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Four Steps to Launching a Successful Health Coaching Program

Half of all patients leave their medical visit without understanding what their physician said to them or what they’re supposed to do. Health coaching helps patients understand their treatment and actively participate in their care. Coaches support patients in developing and following action plans for healthier behaviors. Health coaching has clinical and operational benefits and […]

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This Health Coaching Model Will Change the Way Doctors Engage With Patients

Half of all adults in the United States have at least one chronic disease and 25 percent have two or more. Health coaching helps these patients understand their chronic diseases and actively participate in their care. Coaches support patients in developing and following action plans for healthier behaviors. Health coaching has clinical and operational benefits […]

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How One Doctor Helped Change the Way Patients Experience Primary Care

As a primary care provider in San Francisco’s Mission District for 32 years, Dr. Bodenheimer took care of low-income, mostly Latina patients. He did his best to make their lives better. But as the years passed, Dr. Bodenheimer realized that he hadn’t been doing a very good job helping his patients, especially those with chronic […]

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Two Expressive Therapies Proven to Help You Heal

Expressive art therapy combines psychology and the creative process to promote emotional growth and healing. For some, music and art are therapeutic tools that can help nurture personal growth and transformation. These therapeutic interventions are tailored to the individual’s needs and are constructed to help a patient achieve her/his therapeutic goals. They allow the patient to express […]

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10 Complementary and Lifestyle Approaches to Help with Breast Cancer Care

Having breast cancer and getting through treatment can be the biggest challenge someone ever faces. Integrative breast cancer care—that is, care focused on mind and body practices, natural products, and lifestyle changes in addition to your conventional treatment— can help you on your healing journey by: Activating your ability to heal Helping you feel better […]

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8 Evidence-based Integrative Approaches to Treating Depression

If your doctor, family, or friends tell you that you seem depressed, they might be right. Pain and depression often go hand in hand, with pain both a symptom and a cause of depression. That doesn’t mean the pain you feel isn’t real, or that it’s “all in your head.” In fact, headaches, body aches, […]

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Cancer Series V: How to Heal After the Physical and Emotional Trauma From a Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer is a complex illness and being diagnosed with cancer sets off multiple reactions and changes – mind, body, and spirit. Being diagnosed with cancer can be a traumatic experience. And like most traumatic experiences, it can leave a lifelong, lasting imprint on a person. Cancer Survivor, Jenny Leyh, offers advice on how to overcome […]

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Cancer Series Part I: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care

Cancer is a complex illness and being diagnosed with cancer sets off multiple reactions and changes – mind, body, and spirit. While the initial activities involve conventional methods, such as chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, many patients seek out complementary and self-care methods to add to these approaches to cancer treatment. Here is the story from […]

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Your Complete Guide to Building the Right Pain Management Team

If you’re like most people, the doctor you see most often is your primary care provider, likely a family physician or internist. And that’s certainly the place to start when you’re dealing with pain. Estimates are that primary care physicians treat about half of all people living with chronic pain. However, if your pain remains […]

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The Science Behind Why it is More Painful to be a Woman

If you have chronic pain, you’re not alone. An estimated 25.3 million adults in the US report severe, daily pain, significantly more women than men, while 55% of US adults report at least some pain in the past 3 months. Chronic pain is one of the most frequent reasons for physician visits and among the […]

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