Archive for September, 2012

  • Take your health into your own hands, literally

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer among African-American women. Nearly 20,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. And while the number of cases is 10% lower in African-American women than in white women, African-American women are more likely to die from it than white women. Why? Studies suggest that African-American women aren’t getting screened for breast cancer as often […]
  • When should you turn to an App?

    You have probably realized by now that there are big changes occurring in how health care is approached in our country. In addition to the trend for “patient-centered care,” patients are now being empowered by health information websites, online medical resource guides and even mobile apps, which can track and monitor everything from your weight loss to your glucose levels. Although, […]
  • New Perspectives

    Dr. Reed’s presentation from Transform 2012. He works with UnitedHealth Group’s business units to improve the quality and efficiency of the health services provided to its 75 million members worldwide. He’s also an active member of the Institute of Medicine.