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Ah! Soap's curator insight, July 14, 2014 12:24 PM

The wonders of Green tea. If you dislike the taste you can allway buy the blend ones.