The U.S. is a Nation in Pain – America’s Life Expectancy Fell Again in 2016

Health Populi

American saw the greatest number of deaths from suicide and alcohol- and drug-induced fatalities was recorded in 2016. wars since 1950, according to Pain in the Nation Update from the Well Being Trust and Trust for America’s Health. life expectancy fell, again, in 2016.

Telemedicine Today: September 2016

American Well

Telemedicine Today: September 2016. Welcome to the (delayed) September 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! Texas A&M uses Telehealth to Treat Mental Health in Rural Communities. Now, telemedicine is expanding to offer mental health care.

Telemedicine Today (#tday): January 2016

American Well

Welcome to the the first edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today for 2016! 2016 is already shaping up to be another BIG year in the world of Telehealth and Telemedicine. Health systems are increasingly recognizing the benefits of conducting virtual patient visits, rather than in-person visits, and are finding ways to limit the costs. State Prisons Turn to Telemedicine to Improve Health and Save Money.

What We Know We Know About ZIP Codes, Food, and Deaths of Despair – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 3

Health Populi

” That’s the first sentence of Chapter 7 in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen. This data point comes from research published in JAMA in April 2016 on the association between income and life expectancy in the U.S.

Loneliness Is A Health Risk, Especially Among Older People

Health Populi

adults age 50–80 in October 2018, assessing older peoples’ health, health behaviors, experiences and feelings related to companionship and social isolation. People who feel lonely also were more likely to say they were in poor or fair health versus people who rarely feel isolated.

Who You Need on Your Diabetes Healthcare Team

Insulin Nation

Surrounding yourself with a quality health care team is like putting together a winning basketball team roster. Internal medicine doctors (internists) usually treat a variety of chronic health conditions, diabetes being just one of them. A Mental Health Counselor.

The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America

Health Populi

year from 2016. Department of Health and Human Services. The rates of death for younger ages significantly grew between 2016 and 2017 in the age cohorts 25-34 and 35-44. The post The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

IKEA Garners the Top Health & Wellness Award at Cannes Lions 2019 – the Expanding Health/Care Ecosystem

Health Populi

Health is now everyone’s business,” Shaheed Peera, Executive Creative Director of Publicis LifeBrands, said this week at the 2019 Cannes Lions awards. ” The Grand Prix Lions award for Health & Wellness went to IKEA for the company’s ThisAbles campaign.

Financial Stress Is An Epidemic In America, Everyday Health Finds

Health Populi

Stress is a way of American life, based on the findings in The United States of Stress , a survey from Everyday Health. Everyday Health polled 6,700 U.S. adults between 18 and 64 years of age about their perspectives on stress, anxiety, panic, and mental and behavioral health.

JWT’s Future 100 Tells Us Tomorrow Is All About Health

Health Populi

From culture to travel, food and drink to retail and beauty, health will be baked into consumer goods and experiences in 2019. In the 100 emerging trends across ten categories, the future is clearly health-driven, according to the tea-leaf readers at JWT.a. Health is all over, Culture.

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. He studies digital health passionately, personally, viscerally.

Who You Need on Your Diabetes Healthcare Team

Insulin Nation

Surrounding yourself with a quality health care team is like putting together a winning basketball team roster. Internal medicine doctors (internists) usually treat a variety of chronic health conditions, diabetes being just one of them. A Mental Health Counselor.

Social Media to Treat Type 1 Diabetes?

Insulin Nation

A report by National Health Services (NHS) England suggests that healthcare providers utilize social media tools to keep young people with diabetes engaged in self-care.

A Tale of Two America’s for Health

Health Populi

Disparities in Americans’ health vary among people living in each of the 50 states. These differences in health status generally fall into two regions: north and south, found in the Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance.

Type 1, Celiac, and AutoImmune Thyroid Disease Go Together

Insulin Nation

Damage to these cells leads to an underactive thyroid, which can lead to problems like goiter, heart conditions, and mental health issues. Unfortunately, researchers are finding that people with one autoimmune condition are prone to others.

Children With Diabetes at Higher Risk of Depression

Insulin Nation

Often, mental health professionals make the distinction that depressive behavior is exhibited over a prolonged period of time. Children with diabetes are more at risk of depression than the average population, according to a 2015 study published in Diabetes Care.

Measuring Parental Distress of a Type 1 Diagnosis

Insulin Nation

The same appears to be true for parents of children with diabetes, and study authors suggest families of newly diagnosed children should seek professional mental health support. According to a Yale School of Nursing study , 33.5

Telemental Health Gets Its Moment

American Well

The impact of behavioral health is finally getting its moment in the sun. As the shades of stigma are slowly lifted, people are beginning to speak about mental health and substance use disorders. The post Telemental Health Gets Its Moment appeared first on American Well.

The Health of A Nation – Being Healthy In America Depends on Where You Live

Health Populi

In the US, when it comes to life and death, it’s good to live in Hawaii, Utah, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Iowa — the top five states with the greatest life expectancy and healthy life expectancy at birth in 2016.

Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health technology has seen an incredible growth in the last few years, fueled by a combination of consumerization of wearable technologies, ubiquity of mobile devices, proliferation of technology incubators, attention by government health and regulatory agencies and involvement of large companies heretofore not focused on healthcare. The fastest path to widespread adoption of these technologies is the application to the most pressing public health needs.

Family Therapy Helps Depressed Teens with Type 1

Insulin Nation

Riley of the Oregon Health & Science University showcases the benefits of Behavioral Family Systems Therapy for Diabetes (BFST-D). Depression in patients with diabetes is associated with poorer adherence and worse health outcomes,” writes lead researcher Sarah Markowitz , a psychologist with ties to Harvard Medical School. Managing Type 1 diabetes is tough: add in depression and teenagehood, and blood sugar management becomes extremely difficult.

As Medical Cost Trend Remains Flat, Patients Face Growing Health Consumer Financial Stress

Health Populi

There’s this macro-health economic story, and then there’s the micro-economics of healthcare for the household. The 6% trend is equal to that of 2018, illustrating a flat scenario, roughly the same trend seen in 2016 at 6.2%.

Guns, Jobs, or Health Care? In 2018, Voters Split as to Top Issue

Health Populi

cording to the May 2018 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. And, as a growing public health issue, “guns” could also be adjacent to health. “If it isn’t a health problem, then why are all these people dying from it?”

Unwinding from HIMSS16

Medicine and Technology

I'm finally unwinding after having a great time at HIMSS 2016 (#HIMSS16). My personal highlight was participating in two Dell Healthcare Tweetups with @MandiBPro and @drnic1 as we chatted about some of the evolving trends in health care.

Family Therapy Helps Depressed Teens with Type 1

Insulin Nation

Riley of the Oregon Health & Science University showcases the benefits of Behavioral Family Systems Therapy for Diabetes (BFST-D). Managing Type 1 diabetes is tough: add in depression and teenagehood, and blood sugar management becomes extremely difficult.

4 Ways Healthcare is Getting a Return on Telehealth

American Well

are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, but Essentia Health has seen less than 2 percent of patients who participate in its telehealth program get readmitted in that same timeframe. Health systems and facilities have seen significant cost efficiencies and improved outcomes through being able to avoid patient transfers. Blog cost savings health systems hospitals preventative outreach readmission reduction telehealth telemedicine

Radicalizing Kindness for Health: Learning from Bhutan

Health Populi

Tyler, who was national spokesman for Ted Cruz’s 2016 Presidential Campaign, said that we in America need to, quote, “radicalize kindness.” Health, psychological well-being. “Happiness is within, but not within you alone as it is among us.

Healthcare Costs Inspire Employer Activism and Employee Dissatisfaction – What PwC Found Behind the Numbers

Health Populi

each year between 2006 and 2016, employees’ healthcare cost sharing grew 4.5%. a year, PwC notes in their annual report, Medical cost trend: Behind the numbers 2020 from the firm’s Health Research Institute. A key co-morbidity that the report calls out is mental illness.

VA sees a surge in veterans' use of telehealth services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"More than 200,000 or approximately two-thirds of the 294,000 VA Video Connect appointments in FY 2019 were for tele-mental health visits," said VA officials. The agency noted that more than 99,000 Veterans used the app, which connects Vets with their health care team using encryption to ensure a secure and private session, at home, thereby saving a trip to a medical facility. The U.S.

@PsychCentral Show’s Gabe Howard to co-host live podcast episode at #SPM2018

Society for Participatory Medicine

Embracing participatory medicine has helped Gabe Howard @GabeHoward29 manage his bipolar and anxiety disorders, and allowed him to become an award-winning writer, mental health activist, speaker and educator on a topic that stigmatizes so many.

The United States of Diabetes: a $1,240 Tax on Every American

Health Populi

One of those medicines, insulin, cost a patient $5,705 for a year’s supply in 2016, double what it cost in 2012, according to the Health Care Cost Institute. Pharmaceutical company executives are testifying in the U.S. Congress this week on the topic of prescription drug costs.

How Apps Are Making Healthcare Accessible For Low-Income Individuals

Duane Boise

Health care’s quality has leapt so far, so quickly; advances in medical technology unthinkable only decades past have rendered the diagnosis and treatment of many illnesses an exercise in simplicity.

eMed 195

Slow Food, Slow Medicine: What Italy Can Teach America About Health

Health Populi

In addition, America’s overweight and obesity epidemic results in lost worker productivity, mental health and sleep challenges, and lower quality of life for millions of Americans. can learn from the food culture, policy and economy of Italy when it comes to health.

Reuters Health: Telemedicine surging in US but still uncommon

mHealth Insight

“To see whether these laws translate to more use of telemedicine, researchers examined private health insurance claims data from 2005 to 2017 from OptumLabs Data Warehouse. “Although telemedicine visits have increased sharply in the U.S.

Reducing Suicide Calls for Cross-Sector Collaboration

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

We recognize that health systems need to be suicide safe, communities need to be prepared to support those at risk for suicide and those grieving a suicide loss, and media and entertainment depictions of suicide must be safe and accurate,” the Action Alliance reported.

FemTech is Hot, and Fitbit Knows It

Health Populi

But not when it comes to digital health…at least until 2018, as Fitbit has announced a woman-focused smartwatch called the Versa which is expected to hit the market in April 2018. So here Fitbit also has an argument for financial wellness, along with health and fitness.

The Virtual Couch: Rise of the Digital Therapist

Lloyd Price

When it comes to mental health, the digital world is often portrayed as the enemy. But, increasingly, psychologists and therapists are looking to the digital world to create or deliver programmes that might improve our mental health.

A Smarter Home for Healthy Living at CES 2019….and a nod to Microsoft

Health Populi

Health begins at home. Lyn and Frances tested three assumptions that they believed linked housing and health: that housing contributes to health; that housing is not routinely included in health or social planning;’ and that the potential contribution of primary care is wasted.

A Fresh Look at Telehealth Patient Demographics in 2019

Enzyme Health

While mental health used to take up the largest share of telehealth work, it moved from first to fifth on the list, representing only 7% of insurance claim distribution. Even with time and money saved, patients see the benefit in remote health services.

New mothers to be offered NHS counselling by Skype to tackle post-natal depression

mHealth Insight

Laura Donnelly, Health Editor at the Telegraph reports on how new mothers will be offered counselling by Skype under NHS plans to tackle post-natal depression.