What is Functional Medicine? Simple: It’s true healthcare. It’s a distinct medical model that promotes wellness and helps both prevent and treat chronic disease. Find out how it differs from the conventional approach.
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The Healthcare System
How can you gauge the health and well-being of a population? Overall life expectancy is one key measure. Although life expectancy in the U.S. was on an upward march for decades, preliminary data for 2017 suggests the average lifespan in the United States dropped for the third year in a row. Find out what’s behind these statistics and how we can turn the tide.
The doctor orders a CT scan for your recurring abdominal pain. When you ask about radiation, she assures you that the dose is low and that CTs are safe. But are they? Is there a connection between CT scans and cancer? Find out the risks associated with this increasingly common procedure.
If you or a loved one are not already facing a chronic disease, the statistics, sadly, indicate that you have a very high chance of dealing with it sooner than you think. And conventional medicine is not going to be of much help. What you may not know is that there’s a behavior change expert who’s uniquely positioned to help you make the changes necessary to prevent and reverse chronic disease: the health coach. Find out how a health coach can help you fight chronic disease—or prevent it from developing in the first place.
Long hours, high patient turnover, and the struggle to make a difference all contribute to physician burnout. And, as these problems cause feelings of stress and depression among medical practitioners, more and more choose to leave the profession altogether. Read more to find out how physician burnout has ballooned to such a serious problem and what you can do to prevent it.
Historically, medical care has focused on treating injuries or illnesses. Doctors and hospitals are skilled at offering acute care to people who are already suffering from a health problem, but they tend to falter when it comes to encouraging lifestyle changes that would improve patients’ overall health. Now, we’re seeing a shift in focus as employers, hospitals, and other industry stakeholders try to help people manage their health and prevent illnesses from developing in the first place.