Category: Wellness & Preventive Reminders


Category: Wellness & Preventive Reminders

West Corporation

Posted on October 31, 2014 by West Corporation 


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The Ultimate Halloween Candy Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

You’ll either love this post or absolutely hate it.

It’s the reality behind America’s 29 most popular Halloween candies, brought to you by The Daily Meal. A poll of 919 voters selected their favorites, and the top 29 were given a health rank based on their nutritional content. There’s no way anything on the list is actually good for us, but it is nice to know which candy is considered to be “least unhealthy” (double negative intended….sadly).…

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West Corporation

Posted on October 28, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Discussing Diabetes: Education or Motivation?

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “Discussing Diabetes: The Essential Conversation That Could Change the Health of the Nation”, which examines the idea of technology-enabled between-visit engagement to help patients with the prevention and management of diabetes. Download it HERE!

What Discussing Diabetes shows quite clearly is that although not perfect, awareness of weight and its consequences for health is fairly widespread.…

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West Corporation

Posted on October 23, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Halloween Food Safety Tips from the FDA

Trick-or-treating is one of the many Halloween highlights for kids…as well as a questionably-aged group of young adults in my neighborhood. #getoffmylawn

If you’re looking to share a Happy Halloween message with patients, consider adding one or two of these trick-or-treating food safety tips posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.…

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West Corporation

Posted on October 20, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Discussing Diabetes: A Picture of Poor Health

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “Discussing Diabetes: The Essential Conversation That Could Change the Health of the Nation”, which examines the idea of technology-enabled between-visit engagement to help patients with the prevention and management of diabetes. Download it HERE!

One of the biggest challenges of diabetes is that for many patients it is the first step of a painful journey into poor overall health.…

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West Corporation

Posted on October 16, 2014 by West Corporation 


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4 Ways to Improve Patient Experience through Doctor-Patient Communication

The importance of the patient experience is at an all-time high. With reimbursements based on quality of experience and an increased sense of consumerism among today’s patients, it’s little wonder that 70% of those polled in a 2013 Beryl Institute survey list patient experience and satisfaction as one of their top three priorities.…

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West Corporation

Posted on October 13, 2014 by West Corporation 


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How Big Is the Diabetes Problem?

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “Discussing Diabetes: The Essential Conversation That Could Change the Health of the Nation”, which examines the idea of technology-enabled between-visit engagement to help patients with the prevention and management of diabetes. Download it HERE!

In one sense, awareness of diabetes is at an all-time high.…

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West Corporation

Posted on October 6, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Handwashing 101

Can you believe that only 5% of us wash our hands properly? That’s what a Michigan State University study found last year from a sample of 3,749 Americans.

Gross factor aside – why do we care about this statistic? Well, handwashing also happens to be one of the frequently cited steps we can take to prevent the spread of the flu.…

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Posted on September 23, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Updated Numbers on Flu Vaccinations

Last week, we shared an Blog post with an infographic to help you communicate with patients on the basics of the flu vaccination.

A September 18 USA Today article offers new insight on the numbers and ages of Americans who have taken steps to get vaccinated. The CDC reports that only 46% of Americans received the flu vaccine last year, with the following breakdown:

  • 34% of adults ages 18 to 64
  • 50% of pregnant women
  • 55% of children ages 5 to 17
  • 65% of those age 65 and over
  • 70% of kids under age 5
  • 90% of doctors and nurses

The CDC also released information stating that 90% of children who died from the flu were unvaccinated.…

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West Corporation

Posted on September 19, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Serving Our Seniors Through Digital Channels

A January 2014 article by James Dias on epatientexperience.com calls attention to the growing shift of seniors toward digital communication technologies.

While the general idea of this movement may not be surprising to you, many providers are not aware of just how significant this shift has become. While only 52% of those who are 65 or older use the Internet today, there is a generation right behind them who are already taking this adoption rate to a much higher level.…

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West Corporation

Posted on September 15, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Flu Season Is Here [INFOGRAPHIC]

Flu season will be here soon, and this infographic from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers valuable introductory information for patients to protect themselves.

The infographic covers all of the basics, including who should receive the vaccine, which people might be at an elevated risk of flu complications, the two types of vaccines and more.…

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