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Undergoing Chemo? Try This for 6 Weeks and Feel Better

For older adults undergoing chemotherapy, participating in a six-week structured exercise program can improve anxiety, mood and social and emotional well-being, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, reports Healio. Being diagnosed with cancer often increases a person’s chances of experiencing anxiety and mood disturbances. This not only can… Read More »

Lighting the way to a better night’s sleep

Exposure to light – both natural and artificial – has a marked impact on the body’s circadian rhythm and can affect the secretion of melatonin which is needed for body clock regulation. Now that we’re in the middle of winter, you might be sensing how the lack of light can result in Seasonal Affective Disorder,… Read More »

Population health analytics help Banner Health better predict high-cost patients

Banner Health, a health system based in Phoenix, Arizona, wanted to focus its resources on the patients who would most benefit from early interventions that would reduce future utilization and improve outcomes. THE PROBLEM The tricky part, of course, was predicting which patients were most likely to need those interventions, and the cost savings the… Read More »