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HealthScout: Bring Digital Literacy to Health & Wellness

Over 60 millionAmericans do not know how to use the Internet. HealthScout is a platform that takes its users from never having used the Internet to independently managing their health and wellness online. With the onset of the Affordable Care Act and exchange systems, the time is now to provide this critical form of news and information access. Access to care has been an issue for underserved populations and a new hurdle ...more »

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RemembeRings - For Holding On and Letting Go

Life brings loss - 2.5 million Americans will die this year, most in healthcare settings. Children don’t understand death and most adults don’t know how to help them. A RemembeRing is an innovative product designed to support children in their grief. It's a flat disc consisting of two interlocking pieces and it's easy to use. The child begins by pressing a central token from the ring around it. The outer ring speaks to ...more »

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Revolutionize pediatric medicine and transform the way society responds to challenges facing kids

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study is one of the largest investigations into early adversity and later-life health. It revealed that the more categories of ACEs, the higher the risk of chronic illnesses and toxic stress. Yet, the link between early adverse experiences and health, learning and behavior is often overlooked or misunderstood in traditional health care settings, especially in urban areas. The ...more »

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Health and Fitness Family Style (How to survive and thrive in a "food desert")

A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute says 1 out of 5 Philadelphians are in poor or fair health due to smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, and excessive drinking. Most residents have limited access to recreation sites and healthy foods since they live in "food deserts" where they have to travel more than a mile to the nearest supermarket and is ...more »

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No Needless Pain

Pain of any kind is an insidious problem with implications far beyond physical impact. We don’t think experiencing pain without relief is acceptable, especially for our children. The nature and experience of pain is not universal, nor are the characteristics of each child and family. That’s why varied and comprehensive expertise is paramount. We were one of the first pediatric hospitals to recognize the need for better ...more »

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95210 Health and Wellness Tracking

The 95210 Family Health Tracker is a corporate wellness program designed for the entire family to track their daily health that matters the most: sleep, nutrition, screen time, physical activity, sodas and sugary drinks, tobacco exposure, walking steps, weight loss, multivitamins, and water intake. By encouraging the entire family to participate, a company may lower their health related costs, and employees will live ...more »

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Fast food restaurant surcharge

Americans are used to surcharges--just ask any who has rented a car, taken a flight, or stayed in a hotel. Why not put this practice to work to support wellness initiatives? There are over 14,000 McDonald's restaurants in the USA, over 11,000 Burger Kings, 5000 Wendy's, etc. The average McDonald’s has 1,584 transactions per day. I propose that every transaction be rounded up to the nearest quarter. Thus, one’s check ...more »

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Wellness Games

Health should be celebrated! Wellness games could bring that much needed spirit to the fore. Competition would cover three areas. 1. A joyful skill that promotes wellness. 2. Standard objective measures of health: blood pressure, body comp., cholesterol, and aerobic fitness--but it would be progress that is measured, and maintenance of progress subsequently. 3. Diet; submit several recipes to be graded for ...more »

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