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This new approach to primary care builds on the personal relationship you have with your health care providers to give you more personalized coordinated, efficient and effective care.
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Jul 30, 2014

Heart disease is #1 killer of women but only 35% of patients in CVD research trials are women. #FDAact


Jul 30, 2014

Did you know high blood pressure can affect your sex life? Check out other surprising ways hypertension can harm you everydayhealth.com/news/surprisin…


Jul 30, 2014

RT @codyrbarnett: When you use acronyms that don't connect with your audience—you're telling a story to yourself! #wordsofwisdom #AF4Q #Boom


Jul 30, 2014

very important RT @AligningForces: Know your audience - provider? practice manager? fellow consumer? #AF4Q #storytelling


Jul 30, 2014

Deadly 'superbug' is spreading in US hospitals. Remember to not only wash your own hands, but ask your healthcare provider and loved ones to do the same!


Jul 30, 2014

Valuable discussion via @nprnews: New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care n.pr/1pgXDoT


Jul 30, 2014

Deadly 'superbug' is spreading in US #hospitals. Remember to wash your hands! fw.to/i3XexIQ


Jul 29, 2014

#Hospital Discharge Checklist: Fill out w/ur #caregivers b4 you leave & share w/all those involved in your care bit.ly/1kl6nLV


Jul 29, 2014

You fell. You broke your leg. You went to the hospital and received excellent care. You're recovering well, and have been told that you now get to go home ("discharged"). Now what? Fill out this checklist with your caregivers before you leave the hospital, and share it with anyone who is involved in your care – your health care team, your friends and family. This can help everyone understand the best ways to help you recover after your hospital stay. http://yourhealthmatters.org/upload/Discharge_Checklist.pdf


Jul 29, 2014

Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up n.pr/1nYHDYL


Jul 28, 2014

Great 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati interview with The Health Collaborative's own Medical Director, Dr. Barb Tobias, Dr. Karen Bankston of University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, and Dr. Gary LeRoy, associate dean for Student Affairs and Admissions Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine about the "Need for more minority health care providers" Take a Listen!


Jul 28, 2014

Gr8t @917wvxu interview w/@hcollaborative Med. Director, Dr. Barb Tobias: Need 4 more minority #healthcare providers bit.ly/1px9Ym2


Jul 28, 2014

One common theme for every good relationship - whether it be male/female, parent/child and patient/provider . . . Communication is key!


Jul 28, 2014

Register Today: Got Covered - Now What? Health Insurance Literacy Webinar: Understanding How Insurance Works bit.ly/1rwbfME


Jul 28, 2014

How much salt are u eating? The @American_Heart recommends no >1500 mg of sodium a day to help #Prevent #stroke pic.twitter.com/hlMnNxkTPt


Jul 28, 2014

How much salt are you eating? The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recommends a limit of 1500 mg of sodium per day. Learn more about how to prevent, treat and beat STROKE today:


Jul 28, 2014

RT: The # of freestanding emergency rooms have doubled since 2009. How many r there? ow.ly/zEJyR @KHNews @modrnhealthcr


Jul 28, 2014

#NIHR funded study shows giving parents web info is most cost-effective at increasing mumps & rubella vaccine uptake ow.ly/zEYXP


Jul 28, 2014

Why is women's life expectancy falling in so many states? And why does it gain so little notice? rwjf.ws/WQNiqc via @RWJF


Jul 28, 2014

More than 3 out of 4 Americans think reports on patient satisfaction will improve health care quality bit.ly/UmyGgp #ptsatisfaction


Jul 28, 2014

In preparation 4 today's @RWJF_QualEqual webinar, reading: "5 Things to Remember About Reducing #Disparities" bit.ly/1xoSw7I


Jul 25, 2014

More than one in seven adults in Greater Cincinnati say they skip going to the doctor because the money it would cost to treat themselves or someone else in their home is needed to pay for housing, food or clothing, according to the results of a survey released earlier this week by Interact for Health.


Jul 24, 2014

Such a great program being provided by our sister organization, Greater Cincinnati Health Council!


Jul 24, 2014

Greater #Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey: Who in our area is more likely to go without healthcare? bit.ly/1nEXmh7


Jul 24, 2014

Survey: >1/7 Adults in #Cincinnati must choose between health care and food/housing/clothes bit.ly/1kefLB2 @BusinessCourier


Jul 24, 2014

"#PatientExperience is about the people behind the statistics on #hospitals spreadsheets" bit.ly/1kdUpnj @kevinmd


Jul 24, 2014

By simply planning ahead and managing when and where this man had a routine blood draw, he was able to significantly reduce how much he paid for this service. Read the rest of his story here:


Jul 23, 2014

Have you heard the term "Patient Centered Medical Home", but still aren't sure what it is why you should care? Watch this video that explains what it is and how it can be benefit to you and your family: http://www.emmisolutions.com/medicalhome/transformed/english.html


Jul 22, 2014

Did you know that depression affects about 33 percent of folks who have had a heart attack? The American Heart Association recommends that all heart patients be screened for depression by their primary care physician and get treated as necessary.


Jul 18, 2014

Watch all the ways that smoking has affected Roosevelt's life. Do your heart a favor and quit today!


Jul 17, 2014

Great video from the Center for Advancing Health about the importance of being a prepared patient:


Jul 16, 2014

Read our latest blog "Partnering With Your Doctor to MakeTheRightCall" by Dr. Barb Tobias of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine to see how she worked with a diabetic patient to learn where and when to go during a health emergency.


Jul 15, 2014

Check out the most awkward dance/exercise moves to perform at work! The Washington Post's infographics department tested 12 exercises for a week to see which ones we could easily incorporate into a workday. You'll not only find some great ideas for exercises, but you'll probably get a good laugh in as well!


Jul 11, 2014

Do you know a colonoscopy can save your life? Check out this video from St. Elizabeth Healthcare explaining why this screening is so important. And when you're done, visit YourHealthMatters.org to find a local practice who has high rating for getting their patients screened for colon cancer.