Can you explain what the 5 determinants of healthcare mean

The factors that can affect our health are categorized into 5 major “determinants”, meaning that they affect the nature of outcomes. The CDC describes them as “Health is influenced by many factors, which may generally be organized into five broad categories known as determinants of health: genetics, behavior, environmental and physical influences, medical care andContinue reading “Can you explain what the 5 determinants of healthcare mean”

Maternal Health Crisis: All Hands on Deck

Regrettably, Roe v. Wade ruling is going to make things worse for many women, teens, and even adolescent girls. How women manage their reproductive plans is a highly personal decision, and in many cases it isn’t much of a decision to begin with, particularly when you realize that there are women with valid medical reasons that prevent them from having safe pregnancies in the first place.

What is Inclusive Care™: Addressing Gaps (2/3)

Our life-experiences are typically an immersive set of conditions that create a particular memory. It’s usually not just that you were at the restaurant, OR with your best friend, OR that the music was playing, OR that you had great food, but rather a combination of things that lead to something that shapes you.

What Is Inclusive Care™? Holistic Information (1/3)

Imagine eating at your favorite restaurant: The scenery is familiar. The music buffers the background noise, the decor enhances your appetite, your drink complements the food, and your best friends are all engaged in a hilarious conversation.

What Is Inclusive Care™?

Inclusive Care is a new way of looking at human health in its entirety. Inclusive Care includes all health determinants, applies evidence-based analytics, hyper-personalizes the information to the individual, and then makes it all available, and accessible, to everyone, regardless of race, education, or economics.

Preeclampsia: What You Need To Know & Ask

Preeclampsia is a condition that usually develops after approximately 20 weeks of pregnancy and is often defined by the following major symptoms: unprecedented high blood pressure and protein in urine.

Mucus Plug: What You Need To Know & Ask

In the early stages of pregnancy, a collection of mucus forms in the cervix – this is called a mucus plug. The purpose of a mucus plug is to block bacteria and infection from getting into your uterus and reaching your baby.

Achieving Maternal Health Equity

American maternal health is in a crisis.

The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate out of any developed country in the world, despite having some of the highest spending in healthcare.

How many weeks are the first, second, and third trimesters? What about the *fourth* trimester?

There is some fluidity in these hard cut offs. There are expected to be 40 total weeks in a pregnancy. The first trimester lasts approximately from weeks 1 to 12-14, second trimester from week 14 to 27/28, and third trimester from week 28 to delivery. The fourth trimester refers to the 12-week period immediately afterContinue reading “How many weeks are the first, second, and third trimesters? What about the *fourth* trimester?”