Archive for May, 2015

  • My Interview with U.S. News & World Report: “How Healthy Are Seniors in Your State”?

    Here is an interview I did with Kimberly Leonard at U.S. News & World Report titled “How Healthy Are Seniors in Your State?” … I think some people might find it useful!      
  • Good News and Bad News For Seniors: Take a Look at the Just Released United Health Foundation’s Third Annual America’s Health Rankings Senior Report

    The United Health Foundation just released their third annual America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities.   The GOOD NEWS: Report Highlights Nationwide Improvements in Care Trends The America’s Health Rankings Senior Report shows positive trends nationwide for senior health, especially for measures that look at whether seniors are getting the right care in a […]
  • Take a Look at the 2015 List of National Health Observances

    I want to share an interesting website with you,, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which provides a list of National Health Observances (NHOs). National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics. The website provides a wealth of information that can be utilized personally; or, you can […]
  • Reed Tuckson, MD is New President of the American Telemedicine Association

    I am very proud to share with you that on May 5th, I became the new President of the American Telemedicine Association! My focus over the next year will include the following key priorities:   1. Enhancing access to care through expanding urban and rural broadband coverage by: resolving inappropriate interstate licensure prohibitions; removing artificial practice barriers for online prescribing; and […]
  • Look at the Startling Statistics in the National Youth Tobacco Survey!

    I have been fortunate over the last few years to have partnered with the extraordinary people at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids! They have sensitized me to the persistent challenges, and opportunities, associated with combatting youth tobacco consumption. As such, I noted with interest the startling statistical data released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which […]
  • Winners Announced

    It is with great pleasure that we announce winners of the Second Annual “Healing Stories Creative Writing Contest” sponsored by Tuckson Health Connections in collaboration with the Department of English at Howard University. Short Stories First Place Prize: $1,000 “Homestretch” by Derrick Spencer (Howard University)  (READ: Homestretch) Here’s what the review panel had to say about “Homestretch”: “I loved reading ‘Homestretch’. It’s well conceived and […]