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The Great American Hypertension Epidemic
By MICHEL ACCAD, MD On November 15, 2017, an epidemic of hypertension broke out and could rapidly affect tens of millions of Americans.  The epicenter of the outbreak was traced back to the meeting of the American Heart Association in Anaheim, CA. The pathogen was released in a special 488-page document labeled “Hypertension Guidelines.”  The document’s suspicious content was apparently noted by meeting personnel, but initial attempts to contain it with an embargo failed and the virus was leaked to the press.  Within minutes, the entire healthcare ecosystem was contaminated. At this point, ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized American Heart Association Hypertension MICHEL ACCAD Source Type: blogs

The Great American Hypertension Epidemic of 2017
By MICHEL ACCAD, MD On November 15, 2017, an epidemic of hypertension broke out and could rapidly affect tens of millions of Americans.  The epicenter of the outbreak was traced back to the meeting of the American Heart Association in Anaheim, CA. The pathogen was released in a special 488-page document labeled “Hypertension Guidelines.”  The document’s suspicious content was apparently noted by meeting personnel, but initial attempts to contain it with an embargo failed and the virus was leaked to the press.  Within minutes, the entire healthcare ecosystem was contaminated. At this point, ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized American Heart Association Hypertension MICHEL ACCAD Source Type: blogs

What Baseball Can Teach Doctors
By MICHAEL MILLENSON Baseball, like medicine, is deeply imbued with a sense of tradition, and no team more so than the New York Yankees, disdainful of innovations like placing players’ names on the backs of their jerseys and resistant to eroding strict standards related to haircuts and beards. It’s why doctors and patients alike should pay special attention to why the Yankees parted ways with their old manager and what they now seek instead. In a word: “collaboration.” That’s the takeaway from a recent New York Times article examining why the Yankees declined to re-sign manager Joe Girardi de...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Michael Millenson Source Type: blogs

The New Health Care Experience For Consumers
By HEALTH 2.o                                     SPONSORED CONTENT We are human and we need health care. These are universal truths. Here’s another one – we are consumers. Consumers who happen to be in a constant state of adapting to new health care protocols. The advent of value-based care over fee-for-service has also seen an emergence of empowered consumers who are not only informed but savvy in their health care decision making. Where do I pur...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Featured Health 2.0 Tech THCB THCBist Trending Source Type: blogs

What Is Your One Habit?
I recently read The One Thing by Gary Keller. It’s an insightful book that can help you get the most out of your life. The message of the book is simple: you should focus on just one thing that gives you the most impact. Not a few things, but just one thing. So it goes further than the Pareto principle that says you should focus on a few important things. That’s why the book calls its principle extreme Pareto. A key reason why the approach works is that the most important thing is usually difficult to do. It’s not something we are comfortable doing. It’s not something we would naturally do. As a res...
Source: Life Optimizer - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald Latumahina Tags: Time management Source Type: blogs

The 6 Biggest Enemies to Creating Your Dreams
You're reading The 6 Biggest Enemies to Creating Your Dreams, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Hey, what is your problem? Wait, I'm not trying to pick a fight. I mean that in a literal way: What issue(s) are you trying to solve so you'll feel better than you do right now? Do you want to build a billion dollar business? Do you want an amazing marriage? Do you want to write the next great novel? Do you want to bake the perfect banana cream pie? Do you want to shake thirty-five pounds off your...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: brianvaze Tags: featured psychology buddhism dream come true living your dream motivation passion pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

To Achieve Your Dreams, Overcome These 5 Enemies
You're reading To Achieve Your Dreams, Overcome These 5 Enemies, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. By Brian Vaszily, Founder of AdvantageHacks.com Really want to achieve your dreams? Then let me ask you this: what is your problem? No, I’m not trying to pick a fight. I mean that in a literal way: What issue(s) are you trying to solve so you’ll feel better than you do right now? Do you want to build a billion dollar business? Do you want an amazing marriage? Do you want to write the next ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: brianvaze Tags: creativity productivity tips success how to be successful motivation tips Source Type: blogs

Remembering Uwe
By JEFF GOLDSMITH The healthcare world learned with great sadness this week of the passing of our friend, Uwe Reinhardt. I met Uwe in 1982 at the Federation of American Hospitals meeting in Las Vegas. Uwe opened the meeting by apologizing, in his disarming German accent, for not being his usual sharp self. He had, he said, skipped breakfast because his wife May had instructed him not to pay for anything in Las Vegas that he could get for free at home. This was vintage Reinhardt, innocent and knowing at the same time. That meeting was the beginning of a long and warm friendship. Uwe would have been acutely uncomfortable wi...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trump ’ s New Man at HHS
By STEVE FINDLAY President Trump’s nominee to be the next HHS Secretary—Alex Azar—has a sparkling resume and by most accounts is a practical, accomplished and solid choice to lead the agency and the federal government’s health programs for at least the next 3 years. He served as HHS Deputy Secretary under George W. Bush. But the choice is yet another by the Trump administration that puts industry leaders in charge of public policy and programs.   And in this case that could matter as much as the appointment of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA—although I do not equate the two personally s...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Eli Lilly Source Type: blogs

A Brief History of Price Controls by Annoyed Republican Administrations
By UWE REINHARDT Although, unlike most other nations, the U.S. has only two parties worth the name, their professed doctrines compared with their actions strikes me as more confusing than the well-known S.sky Decomposition which, as everyone knows, can be derived simply from a straightforward application of Kramer’s rule to a matrix of second partial derivatives of a multivariable demand function. The leaders of the drug industry, for example, probably are now breaking out the champagne in the soothing belief that their aggressive pricing policies for even old drugs are safe for at least the next eight years from th...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: THCB Trending Source Type: blogs

24 Quick Ways to Make Someone Happy Today
“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” Eleanor Roosevelt One of the best ways to create a happier life for yourself is to make other people happier. Why? You see it. You’ll feel happier as someone’s face lights up with joy. You did a good thing. You’ll feel happier because you feel you have done a good thing. And so your self-esteem shoots up too. You get what you give. In the long run you tend to be treated by others as you treat them. Plus, the way you treat and think about others also tends t...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Habits Happiness Personal Development Source Type: blogs

On THCB
By THE EDITORS The Four Things Keeping Hospital CEOs Awake at Night This Year (Hint: Donald Trump Isn’t One of Them) BY PAUL KECKLEY Valuing Value-Based Payment By ANISH KOKA, MD Dear Humans, Diverse Social Networks Are The Answer  By MARTY SAMUELS, MD Why Smart Pill Bottles & Financial Rewards Don’t Improve Medication Adherence By HILARY HATCH EHR-Driven Medical Error: The Unknown and the Unknowable By ROSS KOPPEL and STEVE SOUMERAI Health Care Reform Can’t Wait for Quality Measures to Be Perfect By BINDER, MARCOTTE, FILDES & THOMPSON Better Metrics: Immunizations and Asking the Right...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

3 Things to Do Before You Quit Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur
You're reading 3 Things to Do Before You Quit Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Being a successful entrepreneur and running your own business is hard. If you dream of quitting your job to become an entrepreneur, there are 3 things you should do today, in your current job, before you take the leap. Create a Part-Time Side Hustle Before you leave the comforts of your reliable health coverage and paycheck, start small and do some of your entrepreneurial work part-time. Find...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: kholst Tags: career featured self improvement become an entrepreneur don't quit your day job most successful people pickthebrain quit your job side hustle Source Type: blogs

Uwe Reinhardt 1937-2017
Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton economist and one of the best known and best loved personalities in the health policy world died today. I join the rest of the health policy community in mourning the passing of the master explainer and wit that Uwe was. But I also remember a small act of his kindness. The first time I met him I was a little late joining a crowd trying to get his attention after a keynote. He had talked to many, and had to go. But as he was being hustled off by his handlers, he realized he hadn’t talked to me, and he walked back to do an introduction and share a few words. He was already the biggest celebrity...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Matthew Holt THCB Uwe Reinhardt Source Type: blogs

What Would a Disrupted Health Care Field Look Like?
By ANDY ORAM Clayton Christensen, the famous economist who popularized ideas of innovation and disruption, showed up at the recent Connected Health conference in Boston. Although billed as a panelist, he turned up without warning as a guest in a keynote and posed the same question I asked in an article back in July: “The overarching question: whither technology?” Like my article, Christensen distinguished between incremental improvements that don’t challenge current power structures or sources of revenue, and disruptive change that offers new solutions to old, intractable problems. Disruptive change, as s...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

The Next Tech Wave To Impact Personalized Health
The Technology For Precision Health Summit is just around the corner, and it’s the place to discover new digital platforms that will improve the patient experience, and access a deeper insight into the data behind key decisions for treatment and for maintaining health.   Join more than 300 healthcare providers and payers, advocates, developers, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and advocates for the 1-day action-packed summit which includes: Keynote presentation on quality of patient experience; and initiatives to improve care providers to securely review, analyze and share medical information ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Featured Health 2.0 Tech THCB THCBist Trending Source Type: blogs

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Make an Impact
You're reading How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Make an Impact, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. In 1726, at the ripe age of 20, Benjamin Franklin created a habit-tracking system to help him live a more successful life. On each day of the week, he would give himself a crossmark for the virtues he failed to practice. “I might mark, by a little black spot, every fault I found upon examination to have been committed respecting that virtue upon that day.” — Benjamin Franklin. Benj...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samy Felice Tags: featured psychology self improvement benjamin franklin comparison good habits motivation pickthebrain stop comparing success Source Type: blogs

Should You Be An Artist And Follow Your Dreams? Here ’s Something You Must Know
You're reading Should You Be An Artist And Follow Your Dreams? Here’s Something You Must Know, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Do you often think whether you should follow your dream of becoming an artist? If you do, then read on. Look at the painting above. The painting you see is ‘The Red Vineyard’ by Vincent Van Gogh. The only painting which Van Gogh ever succeeded in selling during his lifetime out of the 900 which he had painted. He remained a failure for his lifetime, led a mi...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vishal Ostwal Tags: motivation self confidence Source Type: blogs

The Art of Saying NO!
You're reading The Art of Saying NO!, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When is it ok to say NO? It is always ok to say no, and that’s regardless of what is being asked and by whom. I don’t mean saying NO, and then give an explanation as to why your answer was NO. Just saying NO as your response is more than enough. Explaining yourself as an adult is just too much when giving NO for an answer. I would rather a person just go mute, instead of lying about why you can’t accommodate the person&...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: wilsonra84 Tags: confidence featured self improvement how to say no lying pickthebrain the power of no words matter Source Type: blogs

Why Hospitals Are Losing Serious Money And What That Means For Your Future
This article examines the economic struggles of inpatient facilities, the even harsher realities in front of them, and why hospitals are likely to aggravate, not address, healthcare’s rising cost issues. According to the Harvard Business Review, several big-name hospitals reported significant declines and, in some cases, net losses to their FY 2016 operating margins. Among them, Partners HealthCare, New England’s largest hospital network, lost $108 million; the Cleveland Clinic witnessed a 71% decline in operating income; and MD Anderson, the nation’s largest cancer center, dropped $266 million. How did s...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Embracing the Unacceptable
You're reading Embracing the Unacceptable, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. We all go through something in life we never wanted, desired, or thought even possible. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, well, consider yourself lucky and forewarned; something will happen one day, and you might want to have read these tips. Whether it’s coping with not having internet or cell phone reception for a week, (something unthinkable to so many this day and age), embracing a new life direction due to drastic j...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: livingasamystery Tags: depression happiness health and fitness motivation self improvement Uncategorized beating the odds best self-improvement blogs embracing goal setting how to be happy overcoming challenges pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

How Reading Books Could Change Your Perspective on Life
Conclusion: Reading books is an excellent way to pass your time. It’s simple. It brings joy. Reading refreshes your mood and makes you feel optimistic about everything happening around you. Reading does not take a lot of effort; you can read anywhere and everywhere and let yourself forget the world around you. And, if you want to do something great for yourself today, then start reading. Give yourself a chance to live more than a single life, a chance to build the right opinions and a chance to change the perspective on life. Ruturaj is the CEO and Founder of Pricekart and Mobikart. He is an energetic Digita...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ruturajkohok Tags: confidence featured motivation reading books perspective pickthebrain reading books Source Type: blogs

8 Timeless Life Lessons from Warren Buffett
I recently read Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules. It’s a book about Warren Buffett’s investing principles in his partnership years (1956 – 1970), the years before Berkshire Hathaway. The idea of the book is that he managed a relatively small sum back then so the principles are more applicable to individual investors. The book is an investing book, but also I learned life lessons from it. Here are eight timeless life lessons from Warren Buffett that can help you get ahead in life: 1. Invest in Your Knowledge While reading the book, I was impressed by the depth of Buffett’s investing knowledge. He ...
Source: Life Optimizer - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald Latumahina Tags: Learning Working Source Type: blogs

Practicing Medicine While Black
By KIP SULLIVAN, JD The managed care movement thrives on misleading words and phrases. Perhaps the worst example is the incessant use of the word “quality” to characterize a problem that has multiple causes, only one of which might be inferior physician or hospital quality. [1] To illustrate with a non-medical analogy, no one would blame auto repair mechanics if 50 percent of their customers failed to bring their cars in for regular oil changes. We would attribute the underuse of mechanics’ services to forces far beyond the mechanic’s control and would not, therefore, refer to the problem as a &ldqu...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

5 Tips to Achieve Your Goals Faster
You're reading 5 Tips to Achieve Your Goals Faster, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Is your goal taking longer than you thought? Are you feeling frustrated and on the verge to give up due to your lack of results? If so, read on. In this article I share with you five tips that will help you achieve your goals faster. Are you ready? Here are the five tips to help you achieve your goals faster 1. Find who has what you want  Sure, you could figure it out all by yourself, but how much time will it take?...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Thibaut Meurisse Tags: featured motivation self improvement achieve goals goal setting pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

How to Create an Exceptional Mindset Using Your 8 Superpowers  
You're reading How to Create an Exceptional Mindset Using Your 8 Superpowers , originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The turning point in my life was when I realized that there was only one thing preventing me from getting everything I want out of life. That one thing was: My mindset. Once I got that, my life took a whole different turn. And your life could too. The truth is that your mind is the most powerful tool ever created? But are you using it to its full capacity? Because you can either: Use y...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Thibaut Meurisse Tags: confidence featured psychology self improvement best blogs mindset motivation pickthebrain success superpowers Source Type: blogs

12 Seconds of Placebo – An Outsider’s View of ORBITA
By, SAURABH JHA MD   The reactions of physicians to ORBITA, a blinded, randomized controlled trial (RCT) from Britain, with a sham arm, comparing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to placebo, in patients with stable angina, are as fascinating as the cardiac cycle. There were murmurs, kicks, and pulsating jugulars. Though many claimed to be surprised, and many unsurprised, by the null results of the trial, the responses were predictably predictable. Some basked in playful schadenfreude, and some became defensive and bisferious. No shame in sham The coverage of the trial in the NY Times was predictably jejune and...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

The DNA Tool That You Must See
Most people have no way of accessing DNA-powered insights about themselves, and no way to store and use their genome in ways that they control. Technology for Precision Health Summit demoer Helix solves that by providing the world’s first online store for DNA-powered products where people can explore diverse and uniquely personalized products developed by high-quality partners. After being sequenced once with true next-generation sequencing, the user can query their data on-demand at any time for a large variety of uses. The costs of DNA sequencing have dropped rapidly, and our underst...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Featured Health 2.0 Patients Tech THCB THCBist Trending Source Type: blogs

Erin ’s Things: November 6
You're reading Erin’s Things: November 6, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. This week I've discovered a cool new meditation app, a provocative new photo exhibit, a charity that helps provide clean water for the world and much more! Check out the below list and leave any discoveries you might have made this week in the comments below. NIGHLIGHT – (nightligh.me) The ultimate meditation app is here and it does not involve pre-recorded meditations. If you’ve ever been to a focused group medi...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: creativity featured self improvement cbd oil erin falconer erin's things nasty women la nightlight app pickthebrain waves for water Source Type: blogs

Right to Know: Why the FDA Should Not Be Cut Out of Expanded Access Requests
By CHAPMAN, KLEIN and McFADYEN Over the past three years, the libertarian Goldwater Institute–led right to try (RTT) movement has had wind in its sails, propelling the passage of RTT laws in 38 states and counting. The movement, which aims to cut the FDA out of the process by which patients with serious or immediately life-threatening diseases without available therapies access investigational drugs and biologics, hit some choppier waters at the hearing held October 3rd by the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. The House is considering passage of a federal RTT bill, and two potential op...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Four Tips To Ditch Your Smartphone Addiction for Good
You're reading Four Tips To Ditch Your Smartphone Addiction for Good, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The modern world has brought to us an unparalleled quality of life that our ancestors could have never dreamed of. Instantaneous communication with other people, information at the click of a button, and on-demand movies are just a few of the offerings on the modern buffet table. For most people, all or most of these conveniences are accessed through their cellphones. There's no problem with this...unti...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sim Campbell Tags: featured self improvement digital detox modern life pickthebrain smartphone addiction Source Type: blogs

3 Ways to Focus on What You Want
You're reading 3 Ways to Focus on What You Want, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. In today’s 24/7, never-unplugged culture, getting through a day often feels like a full-contact sport – bruises and all. Despite the billions of dollars raked in annually by the wellness industries, statistics show that more Americans than ever are stressed, depressed, and anxiety-ridden – with high-achieving women disproportionately sitting at the top of the burned-out, run-ragged pack. A breakdown-moment q...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CortneyMcDermott Tags: confidence happiness motivation productivity tips self confidence self improvement success time management working from home best blog posts on motivation best blogs on change best motivation blogs build self confidence clarity Source Type: blogs

How to Help a Partner Struggling With Clinical Depression
You're reading How to Help a Partner Struggling With Clinical Depression, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When I first met my wife, I had no idea that she had a history of clinical depression.  Of course, she had told me about it before we were married, but I did not really know what that meant.  I had not had any previous exposure to serious depression in people.  By the time we were dating, she was already on a mix of anti-depressants. At the time, the effects of depression were not ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: José Tags: featured happiness health and fitness motivation psychology relationships anxiety clinical depression how to help pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

A Tale of Two Doctors
By ROBERT MCNUTT, MD Data is not always the path to identifying good medicine. Quality and cost measures should not be perceived as “scores,” because the health care process is neither simplistic nor deterministic; it involves as much art and perception as science—and never is this more the case than in the first step of that process, making a diagnosis. I share the following story to illustrate this lesson: we should stop behaving as if good quality can be delineated by data alone. Instead, we should be using that data to ask questions. We need to know more about exactly what we are measuring, how we can...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Data Decision-making echocardiogram Quality Utlilization Variations Source Type: blogs

The Mindset That Helps You Avoid Getting Stuck in Life
A while back, I wrote about the mindset for overcoming a fear of failure. The mindset says that the regret of failing is less than the regret of not trying. Now I’d like to introduce you to a mindset that extends that. I call the mindset the experiment mindset. What does it mean? In essence, the experiment mindset means that you are eager to try new things. You don’t just do what you are always doing. Instead, you are eager to try something new. This mindset is powerful. It can open doors of opportunities for you and change your life. Here are several things that will happen if you have this mindset: 1. You wil...
Source: Life Optimizer - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald Latumahina Tags: Attitude Thinking Source Type: blogs

The Dunning-Kruger Effect, Or the Real Reason Why the Guys Trying to “ Fix ” Health Care Are Driving You Crazy
By HANS DUVEFELT, MD “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – Willam Shakespeare I learned about the Dunning-Kruger effect at a medical conference recently. It certainly seems to apply in medicine. So often, a novice thinks he or she has mastered a new skill or achieved full understanding of something complicated, but as time goes on, we all begin to see how little we actually know. Over time, we may regain some or most of our initial confidence, but never all of it. Experience brings at least a measure of humility. Just the other day I finished a manuscr...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Dunning-Kruger Effect Medicine practice of medicine Source Type: blogs

6 Reasons Why Failure Is As Equally Important As Success
Conclusion: Accept failures gracefully as a part of our lives and let it teach you to become a stronger person on your road to success. The journey from failure to success is not an easy one, but it is totally worth all your efforts. So, even if you fail often get up and look failure in the eye and never stop trying. Hiding away from failure will also keep you away from success. Brave the storm and walk the path, you will never regret it. Ruturaj is the CEO and Founder of Nethority and Mobikart. He is an energetic Digital Marketing professional with integrated marketing experience in the B2B & B2C domains. He is al...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ruturajkohok Tags: featured motivation success best self-improvement blogs failure pickthebrain success tips Source Type: blogs

Evaluating ACO Performance, 2016 Edition
By DAVID INTROCASO (A review of 2015 ACO results appeared on The Health Care Blog on October 1, 2016.) The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), or Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), continue to be CMS’ flagship pay for performance (P4P) model delivering care via 432 MSSP ACOs located in every state to over nine million, or 16%, of Medicare beneficiaries. This year the agency did not announce 2016 performance year results. Instead, CMS posted without notice in late October a Public Use File (PUF) or spread sheet summarizing 2016 performance. What analysis CMS did provide was by CMS’ vendor, the Research ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized 2016 ACOs CMS Research Triangle Institute Source Type: blogs

5 Strategies to Get Over the Fears Holding You Back
You're reading 5 Strategies to Get Over the Fears Holding You Back, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. How often do you feel like you are your own worst enemy? You frequently may find that what stands between you and the life of your dreams is... you. I have been a psychologist in Los Angeles for over three decades, and I've designed several strategies that can help you to get over the fears and resistance that keep you from living a life you will love. But, first, I want to explain why you feel this fear and...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Andrea Brandt Tags: confidence featured happiness motivation psychology self confidence self improvement Suggested Reading advice aging baby boomers fear focus goals how to be happy inspiration lifestyle mental health mindful aging mindf Source Type: blogs

Reducing Opioid Abuse, A Quick Guide to Internet Resources
By DAVID HARLOW, MD The opioid crisis has been upon us for years now, and we are now seeing the problem become more pervasive, with more than 90 deaths per day in the U.S. due to this scourge. The president recently said he would be declaring a public health emergency (which would free up some funds) but has not done so as of this writing. The public health threat is so persistent that it calls for responses on many levels, and those responses are coming. Some have been in place for a while, some are more recent. These responses may be broken down into a number of different categories: Broader availability of naloxone (an...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Charlie Baker Harlow Internet Massachussetts Opioid Opioid crisis Source Type: blogs

How to Stay in the Present Moment in Everyday Life: 5 Simple Habits
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Buddha There is only one time and place where you can be and have any control over. The present moment. But most of us still spend a lot of our regular days lost in memories, reliving a sunny vacation or maybe more commonly repeating an old conflict or negative situation over and over in our thoughts. Or we get lost in scenarios about what could happen in the future. Maybe through wishful daydreams. Or maybe by building monsters in our minds as thoughts go round and and round and create scary and dangerous mounta...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Habits Happiness Personal Development Relaxation Source Type: blogs

How To Build a Network for Positive Relationships
You're reading How To Build a Network for Positive Relationships, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Admitting to yourself that a relationship is not serving you is a very difficult thing to do. If a relationship is damaging to you or if it is blocking you, then it’s time to reevaluate its presence in your life. Let me ask you a question. If you took all the energy you put into your parasitic relationships and invested it in yourself instead, where would you be? Resentful and exhausted at the end of eac...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: rnissen Tags: featured relationships self improvement bad relationships better relationships positive relationships Source Type: blogs

 11 Ways to Build Trust with Your Body Language
You're reading  11 Ways to Build Trust with Your Body Language, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Trust is the core need for every human transaction, whether it is in business, family matter or in your love life. If you want others to listen to you, need to inspire trust and getting people to trust you it s often a tough affair. Social psychologist and proponent of the power-pose, Amy Cuddy says, “Trust is the conduit for influence: It’s the medium through which ide...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Payne Tags: featured health and fitness body language body posture confidence pickthebrain self improvement Smiling Smiling genuinely will relax trust your body language Source Type: blogs

Why the Potential CVS Acquisition of Aetna is Brilliant, The Law of Unintended Consequences
By FRED GOLDSTEIN Many people have been surprised by the announcement that CVS is interested in purchasing Aetna.  Why would a PBM want to own a health plan?  There has been speculation that the move by Amazon to get into the pharmacy space may be a reason.  But there is another more rationale reason and its based upon a flaw in the Affordable Care Act. The flaw is known as the Medical Loss Ratio requirement and it reads like this from the CMS website The Affordable Care Act requires insurance companies to spend at least 80% or 85% of premium dollars on medical care, with the rate review provisions imposing ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

7 Paths to Self-Improvement
You're reading 7 Paths to Self-Improvement, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Self-improvement is a broad field. It can mean being a better person, learning something  new, accomplishing more, or simply figuring out how to better enjoy the life you have. Even the inspiration to improve can come from a number of different places: boredom, staleness, recurring problems, or a general feeling of dissatisfaction or inadequacy. But just because you know it’s time for something to change, it’s not ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aaron Rath Tags: confidence featured self improvement motivation pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

“Mouths full of gold.” Private practice in Britain’s National Health System
By SAURABH JHA, MD When Aneurin Bevan was asked how he convinced doctors to come on board the National Health Service (NHS) he allegedly replied, “I stuffed their mouths full of gold.” Bevan recognized that to conscript doctors to the largest socialist experiment in healthcare in the world he had to appeal not so much to their morals, but pockets. There is much piety about the NHS. It is the envy of the world, though oddly Saudi oil barons still favor Cleveland Clinic and Texas Heart Institute over quaint little hospitals in rural Scotland. The NHS featured in Britain’s 2012 Olympic parade along with Mr. ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Population Health & the Missing Specialist
By VIKRAM REDDY, MD I attended a Population Health conference this summer where a number of representatives from large health systems and physician organizations convened to discuss common challenges. Many of my healthcare colleagues assume that anything that carries the label “Population Health” must relate to health disparities and food deserts. While we do address these topics, the vast majority of sessions and conversations had one underlying theme: lowering the total cost of care. In rebuttal to any charges that our group is far too corporate to be considered a fair example of Population Health advocates, ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized ACO Medicare Population Health Source Type: blogs

To Achieve Its Goals, Population Health Needs More Specialists
By VIKRAM REDDY, MD I attended a Population Health conference this summer where a number of representatives from large health systems and physician organizations convened to discuss common challenges. Many of my healthcare colleagues assume that anything that carries the label “Population Health” must relate to health disparities and food deserts. While we do address these topics, the vast majority of sessions and conversations had one underlying theme: lowering the total cost of care. In rebuttal to any charges that our group is far too corporate to be considered a fair example of Population Health advocates, ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized ACO Medicare Population Health Source Type: blogs

How to Rejuvenate Your Life with These Remarkable Lifestyle Changes
You're reading How to Rejuvenate Your Life with These Remarkable Lifestyle Changes, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The quest for happiness is innate to human beings. Even in ancient times when there was no global connectivity and no axe to grind with one another, civilizations prevailed because of stability and an urge of making kingdoms happy. Coming back to the present context, today human existence is grappling with a huge range of issues. Terrorism, famine, poverty, fundamentalism, tyranny and social...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: suzannewinchester Tags: featured happiness health and fitness motivation best happiness blogs better life healthier lifestyle lifestyle changes pickthebrain Rejuvenate self improvement Source Type: blogs

Is Obamacare Dead?
By STEVE FINDLAY “It’s dead. It’s gone. There’s no such thing as Obamacare anymore. It’s no longer – you shouldn’t even mention.” — President Donald J. Trump  October 17, 2017 Not so fast, President Great-Again. First off, this is an obviously and flatly false statement. But also, don’t look now but Congress and the Trump administration itself are haltingly and chaotically moving to enact bipartisan legislation to stabilize the ACA exchange marketplaces for 2018 and 2019. Importantly, passage of such a measure would get the ACA through the 2018 mid-term elect...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs