Kaiser Permanente Unveils Food is Medicine Center of Excellence

Kaiser Permanente has opened a Food is Medicine Center of Excellence to provide nutrition interventions to its 12.5 million members. This includes medically-tailored meals, produce prescriptions, and nutrition counseling. The center will also focus on expanding nutrition screening, clinical nutrition training, and partnerships with government agencies and businesses to improve access to healthy food. The…

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Q&A: Actress Kellee Stewart on advocating for fertility benefits

Progyny and Evite recently held an event in Los Angeles discussing IVF options with panelists including RESOLVE, chief medical officer Dr. Janet Choi, actress Kellee Stewart, and the first US IVF baby Elizabeth Carr. Progyny offers benefits packages focusing on family building, fertility, and women’s reproductive health. Stewart discussed her involvement with Progyny and Evite,…

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Doctors Take On Dental Duties to Reach Low-Income and Uninsured Patients

Pediatrician Patricia Braun treats low-income, uninsured, and underinsured patients at a community health clinic in Denver, integrating oral health into medical checkups for children and pregnant women. With funding from federal grants, primary care providers in various states are receiving training in oral health. Dental hygienists are being embedded in medical practices to provide preventive…

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network appoints board of directors chair, vice chair

Matt Kalaycio, MD, FACP, has been elected as the chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s board of directors, succeeding John W. Sweetenham, MD, FRCP, FACP, FASCO. Christopher H. Lieu, MD, has been elected as the vice chair. The NCCN aims to provide high-quality, patient-centered cancer care worldwide by offering evidence-based treatment options to healthcare…

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Choosing Wisely in a time of resource constraints

Healthcare systems globally are facing multiple crises such as resource constraints and a burnt out workforce. Clinicians are being asked to do more with less, leading to backlogs in access to services, health inequalities, and patient complexity. Evidence-based ways to curb wasteful spending and promote sustainability are crucial. Choosing Wisely campaigns, implemented in over 30…

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Emulsifiers Make Food Appetizing yet Bring Health Dangers

Research warns of the potential negative health effects of emulsifiers commonly found in foods such as ice cream, yogurt, and bread. These emulsifiers have been linked to gut microbiome disruption, inflammation, and an increased risk of conditions like heart attacks and cancer. Studies have shown that certain emulsifiers can decrease beneficial gut bacteria while increasing…

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