What’s It Means To Be “Consumer-Centric”?
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."

November 7, 2017

What’s It Means To Be “Consumer-Centric”?

Healthcare today has become a “product”…or rather an assortment of products and services that like any other have to compete for customers. That means not only having to attract customers, but also earn their trust, repeat business and, hopefully, referrals, all of which require what’s called a “consumer-centric” focus. The challenge in healthcare, according to Oliver […]

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."

September 27, 2017

What you should know to avoid high cholesterol

Understand your CholesterolSeptember is National Cholesterol Education Month. It was started in 1985 by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The purpose is to remind Americans that controlling cholesterol helps keep hearts healthy and to educate those who already have coronary heart disease (CHD) on how […]

Family History

High Cholesterol: It’s not black and white
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.

September 25, 2017

High Cholesterol: It’s not black and white

One fad does not fit all with high cholesterol.No one argues the importance of heart health, and you’ve probably heard nutrition advice ranging from “no more than 1 egg per year if it’s a special occasion” to “eat a minimum of 1 pound of grass-fed butter per day.” How are such contradictory recommendations possible? They’re […]

Family

Easily Refocus To Effectively Better 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."

August 29, 2017

Easily Refocus To Effectively Better Health

Your Personal Health = Risky Family BusinessI read an interesting book review the other day of cancer epidemiologist Geoffrey C. Kabat’s “Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks.” In it he explains that when it comes to our health, we confront two broad types of risks:“Voluntary risks” – stem from our own […]

Digital Health

Helping Family Members Follow The Doctors’ Orders
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."

August 25, 2017

Helping Family Members Follow The Doctors’ Orders

Key to medication adherence: family I recently wrote about revisiting your medication needs with your doctors from time to time to make sure you still need them in the same dosages and frequency. I also wrote on you should may sure that your meds don’t interact negatively with food. Taking the right medications, though, is only part of […]

Doctor Appointments

A Simple Overnight Stay Turned into a Week in Intensive Care
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.

August 15, 2017

A Simple Overnight Stay Turned into a Week in Intensive Care

Partnering for Better OutcomesIn autumn 2004, my husband and I had been dating a few months when I begged him to drive me to the ER with unrelenting intense pain in my side. The next thing I remember, a surgeon announces I need an emergency cholecystectomy. I was 23, in agonizing pain, and unprepared. No […]

Doctor Appointments

Protect Your Skin When Having Fun in the Summer Sun
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."

August 3, 2017

Protect Your Skin When Having Fun in the Summer Sun

When I was growing up, I lived a stone’s throw from the Connecticut side of Long Island Sound and spent time on a half-dozen beaches.  Summer required getting a tan, which in my case meant getting sunburned first then suffering through the pain and peeling to finally get one.I’m paying for it now with regular visits […]

Children

U.S. Healthcare Ranks Poorly – Here’s A Way To Improve
ICmed,LLC

ICmed,LLC
ICmed

August 2, 2017

U.S. Healthcare Ranks Poorly – Here’s A Way To Improve

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.  The index looks at life expectancy and per capita spending to […]

Digital Health

Don’t Just Take the Doctor’s Orders. Understand it!
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."

July 29, 2017

Don’t Just Take the Doctor’s Orders. Understand it!

Dr. Google vs. Med SchoolAfter each visit with my primary care doctor, I get a one-page letter in the mail saying my blood counts, liver and kidney functions, blood sugar, cholesterol and remainder of my lab work were “all within normal limits.” I, then, get an email with a multi-page PDF “Summary of Visit” that […]

Digital Health

Health trends change over time. What’s right for you?
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."

July 24, 2017

Health trends change over time. What’s right for you?

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 Specialist […]

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