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National Women’s Health Week – Own Your Health
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

May 16, 2017

National Women’s Health Week – Own Your Health

As a woman, and the mother of 3 little women-in-training, I am delighted to share my experience during National Women’s Health Week (May 14-20, 2017). I spend what sometimes feels like an inordinate amount of time juggling my children’s health and wellness – a task that can be difficult even if your children don’t have chronic […]

Digital Health

Quit your Bellyaching, Track your Gut Germs!
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

May 12, 2017

Quit your Bellyaching, Track your Gut Germs!

When I first started thinking about this post, the title that came to mind was Bellyaching. Because I’ve known for years that too much belly fat is not healthy and have fought an on and off, and currently losing, battle against it. Lately, though, I’m seeing and reading more about the “gut bacteria” (or gut germs) […]

Healthy Living

What Does The US Spend on Health Care
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

April 27, 2017

What Does The US Spend on Health Care

Where Does All That Money Go? With all the news and talk these days about health care costs and who pays for what, I’ve taken more of an interest in what we as a country spend and who pays…the big picture so to speak. My curiosity was sparked by two articles I came across that […]

Health Care

Secrets to Living a Long Life
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

April 13, 2017

Secrets to Living a Long Life

What’s Loma Linda, CA, Got the Rest of Us Don’t? Brothers Nick and Dan Buettner wanted to know what it takes to live a long, healthy and happy life. Sure, they know that eating right, exercising, and taking your meds as prescribed are part of the answer. But not the whole answer. So they decided […]

Family

Pro Tips on How To Prepare for Your Next Doctor Appointment
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

April 11, 2017

Pro Tips on How To Prepare for Your Next Doctor Appointment

Pro Tips for Preparing for Your Doctor Appointment You arrive 30 minutes early to complete or review paperwork (again) and then wait. A nurse brings you back and records your weight, BP, vitals then more waiting in a room. You try to awkwardly adjust yourself on a long, loud paper sheet while anxiously staring at the […]

Doctor Appointments

Don’t be a Patient. Be a Partner with Doctors to Better Your Health
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

March 27, 2017

Don’t be a Patient. Be a Partner with Doctors to Better Your Health

We need to consolidate and centralize our health data Growing up in post-WWII America seems, in retrospect, to have been a lot simpler. (I was a kid, of course.) This was life before computers, cable, wi-fi, and smartphones gave us ready access to vast stores of information and advice on almost any topic. I’m not […]

Digital Health

Why is Medication Adherence So Difficult for So Many?
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

March 27, 2017

Why is Medication Adherence So Difficult for So Many?

Turn Medication Adherence to Medication Dedication, but How? Looking at my prescriptions lined up on the counter, I realized although they’re written by my doctors for good reason, I don’t always take them as directed on a consistent basis. For whatever reason, I subconsciously assign importance to each based on my perception of the severity […]

Digital Health

Feeling Good So Ever Considered Deprescribing Your Prescription?
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

March 16, 2017

Feeling Good So Ever Considered Deprescribing Your Prescription?

Taking too many meds? I take six prescription medications a day (plus two vitamin supplements and a baby aspirin). So when an article in The Washington Post by a professor of family medicine at Georgetown University declared “too many patients are taking too many drugs for too long in too-high doses”, I read on. In […]

Healthy Living

Nutrition Fads: know whats good for YOUR body!
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

February 23, 2017

Nutrition Fads: know whats good for YOUR body!

Eating Healthy! Really? My wife tells me what I should and shouldn’t eat (and lots of other stuff too). She should know. She’s a great cook, former caterer, food service director, and an avid follower of all things culinary. So when she sent me a link to an online “MUST-READ” article from a Certified Nutrition […]

Healthy Living

Curry, Anyone? How you could lower inflammation.
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

February 20, 2017

Curry, Anyone? How you could lower inflammation.

Autoimmune diseases occur when the body gets confused and the immune system attacks its own organs, tissues, and cells.  According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), there are more than 80 identified autoimmune diseases that affect between 23.5 -50 million Americans and the prevalence continues to rise.  In my immediate family alone we cover type 1 diabetes, celiac […]

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