Journal articles don't usually cite "Seinfeld," but a recent study published in the May edition of Health Affairs mentions a memorable episode that shows how distressed the Elaine character gets when she discovers her doctor has labeled her a "difficult" patient.
Those of us in the health insurance industry enjoy a unique perspective on what keeps people healthy, or makes them unhealthy. Many things affect health, but three "big ones" are more likely than anything to ensure that we live long, healthy lives.
The holiday season is a wonderful time for families and friends to gather, reconnect and build lasting memories. Yet we know from mental health studies and firsthand experience that it can also be a stressful time for both children and adults.
The movie "Contagion," about a deadly global virus epidemic, really interests me. Although it's fiction and greatly sensationalized for entertainment value, the events are based on reality. We've had worldwide pandemics like this before; remember SARS, ebola and the swine flu?
The emergence of online electronic medical records is changing the face of health care, as it provides greater access to critical health care information and, consequently, opportunities for better patient outcomes.
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Potholes, Sewers And Name-dropping
All invoke political luminaries, past and present. All include a brag session: “Look at all the amazing things my administration did for you last year.” And all finish with promises of more wondrous accomplishments to come. Read More »
The First Native Football Player
John Henry Wise, former territorial senator, pastor and creator of the Hawaiian Home Lands Commission legislation, also was the first-ever Native Hawaiian to play college football. Read More »