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5 Herbal Teas to Relax Aches, Soothe Pains, and Improve Health – Health Article

The modern lifestyle has people constantly shuffling and hustling in pursuit of the next goal or milestone. That kind of pace and activity takes its toll on your body, so it’s important that you get all the health boosts you need, even if it requires taking herbal teas to relax aches or soothe pains.   Herbal teas are perfect for those who are always on the go, providing convenient health boosts and relieving aching muscles and tired bodies. That’s why…

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It’s Not What You Teach – But How You teach It – PHE America – Health Education Article

Jason, 16, a gifted athlete and an accomplished youth basketball player scans the court.  Three blue practice jerseys highlight his teammates. They are spaced about the half-court with the letters USA in white across their chests.  Each talented.  Each player is elite.  Jason is playing with the best young basketball talent in the United States as a member of the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team. The basketball, moist with perspiration, rests – held captive in Jason’s hands. Tanner, one…

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Anupam Goel on Health IT & Behavioral Health – Health Article

CHIO, UnitedHealthcare Clinical Services (Former VP of Clinical Information, Advocate Health Care) Last month, JAMA published an editorial by Emanuel and Wachter arguing that changing the behavior of patients and providers is more important than refining predictive analytics with artificial intelligence. Technologically sophisticated users may gravitate to digital technologies, but that doesn’t translate into lower healthcare costs or healthier populations. The ongoing investments in digital health seem to focus on mobile applications and data analytics, yet our health care expenditures continue to rise without…

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CMIO Dirk Stanley on Defining ‘Clinical’ – Health Article

Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO, UConn Health For this post, I thought I’d tackle an interesting question: What does the word “clinical” mean, exactly? This is an interesting challenge. When people hear the word clinical, they usually think of someone taking care of a patient, usually in scrubs, often with a stethoscope around their neck. While that may be true, it’s also an incomplete definition. There is more to the story. What about people who don’t wear scrubs, like social workers, case managers and registration, who all have a great deal to do with clinical…

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Teaching Students to Overcome Obstacles…Literally! – PHE America – Health Education Article

I’m always looking for fun ways to motivate my students to develop their athleticism. I’m constantly searching for creative ways to have the students work on setting goals and mapping out plans to achieve them. I want to teach my students how to overcome obstacles and not give up. And I’ve discovered I can literally do just that with a physical education inspired version of TV’s American Ninja Warrior course! TV shows such as Wipe-Out, American Ninja Warrior, Ninja Warrior Junior & Titanare…

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CIO Linda Stevenson on Engaging with Patients – Health Article

Linda Stevenson, CIO, Fisher-Titus Medical Center If an individual excels at programming or writing code, does it necessarily mean he or she is ready for a management title? Like many issues facing healthcare IT leaders, there is no simple answer, says Linda Stevenson, who recently became CIO at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. She believes the ability to determine whether an IT rock star has what it takes to climb the ladder is just of many soft skills leaders need to advance…

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2019 National PE & School Sport Institute News – PHE America – Health Education Article

FROM THE FOUNDER: First of all, I would like to thank the thousands of K-12 physical education teachers who have attended the institute in the past. Our upcoming gathering is expected to be the “Place To Be” for 500+ physical education leaders and experts from over 37 different states and 11 different countries. I also want to mention that we have decided to “close our doors” after 2020. In other words, this year (2019) and next year (2020) will be the last two…

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CIO Michael Saad on the Mind-Muscle Connection – Health Article

Michael Saad, VP & CIO, University of Tennessee Medical Center In Part 1 of this blog, I covered the first three parallels I observed between my fitness journey and leadership. This post will focus on the remaining four lessons I have learned. The power of progressive overload. When running, biking, weight training or performing any other fitness activity, it is important to start slow and incrementally build off of your progress from week to week. Using weight training as an example,…

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Time to Get on the Bus to Legitimacy and Credibility – PHE America – Health Education Article

(Publisher’s Note: This article is based on a presentation made by the author as part of the 50 Million Strong by 2029 Forum held at the 2017 SHAPE America National Convention.) In 2015, SHAPE America unveiled something new entitled 50 Million Strong by 2029 (50MS) at its Seattle National Convention.  Immediately, people asked, “What exactly is this 50MS?” I’ve heard it described differently:  A program, a curriculum, an initiative.  Some disparigingly described it as just another one of SHAPE America’s gimmicks, or the dumbing down of physical…

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What is My Why? Juan Baez – Health Education Article

A featured series where Lung Health Institute employees tell their stories #WhatIsMyWhy My mother’s been dealing with pulmonary fibrosis, and she has a autoimmune disease. Her treatment gives her little to no benefit, and seeing that I cannot really do anything to make her situation better gives me a lot of encouragement to help others and to improve their quality of life. I have a passion for helping others, which I found out when working as an EMT. There is no…

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Judy Kirby Offers 15 Tips for Job Seekers – Health Article

Judy Kirby, President & Executive IT Recruiter, Kirby Partners With mergers and acquisitions becoming the norm in healthcare, it’s more important than ever that organizations are filling leadership roles with the best available talent. This was covered in the previous post. Here, we’ll talk about how individuals can position themselves as effectively as possible for coveted roles. Insights For Job Seekers Your resume is the most important piece of paper you’ll ever own. Keep it easily accessible, up to date, and…

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The Many Challenges Facing 50 Million Strong by 2029 – PHE America – Health Education Article

(Publisher’s Note: This article is based on a presentation made by the author as part of the 50 Million Strong by 2029 Forum held at the 2017 SHAPE America National Convention.)  The physical education profession has faced numerous challenges in recent decades. A few of these challenges include declining contact days and hours in K-12 health and physical education, declining membership within the national and state organizations, and a declining professional reputation due to inappropriate teaching.  Given the current state of our profession, what…

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Blain Newton on HIMSS Analytics’ New Direction – Health Article

Blain Newton, Executive VP, HIMSS Analytics It was time for a change. The EMR Adoption Model that had long been the gold standard for measuring utilization was in need of a revamp to more accurately reflect where health systems are in their digitization journeys, and where they need to be. And so, HIMSS Analytics took a close look at the criteria and made several adjustments, while also adding models focused on other critical areas such as infrastructure, mobility, and collaboration.…

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Erik Decker on Cybersecurity as a Shared Responsibility – Health Article

Erik Decker, Chief Security and Privacy Officer, University of Chicago Medicine A few weeks ago, HHS released the Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP): Managing Threats and Protecting Patients, a set of guidelines designed to help organizations of all types and sizes more effectively safeguard data. Though it was developed in response to a mandate set forth by the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 Section 405(d), the document that was born out of a two-year effort from more than 150 cybersecurity and…

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10 DO’s and DON’Ts for Weekend Romance – Health Article

Did you know that couples who have sex on a weekly basis are the happiest? You might be under stress or too busy during the working week, but once the weekend comes, it is time to think about romance. Whether you are in a long-term relationship or you just met someone new, why not consider spending the weekend together? It is the perfect way to boost your bond and have a great time together. There are plenty of attractive options when…

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Healthy thing to do if you must get rid of Weak Ejaculation – Health Article

In this article, I will be disclosing several healthy ways and things to do to get rid of weak ejaculation (that is if you are already having this problem) or how to prevent it and keep enjoying your moments. Most times even having a hard dick cannot mean you aren’t having a weak ejaculation. Before we dive deep into it, remember that this had to do with procreation and most times have cost people their marriage. It is time you stop…

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Chuck Christian on Privacy – Health Article

Chuck Christian, VP, Technology & Engagement, Indiana Health Information Exchange I don’t seem to be able to get through a morning’s reading without seeing one or more instance of a data breach; information being either locked up by ransomware or removed/copied by the thousands and sometimes, tens of thousands of records. Having spent a good portion of my career with one area of my responsibilities being that of the security officer for the various organizations I’ve served, it concerns me…

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John Mason on Selling to CIOs – Health Article

John T. Mason, SVP & CIO, Quorum Health A couple of years ago, I wrote a post entitled “So You Want To Sell To The CIO?” and it turned out to be one of the most read, and commented articles I have written. Two years on, the same rules still apply; hopefully this was informative and helped a few folks who are in the business of selling new opportunities. Because of the interest in that article, and the annual HIMSS…

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