Curus Blog

The Cost of Overmedication

Pharmacy costs keep going up. If you are one of the millions of people taking prescription medication regularly, you know this well. In fact, a study by The National Health Expenditure Accounts Team found that in 2016 a staggering amount near $329 billion was spent on prescription drugs in the U.S. alone.  That number is growing year after year. There are many reasons why this amount is so high, but one simple reason seems to glare at us above the others -  overmedication.

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Filed Under: Insider, Health Management, healthcare quality, healthcare coach, health coach, elder care, polypharmacy, overmedication, too many pills, medications

Elderly Parents' Healthcare Takes Teamwork

Family is everything.  As we grow older so do our parents. We are used to them taking care of us and being there for us. However, there comes a time when the roles begin to reverse. Even the most independent of senior adults need support from their family to ensure that they are taking care of their health needs correctly. If you find yourself caring for elderly parents, you may be asking yourself, "How can I ensure that my parents stay healthy for as long as possible?”

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Filed Under: preventive healthcare, health coach, elder care, retirement, retirement health

Accessing good healthcare in Chattanooga

 How to Get the Best Healthcare Advice in Chattanooga 

 

Chattanooga, Tennessee is a fast-growing city offering quality health care in many areas. As a hub for traffic to several larger cities like Atlanta, Nashville, and Knoxville, Chattanooga has a small town feel in many ways. Yet larger corporations, such as Volkswagen, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Chattanooga, McKee Foods (Little Debbie), and Amazon, as well as the major healthcare corporations like BlueCross BlueShield of TN have large workforces with a vast array of health care needs. Chattanooga residents with chronic or acute conditions and diseases often find it difficult to navigate their health care needs. This makes Chattanooga a perfect area to benefit from all the advantages of a health care coach.

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Filed Under: concierge healthcare, medical access, lower medical bills, understanding insurance, preventive healthcare, Mental Health, health coach, chattanooga

What is a health coach?

 

Life expectancy in the United States has been on the decline in the last few years. (Time.com)
In spite of all the medical advances of today, people are not as healthy as they once were. Doctors and other healthcare providers are excellent resources for information, but some chronic medical conditions, such as obesity, need ongoing help and attention. This need for ongoing nutrition and fitness support has sparked a trend - health coaches with the specific goal of providing assistance to people on a more regular basis.

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Filed Under: concierge healthcare, healthcare coach, health coach

Mental Health Coaching

 Mental health is just as, if not more, important as your physical health. As evidenced by the number of high profile people dealing with mental illness, it is not a matter to just sweep under the rug. Whether you or an employee is depressed, anxious, or experience a mixture of symptoms, a health coach can provide Motivational Interviewing based health coaching to improve “both physical and mental health status in occupational setting.” A health coach can work closely with you and your mental healthcare providers to ensure that you get the proper care and tools to deal with symptoms of mental distress or illness.  


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Filed Under: corporate wellness, mental status affects health, Mental Health, health coach

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