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January 19, 2016
This past fall, an announcement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) indicated that the venerable organization was considering modifying its screen time standards for children.
January 14, 2016
Most of us have a relative or friend who could benefit from hearing aids.
January 7, 2016
One of the hallmarks of the 21st century—increased longevity of the population—will increasingly drive federal, state, and local health care programs to focus on optimizing coordination of services across a range of medical care and community services providers. Discharge planning will play a central role in these efforts, particularly discharge to home.
Gun Control and Mental Health: How School-Based Mental Health Programs Can Help Address Early Signs of Violent Behavior
December 17, 2015
As a health care consultant, I am fortunate to have close friends who work directly in the health field. Because my best friend is a mental health professional, our conversations often revolve around issues ranging from personal health to public health.
December 15, 2015
The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are nutrient-specific reference values set by Expert Committees of the National Academy of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board (FNB).
December 10, 2015
I grew up hearing that what we do today will affect us for seven generations into the future. As a child, I neither understood nor appreciated the power of that statement, which I heard endlessly from my grandmothers and aunties.
December 8, 2015
Those who follow Altarum Institute’s monthly health sector briefs and trend reports are well aware that the five-year run of record low growth rates in national health spending (from 2009 through 2013) has come to an end, or at least been interrupted.
December 8, 2015
One of the biggest aims of telemedicine in hospitals today is to reduce the rate of readmissions. Hospitals have a major incentive: If they don't reduce preventable 30-day readmissions, they stand to lose a substantial amount of revenue.
December 3, 2015
Transparency in health care may seem like an oxymoron, but it is a trend that has become inevitable.
November 24, 2015
The challenge for health communicators is to convey complex health information quickly, clearly, and accurately. Palladian Partners has developed a variety of ways to do that, including written text, video interviews, and infographics.
November 20, 2015
The rate of health sector hiring started to increase in the middle of 2014, and has continued to accelerate through the first three quarters of 2015.
November 17, 2015
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is an intrusive, expensive, mechanistic device for expanding the number of people with insurance cards rather than for the more important goal of bringing better care to more people at lower cost year after year.
November 11, 2015
Each year, the nation pauses for one day in November to reflect on the sacrifices of the men and women who have worn the uniform.
November 10, 2015
California is among a dozen states participating in the national demonstration to improve care for people with serious chronic illnesses and functional limitations who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare.