Building the Valley: Allegheny Valley ER Doctor Opens Spa With Weight-Loss Programs, Body Sculpting, and Skin Care

Obese with back problems, high blood pressure and pre-diabetes, Jerry Taylor, an emergency medical doctor at Allegheny Valley Hospital, used weight loss techniques, exercise and body-sculpting equipment to lose 45 pounds in three months. He and his wife, Vicki, a retired Highlands Area School District teacher and licensed esthetician, have opened the New You Skin […]

Why value-based care must be the standard in behavioral health

Traditionally, health care in the United States has been based on a fee-for-service model, where providers are paid for each service provided to patients. The problem with this model is that compensation is tied to volume, not results. In fact, providers are incentivized to perform additional tests and procedures, emphasizing treatment at the expense of […]

Are we in a recession? HLTH executives weigh in

The confertainment HLTH or coming out party Covid-19 [just follow the joy of people snapping pics with Zoom acquaintances on the HLTH2022 Twitter hashtag] ended Wednesday after drawing thousands to the event in Las Vegas. There was a mood of self-congratulation in the air – healthcare executives on all sides boldly declaring that they were […]

Could taking weight-loss medication be right for you?

It’s not uncommon for Fatima Cody Stanford to see patients who for years have tried dozens of different diets and workout routines only to find that the needle on the scale still won’t move — or if it does. is the case, it will not stick. “Unfortunately, we have this idea that diet and exercise […]

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