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Feb - Mar 2018

How to Be Your Own Healthcare CEO

Healthcare in the U.S. is changing. Today, the norms are 15-minute patient appointments and an everincreasing documentation burden for physicians. Primary care providers likely care for more than 1,000 patients, spend more than six hours a week on paperwork1 and are overextended or at capacity, with no time to see additional patients. Insurance reimbursement for patient care is getting more and more complicated, and physician burnout is real. And, while it would be ideal if patients had a provider who played quarterback on their healthcare team, the reality is... full article

Aging in Place

The silver tsunami is here, and it includes those with a chronic illness. The silver tsunami refers to the growing aging population. By 2020, the number of seniors (those over age 65) will outnumber children younger than 5 years of age. And, within 25 years, the number of seniors will have doubled. Baby boomers are, of course, a major contributor to this, but so too are advances in... full article

Understanding Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis

Patients with significant defects in cellular immunity have long been recognized to be susceptible to a variety of mucosal and systemic fungal infections. These include patients with primary combined immune deficiencies and cellular immunodeficiency syndromes who may present with both cutaneous and systemic fungal infections, one of which is chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMCC).... full article

Complementary Therapies for Managing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain, defined as lasting three to six months and longer, can be devastating for those who suffer from it. From growing financial costs, to loss of mobility and productivity at work and home, and psychological and family stress, the implications for those impacted are staggering. An analysis of data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey found an estimated 25.3 million U.S. adults, or 11.2 percent of the population, had pain every day for the preceding three months, and nearly 40 million adults had severe pain.... full article