diabetes

What health plans need to know about QHPs now that the ACA is here to stay

The provision of Qualified Health Plans, or QHPs, that meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act has become an integral part of many health plan offerings. Now that numerous repeal requests and lawsuits filed against the ACA over the years have failed, health plans can finally invest with confidence in this line of business. …

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Microbial polyphenols in the Mediterranean diet improve cardiovascular health

In Europe, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of premature death. Cardiovascular diseases are associated with an individual’s existing health conditions and habits, such as smoking, high cholesterol, obesity, hypertension, poor dietary habits, and diabetes mellitus. She studies: Association of microbiota polyphenols with cardiovascular health in the context of a Mediterranean diet. Image Credit: …

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Adults with diabetes in high-deductible health plans are more likely to have severe hyperglycemia

Patients with diabetes who were forced to switch to a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) by their employer were more likely to experience acute diabetes complications that would otherwise have been preventable, likely due to delayed or deferred care. “These findings suggest that employers should be more judicious in their health plan offerings, and health plans …

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The study shows an improvement in host health by modulating the intestinal microbiota

In a recent study published in Gastroenterologyresearchers have presented gut microbiota modulation as a likely therapeutic option for diseases such as Crohn’s disease (CD). Study: Microbiome Modulation for Disease Treatment. Image Credit: Emily Frost/Shutterstock Background Studies have reported that dysbiosis or imbalance in the gut microbiome could promote degenerative disorders, including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, …

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Researchers evaluate health-related quality of life data obtained retrospectively from COVID-19 patients

In a recent study published in the medRxiv* Preprint servers, Investigators evaluated retrospective EQ-5D-5L data collection among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Retrospective collection evaluation of EQ-5D-5L in US patients with COVID-19. Image Credit: PopTika/Shutterstock Background Studies have highlighted the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection that extends beyond clinical outcomes. To fully understand the …

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Point32Health Taps has included health for LGBTQ+ assistance

Traditionally offering virtual assistance and navigation services to employers, inclusive health is now moving into the health plan space. It is partnering with Point32Health to serve its commercial members in the LGBTQ+ community, companies announced Wednesday. Based in San Francisco Health included offers patients access to virtual and in-person urgent care, primary care, behavioral health, …

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Association of aldosterone with ideal cardiovascular health in incident diabetes

The incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) continues to increase among African Americans (AA). However, a plateau has been observed among non-Hispanic whites (NHW). Furthermore, the mortality and morbidity associated with T2D has also been reported to be higher among AAs than NHWs. Thus, it is essential to examine novel factors to understand the disparities …

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The interrelationship between diet, physical health and depression

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is a common mental health condition affecting approximately 280 million people worldwide. Approximately 700,000 deaths occur each year from depression-driven suicide. Therefore, it is imperative to formulate effective interventions and preventive measures to manage depression. Study: The association between gut health-promoting diet and depression: A mediation analysis. …

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Olive oil is beneficial for maternal-fetal health

There have been numerous studies showing how olive oil affects pregnancy. In a recent study published in the journal Nutrition research, evidence has been collected for its effects on fetal maternal outcomes. The results are interesting, suggesting a protective effect on these outcomes. ​​​​​​​Study: Olive oil consumption confers protective effects on maternal-fetal outcomes: A systematic …

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A travel medical record can improve patient outcomes and alleviate health concerns while traveling

New data reveals that 28% of Americans have gotten sick or injured while on vacation. Illness and injury are among the worst-case scenarios when traveling, because in addition to ruining our plans, we are far from our medical team and perhaps even from the comfort of family, friends or colleagues who could help us. If …

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