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The Latest on Obesity, Diet & Exercise

The United States has long heard it has an obesity epidemic. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 36.5 percent of U.S. adults are obese, which leads to health problems like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and premature death. But being overweight is not just a problem for people in […]

Issues Facing Men’s Health Today: Lack of Preventative Care

One of the ways men stay healthy throughout their lives is by participating in continuous medical care. By going to physicians they are familiar with for regular checkups, doctors are able to guide people’s behavior and health – or more importantly, notice signs of a potential problem. The point of these checkups is preventative care, […]

Issues Facing Men’s Health Today: Treatment Options

When people learn they have medical conditions, they naturally leap to the next step: treatment. But choosing the right treatment is not always a black-and-white process, particularly for men with prostate cancer. Each person’s injury or disease is affected by his or her gender, age, lifestyle and other medical needs. There is rarely only one […]

Reimbursements Driving Better Clinical Outcomes in Behavioral Health

Over the past few years, America has witnessed its health care system shift from a predominately pay-for-service model to one with various reimbursement models that focus on long-term behavioral health improvements, promoting efficiency and reducing costs. It may seem like a tall order for physician payment methods to improve patient care, but the industry agrees […]

New Technologies Addressing Mental Health

Mental health encompasses factors such as mood swings, stress management and more serious issues like mental illness. A 2014 study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that 43.6 million Americans over age 18 experienced some type of mental illness. This isn’t a small or insignificant problem. Individuals suffering from poor mental […]

The Latest Facts on the Mental Health Crisis in America

Mental Health

Approximately 43.6 million adults in the U.S. suffer from some type of mental illness, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). That is more than 18 percent of the U.S. population. At that rate, it’s nearly impossible for someone to go their whole lives without either experiencing mental illness first hand […]

Obesity’s Impact on Health Care

Despite more than a decade of government-sponsored anti-obesity campaigns, a reduction in the consumption of soft drinks and a trend of fast-food menus listing calorie counts, obesity rates in the United States are still increasing. Every state in our nation has rates of obesity that are higher than 20 percent. Arkansas has the highest adult […]

Back pain in the US: Numerous causes, uncertain treatment

This much is clear: America has a serious back pain problem.   Back pain presents a growing challenge for the health care system. Back pain (including neck pain) is the cause of more than 10 percent of primary care visits. Roughly $86 billion of health care resources goes toward treating it each year.   The […]

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