Author archive for Reed Tuckson, M.D.

  • Take a Look at the Insightful CDC Article: “10 Reasons to Get Moving Today!”

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an insightful article titled “10 Reasons to Get Moving Today!”, which highlights several reasons why physical activity is important … not only to lose weight, but also to promote better health! There are many activities you can choose from … you should select the activities that are enjoyable and match your […]
  • Take A Look At The Alliance For Health Policy’s Video: “Summit on Health Care Costs in America”

    Last month, I was excited to attend and participate in the Alliance for Health Policy’s Summit on Health Care Costs in America, which was held on May 24, 2018, in Washington, DC. As we all know, the conversation on health care costs in America is decades old, yet progress has been elusive. Terms like sustainability, affordability, and value are set forward as […]
  • Register to Attend the Alliance for Health Policy’s June 29th Congressional Briefing on Health Care Costs in America

    As Chair of the Alliance for Health Policy, I would like to invite you to register for the 2018 Opportunities for Progress Signature Series Congressional Briefing on Health Care Costs in America. The event will take place this Friday, June 29, 2018, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building located at 50 Constitution Ave NE, Room G-50, Washington, DC, 20002. The briefing will be […]
  • Suicide Rates Are Increasing Across Our United States!

    All of us must have been saddened by the highly publicized suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. These high profile tragedies serve to remind us that the struggle against mental illness affects all socioeconomic sectors of our society. Being rich and well-known does not immunize us from these challenges. As such, we’re all in this together regardless of socioeconomic […]
  • NIH Resources to Help You Communicate More Effectively With Your Doctor!

    As a physician, I can’t emphasize enough, the importance of good communication between a patient and their doctor! The National Institutes of Health has a great article titled “Talking to Your Doctor”, that offers great advice and resources which help individuals to take a more active role in their healthcare by communicating more effectively with their provider. Open communication will […]
  • It’s That Time of Year: Be Prepared for Spring and Summer Weather Risks!

    It’s that time of year again when all of us need to be alert to our spring and summer weather conditions, as they can be unpredictable with the risks of thunderstorms, some severe that bring with it lighting, tornadoes and flooding. Temperatures may fluctuate during the course of a day, which reminds us to be prepared for possible dangerous weather […]
  • Please Join Me At The Alliance for Health Policy’s “Health Care Costs in America Summit”

    As the new Board Chair of The Alliance for Health Policy, I am excited to invite you to attend our “Health Care Costs in America Summit”, which is Part One of the Alliance’s “2018 Signature Series: Opportunities For Progress”. The Summit will be held on May 24, 2018, at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s Barbara Jordan Conference Center in […]
  • Kaiser Health News Morning Briefing: Diseases Spread by Ticks, Mosquitoes and Fleas Reaching ‘Astronomical Levels’!

    The Kaiser Health News’ KHN Morning Briefing is a great resource which provides summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.  As summer approaches, and with more will be people spending more time outdoors, one topic of particular interest, titled “Diseases Spread by Ticks, Mosquitoes and Fleas Reaching ‘Astronomical Levels’”, reports that the number of vector-born diseases has increased significantly. […]
  • Learn More About NIH’s “All of Us” Research Program to Advance Precision Medicine!

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced their national launch of the All of Us Research Program, which will take place on May 6, 2018. The All of Us mission is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.  The consortium formed and began its work in July 2016 under the leadership […]
  • Plan to Attend the NAM Event: “Understanding Disparities in Access to Genomic Medicine: A Workshop”

    I am excited to participate in the public workshop, “Understanding Disparities in Access to Genomic Medicine: A Workshop”, which is being hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health on the Board on Health Sciences Policy on June 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. The workshop “will examine the gaps in knowledge related to […]