A personal health coach for those living with chronic diseases | Priscilla Pemu

When I first became a doctor in Benin City, Nigeria, some 30-odd years ago, I was drawn to help people live full lives. But often, I found myself feeling impotent. Here I was, a brand-new doctor with all these skills, but I couldn’t cure my patients who had chronic diseases — illnesses like heart disease,…

Accomplishing a Healthy Diet

WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN WE SAY WE’RE TRYING TO FOLLOW A HEALTHY DIET FIRST I LIKE TO POINT OUT EATING HEALTHY DOESN’T MEAN YOU NEED TO EAT PERFECT IT MEANS EATING BALANCED HEALTHY MEALS BASICALLY FROM FIVE FOOD GROUPS TRY TO CHOOSE THREE OUT OF THE FIVE FOOD GROUPS WHICH ARE PROTEIN GREENS DAIRY…

Scripps Health: What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

It is not clear what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but when someone is afflicted with that condition, their brain tissue shows accumulation of characteristic pathology, we refer to them as plaques and tangles. So our understanding is whatever is causing the accumulation of that pathology is the reason why people get Alzheimer’s disease. We’re still trying…

Let Nurses Do Their Jobs. Reform Scope-of-Practice Laws.

Meet Jane. Jane woke up this morning with a sore throat—and it really hurt. She called her doctor… who said she could come in…Tuesday. So Jane has a choice. She could wait days for an appointment… …go to the ER… … or just fend for herself. But there’s another way. In some states, Jane could…

Health Care Law: Employer Shared Responsibility Payments

HI, I’M TERRY AND I WORK FOR THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. UNDER THE HEALTH CARE LAW SOME EMPLOYERS ARE SUBJECT TO THE EMPLOYER SHARED RESPONSIBILITY PROVISION. THIS PROVISION SAYS THAT… IN GENERAL… CERTAIN EMPLOYERS … ONES CALLED APPLICABLE LARGE EMPLOYERS NEED TO OFFER AFFORDABLE HEALTH COVERAGE THAT PROVIDES MINIMUM VALUE TO THEIR FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES AND…

Imagine: health care with no networks

Hi, this is Dawson McRoy. I was checking in about my appointment on Thursday. -All right, let me just make sure we’re in your network.- Actually ma’am, I’m with Samaritan Ministries health care sharing. So I’m not limited to a network.

Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants – Allista Chronic Care Solutions

Every day, about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury. From 2008-2010, 50% of all hired crop worker injuries were classified as a sprain or strain. In 2014, an estimated 12,000 youth were injured on farms; 4,000 of these injuries were due to farm and agricultural work. Thousands of migrant workers are injured during work…