Are You Lonesome Tonight?

It was one of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits, but the King probably didn’t know that being lonesome might be pretty bad for your health. In a recent essay for Harvard Business Review, former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy claims loneliness has become a widespread illness that deserves treatment. From Business Insider: Vivek Murthy doesn’t mince words when it comes to the issue of loneliness. “The … Continue reading Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Arizonans Show Heart, Give Blood

The outpouring of support from Arizonans to the victims and families of the Las Vegas shooting has been overwhelming. Countless people from our state have turned out to give blood….so much so, one center even had to turn people away. From Cronkite News/Arizona PBS: Arizonans showed up in droves Monday to donate blood to help the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, and officials said … Continue reading Arizonans Show Heart, Give Blood

Getting Inked for Your Health

From professional athletes, to Hollywood celebrities, to folks living in your neighborhood……a lot of people are sporting tattoos these days. Now, a new joint project between Harvard and MIT may have a lot of first-timers running out to get inked up! From Engadget.com: There’s a common problem with health-tracking devices like smartwatches: they’re not really attached to you, which leaves you relying on a short-lived battery and … Continue reading Getting Inked for Your Health

CHIP Deadline Passes

Congress just let the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, expire. CHIP provides low-cost health insurance to 9 million children across the country…..22,000 in Arizona. Now those children are in jeopardy of losing their coverage. From Tucson.com: The federal budget year expired Sept. 30 without lawmakers taking action to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the new year. States use those dollars to provide … Continue reading CHIP Deadline Passes

Digital Health Care

Several tech giants are about to make a name for themselves in the world of digital health. Apple, Fitbit and Samsung are among nine companies selected for a pilot program designed to streamline the federal process for regulating and approving medical software. From NBC News: Some of the world’s most valuable technology companies are moving into the regulated medical sector. And now they have found … Continue reading Digital Health Care