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AccentHealth® White Paper Highlights Physician’s Active Role in Vitamin, Mineral and Supplement Purchasing Decisions

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – AccentHealth, the leading patient education media company at the point-of-care, today released a white paper presenting recent study findings that confirm the physician’s active role in recommending vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS). The study was designed to explore both physician and consumer perceptions of VMS, the sources of information used when making product and brand selections, and the key purchase drivers for health-minded consumers. The announcement from AccentHealth came on opening day of the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s 2014 Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, where AccentHealth is a sponsor. read more…

Video: I Love Nutritional Science: Dr. Joel Fuhrman at TEDxCharlottesville 2013

Joel Fuhrman, M.D., is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author, and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including The Dr. Oz Show, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly. Fuhrman’s own hugely successful PBS television shows, 3 Steps to Incredible Health! and Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution! bring nutritional science to homes all across America.

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Video: TEDMED Talk – What’s the 21st century version of prevention?

From TEDMED 2013. Danny Mills: From Preventative to “Preemptive” Medicine

Our bodies wage constant hidden wars against disease. Could we someday “preempt” illness? Danny Hills thinks that bio-detective systems will be able to spot illness before it flourishes.

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New Report Confirms Impact of Chiropractic-Centered Wellness Model

convertedPNGlogo-2064183893September 10, 2014 — A new report released today confirms Cultivate by Standard Process’ on-site chiropractic-centered wellness model improves employee health factors. The report reveals statistically- and clinically-significant differences in employee health factors and the reduction on long-term health risks.

“This research supports the benefits of on-site chiropractic care in improving employee health and workplace wellness effectiveness over time,” Jerry Curtin, president/general manager of Cultivate, said. “The correlation of healthier, happier employees being more productive and less likely to incur health-related costs flows naturally from the report findings.”

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Preventative Medicine as a Viable Financial Model

Article Courtesy of Glenn Sabin, FON Therapeutics

Prevention remains the only magic bullet ‘cure’ for most malignancies and chronic disease. It’s where we’re headed. The conundrum for providers lies in delivering the most effective services with sufficient profit margin.

I consider the new healthcare law ‘PPACA 1.0’ and, thankfully, version 2.0 is just around the (cost curve) bend. Hopefully we are getting closer with current incentives in place rewarding health outcomes via patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations and ‘free’ preventive medical screenings and imaging provisions.

For hospital systems, the paradigm shift toward a risk-based population health model is already read more…

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