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Statements are not enough.  Health equity needs action, say health sector leaders

Statements are not enough. Health equity needs action, say health sector leaders

Ask any healthcare organization what their top priority is today and many will say healthcare equity. But when it comes to creating real change, lip service isn’t going to cut it, said one executive. “It’s a virtue signal,” said Sachin Jain, CEO of SCAN Health Plan, in a recent interview. “It’s fashionable to say that …

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The CDC will conduct a health study at the former military polluted base

Federal health officials are conducting a new study to determine whether veterans once stationed at a now closed California military base were exposed to dangerously high levels of carcinogenic toxins. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decision comes nine months after an Associated Press investigation found that the drinking water in Fort Ord contained …

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The Department of Defense health plan cuts its pharmacy network by nearly 15,000 outlets

Doris Spatz takes a pill once a day, Kisqali, to keep her metastatic breast cancer under control. As a patient in the Department of Defense health care system, you can routinely fill out prescriptions at a military pharmacy without a copay, but you also have the option of using a regular pharmacy through Tricare, the …

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Memora Health, Mayo Clinic’s digital pilot program to improve postpartum care

The early postpartum period is a critical time. While the period has a huge impact on the health of mothers and babies, health care workers pay less attention compared to the prenatal period and childbirth. On Thursday, Mayo Clinic announced that it was team up with the San Francisco-based digital healthcare platform Health Memorandum to …

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Building Wealth and Health: Within Kaiser’s Credit Building Program

Kaiser Permanente it’s a couple of months into a one-of-a-kind community program that focuses on helping Americans build their credit. In examining the different social barriers to health, Kaiser realized that it was necessary to address the factors that negatively affect Americans’ financial mobility, according to Stephanie Ledesma, vice president of the national health system …

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Future-proof the health of rehabilitation therapy with hybrid care

The pandemic ushered in the dawn of the hyperconnected consumer in nearly every industry, including healthcare. Pre-pandemic data shows that most patient care was provided in person, with telemedicine accounting for less than 10% of all visits. This was mainly due to three reasons: 1) the payment systems and processes did not support virtual assistance; …

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Hair straightener chemicals associated with increased uterine cancer risk

Press release Monday 17 October 2022 The NIH study finds that black women may be more affected due to increased use. > According to a new study from the National Institutes of Health, women who used chemicals to straighten their hair were at greater risk of uterine cancer than women who had not reported using …

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Stop Medicare cuts and preserve access to home health services

The Covid-19 pandemic has put the US healthcare system to the test like never before, especially the segment of the industry that cares for the elderly and people with disabilities. Faced with a massive disruption to the status quo, providers have had to quickly move to new models of care, such as hospital-at-home programs, which …

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Stop Medicare cuts and preserve access to home health services

The Covid-19 pandemic has put the US healthcare system to the test like never before, especially the segment of the industry that cares for the elderly and people with disabilities. Faced with a massive disruption to the status quo, providers have had to quickly move to new models of care, such as hospital-at-home programs, which …

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Stop Medicare cuts and preserve access to home health services

The Covid-19 pandemic has put the US healthcare system to the test like never before, especially the segment of the industry that cares for the elderly and people with disabilities. Faced with a massive disruption to the status quo, providers have had to quickly move to new models of care, such as hospital-at-home programs, which …

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