Every year U.S. News & World Report comes out with its “Best Hospitals” rankings, and providers wear them like a badge of honor. No doubt the recognition is prestigious. But how many people know why hospitals are ranked as they are? We decided to dig a little deeper and break…more.
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Worried that your upcoming summer getaway will mean overindulgence and more hours on the treadmill? Well you might be relieved to find out that coming home from your next trip doesn’t have to mean running away from the scale. Following a few simple, evidence-based eating strategies will equip you with the…more.
Are you having trouble getting enough zzz’s? If so, it might be time for a quick inventory of your bed-time diet to avoid another round of tossing, turning and sleep deprivation come the next day. Although a variety of health factors play a role in the duration and quality of…more.
You might ask what gulping down your meal has to do with health. Well, the reason could lie somewhere in your middle. Proper diet and exercise are critical ingredients to successful weight management, but there’s even more to the story. When you have your next meal, remember that fewer bites…more.
When Danielle Deines crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, she had no idea her unique medical training as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine would make a real difference in the life-and-death events that would soon unfold. A 2012 graduate of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine…more.
How can health professionals enable their patients to take medications more consistently as prescribed? Personalized counseling from pharmacists and prescription refill reminders are two effective ways now shown to fuel better drug adherence, according to research from Walgreens presented March 15 at the World Congress Summit in Philadelphia. Walgreens’ community pharmacy programs…more.
Express Scripts Provides Roadmap to Improve Health Care, Reduce Costs and Streamline Delivery of the Medicine Patients Need
You might be in a “utilization management program” and not know what that means or why it matters to your health. Offered by a variety of employers across industries, utilization management programs are designed to help patients evaluate their health care options and make decisions about the type of services they receive.…more.
Three Pillars of Health Care Success: Cost Savings, Prevention/Patient-Centered Care, and Access to Care
Welcome to www.RealWorldHealthCare.org, a blog dedicated to showing what’s working to improve health care in the U.S. Why are we talking about improving access to good medical care? Rising costs could bankrupt us, and most people need to do a better job of preventing illness. But digging deeper, you may…more.