New Coalition, Programs Focus on Establishing Telehealth Equity

Telehealth has long been seen as a toolkit for improving access to care for underserved populations. The pandemic is now prompting people to ask whether we’re making the best use of those tools.

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PhRMA Challenges 340B Drug Pricing Program ADR Rule

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PhRMA asserted that the new 340B Drug Pricing Program administrative dispute resolution rule is not the product of reasoned decision-making and is unlawful.

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Washington is Awash in New and Reintroduced Telehealth Bills

In advance of the next session of Congress, lawmakers are scrambling to file new bills or resubmit old bills that aim to expand telehealth access and coverage through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

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Global Study Using RPM, mHealth to Treat COVID-19 Patients at Home

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Project Coromec, with roots in Arizona, aims to use mHealth wearables and apps, AI bots and a telehealth platform to identify and treat COVID-19 patients at home, before they become sick enough to need hospitalization.

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Hawai’i FQHCs Get $1.3 Million to Launch, Expand Telehealth Services

14 federally qualified health centers on six islands will share $1.3 million in grants to use telehealth and mHealth tools to improve access to care for some of the state’s most underserved populations.

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9 Learnings from 9 Years of Brain Pickings

Reflections on the rewards of seeking out what magnifies your spirit.

On October 23, 2006, Brain Pickings was born as an email to my seven colleagues at one of the four jobs I held while paying my way through college. Over the years that followed, the short weekly email became a tiny website updated every Friday, which became a tiny daily publication, which slowly grew, until this homegrown labor of love somehow ended up in the Library of Congress digital archive of “materials of historical importance” and Continue reading

Documentary Discusses Challenges in the Legalization of Marijuana

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CNN’s Sanjay Gupta makes the case for across the board legalization of medical marijuana in “Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution” Continue reading

Starwood Hotels Signs Up with Private Health Insurance Exchange

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has signed up with Towers Watson & Co. to offer health insurance plans to its 26,000 U.S. employees and dependents through Towers Watson’s private exchange, OneExchange.

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A High-Fiber Diet Helps Boost Weight Loss


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Many do not get enough fiber, which may be another key component for effective weight loss. Ideally, you’ll want to get around 30 grams of fiber per day Continue reading

Eating Organic Exposes You to Fewer Pesticides


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The largest study of its kind found that people who “often or always” ate organic food had about 65 percent lower levels of pesticide residues compared to those who ate the least amount of organic produce Continue reading

Addiction to Junk Food: More than Meets the Eye

When it comes to processed food, excessive amounts of sugar and hydrogenated fats is the rule rather than the exception. It is no secret anymore that there is a very distinct thread linking the increased consumption of such foods, coupled with relentless advertising campaigns and the epidemic proportions of diabetes and obesity in all age groups on a global scale. Continue reading

Is Colon Cleansing Right For You?

We have all heard the cry “Cleanse Your Colon!” But do we really need to do this as much as certain people recommend? The reader will have to decide this for themselves. There are so many different colon cleanse program options out there that range from the simple to the complex and challenging. With all this information ot can be difficult to decide what to do and if this is really the right process for you. So what do you do about this?

There are many different ways to use a colon cleanse program. One of the simplest is simply to regulate your diet and get more fruits and vegetables into it and cut out the sugar, salt, white flour, processed foods and change to a more natural way of eating natural foods. It is just that simple. You will be surprised at the results from just a sensible diet change and not going through all these ridiculous programs that may do more harm than good for your body. While having a clean colon is vital, you do not need to go overboard with it.

You have to have at least one bowel movement per day in order to keep your system clean and that is the basis of many different types of colon cleanse program options that are available to you on the market. But can you honestly believe the hype about each type of program? Advertising and hype can make you believe that a program will do what it says, but there are some things to watch out for when taking this sort of thing for a clean colon.

Not all colon cleanse program ideas are safe or even viable for many people. Granted now and again your system may need a little help, but some of the program claims are just totally imaginative to say the very least and unfortunately some contain ingredients that can sacrifice your health if you do not know that they are there. Why pay someone for a program to cleanse your colon when you can do it yourself by using the diet described above? That is the true question here to deal with. Are these programs even safe to use?

It will depend on the colon cleanse program that you are taking a look at. One thing to do would be to consult your doctor or physician about these before taking them. They can better advise you on what would be the best to take or if just a simple thing as a dietary change would be the better idea for you. Many of these programs do have the right goal in mind, just go about it the wrong way and with herbs that really are not the safest in the world to use for all people. The old adage “when in doubt, check it out” still applies especially to something that you may be taking for colon cleaning.