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Maintaining A Healthy Heart: What Is Metabolic Syndrome

June 1, 2016

Metabolic_Syndrome.jpgMetabolic Syndrome is a combination of chronic conditions that, when a person is diagnosed with, can significantly increase their likelihood of developing serious forms of heart disease. The American Heart Association describes it as a “serious health condition that affects about 34 percent of adults and places them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and diseases related to fatty buildups in artery walls.”

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Maintaining A Healthy Heart: How To Avoid Sudden Cardiac Arrest

May 4, 2016

In 2013 the American Heart Association found that there were 359,400 incidence of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) that took place outside of a hospital. Of these cases, they found that there was only a 9.5% overall survival rate. SCA occurs when the heart develops an abnormal pattern of beating, known as arrhythmias, which can causes it to suddenly stop beating. Without the delivery of oxygenated blood to the body, a person can die within minutes of the heart ceasing to beat.

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Maintaining A Healthy Heart - How To Avoid A Heart Attack

April 20, 2016

“In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 43 seconds,” according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC.) (1) A heart attack occurs when the heart is unable to receive oxygen due to a blockage. When a block like this occurs, it prohibits the artery from delivering oxygen-rich blood to the heart. (2)

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Maintaining A Healthy Heart - How To Avoid A Stroke

April 13, 2016

“Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 of every 20 deaths,” according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC.) A stroke occurs when an artery that is designed to carry oxygen-rich blood to the brain becomes blocked. When the brain is not able to receive this blood flow, it is not able to receive oxygen.

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Maintaining A Healthy Thyroid: Thyroid Cancer

February 24, 2016

Today we will be continuing in the blog series Maintaining A Healthy Thyroid. The purpose of this series is an effort to raise awareness of thyroid disorders and diseases. The American Thyroid Association (ATA) estimates that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, 60% of which are unaware of their condition. Throughout the month of February this series will highlight:

  1. The purpose and function of the thyroid
  2. The types of diseases accompanied by their symptoms that impede upon the function of the thyroid.

Lastly, we will discuss how individuals can be proactive in managing their health by taking advantage of resources that are available to measure how well the thyroid is working. Today we will continue by discussing the types of cancer that pose a threat to the thyroid.

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The Reason For Telemedicine: Bringing Healthcare Closer To Home

December 15, 2015

There are numerous advantages that telemedicine medical services can provide for a patient. Because of the advances in technology, this ever-growing style of healthcare has proven to be more convenient, affordable and efficient for the patient.

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Medicaid And Telemedicine

December 9, 2015

Today we conclude a 2-part mini blog series focusing specifically on how telemedicine is an affordable, convenient and efficient alternative to medical care for individuals who are insured with Medicare and Medicaid. Today we will be discussing the details, fine print and “grey areas” of Medicaid coverage for telemedicine.

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Medicare And Telemedicine

December 7, 2015

Today we begin a 2-part mini blog series focusing specifically on how telemedicine is an affordable, convenient and efficient alternative to medical care for individuals who are insured with Medicare and Medicaid. Today we will be discussing the details, fine print and “grey areas” of Medicare coverage for telemedicine.

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The Reason For Telemedicine: Opportunities of Benefitting The Insured and Uninsured

December 2, 2015

Have you ever noticed that there always seems to be a large divide between the access to medical care that those who have health insurance are given opposed to those who are uninsured? No matter which side you fall on, the reality is that it is becoming less accessible and less affordable for people to have health insurance. The solution that we have found to helping both the insured and uninsured access affordable healthcare is telemedicine.

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The Reason For Telemedicine: Increasing Access To Specialty Medical Care

November 30, 2015

As we have discussed thus far in this series, telemedicine changes the whole dynamic for how we as citizens utilize healthcare. With telemedicine, the complicated aspects of healthcare become simple. The access to healthcare increases and the hassles decrease. Regular care is made easy and even delightful for patients, which is the way healthcare should be! The opportunities that technology has made possible are proving to be successful all over the nation. In addition to being convenient, affordable and efficient on the surface, telemedicine plunges even deeper into the pool of benefits by revolutionizing how patients can access specialty care.

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The mission of the CHC Blog is to provide educational content on topics of health care and community benefit which is informative, valuable, and inspiring to our members, patients, and the community at large. 

Shelby Morgan - Editor / Author

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