Healing Stories Creative Writing Contest

"We have partnered with Howard University for our Second Annual Healing Stories Creative Writing Contest: An initiative in the healing arts. We hope you'll share your stories." - Dr. Reed Tuckson

Health Connections

  • I Look Forward to Seeing You at the American Telemedicine Association’s “ATA 2015: 20th Annual Telemedicine Meeting & Trade Show”

    I Look Forward to Seeing You at the American Telemedicine Association’s “ATA 2015: 20th Annual Telemedicine Meeting & Trade Show”

    I am looking forward to my role serving as the President of the American Telemedicine Association and I strongly encourage you to attend the upcoming ATA 2015: 20th Annual Telemedicine Meeting & Trade Show on May 2nd – 5th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For over 20 years, the ATA Annual International Meeting & Trade Show has been the...

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  • You Can Do Better: Read the Nutrition Label … Please!

    You Can Do Better: Read the Nutrition Label … Please!

    I am continually amazed by the number of people I meet who fail to take advantage of the wealth of personally appropriate information contained in the nutrition labels on food packaging. A great deal of science and regulatory reform advocacy was, and is, necessary to give us vital information that we need, and deserve, to make healthy choices. Let’s...

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  • Need a Little Help in Eating Properly … You Probably Do!

    Need a Little Help in Eating Properly … You Probably Do!

    Regular viewers of this website know that I take every opportunity to support people who work hard to give us the information we need to be healthy. I found these reminders from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services‘ article titled, “Ten Ways to Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle During National Nutrition Month”, to be useful to many of us. Let’s...

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  • Noteworthy New Report on Addressing the Quality of Genetic Care Delivery

    Noteworthy New Report on Addressing the Quality of Genetic Care Delivery

    For many years, I had the privilege of serving on, and chairing, the Secretary of Health’s Advisory Committee on Genetics Health and Society, and its predecessor the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing. From this vantage point, I have been consistently concerned about how appropriately, and cost-effectively, genetic-based services are applied to improving human health. Health professionals and patients...

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  • It’s Time to Move Faster in Maximizing the Use of Clinical Data to Improve Health

    It’s Time to Move Faster in Maximizing the Use of Clinical Data to Improve Health

    While reading Modern Healthcare, I enjoyed this commentary, “The time is now for data-driven medicine, requiring elimination of regulatory relics”, from Joel White, executive director of Health IT Now, a coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers that supports incentives to deploy health IT to improve care and provider performance. We need to attend to some basic infrastructure issues...

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  • A Few Thoughts on the Enduring Relevance of the Words and Example of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A Few Thoughts on the Enduring Relevance of the Words and Example of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Recently, I had the great privilege of sharing my thoughts and the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. with my colleagues at the Society of Medical Administrators (SOMA). For those who are interested, I am sharing a copy of my 2015 SOMA Martin Luther King, Jr. Talk with you.

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