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Healing Whole: The Importance of Treating the Entire Patient during the Oncology Journey

We’ve discussed and reported at length the importance of treating the whole patient and addressing their biopsychosocial states in all areas of healthcare. Perhaps nowhere is it more important to address the totality of the impact of one’s condition than during the oncology experience. A cancer diagnosis brings unmatched stress and uncertainty that affects ...

What Have We Learned? 5 Healthcare Predictions for 2021

We can safely call 2020, among other things, the “Year of Healthcare.” It was a year that put health and wellness front and center by being swallowed up by a global pandemic, shining a lot on underutilized resources, opportunities for innovation, improvable areas, and different ways to help patients. It was a year that ...

3 Important Tips for Improving Adherence to Cardiovascular Medications

As cases of cardiovascular disease increase in the United States, there continues to be a problem with medication adherence among a considerable portion of this patient population. Data from the American College of Cardiology indicates that nearly half of all Americans suffer from some sort of heart disease. In the meantime, data from the ...

The Heart of the Matter: Identifying and Addressing the Leading Causes of Hospital Readmissions for Cardiovascular Patients

The United States continues to see high rates of hospital readmissions for cardiovascular disease, despite the entirely preventable nature of these incidents. Data indicates that the national average for cardiac readmissions remains consistently at 21.9 percent. Between inconsistent engagement with their healthcare providers, lack of adherence to diet, fitness regimen and medication routine, and ...

How Lifestyle Contributes to Heart Disease and How to Address It

Despite the fact that lifestyle choices are one of the few things we can control, unhealthy lifestyle choices remain one of the main factors that can increase the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. It was found that nearly half of all premature deaths may be due to unhealthy lifestyle ...

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Cancer Distress Screening: Why is it Important and How Can it Enhance Cancer Support Programs?

Holistic and effective mental health management is a fundamental component of comprehensive cancer treatment. From the shock and trauma of the initial diagnosis, to the unparalleled physical and emotional rigors of treatment, to the day-to-day decline in quality of life and fear of mortality, cancer patients face exceedingly high levels of emotional distress throughout ...

Beyond Step Counting: How Wearable Tech Impacts the Healthcare Industry

Wearable technology has become more mainstream in recent years with devices like the Apple Watch and Fitbit gaining popularity among health-conscious consumers. The demand for wearable technology grows as people are becoming increasingly invested in their own health, and these devices have found their place within the healthcare sector as a tool for educating ...

Telehealth Best Practices to Reach Patients During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely upended virtually all aspects of everyday life, one of the most important being the way we access healthcare. Vulnerable populations struggling with all types of conditions, from chronic diseases to mental illness, are finding themselves having to navigate a new access paradigm to connect with their physicians, and many ...

5 Strategies for Providing Effective Patient Education

Patients can most effectively manage their specific conditions and overall health if they’re given the tools, education, and resources to be informed advocates in their own care. Over the past few years, corresponding with the increased emphasis on wellness and the rise of telehealth integration for personalized care, patient education has become more important. ...