Category: Behavioral Health

CDC’s latest Vital Signs report exposes a concerning trend

After decades of decline, progress has stalled in preventing stroke deaths. Although we have made excellent progress as a nation in treating stroke risk factors, almost 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year, and more than 140,000 die as a result. Rising rates of obesity and other risk factors may be …

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CONSEQUENCES of High Blood Pressure: Know yourself

What keeps you from keeping up with your medicines? Eating healthy? Losing weight? Be aware of your barriers to better health and talk with your doctor about them. Your provider or clinic may have suggestions or know programs that can help. Once your treatment program becomes routine, maintaining a lower blood pressure is easier. Remind …

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Diabetes Patients Receive More Than Just Self-Education at Iora Health

When Debbie Yoro, a licensed social worker and behavioral health specialist at Iora Health in Washington state, began working with Qualis Health, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Idaho and Washington, it was with a shared goal in mind: to bring autonomy to all aspects of their diabetes patients’ lives. Read more

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