Archive for December, 2021

Chronic Pain Management post-COVID

This fall, we conducted an online survey with the Harris Poll to examine chronic pain management techniques and preferences, as well as to gain insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted pain and pain management.  What we found might surprise you.  Chronic pain affects more than half of Americans (56%). In fact, about 3 […]

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Archive for June, 2021

The Time to Implement High-quality Primary Care Is Now

As horrific as the COVID-19 pandemic has been, it is bringing to bear what leaders and practitioners in health care already knew: our system has a glaring weakness in primary care delivery. A new in-depth report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) provides a crucial roadmap to how we can learn […]

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Archive for March, 2021

The Power of Relationships As We Age

Are you 65 or older? If the answer is yes, then congratulations. You are part of the largest group of older Americans ever seen in our country. Indeed, 10,000 people turn 65 years old every day, and those aged 85 and older now make up the fastest growing demographic in the United States. To some, […]

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Archive for January, 2021

A Re-Entry Plan to Maximize Resistance and Resilience

With vaccines continuing to be administered and the vaccination infrastructure being bolstered, businesses will, again, begin planning for re-opening as government officials lessen restrictions in the months to come. When this happens, you will have to make many choices every day about how to resume work and social relationships in the—what feels like another—”new normal.” Discussions […]

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Archive for August, 2020

COVID-19: An Opportunity for True Health Care Transformation

The COVID-19 bomb just blew apart America’s healthcare system. It has poked holes in all our weaknesses and laid to waste many who work in health care, both on the front line and outside of it. For hospitals, frontline medical staff, private practitioners, and patients, the physical, psychological, and financial toll of the pandemic is […]

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Archive for August, 2020

How You Eat is as Important as What You Eat During COVID-19

Being healthy during a pandemic is more than about making good food choices. Sure, buying or ordering the right food during this unique crisis is an important element to maintaining your health—both mental and physical—but it is your relationship with food that is so crucial in the era of COVID. As with other relationships in […]

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Archive for August, 2020

How To Combat Depression Caused By Isolation

Isolation is not our normal state. That fact has become abundantly clear these past few months as we have been relegated to socializing less frequently and using virtual means when we do. And while these are certainly necessary precautions during our current health crisis, the effects of isolation can be all too damaging. As we’ve […]

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Archive for July, 2020

Self-Care in a Post-Pandemic World

It has been just over a month since our new survey was conducted and published by The Harris Poll on behalf of the Samueli Integrative Health Programs. Its findings have offered a unique insight into the state of self-care in the present and eventual post-pandemic world. The new survey we published asked 2,051 US adults […]

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Archive for June, 2020

A Better Way to Manage Chronic Diseases: In-Person and Virtual Group Visits

Healthy choices and behavior like better nutrition, exercise, stress management and good sleep help patients with chronic diseases feel and live better. But busy physicians rarely have time to provide the information and help that most patients need to take better care of themselves. Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, IFMCP, found a solution to this problem: […]

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Archive for June, 2020

Healing Patients in this Time of Loneliness and Social Isolation

Social distancing is essential in helping flatten the COVID-19 curve but it’s also having a devastating effect on our patients’ physical, mental and spiritual health. Nearly half of American adults are feeling socially isolated from family and friends and are struggling to maintain their health, according to the Social Distancing Survey by Harris Poll. Social […]

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