This is the first in a three-part series about Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance, a clinically integrated accountable care organization. Part I: CLINICAL INTEGRATION There has been much written about the radical ways in which American health care is changing or will change, especially with health care reform and the introduction of accountable care organizations (ACOs) … Continue reading BSW Quality Alliance a game changer for Texas health care
More than 25 million children and adults in the United States are suffering from diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. With so many Americans dealing with this 24-7 disease, more and more people are learning to monitor their blood sugar. Keeping track of your blood glucose levels can be a daunting task. And although … Continue reading 8 ways to monitor your blood sugar and keep your sanity
According to the American Diabetes Association, there are many often held myths about diabetes. That makes knowing the facts about diabetes very important. Whether you are a person newly diagnosed with diabetes or knows someone who has diabetes, it’s important to dispel many of the myths and have a good, firm understanding of diabetes. Christopher Hudak, … Continue reading Don’t Know Much About Diabetes? Study Shows You’re Not Alone.
By now, most of us have heard that sitting too much is bad for your health. But, do we realize just how bad sitting can be? As soon as you sit down, your overall muscle activity decreases along with your metabolic rate. Prolonged sitting results in a decrease in glucose uptake from the blood, an … Continue reading The Standing Desk Debate
Heart failure is a condition that affects nearly 5 million Americans and is the cause of more hospitalizations than all forms of cancer combined. Additionally, 25 percent of patients admitted to the hospital with heart failure will readmit within 30 days, and approximately 550,000 cases of heart failure are diagnosed each year. Yet many people … Continue reading Heart Failure: America’s Silent Epidemic
Don’t be one of the 1.3 million people diagnosed this year A staggering 1.3 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with diabetes this year. And, although people with diabetes can prevent or delay complications by keeping blood glucose levels close to normal, preventing or delaying the development of it in the first … Continue reading Reducing your risk of diabetes
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, so it warrants a serious discussion around heart health and heart disease prevention. How healthy is your heart? These “heartbreakers” can be some of the worst heart habits, so avoid these for a healthier heart and healthier life! 1. “Pigging out” Being overweight … Continue reading Avoid These 9 Heartbreakers For a Healthier Heart
This week, mega star Tom Hanks revealed he has type 2 diabetes on the Late Show with David Letterman. According to Hanks, he has had borderline high blood sugar levels since the age of 36 and finally “graduated” to full-blown type 2 diabetes. To look at Tom Hanks, he doesn’t seem like your average candidate … Continue reading Tom Hanks Reveals Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis
Last year, I walked in the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute (DHWI) Healthy Harvest Walk for reasons very close to my heart. I remember my Facebook status that morning, “This morning we walked for diabetes. My mom has diabetes and my mother-in-law has diabetes. It was 39 degrees, but we walked.” The Healthy Harvest Walk … Continue reading Why I Walk for Diabetes Awareness
We’ve all heard of the term “burning fat” at some point or another. Chances are, we’ve probably all tried to do that in an effort to drop a few pounds or even more. If you have, you must have wishes that there was a way to turn up the “burner” to get results quicker. According … Continue reading Has The Holy Grail of Weight Loss Been Discovered?