Tag Archives: Preventive Medicine

Leveraging the Tools of Technology with the Power of Prevention – Presentation by Dr. Ron Loeppke

This year at The Forum12, the annual conference of the Care Continuum Alliance, there was a new approach to the presentations.  For each of the five tracks, Advancing Wellness Collaborative Strategies Expanding the Evidence Innovations in Care, and Measuring Value there … Continue reading

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The Forum 12 – Hope to see you there October 18 & 19

Are you involved in wellness or disease management or maybe your organization is working on setting up an accountable care organization or a patient centered medical home model? It might be that you work for a health plan or an … Continue reading

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mHealth – The Naysayers. The Second in a Series.

“There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home” Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), in a talk given to a 1977 World Future Society. I know, I know an … Continue reading

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Will mHealth Revolutionize Health Care? – First in a Series..

There has been an enormous increase in interest in mHealth, particularly the possibility of leveraging mobile phones and wireless devices to improve all areas of health care. As the chart below documents, the projected uptake of smart phones is rapid. … Continue reading

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What has The Prevention Plan Done for Me?

I am now into my third year on The Prevention Plan, as good a time as any to provide you with an update of my progress. My Personal Prevention Plan now contains three years of Health Risk Assessment, Labs and … Continue reading

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Diabetes Alert Day

March 22 is Diabetes Alert Day.  Diabetes, and in particular, Type 2 diabetes is a disease that is affecting more and more Americans every day.  Once a disease typically seen only in older adults we now have children living with … Continue reading

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News Coverage of The Prevention Plan Sold at Sam’s Club

The announcement that Sam’s Club is selling The Prevention Plan received a lot of news coverage, here is just some of it…. Getting options to the individual consumer so they can take control of their own health is the future.

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  This year, over 142,500 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and nearly 51,400 will die of the disease. From the website here are some screening recommendations: Early Detection If you are at average … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Rising Costs of State and City Retiree Health Benefits

A February 13th article in the NY Times entitled States Aim Ax at Health Cost of Retirement by Steven Greenhouse discusses the “the soaring expense of health benefits for millions of retired state and local workers.” This issue as explained in … Continue reading

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The Prevention Plan Sold Through Sam’s Club – Correcting Some Misconceptions

With the announcement this past week of the sale of The Prevention Plan through Sam’s Club and the significant interest this created on national television (see USPM in the News on the right to view some of the coverage), print … Continue reading

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