What’s missing from your summer camp prep list?
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.

June 18, 2019

What’s missing from your summer camp prep list?

Don’t Forget This When Preparing To Send Your Children For Summer Camp Summer is here! Time to kick back and relax (said no parent, ever!). Just kidding, throw an extra shot of espresso in that coffee and start prepping for camps, swim team, sports, summer care, sleepovers and all of the other exciting things that […]

Allergies

Brain Health:  5 Ways  To Strengthen Your Most Valuable Organ
Jenelle Azore

Jenelle Azore
ICmed, LLC

June 5, 2019

Brain Health: 5 Ways To Strengthen Your Most Valuable Organ

The first week of June is dedicated to bringing awareness to Alzheimer’s, dementia and improving brain health. Alzheimer’s is one of four common types of dementia and there are over 100 types of dementia (Source: Dementia Australia). It is normally diagnosed in senior citizens but a study shows that it truly starts when we are […]

Elderly Care

Cheers to Women’s 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 14, 2019

Cheers to Women’s Health

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. 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 […]

Digital Health

Engaging, Cost-Effective Strategy to Improve US Healthcare
ICmed,LLC

ICmed,LLC
ICmed

March 1, 2019

Engaging, Cost-Effective Strategy to Improve US Healthcare

U.S. Healthcare Ranks Poorly – Here’s A Way To Improve It Depending on your perspective, you can argue that the U.S. either has the best healthcare system in the world or one of the worst.  However, according to the Bloomberg Health-Care Efficiency Index which assessed 55 countries, the U.S. ranks 50th – almost dead last.  […]

Digital Health

What you should know to avoid high cholesterol
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 13, 2019

What you should know to avoid high cholesterol

High Cholesterol and Heart Disease Correlation   According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), more than 13 million American adults have coronary artery disease(CHD), and almost 500,000 die from it each year. One cause of CHD is high cholesterol. Someone once said “Experience is the hardest teacher. It gives you the test first […]

Family History

The Benefits of Sharing Your Family Medical History with Your Doctor
Greg Pelton

Greg Pelton

Dr. Pelton was a professor and research scientist at Columbia University and is now dedicating his time to helping people stay healthy and care for their loved ones, during this new digital health era. In addition to his private medical practice, he currently serves as the chief medical officer for ICmed, a healthcare technology company.

November 6, 2018

The Benefits of Sharing Your Family Medical History with Your Doctor

  Family Medical History Is More Informative than Genome Mapping While there is understandable excitement about genome mapping, there is still much discovery and testing to be done to determine its efficacy in healthcare today. At-home DNA kits may be entertaining and perhaps revealing, but time and energy are better spent gathering and recording thorough […]

Caregivers

One Marketing Tip That Reduce HealthCare Costs
ICmed,LLC

ICmed,LLC
ICmed

October 10, 2018

One Marketing Tip That Reduce HealthCare Costs

In Today’s World, Patients are Digital Health Consumers One-to-one marketing (a.k.a. personalization) is becoming an increasingly popular approach that marketing professionals employ to influence consumer behavior.  In fact, research performed by Demand Metric found that 78% of CMO’s think that personalized content is essential to future marketing success. This seems perfectly reasonable.  After all, who wouldn’t prefer content specifically tailored for […]

Digital Health

The Importance of Owning My Health Records
Michael McShea

Michael McShea

September 15, 2018

The Importance of Owning My Health Records

  HIPAA has been law for over 20 years, and while we all sign forms at the doctor’s office (usually without reading them) acknowledging your healthcare provider’s HIPAA policy, have you ever stopped to think about what it actually means?  The ‘P’ in HIPAA stands for portability, but you would not think so. One of the most […]

Patient Engagement

Enjoying Parties & Potlucks with Dietary Restrictions
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.

July 23, 2018

Enjoying Parties & Potlucks with Dietary Restrictions

It’s that time of year again when you find yourself at a meal with extended family, a party, a potluck or if you’re popular, maybe several of each!  As much fun as these gatherings can be, they can be equally stressful when you or your children deal with dietary issues.  As a Type 1 diabetic, I […]

Allergies

Summer Safety Tips When Vacationing With Kids
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.

June 20, 2018

Summer Safety Tips When Vacationing With Kids

Two examples of summer safety conversations with my husband — Before kids: “Oh! I need to wipe this tanning oil off my hands before I grab my drink… it could get too slippery and poke my eye out with the mini-umbrella!” [Takes sip out of a coconut] “Phew that was a close one!” [Reclines chair […]

Allergies