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Population health: Better achieved through mental health integration, team-based care

Population health: Better achieved through mental health integration, team-based care

By Scott Hammer One in five adults in the U.S., and nearly 43 million people, experience mental illness during a given year. The cost associated to lost productivity in America for mental illness is $193 billion annually, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The majority of Americans suffering from mental illness and substance

Treating trauma: More integration needed between medical and behavioral health docs

  By Marissa Ghavami Had I walked through the doors of your practice a decade ago, and met you again today, I do not believe you would recognize me. The young woman with body aches, seizures, hair loss, sleep disturbances, flashbacks, cystic acne, intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety, depression and suicidal idealization was a far cry

One box at a time: Passport, Bluegrass Harvest partnership aims to increase access to healthier food

When we talk about the health and wellness of Kentuckians, we have to take a step back and look at the social factors that have an impact on the overall health and well-being of individuals. When we take a closer look beginning in the home, and extending to our workplace, our schools and our neighborhoods,

Lexington lawyers discuss their experience combating healthcare fraud at the U.S. Attorney’s Office

By Ben Keeton Healthcare fraud costs the United States tens of billions of dollars each year. Healthcare fraud schemes continue to grow in complexity and seriousness. Kerry Harvey and Andrew Sparks, both with Dickinson Wright, in Lexington, Ky. have a long history of fighting healthcare fraud. Before joining Dickinson Wright, they were with the U.S.

Moving healthcare upstream: Smoketown Family Wellness Center aims to improve health at the community level

Smoketown Family Wellness Center (SFWC), a cross between a pediatric office and a community center, is set to open on March 24 in the historic Presbyterian Community Center in Smoketown, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Louisville, Ky. Smoketown Family Wellness Center (SFWC), a cross between a pediatric office and a community center, is set

Obstacles to better health: The solutions to many health issues lie not just in better access to clinical care, but in better social policy

By Sarah Moyer, MD Many of our patients often face real-life situations that can make controlling such chronic conditions as diabetes and hypertension difficult. As physicians, we are often unaware of the daily struggles preventing patients from adhering to our best-laid treatment plans. A recent experience with a patient suffering with diabetes made me acutely

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