I am honored and excited to serve on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine ad hoc Committee on Ensuring Patient Access to Affordable Drug Therapies. As stated on the NASEM’s website, the Project’s Scope is as follows: “An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will examine patient access...November 29, 2016
I am looking forward to participating at the America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP’s) Consumer Experience and Digital Health Forum being held in Chicago on December 6-8, 2016! The Forum’s agenda outlines the General Sessions scheduled, which will focus on Next Generation Approaches during AHIP’s three day event. As health plans continue to put the consumer at the center of...November 7, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its recommendations for the 2016-2017 flu season in their website article titled “Get Vaccinated”. The CDC urges persons six months of age and older to get their flu shot every season. The purpose of the annual vaccination is to prevent influenza and they note that the flu shot is...November 2, 2016
Across America, People Are Working To Spread The Health Message … Check Out My Interview With Glenn Ellis In Philadelphia!
This past Saturday, October 8th, I was privileged to be interviewed by Glenn Ellis, a health and wellness educator and writer, whose work centers around health equity and ethics in medicine; and, host of the radio program, “Information is the Best Medicine”, on WURD 900AM in Philadelphia. During the hour long interview, Glenn and I engaged in a great dialogue touching on...October 11, 2016
“Families Caring for an Aging America” … A Report From The National Academies Of Sciences, Engineering, And Medicine
Recently, with the support of 15 sponsors, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened an expert committee to examine what is known about the nation’s family caregivers of older adults and to recommend policies to address their needs and help to minimize the barriers they encounter in acting on behalf of an older adult. The findings of...October 7, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published an informative article titled “Don’t Fall Behind on Falls”, which highlights the important statistics related to older Americans and the incidence rate of their falling, along with the results from such. Each day, more than 10,000 older Americans turn 65 years in age and the number of fall-related injuries...September 26, 2016