Clinical CareScreening for Social Determinants of Health Limited at Healthcare Organizations
Most hospitals and physician practices do not screen for all five of the social determinants of health featured in the...
Clinical CareNew Guidelines Promote Expansion of Bariatric Surgery to Treat Obesity
New guidelines for bariatric surgery update recommendations that were set more than two decades ago.
InnovationLoyola Medicine's VeggieRX Gives Low-Income Patients Free Vegetables
The program hopes to address the widespread problem of food insecurity and 'food deserts' in some urban areas.
Clinical CareMost American Doctors Failing Their Overweight and Obese Patients
For patients with no chronic conditions, only 20% of overweight patients and only 40% of obese patients receive lifestyle advice...
Clinical CareBeyond Pre-Surgery Fasting: Geisinger Boosts Nutrition to Speed Up Recovery
After a successful pilot saw lengths of stay decrease 39% or more, the health system is rolling out its tactics...
Clinical CarePenn Medicine to Phase Out Sugary Drinks
The health system wants the food it serves to align with its missions to care for and educate patients with...
Clinical CareBoosting Surgical Patient Nutrition Slashes Readmissions
For surgical patients who received nutritional intervention in the hospital, the 30-day readmissions rate was cut nearly in half.
StrategyThe fake hypertension war