Your Health

  • The First Day Of Summer Has Arrived … Time For My “Annual Sun Safety” Reminders!

    Last week brought us the first day of Summer! With that, comes my “annual” reminders for “sun safety” for all … we all want to enjoy the “sun and fun” associated with the summer season; however, we also need to be responsible and follow some simple safety measures to protect our skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. NIH’s National […]
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  • May 31st is World No Tobacco Day!

    I want to share an interesting blog article titled, “World No Tobacco Day: Economic Development is Human Development”, authored by Tom Novotny, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In his article, Tom shares some key insights regarding the tobacco epidemic and its effects on the United States economy. World No Tobacco Day is an […]
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  • Take A Look At The FDA’s Patient Network Newsletter!

    Take a few minutes to learn more about the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Patient Network, which is a comprehensive program that works to expand and sustain communication with patients and their community.  It also helps educate patients, patient advocates, and their healthcare professionals about medical product regulations and we continue to look at ways to involve patients more effectively in regulatory decisions related to […]
  • Take Charge Of Your Health With HHS’ myhealthfinder!

    Take a look at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website healthcare tool called myhealthfinder. This easy to use tool provides consumers with personalized, evidence-based clinical prevention recommendations in just a few clicks. Simply enter the data requested and select “Get Results”, and you will be directed to a list of recommended tests and exams that are specific to the […]
  • NCQA Quality Talks 2016: A Smashing Success! Register Now For The 2017 Event!

    On October 25th of last year, I was honored to participate in the NCQA Quality Talks 2016. The first Quality Talks was held in 2015 as part of NCQA’s 25th Anniversary and it was so successful that NCQA made it an annual event. In 2016, the event was even larger and reached an even wider audience … it was a […]
  • I Am Excited About The Launch Of “The Urban Health Media Project”: An Innovative Health Journalism Project For High School Students

    This exciting initiative was recently featured in the following article from The Baltimore Sun: Morgan and Howard Universities Partner on Journalism Program for Local High School Students High school students in Baltimore will soon have the opportunity to learn about and report on persistent health disparities in underserved communities in the city. Under a joint partnership between Morgan State and […]
  • United Health Foundation’s 27th Edition Of The America’s Health Rankings Annual Report: Our Nation’s Health Is At A Crossroad

    Today, I am excited to share with all of you the United Health Foundation’s release of its 27th Edition of the America’s Health Rankings Annual Report®. As highlighted in United Health Foundation’s press release: “Through an analysis of 34 measures of behaviors, community and environment, policies and clinical care data, America’s Health Rankings Annual Report provides a holistic view of […]
  • Take A Look At The NIH News In Health Monthly Newsletter!

    The National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, publishes a monthly newsletter, NIH News in Health, which highlights interesting articles on informative topics to promote better health and safety. In the December newsletter, two featured articles include “Making a Healthier Home” and “Tai Chi and Your Health” … I think you’ll enjoy reading […]
  • New NASEM Consensus Study on Affordable Drugs Announced

    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 to […]
  • I Hope To See You At AHIP’s Consumer Experience And Digital Health Forum In Chicago!

    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 service, […]