preventive care

About the Authors: SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS Chief Medical Officier, Medicaid, Louisiana Department of Health Who should
Last of all, my veterans taught me that in the heat of the battle, you never leave behind your fallen battle buddy. For me
What: Depending on your age, you may have access -- at no cost -- to preventive services such as: • Blood pressure, diabetes
High reliability organizations take action every day towards achieving the benchmark goal of zero preventable harmful events. They constantly weigh the cumulative impact of daily choices and actions.
Mother's Day is the time to show your mom some serious love. But how? Most of us love flowers and chocolate. So, consider getting mom a little of both. What we really treasure, though, is the priceless gift of time and conversation. And there are few things more important to talk about than your mom's health.
"I was having extreme back aches, carpal pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, and I attribute all of it to sitting for long periods
The Beltway media and politicians continuously deride the Affordable Care Act and its legal and political challenges ahead. They also seemed to be ready to pounce if healthcare.gov did not work perfectly upon open enrollment on November 15. But what is virtually never discussed are the many benefits that the law has brought to millions of individuals and entire communities.
In March, I gave my first semester grades for the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known generally as Obamacare), and it received a C grade for a GPA of 2.0. Now, a semester of health care later, how is it doing?
For many, medical needs will go above and beyond the standard preventive care amount and will have to come out of your pocket if you're uninsured. Factoring in the risk of the unexpected, therefore, indicates that signing up for health insurance now may save you money in the long run.
Pet insurance shares many features with human health insurance: Policies typically have monthly premiums, annual deductibles, copayments and exclusions, and some limit which veterinarians, clinics and hospitals you can use, while others set no such restrictions. But there are numerous differences as well.
With all eyes on the Supreme Court this week, birth control and its coverage as a preventive benefit for women without a co-pay will once again take center stage in the national conversation.
Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson writes: "Today, obesity is the scourge that stalks the African-American population (as with most Americans). But it wasn’t so long ago that HIV/AIDS and infant mortality were top of mind for blacks."
"If you take the long view, you have to say that we have made some progress in narrowing some of the race disparities," LaVeist
Among the many life-changing freedoms Americans gained under Obamacare was the option to leave jobs at big employers to start their own businesses. But Republicans are fighting to take away this important new freedom.
The ACA is raising the quality of care, halting skyrocketing health costs, providing preventive care without co-pays, and eliminating the worst insurance company abuses. Instead of improving health care, the Republican repeal plan would take it away.
Prevention delivers real value as a cost-effective way to keep Americans healthy and improve their quality of life. Everyone wins when we prevent disease rather than treating people after they get sick.
The beauty of integrative medicine is it is a paradigm of health optimization. It is a paradigm that can ultimately improve the quality of the life experience. If there are people out there who object to this, then I must ask what they have to lose by embracing change.
As told most famously by Shelley, the kingdom of Ozymandias fell to ruin in the desert sand. We are misguided to think we are too mighty to do the same. Signs of our vulnerability abound.
The positions President Obama and Governor Romney took on the Women's Amendment is indicative of their social, economic, and political values. Here are facts behind the mandate to inform your vote.
I've been reminded of how important it is to remember the personal stories at this point in the election season. Talking heads will pontificate about who won what debate and what poll is really accurate. But there are real consequences to this election.