Power to the Patient

The current US health system is not a patient driven model. In fact, the power lies in the hands of employers, health insurance providers, device manufacturers, hospitals — basically every entity except for the patient, the one who receives and ultimately pays considerably for the care. Physicians provide a service to the patient, but the […]

James Wantuck

Meet Linda Anegawa, MD – Physician at PlushCare

“I joined PlushCare to explore the role of technology in serving unmet healthcare needs.” A graduate of Stanford’s Internal Medicine Residency, U. Penn (MD and MS), and Barnard College, Dr. Anegawa has 13 years experience in primary and urgent care and recently added obesity medicine to her practice. “I was drawn to this new specialty […]

Phoebe Byers

How Did America’s Employer-Based Health Insurance System Come to Exist?

Do you know how America came to be the only developed country in the world with employer-based health insurance? If not, you’re not alone. It was the result of an accident more than anything else, and can be best explained in conjunction with three defining events that occurred during the first half of the 20th […]

Ryan McQuaid

3 Healthy and Savory Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and if you haven’t had time to grab a gift, you can always make one…in your kitchen! Besides, what’s better than a home-cooked meal followed by a relaxing afternoon with family? No crowds means more quality time with mom. Checkout these 3 healthy and savory brunch recipes to make this […]

Phoebe Byers

6 Crazy Truths About Healthcare in America

You’ve probably heard that Americans spend more on healthcare than any other country in the world, but exactly how much are we spending on healthcare and what are some other harsh truths about the healthcare system and health spending in this country? Read on to find out what we discovered. 1. We Skip Doctor’s Visits […]

Ryan McQuaid

What’s For Dinner? 3 Quick and Healthy Recipes to Make Tonight

Not sure if you have anything in fridge or pantry for dinner tonight? Don’t fret. Here are 3 healthy and quick recipes using fridge and pantry staples. (If you’re seriously low on food, you’ll be able to find most of these items in a grocery store or maybe even your local corner store). 1. One-Pot […]

Phoebe Byers

5 Ways To Eat Healthy This Weekend

You know the drill. You’ve been healthy all week, exercising almost every morning, opting for salads at lunch, and swapping wine for water at dinner. Now it’s Friday and the temptation for an after work beer or two followed by a burger with fries starts to creep back into your thoughts. But don’t throw all […]

Phoebe Byers

4 Reasons Why You Should Try Telemedicine

While the concept of telemedicine (remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by phone or computer) is foreign to some, more than 10 million Americans rely on these services to connect to their doctors. Of course, there are differences from the traditional patient experience, but for many people, this is the best way to consult with […]

James Wantuck

Continuity of Care

Any patient who has dealt with the frustration of having to explain their health issue to a series of different providers on multiple visits, understands the importance of continuity of care. Described by the American Academy of Family Physicians as “the process by which the patient and the physician are cooperatively involved in ongoing health […]

James Wantuck

The Leafy Greens You Should Start Eating Today

Despite, it’s limited nutritional value, <a href=http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1576/>iceberg lettuce remains the highest consumed leafy green vegetable in America with the average person consuming 17 pounds per year. Mostly water, iceberg lettuce is a good starter green, but there are several more leafy green options to incorporate into your diet. The next time you’re at the grocery […]

Phoebe Byers
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