Everyone wants to change American health care: seeking a quality, patient-centric system

Americans don’t agree on much these days in our 50/50 world. But there’s one area of universal agreement among citizens: changing the health system. Rich, lower income, New Englanders, Southerners, Dems and Republicans — all want change when it comes to health care. According to the latest Commonwealth Fund survey, Public Views on U.S. Health […]

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Employers are spending more on incentives for worker wellness

Incentives for wellness in the workplace are gaining favor among employers, according to a survey jointly conducted by the ERISA Council (ERIC) and the National Association of Manufacturers. Only 30% of employers offering wellness programs are measuring the results of these activities. Of those who measure, 83% of employers have seen positive or break-even ROIs […]

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Centenarians say a long life is all about staying connected

The key to longevity isn’t about taking vitamins or consuming health care or yogurt…it’s staying connected to family, friends, and world events.   That news comes to us from the third Evercare 100 @ 100 Survey which details ultra-seniors’ views on politics and the good life. Evercare surveyed in-depth 100 centenarians. Collectively, their views challenge […]

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The problem for people who have no health insurance is…they're uninsured

It will be no surprise to Health Populi readers that the U.S. has a pretty poor record in managing chronic care. How bad those results are depends on whether you’re insured. All of this may seem rather intuitive, but the latest research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine is important. In A National Study […]

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Adding life to years in the Finger Lakes: resveratrol, local food, & a comforting B and B

Resveratrol has been found to add life to years, if not years to life, according to a new study published in Cell Metabolism earlier this month. For the benefit of my Health Populi readers, I just had to investigate this story first-hand, and first-taste, at the winery where bottles of Pinot Noir have been found […]

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