Connections

Connecting Resources to Optimize Our Health

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • April Is National Minority Health Month!

    “Without health and long life, all else fails.” – Dr. Booker T. Washington   April is National Minority Health Month and the theme for 2018 is “Partnering for Health Equity.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides some great resources to help you learn more, and to help raise awareness, about health disparities that affect minorities in their...

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