Self-care

Namaste Noir: Yoga Co-Op Seeks to Diversify Yoga to Heal Racialized Trauma – Health Education Article

By Chandra Thomas Whitfield, KHN DENVER — Beverly Grant spent years juggling many roles before yoga helped her restore her balance. When not doting over her three children, she hosted her public affairs talk radio show, attended community meetings or handed out cups of juice at her roving Mo’ Betta Green MarketPlace farmers market, which has brought local, fresh foods and produce to this city’s food deserts for more than a decade. Her busy schedule came to an abrupt halt…

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The Best Cozy Clothes for Quarantine – Health Article

There have been a few things on my mind lately… Coming up on repeat? How to lean into this cozier, quieter, slower time to the fullest. Anyone else?? In some ways, it’s been needed. Nice, even. I’ve had time for more walks, more cooking, more reading (the Noah kind and grown up kind), more gf sourdough making (ok it’s kinda addicting), more at home yoga, more baths, more precious and funny time with the little guy. And my other guy,…

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Happy Earth Month! A Guide to Eco-Conscious Choices This Month & Always 💜 – Health Article

Hi hi! I wanted to put together a little guide today for helping you make eco-conscious choices in your life. It’s Earth Month, so it’s a great time to celebrate mama earth and make better choices, but honestly it’s always a good month to take care of the earth. If there is anything I have learned on my healing and spiritual journey, it’s that the Earth is us, and we are her. Her suffering is our suffering. And her thriving…

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Self-Care: More Important Than Ever – Health Education Article

By Sabreen Dawud, 17, Staff Writer April 24, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, we have undoubtedly been presented with some challenges. We’ve been directed to practice social distancing and self-quarantining to prevent the spread of the virus. Staying cooped up in your house may make you feel sad or stressed. But fear not! There are things you can do at home to care for yourself. Start That Project You’ve Been Putting Off It can feel easy to procrastinate.…

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Physicians are evolving as digital doctors, embracing the growing role of data generated in electronic health records as well as through their patients using wearable technologies and mobile health apps downloaded in ubiquitous smartphones, described in The Rise of the Data-Driven Physician, a 2020 Health Trends Report from Stanford Medicine Stanford Medicine interviewed 523 physicians and 210 medical students and residents in September and October 2019 to assess clinicians’ perspectives on digital health topics for this study. The study title citing…

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The digital health presence at CES 2020 is the fastest-growing segment of consumer technologies at the Show this year, increasing by 25% over 2019. Heart-focused technologies are a big part of that growth story. In fact, in our search for devices and tools underpinned with clinical proof, evidence is growing for consumer-facing technology for heart-health, demonstrated by this year’s CES. Wrist-worn devices, digital therapeutics, patient engagement platforms, pharma and health plans converged at this year’s CES, with the professional association…

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The presence of health and medicine is growing at CES, the annual conference of all-things-tech for consumers. At this week’s Show in Las Vegas, we see that the Internet of Healthy Things (a phrase coined by Dr. Joe Kvedar) has taken hold and gone mainstream in remote health monitoring, wearable tech, and heart rate tracking which is now embedded (and expected by health-seeking consumers) in wristbands. An expanding category in the Internet of Healthy Things is oral care. Let’s call…

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In CTA’s 2020 Consumer Tech Forecast launched yesterday at Media Day 1 at CES, Steve Koenig VP of Research, said that, “digital health is an ecosystem of ecosystems.” Health, medical and wellness trends featured large in the forecast, which brought together key trends for 5G, robotics, voice tech, AR/VR/XR, and the next iteration of IoT — which Steve said will still be called “IoT,” but in this phase will morph into the “Intelligence of Things.” That speaks to Steve’s phrase,…

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Next week, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) will convene CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, where over 180,000 tech-minded people from around the world will convene to kick the tires on new TVs, games, smart home devices, 5G connections, 3-D printing, drones, and to be sure, digital health innovations. At #CES2020, exhibitors in the health/care ecosystem will go well beyond wearable devices for tracking steps and heart rate. I’ll be meeting with wearable tech innovators along with consumer electronics companies and…

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Across the U.S., the health/care ecosystem warmly embraced social determinants of health as a concept in 2019. A few of the mainstreaming-of-SDoH signposts in 2019 were: As I pointed out in my 2020 Health Populi trendcast, the private sector is taking on more public health initiatives as policy progress at the Federal level feels frozen. Even seemingly popular plan ideas like prescription drug pricing and coverage for pre-existing conditions can’t get traction in Congress or through the White House’s executive…

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6 Easy Self-Care Tips for the Holidays That You Totally Have Time For – Health Article

Mm, the most wonderful time of the year. The time  with the most cheer and the happiest celebrations. And a lot of them: epic gatherings, parties, the best goodies, heart-lifting times spent with family and friends. The truth is this: it’s a high energy and high output time, no matter what life season you’re in. The end of one year and beginning of a next. The holidays. Working hard to take some time away. It’s a whir of all of…

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There’s something like cognitive dissonance as I prepare my 2020 Health Populi TrendCast of what to expect in the health/care ecosystem in the new year. One of my key pillars for health-making is food-as-medicine, and that opportunity in this moment resonates in this holiday season with Dickens’ “Best of Times, Worst of Times” context-setting that kicks off Great Expectations. In the “best of times” part of the food+health equation, we recognize the growing role of grocery stores, food-tech and food manufacturers…

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As Boomers age, they’re adopting mobile and smart technology platforms that enable people to communicate with loved ones, manage retirement investment portfolios, ask Alexa to play Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits, and manage prescription refills from the local grocery store pharmacy. Last week, the Giant Eagle grocery chain was the first pharmacy retailer to offer a new medication management skill via Alexa. That program has the potential to change our Medicare members manage meds at home to ensure better adherence, supporting…

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The new year will see a “looming tsunami” of high prices in healthcare, regulation trumping health reform, more business deals reshaping the health/care industry landscape, and patients growing do-it-yourself care muscles, according to Top health industry issues of 2020: Will digital start to show an ROI from the PwC Health Research Institute. I’ve looked forward to reviewing this annual report for the past few years, and always learn something new from PwC’s team of researchers who reach out to experts spanning…

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The Simply Real Health Holiday Gift Guide 2019 – Health Article

Simply Real Health Holiday Gift Guide 2019 Last year, I began thinking about gift giving a little differently. I wanted it to be less about getting, giving, and accumulating more and more stuff, and more about impact. Living intentionally. And choosing things that help you live your healthiest life, day in and day out, month in, and month out, ALL year long.  This time of year especially so. To stop the noise. The pressure. And look at things with a…

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The idea of health care consumerism isn’t just an American discussion, Deloitte points out in its 2019 global survey of healthcare consumers report, A consumer-centered future of health. The driving forces shaping health and health care around the world are re-shaping health care financing and delivery around the world, and especially considering the growing role of patients in self-care — in terms of financing, clinical decision making and care-flows. With that said, Americans tend to be more healthcare-engaged than peer patients…

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While customer satisfaction with health insurance plans slightly increased between 2018 and 2019, patient satisfaction with hospitals fell in all three settings where care is delivered — inpatient, outpatient, and the emergency room, according to the 2018-2019 ACSI Finance, Insurance and Health Care Report. ACSI polls about 300,000 U.S. consumers each year to gauge satisfaction with over 400 companies in 46 industries. For historic trends, you can check out my coverage of the 2014 version of this study here in…

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The Importance of Going Inward to Heal – Health Article

Hey guys! I am going to keep this short and sweet for a couple reasons – one, because I am GETTING MARRIED THIS WEEK! What?! And two, because I have been tech detoxing for several days now and I just wanted to pop on for a quick hello… I have been getting so many intuitive messages lately to slow down, turn inward, use technology (and especially social media) more sparingly, and the message was loud & clear that until I…

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Ten years ago, two brothers, physicians both, started up a telemedicine company called American Well. They launched their service first in Hawaii, where long distances and remote island living challenged the supply and demand sides of health care providers and patients alike. It’s ten years later, and I sat down for a “what’s new?” chat with Roy Schoenberg, American Well President and CEO. In full transparency,  I enjoy and appreciate the opportunity to meet with Roy (or very occasionally Ido,…

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Most patient visits to doctors result in a prescription written for a medicine that people retrieve from a pharmacy, whether retail in the local community or via mail order for a maintenance drug. This one transaction generates a lot of data points, which individually have a lot of importance for the individual patient. Mashed with other patients’, prescription drug utilization data can combine with more data to be used for population health, cost-effectiveness, and other constructive research pursuits. At HIMSS19,…

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