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National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month may be drawing to a close, but eating well is a great goal all year long. And there’s no one better to help you reach that goal than CHC’s team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists! Ask for an appointment today, and check out these easy tips from EatRight.org for keeping a healthy, nutritious lifestyle: Include a variety of healthful foods from all of the food groups on a regular basis. Consider the foods you have on hand before…

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Simple Steps to Stay Healthy this Flu Season

Simple Steps to Stay Healthy this Flu Season

This year’s flu season continues to be unusually dangerous and widespread. Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report a 7.7 percent increase in people seeing their health care provider with influenza-like-illness, the same percentage observed during the peak week of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. The Influenza A (H3N2) virus is hitting Connecticut hard, with flu widespread throughout the state.  A high percentage of patients are going to their primary care providers or the ER with flu symptoms, and…

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Stanford Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor on Apple Heart Study, Biomedical Revolution and Precision Health

Stanford Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor on Apple Heart Study, Biomedical Revolution and Precision Health

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Lloyd Minor, Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine, on his strategic plan for advancing 21st century biomedicine. He discusses the transformation underway in health care using data, artificial intelligence and telehealth protocols to support health industry transformation, and how all of this will impact medical education in the future.

Spotlight CHC: Joelle Isidor

Spotlight CHC: Joelle Isidor

Community health centers across the country provide health care to millions of patients, focusing on under-served populations where and when they need it most. As of today, Congress has gone against bipartisan tradition and failed to re-authorize funding for health centers. But what does that mean on the ground? Here’s the story of Joelle Isidor, a CHC employee who spends her days making sure one of Connecticut’s most vulnerable populations has access to high quality care. If Congress doesn’t act, Joelle’s…

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Ideas42.org Managing Director Ted Robertson on Transformational Potential Applying Behavioral Design in Healthcare

Ideas42.org Managing Director Ted Robertson on Transformational Potential Applying Behavioral Design in Healthcare

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Ted Robertson, Managing Director of Ideas42, a non-profit design firm that applies the disciplines of behavioral economics and behavioral design to develop scalable solutions to transform systems in health care, government, civic and corporate entities. Mr. Reynolds discusses their recent report for the Commonwealth Fund that explores the potential for transforming health care by applying behavioral economics principals and deploying behavioral design teams.   

Is Blockchain Poised to Disrupt Health Care? MintHealth’s Founder Dr. Samir Damani Thinks So

Is Blockchain Poised to Disrupt Health Care? MintHealth’s Founder Dr. Samir Damani Thinks So

Is Blockchain Poised to Disrupt Health Care? Mark Masselli and Dr. Samir Damani Thinks So Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter Discuss What Blockchain is Technology and How Will it Disrupt Health Care Conversations on Health Care hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter discuss an important and possibly confusing topic–blockchain technology and health care. What is It? Though it sounds more like relating to DNA strands or chemical analysis, blockchain is actually a way to structure and secure information. While principles…

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