Healthy Rowan Partners with Community Care Clinic, Capstone – Salisbury Post

The Healthy Rowan Coalition, a group of more than 25 local organizations, has been working with Community Care Clinic of Rowan County and Capstone Recovery Center to integrate lifestyle education and skill building into patient treatment and resident recovery plans.

“This type of change needs to take place from the top down,” says Community Care Clinic Executive Director Krista Woolly. “As an organization, our clinic has adopted a lifestyle medicine model of care. We believe addressing the root cause of disease is one of the best ways to help our patients live healthy and fulfilling lives.”

The clinic team assesses a patient’s lifestyle vitals such as fruit, vegetable and water intake as well as how much activity and sleep they receive. The clinic documents how much fast food a patient is eating. Patients then receive a lifestyle prescription and referral to classes to support their goals.

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American Diabetes Association, with Visionary Partners VSP Vision Care and Regeneron Launch “The Next Step Eye Challenge” Campaign for Healthy Vision Month in May

ARLINGTON, Va., May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Over 34 million American adults currently live with diabetes and an additional 88 million are living with prediabetes, yet 85% of them do not know they have it. People living with diabetes or prediabetes are at an increased risk for developing a diabetes-related eye disease, such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, glaucoma, and cataracts. Even more troubling, recent polls indicate that 1 in 4 people are putting off their annual eye exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, vision loss from diabetes-related eye disease is 95% preventable with early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care.

In observance of Healthy Vision Month in May, Focus on Diabetes™—a multi-year initiative that brings together the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) and Visionary Partners, VSP® Vision Care and Regeneron to increase awareness about diabetes and eye health, launched The Next Step Eye Challenge to raise awareness

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Biden antitrust agenda ignores states’ complicity on health care monopolies

It comes as no surprise that the Biden administration has taken ambitious early action to expand the federal government’s jurisdiction over access to health care. After all, President Biden was vice president and an influential advisor in the Obama administration, when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enlarged the federal government’s role in determining health care access and costs, and greatly constricted options for patients.



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Indeed, no one should be surprised by his latest series of executive orders that direct federal agencies to reexamine – and likely revoke – a number of Trump administration rules that had returned some autonomy to patients and state governments. And it’s no surprise that Biden also mandated a reopening of the ObamaCare insurance exchanges from Feb. 15 through May 15, presumably so the administration can shift more individuals from private to public coverage. What’s unlikely – but would be of

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Eighty-Three Percent of Health Insurance Brokers Report Employers Rely on Them to Contain Health Care Costs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 2, 2021–

DirectPath, the company that guides employees to make better health care decisions, today unveiled new research, The 2021 Benefits Broker: Year-round Strategies to Keep Employer Costs Down During a Pandemic. The report, which includes results from an annual survey of more than 100 health insurance brokers, highlights the important role price transparency services have played in helping employers contain benefit costs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, the survey shows that 83 percent of brokers currently provide some sort of health care transparency and clinical advocacy services to help employers contain costs and 23 percent of respondents report they will be adding new advocacy and transparency-focused product and service offerings to meet this growing demand.

How Brokers Are Helping Navigate COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of daily life across the globe, more than 4 in 10 Americans reported delaying or

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