In 2009, the Obama administration dedicated $27 billion to promoting electronic health records (EHRs) among American healthcare providers. Ten years later, plenty of providers have adopted the technology, but neither doctors nor patients are entirely sold on a system that’s rife with problems and can lead to sometimes deadly mistakes. Even former President Obama himself… Continue Reading ›

Older adults who have caregivers at home or close to them who can assist them during recovery after joint replacement may recover more quickly at home than in a rehabilitation center. A study released by the Journal of Arthroplasty in 2017 found that complication rates were no different after six months between patients who remained… Continue Reading ›

As the holidays arrive, your first thoughts are likely more family, presents and parties! than health insurance. If you don’t have coverage through work, though, this would be a good time to move insurance to the top of your holiday to-do list. Feeling secure about your health insurance for next year will help you enjoy… Continue Reading ›

Going in for your annual checkup can feel like an interrogation. Doctors may ask questions that pry into aspects of your life you keep hidden from everyone but your closest confidants: your mental and emotional health, alcohol use and even your recent sexual activity. While doctors use this information to make sure they’re treating you… Continue Reading ›

Organization expert Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo took Netflix by storm, making decluttering a hot topic to a stuff-burdened audience. Viewers are now ridding themselves of possessions they no longer need. Researchers say that decluttering has a positive effect on wellbeing and productivity, but why stop there? It’s time to rid ourselves of… Continue Reading ›

All your daughter’s friends have been tying their shoes for months, but yours just fumbles with the strings. Taking your son grocery shopping always turns into an ordeal because he becomes overwhelmed by the lights and the sounds as soon as he walks into the store. Playdates at the park tend to end with bandaged… Continue Reading ›

How Preparedness & Healthcare Go Hand in Hand  In your day-to-day life, you know how to take care of yourself. You eat a balanced diet, wash your hands regularly and stay active to promote good health. These are all basic things that are relatively easy to do in normal circumstances. But what happens when your… Continue Reading ›