Business of Health Care

Business of Health Care: Screen Time

Aug 9, 2019

If you’re a parent, at some point you’ve probably wondered whether or not your child is spending too much time in front of a screen – especially over the summer months.


Business of Health Care: Rural Health Care

Aug 2, 2019

Since 2010, at least 97 rural hospitals across 27 states have closed. Another 21 percent of remaining rural hospitals are at risk of closing – including 127 in Texas.


With nearly half of privately insured Americans on high-deductible health plans now, the Internet - a free resource available virtually anywhere - has taken on an even greater role in the health care continuum.


Since the beginning of time, we've eaten food to sustain ourselves.

Later, as cooking methods developed, we started eating for pleasure. Now, food is becoming widely recognized as a pillar of good health care.

That's because, in part, what defines good health and good health care is more than just the medications, doctors, and technologies you have access to.

It's about your entire lifestyle - from stress levels, to sleep habits, to activity level, and, of course, your diet. (More))

Teen suicide. It's not an easy topic to discuss, but something that should be on every parent's radar. According to a recent story in Time magazine, suicide rates are up among all demographics.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has started an ambitious national effort called Million Hearts 2022.


One smart device maker recently issued an odd warning – its new smart watch technology to detect atrial fibrillation is not intended for people who have atrial fibrillation.


There are a number of myths when it comes to medicine – what works, what doesn’t, what’s safe and what isn’t.

 

 


 

Last August, electric scooters – already common in metro areas throughout Texas – appeared unannounced on Waco sidewalks.

 

 


 

Hospital emergency departments can go from near ghost towns to overcrowded in no time at all, which can create a recipe for long waits for some patients.

 

 


 

If you take a moment to delve into the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statics jobs report for March, you would see that the healthcare industry produced more jobs than any other sector of the economy, adding nearly 50,000 jobs in one month alone.

 


 

 

Privacy concerns over technology are not just limited to social media and smart phones.