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Brian Hoey’s Column: Hoosier’s Terrible Health and Billions of Excess Dollars | Columns

If you live in Carmel or Noblesville, you’ll statistically live about nine years longer than someone in Scottsburg and about six years longer than a Hoosier living in Gas City. In the televised era of Hoosier politics, there were seismic reports that brought about a mean shift. The Indiana School Reorganization Act of 1959 reduced …

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Holiday Gratitude and Giving Are Good for Your Mental Health | Lifestyle

The busy holiday season brings many priorities, and our mental health doesn’t always earn a spot at the top of the list. However, gratitude and giving can have a direct correlation to improved health, increased happiness, and endless joy…especially this time of year. As a fundraiser for Youth First, I hear story after story about …

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Atrium Health completes merger with Chicago Health System. What does this mean for Wake Forest Baptist?

Atrium Health, the parent of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, said Friday it has completed its megamerger with Advocate Aurora, forming the nation’s fifth-largest health system with 67 hospitals and 150,000 employees in six states. The merger announcement came a day after Josh Stein, North Carolina’s attorney general, gave a tepid approval on Thursday. The …

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A new method can precisely measure overall fitness on wearable devices

Cambridge researchers have developed a method to accurately measure overall fitness on wearable devices – and more robust than current consumer smartwatches and fitness monitors – without the user having to exercise. Typically, tests to accurately measure VO2max—a key measurement of overall fitness and an important predictor of heart disease and mortality risk—require expensive laboratory …

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Amazon’s creep into healthcare has spooked some experts

Smith told WIRED that Amazon keeps patient health information confidential and secure in accordance with federal law and regulations and in accordance with industry standards; Amazon Clinic customer data will be protected using HIPAA compliant encryption methods. “Protecting patient information is an important part of our business; we are not in the business of selling …

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The state must use technology for the health of rural Nebraskans

The number of Americans using telehealth services has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Derrick Conrad Courtesy photo Telehealth visits in National Medicare, for example, increased from 840,000 in 2019 to nearly 53 million in 2020, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Unfortunately, Nebraska has a lower growth rate. But if the …

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In sickness and in health the farm is still carried on | Farm and rural family life

Many wedding vows include the promise to “love, honor and cherish…in sickness and in health.” I know ours did. I also know that as you say these words, it’s one of the happiest, craziest days of your life, and the furthest thing from your mind is being sick—or caring for sick partner. However, the disease …

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Young adults with a high incidence of caries can quickly change their oral health behaviors

Young adults with extensive caries often have a high propensity for oral health risk. At the same time, with the right support and treatment, they can change their unhealthy behavior. A dissertation at the University of Gothenburg describes the challenges of helping patients in this vulnerable category. In Sweden, oral health has improved significantly over …

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The study provides a key link between the social environment and healthy brains

As people age, maintaining a positive and predictable social environment becomes increasingly important. For example, maintaining close relationships with friends and family has been identified as one of the key ingredients for healthy aging. While some declines in health, mind, and body are inevitable, studies show that maintaining a positive social environment can help prevent …

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