Healthcare Performance across the Nation: The Good, the Bad and the Stagnant

success_failure2Commonwealth Fund rates states on access, quality, costs and outcomes

The results are in, and states’ healthcare systems received mixed performance reviews in a new Commonwealth Fund scorecard.

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15 Natural Remedies for the Treatment of Acid Reflux and Ulcers

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Acid reflux affects an estimated 50 percent of Americans. The hallmark symptom of acid reflux is “heartburn”—a burning sensation behind your breastbone that sometimes travels up your throat Continue reading

Herbal Medicine Saves Lives, Lifts Villages out of Poverty

herbalUntil recently, herbal medicine in Vietnam relied on finding wild medicinal herbs and importing traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbs from China. The latter added more expense for average Vietnamese, and quality control for Chinese imports has been lacking. Overharvesting wild herbs and medicinal trees has proven to be unsustainable, Continue reading

5 Powerful Antibiotics that don’t Require a Prescription

antibHospital antibiotics have become one of the most over prescribed “medicines” today. As a result people have ruined their digestive systems, and ironically, have lowered their natural immunity to all types of infections in the future. Get rid if infections without the digestive destruction, with these five powerful natural antibiotics.

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Specialty Drug Use High among Exchange Enrollees

specialtyNew enrollees who purchased coverage through state and federal marketplaces are more likely to use specialty medications, such as those used to treat HIV/AIDs and hepatitis C, than people enrolled in commercial health plans, Express Scripts research finds.

For those enrolled in state and federal plans, six of the Continue reading

Five Crucial Skills to Protect your Health in a World Overrun by Toxic Chemicals, dangerous Drugs and Medical Propaganda

hhhYou know why so many people suffer from preventable chronic disease in modern society? Because they don’t know how to protect themselves from a world that’s full of assaults against their health. Hour by hour, day by day, they are poisoned by toxic food ingredients, contaminants and additives. Continue reading

Cannabis Extract Fights ‘Incurable Form’ of Leukemia

cannabis_kills_leukemia(1)A remarkable case report documents a 14-year old girl who, after 34-months of chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant treatments, was given up for dead. Her family discovered research on cannabis extract, and before she died of a secondary complication of her original treatment, Continue reading

How Exercise Helps Strengthen Your Bones and Avoid Osteoporosis, Safely and Naturally

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Certain nutrients, including omega-3 fat, calcium, vitamin D, K2, and magnesium, are critical for strong bones. Your sodium to potassium ratio also plays an important role in maintaining your bone mass

Exercise, especially weight-bearing exercises and Whole Body Vibrational Training using a Power Plate, Continue reading

AHIP: 3 Problems with Proposed Exchange Rules

rulesHealth insurers are asking the federal government for more money to compensate for allowing plans that don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act to continue until October 2017, reportsBloomberg BNA.

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FBI Warns Healthcare of Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

cyberWarnings this month that healthcare organization systems, including medical devices, could be vulnerable to cyberattacks.

“The healthcare industry is not as resilient to cyber intrusions compared to the financial and retail sectors,

MERS Outbreak Hits 30% Death Rate as Pandemic Spreads in Saudi Arabia

nurse2The MERS outbreak sweeping through Saudi Arabia and Egypt has accelerated yet again with 26 new confirmed cases today. Infections have exploded by 73 percent in just one month, reports Reuters.

What really has virologists alarmed, however, Continue reading

Key Dietary Strategies to Protect Yourself from Alzheimer’s

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Your diet has major implications for your Alzheimer’s risk. Diets high in carbohydrates, and diets low in healthful fats, lead to Alzheimer’s disease

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Turmeric’s Healing Power: A Physical Manifestation of Compassion?

turmeric_compassion_healingFew, if any, plants have been revered as thoroughly — by the religious and scientific community alike — as a healer of the human body, mind and soul, as beautiful turmeric.

It could be written off as an overly imaginative cultural oddity Continue reading

Behavior Change Startup Omada Health Wins over Andreessen Horowitz in $23M Series B

behaviorHealth-tech startup Omada Health promises to help people with health issues change their behavior. And it’s starting out with a program to help diabetes sufferers.

“It is a digital therapeutic, and they deliver weight loss over an Internet connection, Continue reading