Health Information Exchange Taking Root in Northern California

infoNorthern California health information organizations are helping lay the groundwork for the next steps in expanding health information exchange throughout the state. Their participation in pilot programs for secure messaging, Continue reading

CMS Physician Fee Schedule Outlines New Telehealth Service Regions

digital-doctor3CMS Physician Fee Schedule Outlines New Telehealth Service Regions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced changes to Medicare’s 2014 physician fee schedule to expand coverage for telehealth services.

“The proposed new rules, Continue reading

Tree Nuts, Chockfull of Healthful Fats, May Help You Live Longer

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A large-scale, 30-year long study found that people who regularly ate one ounce of nuts at least seven times per week were 20 percent less likely to die for any reason, compared to those who avoided nuts in their diet

Eating nuts at least Continue reading

16 More Reasons Black Seed Is ‘The Remedy for Everything but Death’

remedy_black_seed_benefitsA year ago, we wrote an article about nigella sativa (aka black seed) titled, ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death.’ It described the research on the many ways in which black seed (nigella sativa) is a potentially life-saving medicinal food, and is one of our most popular articles, with over 225K social media shares.

Opening with, “This humble, but immensely powerful Continue reading

Why Eating Sesame Seed Paste (Tahini) Could Save Your Life

sesame_tahini_saves_the_heartWe don’t think of sesame seed paste as a ‘life saver,’ but new research shows it is capable of reducing blood markers of cardiovascular disease risk by 39% within only six weeks.

Sadly, in the Western world, when the average Joe thinks of protecting himself from heart disease, aspirin and statin drugs are often Continue reading