Healthcare enrollment begins this weekend

Sign-up season for HealthCare.gov and state insurance marketplace begins this weekend.

Individuals or families can either sign up or renew their health insurance coverage for 2015 using the Health Insurance Marketplace. The program offers options for differing plans, as well as financial assistance for those who qualify.

The health insurance marketplaces […]

Kaiser Permanente awards $2.55 million grant to AHA

Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health care system, has awarded a $2.55 million grant to support the American Heart Association’s efforts to improve  blood pressure control for African-Americans in two U.S. cities over a three year period.

The program will depend on community-based efforts as well as doctors and patients […]

Home blood pressure-monitoring kits save money

Reimbursement for home blood pressure-monitoring  kits can save insurance companies money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

In the United States, more than 76 million adults have diagnosed high blood pressure , and many more are undiagnosed. Since […]

Statement is first to describe Hispanic burden of heart disease and stroke

Hispanic-Americans need a culturally tailored approach to improve their heart health, according to an American Heart Association statement — the first to describe the burden of heart disease and stroke among the diverse population with origins in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Central and South America.

A […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Heart failure or not, you’re paying for it

Whether or not you have heart failure, you’ll still have to pay part of the tab for the increasing costs of the condition.

By 2030, you — and every U.S. taxpayer — could be paying $244 a year for direct and indirect costs to care for heart failure patients, according […]

A Little Healthy Competition Never Hurt Anyone

I’ve been lucky to work for an organization that encourages its employees to live healthy. We have health fairs, monthly and quarterly challenges, a walking path and an onsite gym – complete with a treadmill desk. There’s never a shortage of healthy attitudes and a plethora of workplace wellness […]