Monthly Archives: April 2013

The new “vital sign”

Half of all adult Americans are expected to be obese by 2030, and already more than 40 million adults do not meet appropriate physical activity guidelines. Healthcare providers are rethinking their approach. The approach of healthcare providers to obesity is … Continue reading

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Hidden Health Tax

Lawmakers are discussing legislation that could reduce Missourians’ health care costs. That legislation is Medicaid reform. Lawmakers’ decisions will determine whether Missourians get relief or whether the “hidden heath care tax” will skyrocket in Missouri. The “hidden health care tax” … Continue reading

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Blog mentor

Since I’ve become a regular blogger I make it a point to look at other blogs for ideas and motivation. I follow several health care related blogs as I’m sure you would expect. I also follow a few sports blogs … Continue reading

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Do you have a big heart? We have the room!

We are putting the finishing touches on our Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab renovation. We’ve seen a large increase in volume for our Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Services over the past couple of years. Access to cardiac care in our community … Continue reading

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Three letters “DSH” – may be the undoing of rural hospitals

The congressional battle to expand Medicaid in Missouri is making rural hospitals that serve areas with high poverty levels really, really nervous. Rural hospitals are in a unique position regarding the Medicaid expansion. The 2010 Health Care Law, known as the … Continue reading

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Patriots among us

April 15, 2013 was Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts and Patriots’ Day is a civic holiday commemorating significant battles of the American Revolutionary War which was a war that helped to free our nation of tyranny and brought about our independence.  The … Continue reading

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Uninsured by the numbers…

There are 48.4 million uninsured Americans which is about 18 percent of the population according to the last Census. But who are they? And what is the best way to get them signed up for new health insurance coverage options … Continue reading

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