Award-winning health writer and editor with more than a decade of content experience for brands, agencies and digital media. I love turning complex concepts into empowering stories.
As the opioid crisis accelerates and overdose deaths climb, treatment with medication for opioid use disorder remains a controversial topic among healthcare providers and advocates of abstinence-only recovery — even as the evidence mounts that medication for addiction treatment (MAT) plays an important role in saving lives.
A new county-by-county analysis from the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center has found that opioid marketing is linked to higher opioid prescribing rates nationwide, as well as higher rates of fatal opioid-related overdoses one year later.
If you're one of the millions feeling worn out from heart failure, take back the day with these fatigue-fighting heart failure solutions.
Imagine a future where you could tap through an app marketplace until you found the absolutely perfect application for your needs — one that paired not only with the health technology you use, but with your greater goals, patient flow, and system setup, too.
When a clinician suspects an isolated rib fracture, without additional injury, the protocol is often quite simple: treat the pain, not the break. But what if there’s more to the story — either because of a pathologic actor (e.g., a bone malignancy) or internal injury (e.g., organ damage)? Those what ifs are why rib imaging has never been a black-and-white matter. Rather, it’s a spectrum of grays that may call for different diagnostic actions based on different factors, including a patient’s history, age, circumstances of injury, and presentation of symptoms.
As health centers work to lower reject rates, one technology is automating a once-manual process for better quality assurance and an easier experience for all.
Parents know the drill: You tuck your little one in, read them a bedtime story, sing them a lullaby. And just minutes after they’ve drifted off and you’ve closed the door, you hear the pitter-patter of little feet in the hallway. Yep, they’re up again! Sound like you? These tips can help.
For new parents, that first car ride with a new baby is nothing short of terrifying. A million questions plague you, no matter how short the trip. Am I driving too fast? Is the sun in his eyes? Should I turn the AC down? So what’s a caregiver to do? For starters, turn to an expert, not Google, for questions about getting kids from point A to point B safely.
You’ve likely got the — ahem — basics down, but there’s more to consider when you’re planning to get pregnant than sex or some other form of insemination. Taking care of yourself before a baby enters the picture — or what doctors call preconception health — tops the list.
High school graduates and hopeful travelers aren’t the only ones putting time, thought and money toward gap year planning. That’s according to a 2016 report from Hostelworld, which found that more than one in three “gappers” took a gap year in their thirties, and only 10 percent of gap year takers actually traveled. This points to a shifting definition of what it means to take a gap year: Now more than ever, taking that time has more to do with a need to self-reflect and reboot than to cut loose and have fun.
Research points to affordability as the top reason people don’t get the mental health care they need. But luckily, these free or low-cost resources can help. You just have to know where to look and be willing to try new things.
Whether you’re between jobs or just want some backup to fill the gaps in your regular insurance policy, a supplemental insurance plan can help you save money and get better coverage — but where do you even start to find the one that’s right for you? The truth is, it can be a little confusing to shop for the perfect plan if you don’t know what to expect going in. So let’s break it down, bit by bit, to learn the essentials of what every smart supplemental shopper should know.
Workplace wellness programs don’t have to cost an arm and a leg to get going — especially for small businesses on limited budgets. With a few adjustments and a genuine desire to help employees get healthier, anyone can ready their workplace for a wellness program. Here’s what you’ll need.