Give these health and fitness podcasts a listen to up your mental health, physical health and dietary health this year.
Huron, SD 57350
Watertown, SD 57201
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Watertown, SD 57201
Brookings, SD 57006
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Rapid City, SD 57701
North Sioux City, SD 57049
AROUND THE WEB
- The Best Health Podcasts To Help You Stay Fit All Year
By Zachary Johnston - Monday Oct 23, 2017
- Kimbal Musk Wants to Feed America, Silicon Valley-Style
By KIM SEVERSON - Tuesday Oct 17, 2017
Trying to improve the nation’s diet, he’s hatching food projects the way his brother, Elon, launches rockets — and drawing some friendly fire.
- Settlement reached on Kaiser Permanente’s mental health access
By Jenny Gold - Thursday Jul 20, 2017
California insurance regulators announced this week that they have reached a settlement with Kaiser Permanente to address its repeated failures to provide patients with timely access to mental health services.Under the agreement — the result of two years of negotiations between the state Department of Managed Health Care and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan — Kaiser has agreed to hire an outside consultant for three years to help it address the access problems and improve oversight of its behavioral health program.“This is a really huge deal, and it’s going to impact the lives of millions of Kaiser (health plan) members who need mental health services,” said Shelley Rouillard, director of the managed care department, one of the state’s two insurance regulators.For the first time I’m aware of, Kaiser has committed to fixing the access problems that their enrollees have had in regards to mental health services.In a statement posted on the Kaiser Permanente website, Dr. Patrick Courneya, Kaiser’s executive vice president and chief medical officer, wrote that the agreement shows the path for continued improvement.The settlement follows years of warnings by the managed care department that Kaiser was violating state law by failing to get patients into appropriate treatment soon enough.In one example cited in its report, a sexual assault victim diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression was prescribed an antidepressant in an initial visit but struggled to obtain a follow-up appointment.
- Apple Watch to be sold alongside Aetna health insurance plans
By David Curry - Thursday Aug 17, 2017
The Apple Watch could soon be sold discounted or free to Aetna’s 23 million members, as a way to improve health outcomes and lower insurance costs, according to a CNBC report.Apple held a series of meetings with Aetna executives and hospital chief medical information officers, discussing the possibility of a plan that included the Watch. It is not the first time the two companies have met to discuss plans, Bloomberg reported a similar story in September last year.Aetna already offers the Apple Watch to its 50,000 employees as part of its corporate wellness program, so it has experience...Read More