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Health and Wellness
January 9, 2020
Los Angeles Times
Editorial: Unleash nurse practitioners to improve Californians’ access to healthcare
One of the fundamental problems with the U.S. healthcare system is that it’s costlier than just about any other country’s, and yet it does not deliver notably better results. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-09/nurse-practitioner-limits-ab-890?fbclid=IwAR28sSBBBu-aN0EvK4bvnDcbGx2-Onp7vpWeom6X90QyXwQtSg5_GWwDlbg
The Mediterranean diet has earned the top spot as the best overall diet in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report annual diet rankings. Last year, the perennial favorite tied for top place with the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, but this year it bumped DASH to second.
The Mediterranean diet incorporates the basics of healthy eating and includes delicious olive oil and if you choose – a glass of red wine. The Mediterranean diet characterizes the traditional cooking style of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and affords many health benefits.
“For the past few decades, the United States has not produced enough primary care physicians. Moreover, too few physicians practice in rural and medically underserved areas, and the number of people lacking adequate access to primary care has increased. Meanwhile, studies have piled up pointing to the high quality of care that nurse practitioners (NPs) provide, and increasing numbers of policy-influencing bodies have recommended expanding the use of NPs in primary care. Yet, barriers to the expanded use of NPs persist, and, consequently, tens of millions of Americans lack adequate access to primary care services. This report describes and integrates new evidence from a research program focused on the primary care workforce, NPs’ role in primary care, and the potential for NPs to help solve the problem of Americans’ access to quality primary care.”
Shoulders are a common joints for pain and injury. Your joints need to last a lifetime to ensure you stay mobile and agile into your later years and can affect quality of life as you age. Here we will review a couple of common shoulder injuries and prevention tips. By Paul Villaire FNP-BC
Does anyone remember the book THE COMING PLAGUE ? First published in 1994 in hardcover by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, THE COMING PLAGUE: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance was a New York Times bestseller in 1994-5. Laurie Garrett researched and wrote THE COMING PLAGUE for ten years, starting in the mid-1980s when the very premise of the effort was highly controversial. What seemed an acutely controversial premise in 1994 is mainstream thought in the second decade of the 21st Century. By Paul Villaire FNP-BC
Are you feeling stuck in your career, or not feeling enthusiastic or fulfilled? Here are a few tips to consider to get that spark back! By Paul Villaire FNP-BC
Have you been thinking about shedding some pounds and eating healthier? Then consider adopting a vegetarian or semi-vegetarian diet to lose weight and improve health. This may not be as difficult as you had previously thought.