Wellness/Preventive Care

Jan 28, 2020
Widespread use of virtual care platforms to deliver primary care has been expected for some time now and a recent agreement between MDLIVE and Cigna could jump-start the transition.
Jan 14, 2020
While leading research, data and consulting firms each have their unique insights about what’s in store for health care this year, some key themes have emerged, many of which center around consumer empowerment. Here’s a sampling of what caught our eye.
Jul 17, 2019
The Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service today expanded the list of preventive care benefits that high-deductible health plans can cover prior to a deductible for patients with chronic conditions.
Jul 16, 2019
Under a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal, Medicare would cover acupuncture as an alternative to opioid use for beneficiaries with chronic low back pain who are enrolled in a qualified study.
Mar 26, 2019
Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa, estimates its employee wellness program has saved $53 million in health care costs over a decade by incentivizing employees and their spouses to meet biometric health targets.
Nov 15, 2018
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: Study says preschoolers are at ‘golden age’ for forming lifelong healthy habits, and the extraordinary effect a nurse has on a patient’s health.
Oct 8, 2018
U.S. News and World Report will host a Twitter chat on building healthy communities at 1:30 p.m. ET Oct. 10.
Sep 26, 2018
St. John’s Hospitals in Oxnard, Calif., are ensuring local women get needed preventive cancer care regardless of their income status; Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford streamlines detection of developmental challenges in young people; and Canton, Ohio-based Aultman Health Foundation…
Sep 6, 2018
Heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular events were responsible for more than 2.2 million hospital stays and 415,000 deaths involving adults in 2016, according to a Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sep 4, 2018
UMass Memorial is bringing care to low-income children through a mobile clinic; Winona Health is showing children that physical activity can be fun; and FirstHealth provides dental services to tens of thousands of kids who need them.