Category: Health

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Franciscan Riverview Health joins Medicare ACO

Franciscan Riverview Health ACO has been selected as one of 89 new Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations, providing approximately 1.6 million additional Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the...

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Column: Screen time strategies for parents

Commentary by Dr. Mary Ian McAteer Computers, video games, smartphones, tablets and television–you name it, and today’s children have access to it. Now more than ever, parents are managing “screen time,” weighing pros and...

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Column: Vision problem has wide impact

Commentary by Tammy Wittmann, O.D. Is your child achieving in everything except school? If this sounds like your child, he or she may be struggling with a vision problem that is not detected by...

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Column: Focus on safety means happy patients

Commentaryby Mary Webber Hospital safety has been a heated topic during the past several months, with politicians and pundits weighing in on the effectiveness of various health systems in keeping patients out of harm’s...

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Gut check: Is it celiac disease?

For years, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the television host and former “Survivor” contestant, couldn’t figure out what made her sick with unrelenting bloating, cramps and diarrhea. Then while starving as a contestant on “Survivor,” her symptoms...

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Is the flu vaccine safe?

According to an October report from health care watchdog Farmacy, Inc., a Johns Hopkins study released in the British Medical Journal last month is proof enough that everyone should be careful when it comes...