Tag Archives: Health

Gum Disease Increases Risk of Mental Health Problems by 37%

A collaborative study1,2 64,379 people’s medical records discovered that patients with periodontal disease have a 37% higher risk of developing mental health illness. The research team from the University of Birmingham also found that 60,995 had gingivitis and 3,384 had periodontitis.3 The data from these individuals were compared against 251,161 healthy individuals without any record… Read More »

Providence St. Joseph Health builds a powerful telehealth program

Providence St. Joseph Health Consortium, based in Renton, Washington, had a problem: maintaining access for its patients and needing to find creative ways to expand hospital and clinician capacity through virtual means versus traditional brick-and-mortar solutions. THE PROBLEM Capacity is a long-standing problem for healthcare leaders as demands for services are much more dynamic than… Read More »

Matthew’s health care tidbits

Health Policy Jul 24, 2021• Each week I’ve been adding a brief tidbits section to the THCB Reader, our weekly newsletter that summarizes the best of THCB that week (Sign up here!). Then I had the brainwave to add them to the blog. They’re short and usually not too sweet! –Matthew Holt In this week’s… Read More »