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West Corporation

Posted on December 20, 2013 by West Corporation 


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Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’ve come across many infographics this fall that share ideas for staying healthy through the holiday season. So we had to ask ourselves “Which set of ideas is the most practical? What are some ideas your patients can easily embrace to keep healthy habits through the holidays?”

This infographic from Koko Fit Club is perfect: 14 ideas that are easy for patients to work into their planned holiday activities.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 18, 2013 by West Corporation 


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A Geographic Snapshot of Prevention: The West

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “A Call for Change: How Adopting a Preventive Lifestyle Can Ensure a Healthy Future for More Americans”, which highlights the fact that too many Americans are not adopting preventive care and lifestyle changes due to perceived high cost. Download it HERE!

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West Corporation

Posted on December 16, 2013 by West Corporation 


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Study Finds That Questions Drive Patient Activity

A new study from the December Journal of Internal Medicine found that if patients were asked about their exercise habits by a health care provider, they lost more weight and improved blood sugar control more than those who weren’t asked.

Data on nearly 700,000 adults and their 1.5 million visits to health care centers between April 2010 and October 2011 found statistically significant health improvements among those who were asked about their exercise habits during the visit.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 13, 2013 by West Corporation 


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Promoting Your Local Business Through Community Outreach

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post published by permission of its author.

Promoting a local business is an ongoing challenge. Placing ads in newspapers, putting up signs and running ad campaigns on TV and radio are becoming less and less relevant due to changes in consumer behavior. What does work today is creating user-friendly content on your website & blog and becoming involved on social media.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 11, 2013 by West Corporation 


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Engaging Through the Ears – 4 Podcasts for Your Patients

Are you bored with your current workout playlists? It happens to all of us.  Need a break from workout playlist monotony?  Try listening to podcasts.  That’s right, podcasts! 

Here are some great health-related podcasts your patients might enjoy while running a few miles, heading home from work or just sitting around the house.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 9, 2013 by West Corporation 


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The Sweet Tooth [INFOGRAPHIC]

Show of hands. Who is already thinking about holiday sweets?

Here’s an infographic that reminds us to keep our candy consumption under control during the holiday season. Lots of interesting facts here about the impact sugar can have on oral health, how different sweet snacks compare in sugar content and some “Did You Know” candy trivia.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 6, 2013 by West Corporation 


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A Geographic Snapshot of Prevention: The South

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “A Call for Change: How Adopting a Preventive Lifestyle Can Ensure a Healthy Future for More Americans”, which highlights the fact that too many Americans are not adopting preventive care and lifestyle changes due to perceived high cost. Download it HERE!

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West Corporation

Posted on December 4, 2013 by West Corporation 


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Finding Overlooked Revenue Sources in Healthcare

The Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting in Chicago this last May included a discussion on commonly overlooked revenue sources in healthcare. And while this was a meeting focused mostly on large enterprise healthcare organizations, many of the discussion points should resonate with health systems and practices of all sizes.

Becker’s Hospital Review posted a quick recap of the session with this interesting quote from Vince Pryor, CFO of Edward Hospital:

“I don’t think you can go into a revenue cycle and not find at least 1 or 2 percent,” said Pryor.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 2, 2013 by West Corporation 


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Billboard Advertising in 2014? – 4 Things to Consider

Any idea how many billboards you pass in your daily commute? For many, it’s probably close to 100 or more.

Does your billboard stand out among the mix? Is your practice name printed in big bold letters along a busy street in town? Is it something you’ve considered adding into your marketing strategy for the first time in 2014?…

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West Corporation

Posted on November 27, 2013 by West Corporation 


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Thanksgiving Dinner: Serve This, Not That [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’re still in the planning stages of your Thanksgiving meal, you’re probably not alone. Most people are usually good about planning ahead, but we’ve been on enough “oh-no-I’m-missing-one-key-ingredient” Wednesday night supermarket trips to know many folks are still planning their menus.

If this is you, here are two pieces of advice:

  1. You’d better hurry!

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