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The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a perfect case study for supporting the need for targeted health communications. With people managing their health from home, health services moving temporarily online or remote, vaccine access and hesitancy issues and a flood of viral misinformation, provider...


Everyone wants to lose weight for different reasons. Most people think losing weight has to involve crazy diets and vigorous exercise which is not necessarily true. There are other ways you can lose weight including through keto. Keto helps you put your body in a state where you start burning fat i...


In the wake of Sunday’s merger between Thompson Knight and Holland Knight, a group of seven Thompson Knight health care regulatory and litigation lawyers moved to Bracewell in Dallas and Houston, citing insurmountable client conflicts at the combined firm. The team includes health care practice...


The American Medical Association is committed to tackling the issues surrounding maternal mortality and morbidity. The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed countries. A 2019 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that Black women are 3-4 times...


Health Remind public servants they represent constituents, not big corporations The past year has shown the deep flaws within the American health care system. Despite the pandemic, many Americans have still had to suffer through merciless health care policies that left many in inescapable...


The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a perfect case study for supporting the need for targeted health communications. With people managing their health from home, health services moving temporarily online or remote, vaccine access and hesitancy issues and a flood of viral misinformation, provider...


Figure: urgent care, ED visits, medical care costs Proponents of urgent care centers boast that these facilities are significantly cheaper for low-acuity visits than emergency departments, but a recent study found they also attract patients who might have waited before seeking care or u...


The “Safe Step Act,” a bipartisan bill introduced in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, has the AMA’s support because it addresses concerns related to patient safety, negative clinical outcomes and interruptions in care caused by health insurance company step-therapy protocols. Ste...


The Fort Pierre City Council meets this evening at 6:30pm in the South Dakota Municipal League building (208 Island Drive). Items on their agenda include: fish cleaning station presentation health insurance renewal industrial hemp within municipal boundaries in ag zoning The meeting is also...


HB 1009 (leg.wa.gov) recently passed and was signed into law requiring that student health plans, which provide maternity coverage, must also provide similar coverage for termination of pregnancy. The OIC will be updating existing rules to align with the legislation and adding new rules as necess...


HEALTH PLUS MED­ICAL CON­SUL­TANT If the pan­dem­ic has taught us any­thing, it’s the im­por­tance of so­cial ties and hu­man con­nec­tions. Not on­ly do they im­prove your emo­tion­al well-be­ing, but they can bring phys­i­cal ben­e­fits. How­ev­er, while pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ships can boost he...


SAN ANTONIO — Supporting local arts is something William Gaskins decided to do earlier this year and the employees selling the art in Objets Étrange, a retail space in northeast San Antonio, will be folks in recovery.  “Here we are several months later and the net profits are going to support the P...


Weight loss tips: Choose fibre rich foods to stay full for longer Weight loss is one of the most discussed topics of all time. Many often fall for fad diets in order to achieve quick results. But for sustainable weight loss, you need to combine a healthy diet with exercise that suits you....


The Jazz Age Lawn Party, which usually occurs twice a summer on Governor’s Island, in New York, has become a delightful tradition. Typically, it features live music, social dancing, dance performances and many gorgeous 1920s-style dresses and dapper suits on two weekends in June and August. This...