Topic: Patient Advocacy

Mapping Life Expectancy: Health Traits By Region

When is the last time you’ve taken a walk around your neighborhood? Or visited the local park? Do you buy healthy foods from the local supermarket, or do you settle for the convenient fast food place near your home? We may want to reflect more carefully on all of these factors – a recent study ...


Finding Direction Through a Patient Navigator: A Journey of Hope (Part 2)

Part 2: Grappling With the Murky Details of Healthcare The oncologist seemed nice and eager to help. He was actually very much like the financial representative, although a bit matter-of-factly because he’d obviously done this many times before. He recommended what he termed was “standard of care” and the “treatment of choice,” a combination of chemotherapeutic ...


Finding Direction Through a Patient Navigator: A Journey of Hope (Part 1)

Part I: Bracing for a Life-Changing Diagnosis The expectation of a patient upon entering the clinical services of the healthcare system largely revolve around receiving adequate and supportive help in the treatment and care of their underlying illness. In the case of Mrs. Arrow, she was in a state of anguish when she arrived at the ...


Avatar-Based Technology Helps Users Shed Pounds, Says Study

Obesity has been officially classified as a disease by the American Medical Association thanks to the growing prevalence of the condition amongst the U.S. population. For years, healthcare professionals have been seeking ways to improve the wellness of patient populations through diverse interventions. A new study by George Washington University School of Public Health and Health ...


Insurance Gaps Loom as Health System Transitions to ACA

As the U.S. prepares to transition to a new healthcare landscape brought on by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), each state has been tasked with determining just how they will implement access policies for the ACA health plans. While the exchange of knowledge of these health plans will be difficult enough for consumer and state alike, ...


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