New Alzheimer’s Research Signals Hope

May 26, 2023

According to data from a new Harris Poll commissioned by the American Academy of Physician Associates and shared exclusively with Time magazine, more than 70% of U.S. adults feel the health care [...]

As Public Health Emergency Ends, Serious Problems Remain

May 19, 2023

As stated in a recent American Medical Association report, "while the federal government may be declaring an end to the COVID-19 public health emergency, there are still significant, longstanding [...]

Problems With Health Care Services — Take Your Pick

May 12, 2023

The health care system in this country, depending on who you ask, is either under attack, changing for the better or changing for the worse. The following is an attempt to count a few of the [...]

Food for Thought: Heart Disease Still the Biggest Killer

May 5, 2023

Heart health is back in the news in a big way lately, and the new news is based upon an old topic — eating habits and diet. It comes from the American Heart Association and its announcement [...]

Every Month Should Be Stress Awareness Month

April 28, 2023

April is Stress Awareness Month. In just three days, we will have to say that it "was" Stress Awareness Month. Where the heck did April go? I meant to discuss it but got so busy on other things I [...]

AI Applications in Health Care Producing Both Promise and Fear

April 21, 2023

It is natural when someone coughs to speculate about what that cough means. Maybe just a clearing of the throat or the start of a cold. Maybe it's the onset of an allergy or maybe something [...]

Overwhelmed by AI and Just Who to Trust?

April 14, 2023

It is no secret that loneliness in this country has reached epidemic proportions. TV's Dr. Phil recently dedicated an entire show on the subject. For this episode, he focused on a group of Gen [...]

From Missing Meds to Support for Women Warriors

April 7, 2023

There seems to be one thing after another emerging in today's world that makes achieving or maintaining good health seem near impossible. Take access to common and necessary maintenance [...]

Obesity Epidemic Out of Control

March 31, 2023

Approximately 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases, more than from AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, reports, an online service that [...]

Technological Advances in Health Care Both Friend and Foe

March 24, 2023

As recently reported by USA Today's Tony Leys, Bette Helm, 71, lives in a nursing home located in Knoxville, Iowa, a small city in Marion County of about 7,500 people. Like many small rural [...]

Settling Disparities in Care and Getting Back to Treating the Whole Patient

March 17, 2023

What is happening to the blissful joy of country living? While it remains for those who can afford it, for others it seems to be slipping away. As I reported last week, finding a family doctor or [...]

Celebrating the Sacrifice and Skill of Good Old Country Doctors

March 10, 2023

For people living in rural America, finding a family doctor or adequate health care services has never been easy. Says Rian Dundon in a report: "Country folk have been bootstrapping [...]