Most of the readers of this blog know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer of men and women in this country. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, CVD is a leading cause of disability, preventing Americans from working and enjoying family activities. Out-of-hospital cardiac…more.
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From the very first sign of a heart attack, the clock starts ticking in the race to save a patient’s heart muscle and even his or her life. Thanks to technology and finely tuned systems of heart attack care that are now available in communities throughout the United States, we…more.
At an industry conference years ago, I met an HIV-positive patient. We spoke about her treatment as well as her adherence program. “Who takes care of you?” I asked. “Kaiser Permanente,” she responded. Afterward, I did a little research and discovered this was one of the first HMOs created in…more.
What’s the solution to reversing the tide of hypertension, the most commonly diagnosed condition in the United States? More evidence indicates that the answer begins with the food choices we make every day. An underlying cause of heart attacks, strokes and kidney disease, one in three American adults now experiences high…more.
Here’s an idea that every person alive can do, costs nothing, and takes as little as 20 minutes a day: Meditate. A recent peer reviewed, published study shows why: “Meditation is usually thought of as a practice of healthy, well-off white people and Asians. But newly published research suggests it…more.
It’s a question with which many in the health care community grapple. In some cases, it’s a matter of affordability, as the high cost of certain therapies makes it difficult to pay for needed drugs AND to pay for essentials like rent or the mortgage, utilities and food. Even with…more.