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Wearable Technology Can Help Detect Illness Early

by Dr. Francis Collins / January 23, 2017

Millions of Americans now head out the door each day wearing devices that count their steps, check their heart rates, and help them stay fit in general. But with further research, these “wearables” could also play an important role in the early detection of serious medical conditions. In partnership with health-care professionals, people may well […]

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Messenger for Native Culture, Healing

by Charlotte Cuthberston / January 23, 2017

NEW YORK—The desire to preserve and pass on authentic teachings from America’s indigenous people is embodied in Yvonne Wakim Dennis. It is perhaps a fitting passion for a Cherokee Bird Clan member. Members of the Bird Clan were traditionally known as messengers between earth and heaven, according to the Cherokee Nation website. “A lot of […]

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N.M. Exports Video Mentoring Model for Physicians

by Morgan Lee, Associated Press / January 18, 2017

ESPANOLA, N.M. — The heart of an unborn child beat strong and steady through an amplified monitor, as physician Leslie Hayes examined a pregnant 40-year-old who recently was weaned from heroin with help from anti-craving medication. Hayes and her colleagues treat more than 200 patients for drug-use disorders involving heroin and prescription opioid pain medication […]

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Native American in PGA Works on Health Issues

by Associated Press / December 21, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The PGA Tour’s first full-blooded Native American golfer and his nonprofit foundation are working to improve Native American health. Notah Begay spoke to a crowd in December at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and said childhood obesity “drastically impacts everyone in this room, because of the huge health care costs coming down […]

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UMKC Nursing Dean Receives Federal Honor

by Associated Press / January 11, 2017

KANSAS CITY, MO – Ann Cary, dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The national advisory council — comprised of up to 23 members including students, practicing […]

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Will Healthcare for Veterans Improve?

by Jamie Reno / January 23, 2017

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump surprised many by tapping David Shulkin, an Obama administration official, as his nominee for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Shulkin, a New York-area physician, and author, who is currently a VA undersecretary, is known for significantly improving care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York as […]


Ending Disparities Must Start at the Top

by Antoinette Hardy-Waller

Among the many lessons from the fractious presidential election is the manifest need for a national dialogue on what it means to be a diverse, inclusive society. There are myriad threads and entry points to such a discussion, but it might start with our health care system. Despite decades of reports, the formation of organizations […]

“Risk Pools” Will Be Buzzword for Obama Repeal

by Jake Novak

In the national health insurance debate, repeal is the word on everyone’s lips, as in “the repeal of Obamacare.” But soon enough, “risk pools” will be the new buzzword. And there are some very potent reasons why. For all of the GOP’s and Donald Trump’s bashing of Obamacare, there are two provisions of the ACA […]