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The Cost of Overmedication

Aug 29, 2019

Pharmacy costs keep going up. If you are one of the millions of people taking prescription medication regularly, you know this well. In fact, a study by The National Health Expenditure Accounts Team found that in 2016 a staggering amount near $329 billion was spent on prescription drugs in the U.S. alone.  That number is growing year after year. There are many reasons why this amount is so high, but one simple reason seems to glare at us above the others -  overmedication. The Epidemic of Overmedication It is a known fact that the elderly are especially at risk of overmedication . Many...

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Filed Under: elder care, health coach, Health Management, healthcare coach, healthcare quality, Insider, medications, overmedication, polypharmacy, too many pills

Elderly Parents’ Healthcare Takes Teamwork

Apr 4, 2019

Family is everything.  As we grow older so do our parents. We are used to them taking care of us and being there for us. However, there comes a time when the roles begin to reverse. Even the most independent of senior adults need support from their family to ensure that they are taking care of their health needs correctly. If you find yourself caring for elderly parents, you may be asking yourself, "How can I ensure that my parents stay healthy for as long as possible?” Communication is Key to Understanding Healthcare NeedsFirst, ask questions.    It is easy to...

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Filed Under: elder care, health coach, preventive healthcare, retirement, retirement health

Accessing good healthcare in Chattanooga

Mar 28, 2019

How to Get the Best Healthcare Advice in Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tennessee is a fast-growing city offering quality health care in many areas. As a hub for traffic to several larger cities like Atlanta, Nashville, and Knoxville, Chattanooga has a small town feel in many ways. Yet larger corporations, such as Volkswagen, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Chattanooga, McKee Foods (Little Debbie), and Amazon, as well as the major healthcare corporations like BlueCross BlueShield of TN have large workforces with a vast array of health care needs. Chattanooga residents with chronic or acute conditions and diseases often find it difficult to navigate their health care needs. This makes Chattanooga a...

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Filed Under: chattanooga, concierge healthcare, health coach, lower medical bills, medical access, Mental Health, preventive healthcare, understanding insurance

What is a health coach?

Mar 21, 2019

Life expectancy in the United States has been on the decline in the last few years. ( spite of all the medical advances of today, people are not as healthy as they once were. Doctors and other healthcare providers are excellent resources for information, but some chronic medical conditions, such as obesity, need ongoing help and attention. This need for ongoing nutrition and fitness support has sparked a trend - health coaches with the specific goal of providing assistance to people on a more regular basis.The largest nutritional school in the country, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, defines a health coach as, “A supportive mentor...

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Filed Under: concierge healthcare, health coach, healthcare coach

Mental Health Coaching

Mar 14, 2019

 Mental health is just as, if not more, important as your physical health. As evidenced by the number of high profile people dealing with mental illness, it is not a matter to just sweep under the rug. Whether you or an employee is depressed, anxious, or experience a mixture of symptoms, a health coach can provide Motivational Interviewing based health coaching to improve “both physical and mental health status in occupational setting.” A health coach can work closely with you and your mental healthcare providers to ensure that you get the proper care and tools to deal with symptoms of mental distress or...

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Filed Under: corporate wellness, health coach, Mental Health, mental status affects health