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CMS Should Boost the Signal on Social Determinants of Health

By HERB KUHN  Historically, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) stance on the influence that social determinants of health (SDOH) have on health outcomes has been equal parts signal and noise. In April 2016, the agency announced it would begin adjusting the Medicare Advantage star ratings for dual-eligibility and other social factors. This… Read More »

Can Iodine Boost Your IQ?

Perhaps the best way to determine how important iodine is to your health is to explain that not having enough — i.e., a deficiency — has been identified as the most common cause of preventable brain damage on the planet. Even more startling is research asserting that iodine deficiency is completely preventable, at least in… Read More »