Recently, Jonathan Linkous, Chief Executive Officer of the American Telemedicine Association, invited me for an interview to launch their new ATA Executive Series, which is aired on their You Tube Channel. During the course of the interview Jonathan and I discuss my goals and objective as the ATA’s President over the past year, and we enlighten the public as to the...April 28, 2016
I want to share an article with you, which was recently published by STAT that Daniel S. Blumenthal, MD, President of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and I authored titled, “Why aren’t millions of Americans getting preventive care?”. The article highlights United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Spotlight: Prevention, released in partnership with the American College of Preventive of...April 16, 2016
As President of the American Telemedicine Association, I Look Forward to Seeing You at ATA 2016 on May 14th-17th in Minneapolis!
I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming ATA 2016, the American Telemedicine Association’s Annual Conference and Trade Show being held in Minneapolis on May 14-17, 2016. Take a look at “What’s New at ATA 2016″ and see the many events planned at this year’s Annual Conference. This annual event provides participants with opportunities to attend expanded...April 11, 2016
A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health titled, “Disability-Free Life Expectancy Over 30 Years: A Growing Female Disadvantage in the US Population”, indicated that while women may have a longer life expectancy than men, they are living those years with the burden of disabilities. The authors conclude that public health measures that postpone disabilities in older women...March 30, 2016
My colleague and friend, Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institutes of Health, co-authored a letter in Science confirming NIH’s continued support of basic research. The letter explains that the pursuit of fundamental knowledge is essential for the achievement of medical advances, and in turn, a healthier future. Please take the time to read the Letter...March 25, 2016
We are already aware of the serious health risks involved with smoking and tobacco use, and the negative impact they have on vital body organs including the lungs and heart. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released an article titled, “Diabetes and Tobacco Use”, which indicates that smoking can increase a person’s risk for Type 2 diabetes....March 24, 2016