VitalBlog

In our VitalBlog we frequently share our thoughts and opinions on healthcare-related topics.

Arjen Westerink

Patient Engagement: A Call to Action!

Arjen Westerink wrote this on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

If any readers of this blog are frequent travelers, you will probably recognize the challenge of trying to maintain an active lifestyle with healthy... read more

Dr. Lester Wold

The $15 Billion Question

Dr. Lester Wold wrote this on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In 2008 it was estimated that readmissions to hospital within 30 days of discharge for Medicare beneficiaries accounted for $15 billion in spending. ... read more

AOA Wrap-Up: Start Your Uprise

wrote this on Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I was in San Diego last week for the annual American Optometric Association meeting. At this event, we launched Uprise in partnership with VisionWeb,... read more

The Gift of Life

wrote this on Monday, June 24, 2013

Give the gift of life: Donate Blood. With this slogan attention centers on World Blood Donor Day. Today, June 14, serves to raise awareness of the... read more

Arjen Westerink

Patient Education – The Right Information at the Right Time

Arjen Westerink wrote this on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The other day I came across an article that talked about the potential dangers of patients self-diagnosing. With a wealth of medical information... read more

Dr. Lester Wold

Blue Zones

Dr. Lester Wold wrote this on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

From a healthcare perspective, the words “blue zones” may conjure up images of mental health and depression.  Recently these words have taken on a... read more

Saying "No" to Tobacco on World No Tobacco Day

wrote this on Friday, May 31, 2013

World No Tobacco Day was created to address and inform the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, as... read more

A View on Employee Health and Wellness

wrote this on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

National Employee Health and Fitness Month (EHFM) – just hearing the term might make you cringe as you look down at that scrumptious, sugar-coated... read more

Straight from the Nurse's Mouth

wrote this on Saturday, May 11, 2013

In honor of International Nurses Day, I thought I would lend my voice and talk about something which has changed the nursing industry (and my job)... read more

Arjen Westerink

World Health Month

Arjen Westerink wrote this on Monday, April 29, 2013

This month is World Health Month. It is a perfect time to reflect on the state of health in the US compared to the rest of the world. With the... read more

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