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More than Just Annoying, Surgery Cancelations Are Costly and Largely Preventable

Your surgical team has assembled for an early morning procedure. You’re now just waiting for the patient to be prepped and brought in. As you finish your own preparations, one of your nurses enters and informs you that the patient had forgotten their instructions and had coffee and a donut on the way to surgery. […]

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The American Obesity Epidemic: How Did We Get Here?

Obesity is getting worse despite increased knowledge of the problem In observance of the March 4 World Obesity Day, Calcium began a three-part article series concerning the obesity epidemic in the U.S. Our first article, World Obesity Day: Why We All Need to Move Beyond Awareness to Action, discussed the growing obesity problem that the […]

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World Obesity Day: Why We All Need to Move Beyond Awareness to Action!

This is first in a series of insight and discussion articles addressing the obesity epidemic and the challenges faced by American healthcare providers and clinicians in their struggle to motivate patients to take greater control of their weight and health While it may be true that we need more than just a day to address […]

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Why Don’t Hypertension Patients Follow Their Treatment Plans?

Healthcare Professionals Know How to Treat Hypertension — The Real Challenge Is Changing Patient Behavior   To move the needle on this costly disease now affecting more than half of all adults in the U.S., a hypertension diagnosis and prescription are not enough. We need to address a patient’s mindset and motivation with as much […]

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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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The Most Common Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures in the United States

Since its emergence in the late 1960s, modern plastic surgery has become increasingly popular in the United States. Many would say, it is now commonplace and widely accepted. From celebrities who have been vocal about their cosmetic procedures to reality television shows about plastic surgery addiction, cosmetic surgeries are not nearly as unusual as they […]

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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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Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccination Before Allowing Their Workers to Return?

The short answer is that it’s complicated: there are several issues to be considered before requiring your workforce to vaccinate. The increasing availability of COVID-19 vaccines, along with the recent FDA “emergency use authorization (EUA)” approval for a third COVID-19 vaccine, is giving organizations and businesses hope that a return to normal operations may soon […]

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An Overview of COVID-19 Vaccination for Employers (and Employees)

A handy guide for businesses and organizations planning their return to full normal The past year has been a crash course in advanced workplace safety and workforce health, in the face of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, for employers of all sizes. Most employers now know more about pandemics, viruses, and public health protocols than they […]

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Easing Your Employees’ Very Valid Reluctance to Returning to the Office

A recent study found that nearly 71% of workers in the U.S. do not feel completely safe in their employers’ facilities. The good news is that there are tangible steps that businesses and organizations can take to relieve much of their employees’ fears. It’s no surprise to most American workers that so many of their […]

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Allowing Workplace Visitors during the COVID Pandemic

When it comes to visiting clients or vendors, how do businesses keep their workers and facilities safe from potential COVID exposure? As a business leader and manager, you have two fundamental challenges when it comes to safeguarding your employees during this coronavirus crisis: Do everything you can to prevent the COVID virus from entering your worksite or facility Do […]

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HIPAA and COVID-19: What Businesses and Employers Need to Know About Privacy as They Combat COVID

While HIPAA regulations do impact how employers handle protected health information, the good news is that businesses have some latitude when it comes to COVID-19. The need to protect workers and workplaces has raised questions among many HR professionals and business leaders about the impact of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) on new […]

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How Pre-Op Guidance Can Lower Post-Op Complications / Readmittance

Post-operation complications, especially those that result in having the discharged patient readmitted to a hospital or health system emergency room, significantly impact a surgical center's record, reputation, and overall effectiveness. Taking steps to drive down post-op readmittance is essential. Modern surgical centers and clinics have invested much time and money.   While much of the effort [...]

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Preventing Post-Op Admissions Due to Preventable Complications: A Guide for Surgical Centers and Clinics

Preventable complications that arise after surgery and discharge can come very close to being malpractice. Here, "preventable" is the operative word.    Complications will happen whenever interventions that impact the human organ systems intrude on the anatomical and physiological processes of the dynamic human physiology. That is the nature of surgery.    Thankfully, with the establishment of [...]

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Preparing for Wave 2: What Employers Can Do to Get Ahead This Fall

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the world, it leaves behind a chaotic trail in its wake, causing loss of employment, loss of economic stability, and devastating loss of life. As a global population, we were caught unaware. However, as the months passed, many countries relaxed “lockdown” rules and “stay at home” mandates […]

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What Michigan businesses need to know and do as they return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic

The roadmap for reopening and re-engaging Michigan’s economy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has been published. Is your company ready? As the global COVID-19 pandemic deepened, Michigan enacted one of the strictest stay-at-home orders in the nation, starting on March 24. Nearly three months later, as Michigan businesses start returning to work or […]

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A COVID-19 Checklist for Human Resources Directors and Managers

As companies across the country begin to reopen or ramp up operations, the job of ensuring that employees are kept safe typically fall on the shoulder of human resources professionals. And it hasn’t been an easy task. Business leaders are increasingly turning to their HR, personnel or people programs department managers to… Stay on top […]

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COVID-19 employee screening tips to prevent this pandemic from entering your offices, facilities and worksites

While not foolproof, daily employee pre-screening for COVID-19 symptoms is important for lowering the risk of exposure for all employees The need to transition back to work is clear for most businesses. But how can businesses re-open or continue to operate safely when we’re still in the first wave of this pandemic? The answer will […]

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Mobile App Daily explores the winning features of the Calcium health app

Mobile App Daily recently published its deep dive in the Calcium digital health app for consumers and praised the app’s robust functionality, especially for individuals concerned about COVID-19’s impact on their family. With this app, your health data is always in focus. This app is a medicine tracker and maintains your electronic health record so […]

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Cult of Mac features Calcium among health apps of the week

The Calcium digital health app for consumers was recently included in Charlie Sorrel’s list of best health and home tracking apps available in the App Store (iOS). With more than 3.5 million visitors each month, Cult of Mac is one of the top tech news resource for Apple users. For more information, check out the […]

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Tapscape touts the Calcium app for its health data and care management functions

The Calcium digital health app for consumers was recently reviewed by Maya Gul, of Australia-based Tapscape. Her review focused on the app’s ability to integrate and manage health data and medical records from multiple sources. With Calcium, you only need one app to handle your medical records, view your fitness data and medical devices, and […]

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iGeeksBlog raves about Calcium’s COVID-19 symptom tracking features

The Calcium consumer health app was featured today in a glowing review by the editor of iGeeksBlog. After analyzing Calcium’s ability to track medical records and integrate health data, his verdict underlined the promise that Calcium offers to both consumers and healthcare providers. Calcium is a proficient health guide that can prove to be immensely […]

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iPhoneGlance applauds the Calcium app for its COVID-19 solution

Amid our current Coronavirus crisis, the new COVID-19 symptom-tracking features in the Calcium digital health app for consumer was a winner for iPhoneGlance, in its recent review. We are currently facing a global pandemic and every news channel and social media platform is talking about the very serious virus that seems to have grip all […]

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Android Headlines Hails Calcium’s free COVID-19 symptom tracker

The Calcium digital health app for consumers received another positive review today, this time from Android Headlines. It’s a perfect tool for pretty much anybody, whether you’re a super-fit running enthusiast looking to shave seconds off your 10k time or a person living with a chronic condition, such as asthma, diabetes, or obesity, who needs […]

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App Advice assesses updates to Calcium’s digital health app for consumers

The App Advice staff recently joined other app review publications in reviewing the updated Calcium digital health app for consumers. Calcium is the ideal tool for just about anybody, from fit and active adults looking to maximize their performance to people with chronic illnesses who need clinically designed care pathways to help them manage their […]

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iLounge publishes a review of the Calcium digital health app

During its recent review of the updated Calcium digital health app for consumers, the iLounge team found most valuable our family medical records and health data management (and sharing) functionalities. Calcium keeps all your medical and health data in one platform. Not only that, but it supports health trackers and devices as well. Your e-health […]

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One-size-fits-all gamification is not enough to improve patient outcomes

Around one in three of all adults suffer from multiple chronic conditions, many of which can be avoided or whose symptoms can be mitigated through diet and exercise. Medical professionals have long understood that patient engagement and adherence is the simplest solution to improving our population’s health. Contrary to what some may believe, however, the […]

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Can digital health bridge the low-income gap?

We’ve known for a few years that income correlates with health in a major way. From the length of life to stroke risk to self-reported health status, the more access, opportunity, and means of upward mobility a person has, the better their projected health outcomes.  Waves of organizations are stepping up to help put things on a […]

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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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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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Why isn’t our healthcare system easier and more transparent?

Today’s Health Consumers Want Easy Access to True Costs and Quality Services When we purchase something at a store, we’re given the price before we decide to buy. But when we go into the doctor’s office, we’re provided a service where we may (or may not) pay out of pocket or we have a co-pay […]

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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 […]