Tag Archives: Health

Health Tip: Why You Yawn

News Consumer News Health Tip: Why You Yawn — Yawning typically occurs when you feel sleepy or bored, says Cleveland Clinic. People do not yawn because the brain needs more oxygen, the clinic notes in dispelling a common myth. Instead, yawns allow us to regulate both air pressure in our ears and brain temperature. Yawns… Read More »

Trump favorite for top health slot shows GOP U-turn on ‘death panel’ talk

The work experience of the candidate President Trump is likely to tap for a health innovation slot threatens to trigger politically volatile discussions about end-of-life care among Republicans. The candidate, Brad Smith, 36, co-founded and oversaw a Nashville-based startup called Aspire Health that offered services to patients who were likely to die. The company uses… Read More »

Sentara Health partners on $100 million investment to improve housing in Virginia

Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health, in partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a large community development organization, are investing $ 100 million to address social determinants of health in underserved communities in Virginia. Sentara will contribute $ 50 million and LISC has committed to assemble an additional $ 50 million from public and private… Read More »

Health plans need to better use tech to simplify quality initiatives

Value-based care depends on measuring and reporting outcomes, but doing so is causing burnout in physicians. That additional challenge for physicians comes despite widespread efforts to reduce this burden, according to a new survey of 23 health plans conducted by Harrisburg, Penn.-based Geneia, an analytic solutions and services company. Part of the problem lies in… Read More »