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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The dilemma of declining revenues and patient care

Health providers want to provide quality care and improve patient satisfaction. Really, they do. It’s just that pesky problem of declining reimbursements getting in the way of meeting those two key business objectives.This dilemma comes to you courtesy of a survey conducted by IVANS, Inc., the company that helps providers process health transactions. IVANS found […]

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Health care costs will exceed CPI for years

Health care costs will grow an average of nearly 10% in 2009. Pricewaterhouse Coopers reports their anticipated health cost trends in the company’s latest issue of Behind the Numbers.On the good news front, there are several cost decelerators: more employers are depending on targeted health management programs, and aggressive generic substitution for more expensive branded […]

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