Report: State Innovation Models Plan To Invest in Health IT Tools

678Several states in CMS’ State Innovation Models initiative plan to invest more in health IT tools and services, according to analysis of the program by Accenture, MobiHealthNews reports (Pai, MobiHealthNews, 1/22). Continue reading

Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of January 30th 2015

imagesOTPA5VLRIora Health, a technology-focused primary care practice management firm, has raised $28 million in a Series C funding round with participation from multiple investors…Crossover Health, a mobile health application developer, has raised $15 million from Norwest Venture Partners. Continue reading

Fix Your “Text Neck”

victoriaandheatherThis latest assault on postural integrity is called “text neck.”  It’s easy to spot: face forward, chin dropped.  And it’s a pain.

Victoria Haffer, a Boston exercise physiologist, wellness coach and trainer of yoga teachers and personal trainers, explains the phenomenon.  Repeatedly looking down at your cell phone or hovering over your laptop or tablet is going to knock your head off its perfect center which is floating above your heart.

For relief Continue reading

27 Probiotic Benefits for Children

probiotic_benefitsThere is evidence to suggest probiotics are safe and effective in treating   persistent diarrhea in children.

Saccharomyces boulardii has therapeutic properties in the Continue reading

How Many Eligible Professionals, Hospitals Are Being Hit With Medicare Meaningful Use Penalties?

eleigibleCMS data show that beginning Jan. 1, more than 257,000 of the 537,600 professionals eligible for the Medicare meaningful use program received a penalty for failing to meet program requirements, while more than 200 of the 4,993 hospitals eligible for the Medicare meaningful use program have been penalized since Oct. 1, 2014. Meanwhile, CMS said about 55,000 eligible Continue reading

Workers Comp Doctors Collect Much Less Under New California Fee Schedule

compPhysicians providing consultations to injured workers under California’s workers compensation system saw a 31% decrease in payments in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013 due to changes in the state’s workers comp fee schedule for physician services, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute Continue reading

USA Today Columnist Calls for Arrest and Imprisonment of Vaccine Skeptics

Vaccine-Enforcement-Officers-640National Now we finally come to the real agenda of the vaccine industry. After vaccines have been repeatedly documented by the Natural News Lab to contain neurotoxic chemicals such as mercury, formaldehyde and MSG; after vaccine shots have been repeatedly shown to kill people who take them; Continue reading

The Remarkable Effects of Exercise on Cognition and Brain Cell Regeneration

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Exercise produces large cognitive gains and helps fight dementia

It promotes a process known as neurogenesis, i.e. your brain’s ability to adapt and grow new brain cells, regardless of your age Continue reading

Health Exchange Enrollees in California Get $3.2 billion in Fed Premium Subsidies

califorCalifornia residents eligible for federal health care reform law premium subsidies received $3.2 billion in subsidies — or an average of $5,200 per covered household — to purchase coverage in the state’s health insurance exchange, state officials said.

“The assistance provided through the Affordable Care Act helped Continue reading

Veterans’ Exemption from Employer Mandate OK’d by Senate Committee

eagleMore small employers would be shielded from a health care reform law provision that requires employers to offer coverage or be liable for a stiff financial penalty under legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate Finance Committee. Continue reading

Ben & Jerry’s Switches to Non-GMO, Fair Trade Ice Cream Ingredients

benThe restoration of America’s food supply powers on. Companies are beginning to hear the chants of consumers, calling out for traditional, unadulterated food ingredients. The call for cleaner food now includes ice cream. Major ice cream manufacturer, Ben & Jerry’s, has announced a major shift in how they produce their flavors. They are shifting all their ice cream flavors away from containing genetically modified ingredients (corn, soy, and sugar beets) and have already made headway with 14 of their most popular varieties. Continue reading

Antiperspirants Can Make You Smell Worse by Altering Armpit Bacteria

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Antiperspirants affect the bacterial balance in your armpits, which actually leads to more pungent-smelling sweat

Study participants who used antiperspirant for a month saw a definitive increase in Actinobacteria, which are responsible for that foul-smelling armpit odor Continue reading