Transparency in Healthcare is Easier Than You Think

Fair Trade and U.S. Healthcare

The concept of fair trade is relatively simple: an approach to business based on dialogue, transparency, and respect which ensures that everyone in involved in the creation and distribution of goods and services is paid a fair wage for products produced. To succeed in this approach, the products are accurately priced at fair market value.

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Americans Don’t Want Primary Care: They Want Convenience

Is Direct Primary Care failing Americans?

The U.S. still believes that face-to-face contact is the solution to solving the primary care crisis. This is the Direct Primary Care model and the model is best described as the “old fashioned” doctor-patient relationship.

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Your Dog Is A Great Caregiver: Pets Treat Chronic Illnesses

Therapy Animals: Love, Loyalty, and Companionship

The notion of using pets as therapy for chronic illnesses has become mainstream. Service dogs have long been used to help humans with disabilities ranging from blindness, deafness, and even post-traumatic stress disorder.

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CPC+ and Oculus Health: Improving Primary Care Delivery for Americans

Better Primary Care, Better Health Care

 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed CPC+ (Comprehensive Primary Care Plus) to strengthen primary care through multi-payment reform and improved care delivery. This primary care medical home model is regionally-based, addressing critical gaps in primary care quality and delivery in the areas of the U.S. that need it most:

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Nutrition Tips for Preventing and Managing Chronic Conditions

The most common, costly, and preventable health problems are chronic conditions: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity are familiar examples. These conditions are considered preventable because they can be managed, eradicated, or avoided by lifestyle choices, such as proper nutrition and exercise.

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