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Beets help our hearts beat stronger

When you think of revamping your diet to include more vegetables, your mind probably imagines leafy greens like kale, a “superfood” with hype—but let me suggest another...

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Patient engagement can be improved by medical wearables

Patient engagement is the cornerstone of population health management and value-based care. Engaging patients is not just about providing individuals with basic health information...

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Raw food alternative to treating type 2 diabetes

There are myriad causes for Diabetes, but often prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes cases are preventable and, potentially, treatable to the point of being curable. Nutrition is one...

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Wearable ECGs could reduce sudden cardiac arrest

When a young person dies during a sporting event, we can’t believe it. Or when we hear of marathon runners dropping dead from heart attacks, we’re stunned. Physically fit...

Remote patient monitoring helps reduce hospital readmissions

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimated hospital readmissions were costing Medicare $26 billion annually, $17 billion of which could be avoidable with improvements...

The true cost of chronic disease and why we need to act now

Almost half of adult Americans current suffer from a chronic illness and the diagnoses are continuing to stack up. The cost of chronic disease on the healthcare system, patients,...

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Why patients don’t adhere to doctors’ orders

Outcomes in chronic disease management are directly affected by patients taking the medications and making the lifestyle changes that doctors prescribe. Studies show that even...

Helping physicians find value in data from medical wearables

With electronic health records (EHR) at an approximate 80% usage rate, there’s plenty of data floating around for healthcare providers. In fact, many physicians say they are...

Fighting chronic disease with daily digital prompts

If taking care of our health is as simple as eating better and walking, why are the statistics surrounding chronic illness worse now than they were 10 years ago? We know that...

Wearables in healthcare roundup

We’re living in transitional times. Conventional healthcare, as we know it, is changing. Chronic illnesses are affecting masses at an even younger age, and our healthcare system...

Battling chronic disease with Artificial Intelligence and predictive analytics

By now, most practices and hospitals use EHRs if for no other reason than to meet mandated requirements to receive reimbursements under the Affordable Care Act. Treating chronic...

Milliseconds make the difference in heart health

Measuring heart rate is nothing new. Doctors have been using monitoring devices for years to measure heart rate and arrhythmias in patients. However, detecting a problem before it...

Engaging patients with wearable technology

It’s a wonderful thing that the healthcare industry is almost at an 80% adoption rate of EHRs. In the past 20 years, doctors have gone from being unwilling to give up their paper...

Harnessing big data for healthcare

Healthcare providers have always relied on data to make decisions, from feeling a pulse to taking a PET scan of the brain. Information today offers huge potential to advance...

Thriving in a value-based health care model

Transitioning from the fee-for-service reimbursement system to one based on value creates huge financial challenges for health systems. Providers must deliver better outcomes for...

Delivering on the promise of medical monitoring in wearables

It’s one thing to measure how many steps someone takes in a day to help with fitness goals. It’s quite another to help prevent and manage chronic illnesses. So as the plethora...

Biotricity is filling a gap in consumer healthcare solutions

The statistics surrounding chronic illness in the U.S. are staggering. Heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are three of the most widespread and costly health problems facing our...