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Health Care Week in Review: Exercise to Treat High Blood Pressure, Medicare Public Option Proposals, Health Care Analytics, Inuit Parenting Lessons


Here's The Latest in Health Care:


•  Hate exercising? Well, new research shows that exercise can lower blood pressure and reduce body fat as effectively as many common prescription drugs. While there's still a need for long-lasting studies that directly compare different drugs and various workout types, you might want to reconsider skipping out on gym time or that weekend hike!  Read More

•  If a new government-run Medicare public option were to be rolled out, more than 36 million people would likely leave private coverage. What would that mean for U.S. hospitals? It would mean a nearly 10% cut in the cost of providing care, threatening the ability of providers and clinicians to meet the needs of their patients.  Read More

•  As data analytics become increasingly important to the success of health care organizations, proper implementation of analytics technology is critical in maintaining that success. Some implementation best practices include defining outcomes that will be key to the success of the organization, starting with applications that can show an immediate impact by freeing up time and cost, and making sure technology vendors and CIOs work closely with clinical sponsors and management on all new initiatives.  Read More

•  Controlling anger as a parent can often times prove challenging. And teaching your little ones to control their own anger is a lesson in itself. One anthropologist spent more than 30 years studying Inuit adults' extraordinary ability to control their anger and instill this in their children.  Read More

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