7 Ways to Create a Healthier Environment for Your Mental Stability
Picture from Pexels  Mental health is a common problem for many individuals, globally. Most people have no idea that they have mental health issues but move on everyday just like a typical day. These issues arise from workplaces, homes, or interactions with people or activities that stress your mind. According to a study, poor mental health causes about 14 percent of all deaths worldwide and increases the mortality rate by 2.2 percent compared to individuals doing well mentally. Thirty percent of all grownups experience mental health issues at some point in their lives, with the large number among this set com...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheryl Wright Tags: featured health and fitness psychology self-improvement success environment mental health wfh Source Type: blogs

Vida Health Hires New Chief Medical Officer from Hims & Hers: A Sign ‘Scripts’ Are Coming Soon?
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF Health Vida Health’s new Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patrick Carroll is bringing a very unique expertise to the chronic condition management startup’s C-suite: pharmacy. Pat just left virtual pharmacy co, Hims & Hers, where he helped take the company public as CMO after building-out their virtual primary care practice. Before that, he was CMO at Walgreens… We get to know Pat – brand-new in his role as Vida Health’s first-ever CMO – and catch glimpses of how his years of experience as a primary care doc and executive leader at leading consumer-focused ph...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech WTF Health Chronic conditions Jessica DaMassa Patrick Carroll vida health Source Type: blogs

The Covid Vaccine ’s PR Crisis: Health Innovation vs the Take-Down Power of Disinformation
By JESSICA DaMASSA Misinformation and disinformation (intentionally wrong information) have plagued the storyline of the Covid19 vaccine since the early days of its development, creating a healthcare communications crisis that has not only stalled U.S. vaccination rates, but has also raised questions about how medical and scientific experts will ever again win trust across audiences and communications platforms that are becoming increasingly fragmented, and sometimes hostile. Yesterday, on the two-year anniversary of the first Covid case in the U.S., I sat down with Dr. Carlos del Rio, Professor of Infectious Diseas...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy COVID-19 vaccine Misinformation vaccines Source Type: blogs

70 Better Days Ahead Quotes to Refuel Your Hope and Motivation
Feeling a bit low on positivity and hope? Then I think that today's post filled with the most powerful better days ahead quotes will be useful. These thoughts and tips from the past 200 years will help you to refuel your optimism and renew your outlook on the future if you are going through a tough day or month or you are having trouble with staying on your path until you reach your goal or dream. And if you want even more inspirational quotes for the difficult times then check out this post with quotes for when life is hard and this one with timeless tips for overcoming adversity. Uplifting Better Days are Coming Quotes ...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Source Type: blogs

Headspace Health Merger Update: First Look at How Ginger-Headspace Combo is Really Going to Market
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Headspace Health CEO Russell Glass says the merger-of-equals between on-demand mental health care provider, Ginger, and consumer meditation app, Headspace, is starting its upward trajectory on the “merger J-curve” and this monster 30-minute chat gets into the how-and-why. We start out talking about the company’s recent acquisition of chatbot-based self-care app Sayana, but quickly turn to the integration of Headspace and Ginger and where things stand in terms of bringing those offerings together after three months of operationalizing. A combined vision and set of valu...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Jessica DaMassa WTF Health digital mental health Ginger Headspace Headspace Health Russell Glass Source Type: blogs

#HealthTechDeals Episode 4: Wheel, Topography Health, Lyra, and Big Health
Who is going to get to the end of the alphabet first? Covid-19 or Lyra Health? Jess and I talk about a Series F, some big healthtech deals, and more: Wheel gets $150 million; Topography Health gets $21.6 million; Lyra gets $235 million; Big Health gets $75 million. -Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech Health Tech Deals Big Health Jessica DaMassa Lyra Health Matthew Holt Topography Health Wheel Source Type: blogs

The Intersection of 911 and 988: Decriminalizing Mental Health Crises
By BEN WHEATLEY Effective July 2022, a new three-digit telephone number (988) will become the number to call in the case of mental health emergencies. Currently, 911 serves as the default number for people to call, placing the acutely mentally ill on a direct track toward police involvement. The new system is meant to ensure that every person experiencing a mental health crisis will receive a mental health response instead—help, not handcuffs. In November 2021, 15 prominent organizations including NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) and Well Being Trust joined together to reimagine what a crisis resp...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Public Health Mental Health Miles Hall Miles Hall Foundation National Alliance of Mental Health National Suicide Prevention hotline Source Type: blogs

Upgrading Your Life Through Virtual Mentors
A book that I’m reading is Skip the Line by James Altucher. It has many interesting ideas, but here I’d like to share just one of them with you: reading books can give you virtual mentors. In fact, the author wrote that reading is a “superpower” because of it! You see, we need mentors to get ahead in life. But in real life, your options are limited to those around you. Compared to the world as a whole, that is a very small circle.  Moreover, there is the danger of getting stuck in a local maximum. You could try to reach the peak of a “hill” as defined by those around you witho...
Source: Life Optimizer - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald Latumahina Tags: Learning Source Type: blogs

The Anatomy Of A Good Digital Health Company
Transparent communication, clinically-validated technologies, addressing real-life clinical needs; these might sound like no-brainer components to a digital health company since they are working in the healthcare sector. It is also a rapidly expanding one where investments were heavily channeled into during the pandemic. However, some estimate that 90% of digital health startups will go bust or be ‘acqui-hired’ within a few years of being founded. If digital health represents the future of medicine and healthcare, it is important to understand why this is the case.  We previously dissected the reason...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Bioethics Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Personalized Medicine Portable Medical Diagnostics Science Fiction Telemedicine & Smartphones clinical trial communi Source Type: blogs

Best Practices In Digital Health: 9 Keys To Build A Future-Ready Organization
Transparent communication, clinically-validated technologies, addressing real-life clinical needs; these might sound like no-brainer components to a digital health company since they are working in the healthcare sector. It is also a rapidly expanding one where investments were heavily channeled into during the pandemic. However, some estimate that 90% of digital health startups will go bust or be ‘acqui-hired’ within a few years of being founded. If digital health represents the future of medicine and healthcare, it is important to understand why this is the case.  We previously dissected the reason...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Bioethics Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Personalized Medicine Portable Medical Diagnostics Science Fiction Telemedicine & Smartphones clinical trial communi Source Type: blogs

Best Practices In Digital Health: 9 Keys To Build A Future-Ready Organisation
Transparent communication, clinically-validated technologies, addressing real-life clinical needs; these might sound like no-brainer components to a digital health company since they are working in the healthcare sector. It is also a rapidly expanding one where investments were heavily channeled into during the pandemic. However, some estimate that 90% of digital health startups will go bust or be ‘acqui-hired’ within a few years of being founded. If digital health represents the future of medicine and healthcare, it is important to understand why this is the case.  We previously dissected the reason...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Bioethics Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Personalized Medicine Portable Medical Diagnostics Science Fiction Telemedicine & Smartphones clinical trial communi Source Type: blogs

THCB Gang Episode 79, Thursday Jan 20 — 1pm PT- 4pm ET
Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang at 1pm PT 4pm ET Thursday for an hour of topical and sometime combative conversation on what’s happening in health care and beyond will be: Queen of all employer benefits Jennifer Benz (@Jenbenz);  fierce patient activist Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey); Suntra Modern Recovery CEO JL Neptune (@JeanLucNeptune); and, making a rare but welcome appearance, digital health guru Fard Johnmar (@fardj). Video will be live (and then preserved) below. If you’d rather listen to the episode, the audio is available from Friday as a weekly podcast available on our i...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdul Ghafar Tags: THCB Gang Casey Quinlan fard johnmar Jean-Luc Neptune jennifer benz Matthew Holt Source Type: blogs

Interview & Deep Dive into Summus Global
Summus Global is company with a very interesting model that gives a glimpse about the future of virtual care. It delivers online specialty care and much more to employers. You might think that means it is in the second opinion space, or in the care navigation space. And you’d be right, but not completely right. Julian Flannery the CEO tells me that it’s much more than that and has greater ambitions too. I took really deep dive into Summus with conversation with Julian and a thorough demo of the service from Dennis Purcell the COO–Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Tech Health Technology Matthew Holt Start-Ups Dennis Purcell Julian Flannery second opinions Summus Global virtual care Source Type: blogs

#HealthTechDeals Episode 3: TigerConnect, Verana Health, Waymark, Formel Skin, and RCM
In this episode of Health Tech Deals, Jess’s productivity this weekend was brought to a show-stopping halt thanks to some Microsoft updates. Does adding unnecessary clicks and creating useless toolbars mean that Microsoft is finally ready for healthcare IT? Jess and I talk about this and some more deals in health tech: TigerConnect gets $300 million, Verana Health gets $150 million, Waymark gets $45 million, Formel Skin gets $30 million Euros, and RCM acquires competitor Cloudmed for $4.1 billion. -Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech Health Tech Deals Formel Skin Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt RCM TigerConnect Verana Health Waymark Source Type: blogs

7 Ways to Stay Positive During the Dark and Cold Winter
“In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” Anne Bradstreet  Up here in Sweden the winter is dark, cold and often comes with a mix of rain and snow. And spring is still far away. It is not easy to keep the energy and optimism up like in the bright and warm summer days. So today I'd like to share 7 habits I use that make it a lot easier to stay positive even throughout this dark and often grey season. 1. Fi...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Habits Happiness Personal Development Source Type: blogs

DAOs May Rescue Healthcare
By KIM BELLARD You may have seen the news that Kaiser Permanente has signed on to be an organizing member of Graphite Health, joining SSM Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and Intermountain Healthcare.  Graphite Health, in case you missed its October launch announcement, is “a member-led company intent on transforming digital health care to improve patient outcomes and lower costs,” focusing on health care interoperability.   That’s all very encouraging, but I’m wondering why it isn’t a DAO.  In fact, I’m wondering why there aren’t more DAOs in healthca...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Public Health DAO Graphite Health Healthcare Kaiser Permanente Kim Bellard Source Type: blogs

6 Effective And Simple Ways To Consume CBD For Better Health
Conclusion:You might feel overwhelmed at first by the range of methods to consume CBD if you're new to CBD products. You should try a few different options to see which one fits your needs best. People respond differently to different methods, so it is best to experiment with other ways to see which appeals to you most. If you find the right CBD consumption method for you, you can look forward to enjoying its benefits. The post 6 Effective And Simple Ways To Consume CBD For Better Health appeared first on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. (Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement)
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca R Tags: featured health and fitness cbd stress Source Type: blogs

Medicare Advantage Is a Superior Program (Part two)
By GEORGE HALVORSON Former Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson has written on THCB on and off over the years, most notably with his proposal for Medicare Advantage for All post-COVID. He wrote a piece in Health Affairs last week arguing with the stance of Medicare Advantage of Don Berwick and Rick Gilfillan (Here’s their piece pt1, pt2). Here’s a longer exposition of his argument. We published part one last week so please read that first. This is part two – Matthew Holt Medicare Advantage is better for the underserved The African American and Hispanic communities ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Policy Medicare Don Berwick George Halvorson health equity Medicare Advantage Rick Gilfillan Special Needs Plans Source Type: blogs

86 Comfort Zone Quotes to Motivate You to Live Your Best Life
One of the most common reasons why people get stuck in inaction and don’t move forward to actually improve their lives in the way they want is – in my experience – simply because it's uncomfortable. It’s easier and often feels pretty good at least OK for a while to just stay in the comfort zone. But to make real and positive changes in your life and grow as a person you need to step out of the zone of comfort for at least a little while during your month and year. So in this post I’d like to share 86 comfort zone quotes that will help you to do that by giving you a focused motivational boost a...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Personal Development Source Type: blogs

#HealthTechDeals Episode 2: DexCare, Avaneer Health, Deepscribe, Little Otters, and Ianacare
Like the new intro? We sure do! In this episode of Health Tech Deals, Jess and I talk about the latest health tech deals and fundraising efforts: DexCare raises $50 million; Avaneer Health raises $50 million; Deepscribe raises $30 million; Little Otters gets $22 million; Ianacare gets $12 million. -By Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech Health Tech Deals Avaneer Health DeepScribe DexCare Ianacare Jessica DaMassa Little Otters Matthew Holt Source Type: blogs

80 Actions Speak Louder Than Words Quotes to Kickstart Your Motivation
It’s so easy to get stuck in thinking. In talking about what you want to do. In dreaming. To a large part simply because it's easier than taking action and step by step keep moving forward to achieve your tasks, goals and dreams. The inner resistance towards taking action is most often there. And the fear of failing can also hold you back. My weekly go-to when it feels hard to take action towards my own goals is to… Break what I need to do into smaller steps. Steps that only take 5-10 minutes to complete. Then I focus on just the first of those small steps until I have completed it. If the inner resistance is...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Personal Development Source Type: blogs

THCB Gang Episode 78, Jan 13 1pm PT – 4pm ET
Today at 1pm PT 4pm on #THCBGang I’ll host the double trouble of vaunted futurists Ian Morrison (@seccurve) & Jeff Goldsmith, and  medical historian Mike Magee (@drmikemagee) for an hour of conversation and banter about the health care system, the world in politics, and whether “Don’t Look Up” is a spoof or a documentary. You can see the video below & if you’d rather listen than watch, the audio is preserved as a weekly podcast available on our iTunes & Spotify channels. (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdul Ghafar Tags: THCB Gang #THCBGang Ian Morrison Jeff Goldsmith Matthew Holt Mike Magee Source Type: blogs

THCB Gang Episode 78, Jan 13
On #THCBGang I hosted the double trouble of vaunted futurists Ian Morrison (@seccurve) & Jeff Goldsmith, and medical historian Mike Magee (@drmikemagee) for an hour of conversation and banter about the health care system, the world in politics, and whether “Don’t Look Up” is a spoof or a documentary. Really good stuff, especially from Jeff on whether Medicare pays enough to keep hospitals alive. (Spoiler alter–he doesn’t think so!) You can see the video below & if you’d rather listen than watch, the audio is preserved as a weekly podcast available on our iTunes ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdul Ghafar Tags: THCB Gang #THCBGang Ian Morrison Jeff Goldsmith Matthew Holt Mike Magee Source Type: blogs

Futurecasting with Amy Abernethy: Verily, Real-World Data, Clinical Trials & Health Policy in 2022
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Insight on what’s ahead for the future of clinical research, real-world evidence, and personalized healthcare from none other than former FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner and current President of Verily Life Sciences’ Clinical Research Platforms, Amy Abernethy. Amy testified before Congress a few weeks ago to answer their questions about some of the buzziest tech and new virtual models emerging to re-shape the way clinical data is collected for regulatory approval of medical devices, drugs, and digital health applications. We get the inside scoop here on what they asked, ho...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Jessica DaMassa WTF Health Amy Abernethy clinical research real world evidence Verily Source Type: blogs

#HealthTechDeals Episode 1: Transcarent, Medically Home, Vera Whole Health, Stryker, and more!
What’s this? A new show? Sort of: Health in 2 Point 00 is now called Health Tech Deals! In our first episode, Jess and I reminisce a bit on our previous 247 episodes, and talk about new huge deals in health tech: Transcarent raises $200 million, bringing their total to $298 million and bringing their valuation to over $1 Billion, more than their competitor Accolade; Medically Home raise $110 million, bringing their total to $274 million; Vera Whole Health buys Castlight for $370 million; Stryker buys Vocera for $2.97 billion. -By Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech Health Tech Deals Jessica DaMassa Medically Home Stryker transcarent Vera Whole Health Source Type: blogs

How to Brighten Your Morning (and Whole Day): 7 Powerful Habits
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius The alarm bell goes off. You slowly open your eyes. A new day lies before you. A day of unexplored potential and opportunities. How can you make it more likely to become a positive and good day? Today I’d like to simply share 7 habits that I have used to make my mornings and whole days better. 1. Have a reminder on your bedside table. How will you start your very first moments and minutes of the day? One good way to get off to a good start is to have a not...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Habits Happiness Personal Development Productivity Relaxation Source Type: blogs

What a Waste of a Healthcare System
By KIM BELLARD An essay in Aeon had me at the title: The Waste Age.  The title was so evocative of the world we live in that I almost didn’t need to read further, but I’m glad I did, and I encourage you to do the same.  Because if we don’t learn to deal with waste – and, as the author urges, design for it – our future looks pretty grim. Healthcare included. The essay is by Justin McGuirk, chief curator of the Design Museum in London, and accompanies an exhibit there: Waste Age: what can design do?  Mr. McGuirk states: …waste is not merely a byproduct of cu...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Public Health Healthcare system Kim Bellard medical waste plastics Source Type: blogs

71 Don ’t Settle Quotes to Help You Get What You Deep Down Want
It's sometimes tempting to settle for less. Less than you deserve, want or maybe even honestly need in your life. So if you need a kickstart to keep moving towards what you deep down want and dream about then this post with 71 of the most powerful don’t settle quotes of all time may be […] (Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog)
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Personal Development Source Type: blogs

Transcarent ’s Valuation Soars Past $1B. Hear Why Glen Tullman Says It’s More Than Worth It.
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Transcarent raises a whopping $200 million Series C funding round that values the year-ish old business at over $1.6 billion – valuing the up-start higher than quasi-competitor, Accolade, which is sitting on the NASDAQ with a $1.3 billion dollar market cap. Executive Chairman & CEO Glen Tullman shares some very revealing details about the round, why he’s deliberately added leading hospital systems onto his cap table, and what he’s got to say to the doubters who might question whether not Transcarent is a billion-dollar business just yet. (Spoiler alert: Glen says Tran...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech WTF Health Glen Tullman Jessica DaMassa transcarent wtf heallth Source Type: blogs

Medicare Advantage Is a Superior Program (Part one)
By GEORGE HALVORSON Former Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson has written on THCB on and off over the years, most notably with his proposal for Medicare Advantage for All post-COVID. He wrote a piece in Health Affairs last week arguing with the stance of Medicare Advantage of Don Berwick and Rick Gilfillan (Here’s their piece pt1, pt2). Here’s a longer exposition of his argument. We are publishing part one today with part two coming soon – Matthew Holt The evidence for Medicare Advantage being a superior program compared to standard fee-for-service Medicare is so ov...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Policy Medicare Don Berwick George Halvorson Medicare Advantage Rick Gilfillan Source Type: blogs

Connect to Life ’s Radiant Beauty 
Each of us, in our own way, is in search of something greater, or just something that can give greater meaning to our lives. We are longing to become whole. Yet we’re far too busy looking for answers outside of ourselves, and relying too much on distractions, stimulants, materialism, and every possible thing we can think of that we believe will give us the meaning we long for.    Meanwhile, we all have thousands and thousands of thoughts that go through our minds daily, and we do very little to regulate its activity. But there is a way to reign in our busy internal dialogue and allow ourselves to ex...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ora Nadrich Tags: featured happiness psychology relationships self-improvement inner beauty Source Type: blogs

Health in Two Point 00 – The LAST Episode (247)
It’s the very last episode of Health in Two Point 00! (We’re not going away just changing the name next week). Six deals in 2 minutes! Embold Health gets $20m; Brainomix gets $21m; $25m for Zing Health; Quartet buys Innova Tel; Prolucent Health gets $11m; and Mightier gets $17m. And now we are done with 2021! And to announce the new name, we are wearing evening dress! – Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health in 2 Point 00 #Healthin2pt00 Brainomix Embold Health Innova Tel Mightier Prolucent Health Quartet Health Zing Health Source Type: blogs

THCB Gang Episode 77, Jan 6 1pm PT – 4pm ET
After our Christmas break THCB Gang is back! Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang at 1pm PT 4pm ET Thursday for an hour of topical and sometime combative conversation on what’s happening in health care and beyond will be THCB regular writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard);  fierce patient activist Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey);  futurist Ian Morrison (@seccurve) & patient safety expert and all around wit Michael Millenson (@MLMillenson) You can see the video below live at 1pm/4pm or it’s kept here for posterity. If you’d rather listen than watch, the audio is preserved as a weekly...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdul Ghafar Tags: THCB Gang Casey Quinlan Ian Morrison Kim Bellard Matthew Holt Michael Millenson Source Type: blogs

3 Simple Steps to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People
“Comparison is the death of joy.” Mark Twain “When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” Lao Tzu One of the most common and destructive daily habit is to constantly compare your life and yourself to other people and their lives. You compare cars, houses, jobs, […] (Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog)
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - January 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Habits Happiness People Skills Personal Development Success Source Type: blogs

Nate Maslak, CEO of Ribbon Health
talked with me late last year (2021) after his $40m round from General Catalyst and Andreesen Horowitz. We dug into the really thorny problem of information about physicians. This has so many facets and ramifications but most people only see it when their doctor somehow isn’t in their health plan’s network. But it’s much, much more than that. Nate joined me in nerding out on this topic and explaining how Ribbon is working to fix it — Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

#Healthin2Point00, Episode 246 | Healthcare.com, Found, Well, Gamer Health, Belong Health
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Let’s break Jess’s New Year’s Resolutions a tiny bit and look at some 2021 healthcare deal holdovers. Healthcare.com raises $180 million, bringing their total to $212 million; Found raises $100 million, bringing their total to 132 million; Well raises $70 million, bringing their total to 135 million, and Garner Health raises $45 million, bringing their total to $70 million. -Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health in 2 Point 00 Health Tech Found Garner Health Healthcare.com Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt Source Type: blogs

Simple Bills are Not So Simple
By MATTHEW HOLT I went for an annual physical with my doctor at One Medical in December. OK it wasn’t actually annual as the last time I went was 2 & 1/2 years ago, but it was covered under the ACA, and my doc Andrew Diamond was bugging me because I’m old & fat. So in I went. I had a general exam and great chat for about 45 minutes. Then I had blood work & labs (cholesterol, A1C, etc) and a TDAP vaccination as it had been more than 10 years since I’d had one. Today, about one month later, I got an email asking me to pay One Medical. So being a difficult human, I thought I would go th...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Matthew Holt Medical Practice The Business of Health Care ACA Billing Billing Codes Lab Tests One medical Source Type: blogs

The Simpson ’ s Explain Healthcare
By KIM BELLARD Happy New Year!  We’re starting 2022 full of hope and renewed optimism. Oh, wait; not so much. We’re not only still in a pandemic, the Omicron variant is the most infectious one yet.  Daily cases are setting new records. Our hospitals are full again. Our beleaguered healthcare workers – the ones who haven’t already thrown in the towel – are at their breaking points.  Two years in, and we still don’t have enough tests. We’re in the greatest public health crisis in a century, yet our legislators are taking power away from public health officials, and ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health disparities Health Coverage Health insurance Healthcare system Homer Simpson The Simpsons Source Type: blogs

The Art of Winning – Living All Possibilities in Life
"Winning" – the word has a multitude of meanings.  To some, it may mean to be at the top in every sense, ahead of everyone; and to some, it may mean chasing perfection.   But what happens when you reach the “pinnacle” of Success?  How do you stay a winner when you’re already at the top, and there’s nowhere else to go? How do you maintain that winning streak that syncs your flow through life? And most importantly how do you reap the possibilities created through ‘The Winning’? “You and your organization, are most vulnerable when you ar...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SehgalNotes Tags: career confidence creativity featured self-improvement success business pickthebrain winning Source Type: blogs

Fall Risk: It ’ s All in Your Head
By HENRY MAHNCKE More than one in four senior citizens fall each year, making it the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults. Anyone with a loved one at high risk of falls can tell you it creates constant worry and curtails many of life’s pleasures. And, if that loved one has fallen and broken a hip, too many of those caregivers can share the oft-told tale of how that break was the beginning of the end. As our population grows and ages, the costs of this widespread risk multiply.  However, recent breakthroughs in the science of brain health demonstrate that we could be taking rel...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech Health Technology brain function BrainHQ falling National Institute of Aging National Institute of Health Source Type: blogs

Three Simple Things You Might Want to Do This Year
We are now in 2022! To be honest, I’m excited about this year. I believe it’s a year of possibilities. There could be many challenges ahead, but I’m sure there are also many opportunities. It’s up to you and me to make the most of those opportunities. To help you make the most of 2022, here are three simple things that you might want to do this year. 1. Read Books More Notice that I didn’t say “read more books” but instead “read books more”. What’s the difference? Well, what I’m suggesting is not to increase the number of books you read but to spend...
Source: Life Optimizer - January 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald Latumahina Tags: Learning Relationships Source Type: blogs

Update: Why MDMA-assisted psychotherapy may become an FDA-approved treatment for PTSD within 2 years
Welcome to a new edition of SharpBrains’ e‑newsletter, sharing important brain/ mental health news plus a few fun optical illusions to tease and appreciate our unique human minds. #1. Why MDMA-assisted psychotherapy may become an FDA-approved treatment for PTSD within 2 years “We are a pharmacist and physician team who investigate the benefits and harms associated with substances of abuse like bath salts, phenibut, cannabis and synthetic marijuana. Through this work we have become intrigued about the therapeutic potential for some psychedelic drugs in the treatment of myriad psychiatric disorders, from PTSD t...
Source: SharpBrains - December 30, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Brain/ Mental Health Education & Lifelong Learning Technology & Innovation brain folding brain health cognitive decline digital therapeutics eMindful Ginger MDMA-assisted psychotherapy meditation mental training app mindfulness P Source Type: blogs

Ask the Readers: What Life Lessons Have You Learned in 2021?
Here we are near the end of 2021. We will soon enter 2022. I believe it’s a good time to reflect on the lessons that we have learned this year. The lessons we learned this year will help us start the new year strong. So here is my question to you: What life lessons have you learned in 2021? Please share your answer in the comments so that everyone can read it. Thanks for being with me in 2021 and I wish you a great 2022! (Source: Life Optimizer)
Source: Life Optimizer - December 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald Latumahina Tags: Learning Source Type: blogs

6 Ways to Increase the Odds of Success
Have you ever wanted to improve or become more successful in an area of your life, thought you were committed to making the change, but then didn't follow through? What makes you think that? It's possible that your circumstances and mindset were holding you back. In fact, our mindset accounts for 80% of our success and mechanics and circumstances account for 20%. Most people know enough to get the job done, but they don't because their psychology is out of sync with their objectives. You can't guarantee success, but you can improve your chances. After all, chance favors the prepared. Here I am sharing 6 ways to incre...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ramil Rambhad Tags: career confidence featured productivity tips success beat the odds pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Rooting For Schumpter ’ s Gale
By KIM BELLARD Not familiar with Schumpeter’s gale?  You may be more familiar with the term “creative destruction.”  Schumpeter’s “gale of creative destruction” is the inevitable “process of industrial mutation that continuously revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one.”   We need a Schumpeter’s gale in healthcare. What made me think of this was the news that Tik Tok became the most popular internet site in the world, surpassing even Google.  It reminded me that...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech big tech Healthcare Healthcare system Schumpeter tiktok Source Type: blogs

THCB Gang Episode 76, Dec 23 1pm PT – 4pm ET
This is the last THCB Gang of what has been a long, grueling, but enthralling year. And every week (well almost every week) we have had a group from across the health care luminescence to discuss it. Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang at 1pm PT 4pm ET Thursday for an hour of topical and sometime combative conversation on what’s happening in health care and beyond will be THCB regular writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard);  delivery & tech expert Vince Kuraitis (@VinceKuraitis); privacy expert and entrepreneur Deven McGraw (@HealthPrivacy); WTF Health host & Health IT girl Jessica DaMas...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdul Ghafar Tags: THCB Gang Deven McGraw Jane Sarasohn-Kahn Jessica DaMassa Kim Bellard Marcus Whitney Matthew Holt Raj Aggarwal Vince Kuraitis Source Type: blogs

THCB Gang Episode 76, Dec 23 1pm PT – 4pm ET
This is the last THCB Gang of what has been a long, grueling, but enthralling year. And every week (well almost every week) we have had a group from across the health care luminescence to discuss it. Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang at 1pm PT 4pm ET Thursday for an hour of topical and sometime combative conversation on what’s happening in health care and beyond will be THCB regular writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard);  delivery & tech expert Vince Kuraitis (@VinceKuraitis); privacy expert and entrepreneur Deven McGraw (@HealthPrivacy); WTF Health host & Health IT girl Jessica DaMassa (...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdul Ghafar Tags: THCB Gang Deven McGraw Jane Sarasohn-Kahn Jessica DaMassa Kim Bellard Marcus Whitney Matthew Holt Raj Aggarwal Vince Kuraitis Source Type: blogs

How to Deal with the Holiday Stress: 5 Timeless Tips
“May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!” Eskimo proverb The holidays are upon us. A time of needed relaxation and more time with the people closest to us. A time of stress and worries. A time of not all the joy you may have hoped for […] (Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog)
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Happiness Personal Development Success Source Type: blogs

My 22 Oldest Jokes and Why they Still Matter in 2022
By IAN MORRISON I have been studying American healthcare for more than 40 years and I have assembled a large number of one-liners over the years. As we enter 2022, I thought I’d share my 22 oldest jokes and why they still matter.  Coming to America  I grew up in Glasgow, Scotland.  In Glasgow, healthcare is a right, carrying a machine gun is a privilege. America got it the wrong way round.  Gun violence continues to ravage the United States. We have more guns than people. Kids get gunned down in school playgrounds and classrooms routine...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Policy American healthcare healthcare quality Source Type: blogs

Not Just Token Tokens
By KIM BELLARD I recently watched some of the recent Congressional hearings on cryptocurrency, and, boy, if there’s anything funnier than watching experts try to educate most members of Congress on anything crypto-related, it’s probably me trying to explain it.  I don’t own any digital assets, still don’t see the point of NFTs, and am not going to buy any real estate in the metaverse.   All that being said, there’s something about Web3 that fascinates me.  Knowledgeable people are talking about Web3 “reinventing the internet,” “democratizing” it, gi...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Kim Bellard Web3 Source Type: blogs