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Hot Fitness Trends for 2023

And how Calcium can help you make it happen! 2023 is here and it feels like everyone is ready for a change! The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) put out their top ten list, and Calcium is here to help you execute your goals ​(ACSM, 2023)​. Wearable Technology: It’s no surprise that people are […]

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Health Data Technology Puts Patients’ Care First

Functional medicine practitioners can leverage the latest technology to improve their bottom line and their patient’s health outcomes. This article is the final in a three-part series on the importance of functional medicine (and health) for men and the benefits of technology for functional medicine practitioners. Functional medicine practitioners are at the forefront of providing […]

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Guys, Age is Just a Number

Good overall health leads to strong sexual health—and keeps you looking and feeling young This article is part of a series on the importance of functional medicine (and health) for men and how technology can be used to support a healthy lifestyle. In our previous article about functional medicine and aging, we highlighted technology solutions […]

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Technology and Functional Medicine: Solutions for Healthier Outcomes as Men Age

This article is the first in a three-part series on the importance of functional health for men and how technology can be used to support a healthy lifestyle. As we age, things become more difficult to do. You may be a bit slower walking up the stairs. Or more worried about slipping and hurting yourself. […]


Using Wearable Tech to Think Healthier

Starting a healthy lifestyle and turning it into a routine can be daunting to say the least. If you’ve struggled with your weight, have had fitness goals fall by the wayside, or you’ve been diagnosed with a medical issue that can be helped with improved diet and exercise, it can be a shock to your […]


Understanding Diabetes

Diabetes adversely affects almost one billion people worldwide. It’s a complex and complicated disease that has many associated causes (poor diet, lack of access to health information) and effects (heart disease, stroke, etc.). Because of its complexity there are hundreds of terms that an individual with diabetes will have to understand as they live with […]

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How to Make Your HealthIndex Sizzle this Summer

Whether you’ve just begun or you’re a seasoned Calcium client, you have probably entered information and received a HealthIndex score. This feature connects to a device, uploading your biometrics. Pulling from 5 categories: Movement, Rest, Nutrition, Physical and Lifestyle/Behavior, a HealthIndex score is populated. The higher your score, the closer you move towards your optimal […]


Immunity Boosting for Cold and Flu Busting!

Let’s be honest, we’re all a little beat right now. Between the pandemic stress, winter weather, lack of sunshine, it’s kind of hard to keep it all going. Then all of a sudden, a sniffle turns into congestion, and you have a cold or flu. Aside from the sideways looks and multiple rapid tests, you […]

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U.S. Cities With the Highest Rates of Hypertension

In the last months of his tenure, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a call to action against the nation’s most prevalent and treatable chronic health condition. Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension has become an all too common health condition in the United States and around the globe. What percentage of Americans have […]

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Understanding What Your Blood Pressure Readings Actually Mean — And How to Manage Your BP for Better Health

Learn about the history of blood pressure readings and what they actually measure Checking your blood pressure is a required part of every check-up with your primary physician, as well as every visit to the emergency room or urgent care clinic. And if you have to stay in the hospital, you can expect you’re attending […]

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Counties Where Chronic Diseases Are Most Prevalent in the U.S

While most of the counties with the highest prevalence of chronic illnesses are concentrated in the South, chronic conditions have been trending up across the entire U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 in 10 Americans have a chronic disease, and 4 in 10 Americans are living with at least two […]

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Low-Impact Exercises for Health and Wellness

Low-impact exercise is a form of exercise that involves less impact with the floor or the ground and less strain on your joints. High-impact exercises such as running and performing jumping jacks are higher in intensity and harder on the body. Some exercises, such as swimming or biking, are no-impact, meaning that these movements don’t […]

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Maintaining Your Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented people around the world with both physical and mental health challenges. Staying strong and healthy both physically and emotionally while social distancing can be difficult. If circumstances force you to quarantine, look for ways to stay connected virtually with others even if you can’t visit with people outside of your […]

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Spiraling healthcare costs: New solutions to an old problem are emerging

No one would buy a new car without doing some research, shopping around and taking a test drive. So why do Americans seem to accept the high costs of healthcare without conducting the same research? In comparison to other developed countries we use the same amount and receive the same quality of healthcare services. But […]

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Good Health in School: Healthy Snack Ideas for Your Kid

As every parent knows, kids have tremendous energy and are constantly growing. And all that energy and growth requires a lot of feeding and eating. Our children’s brains also need to stay engaged when they’re learning all day, and this requires a healthy diet filled with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. To protect kids’ health […]

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Delusions of data accessibility: A healthcare placebo

Accessing our healthcare records should be as easy as finding out our credit score. Recent legislation — such as the recently publicly-commented on HHS proposal — is finally a step in the right direction. The rules would do what the government initially intended over a decade ago — to “promote patient access to and control over their […]


What’s in my electronic health record (EHR) and who can access it?

Understanding and harnessing the powerful potential of EHRs The U.S. and much of the world is undergoing a profound transformation in how medical and health records are created, stored, used and shared. The digitization of health records has been a huge and expensive undertaking, but at least in the U.S., almost 99% of health systems, […]

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What are your blood test results telling you?

Understanding blood tests and what those elements and numbers on your results mean. Have you ever felt confused when reviewing your blood test results? You’re not alone. Even medical professionals needed time and training to fully understand what the results really mean. For starters, there are different types of blood tests. But regardless of the […]

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What are personal health records?

Why Consumers Need to Take Control of Their PHR Remember the last time you were sick and had to go to your doctor or even hospital? The nurses and physicians probably bombarded you with questions, conducted physical exams and maybe even ran some blood tests. Their notes, test results, diagnoses, prescriptions and treatment all went into your […]

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Health and Wellness: Mindfulness Resources

“Mindfulness” has become a common buzzword in many health-related conversations, but understanding what this word really means can help you to improve your way of life. Being mindful or aware of where you are, what you’re thinking, and what you’re doing is the essence of mindfulness. Everyone can be mindful with some effort, but it’s […]

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Getting personal with healthcare accountability

Under our current complex healthcare system, costs have spiraled out of control and consumers are increasingly disconnected from the providers and services they need to manage healthcare for themselves and their families. People-driven health seeks to empower and encourage consumers to take ownership of their own health journey. We believe it can be the solution […]

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We need people-driven healthcare now more than ever

“Sir, Maybe You Should Be More Responsible For Your Own Healthcare.” As many of you know, I’m a serial entrepreneur. But that’s not why I’m launching Calcium. The impetus for this new adventure came a year ago as I underwent a familiar struggle for many healthcare consumers. “Sir, maybe you should be more responsible for […]