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Risk Adjustment and Star Improvements

Risk Adjustment and Star Improvements: Potential Solutions to Curtail Soaring Medicare Affordability for Health Plans Healthcare costs in the United States have been soaring for a while and have now reached a point where they are unaffordable for many people. It is estimated that U.S. healthcare spending grew 5.8 percent in 2015..

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The Health Trust awards first round of Getting to Zero Mini-Grants

The Health Trust Awards First Round of Getting to Zero Mini-Grants San Jose, CA – The HIV epidemic is affecting family and loved ones worldwide. Advocates all over the world and locally here in the heart of Silicon Valley are striving to fight this disease. In Santa Clara County alone, there are over 2,700 people living with a d..

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Meet Elisha Caunday of Elisha Marie Skin & Body

SVL: Tell us about the med spa and what you offer? EC: We are a boutique spa that offers customized, high quality services for the skin. We also carry a clinical grade skincare line by Elisha Marie for all types of skin. My skincare brand has been meticulously thought out from the beautiful packaging to the ingredients. The Elis..

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A Passion For The Best in Dental Care and A Beautiful Smile

SVT: Where did you grow up and go to school and what did you major in? DR: I am a San Mateo County native. I grew up in Daly City. I have an undergraduate degree in Biology from San Francisco State University and a D.D.S.Degree from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. SVT: What type of Dentistry and cosmetic proced..

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Binge Eating Disorder

Speaking of Health A Sensitive Topic That Is Often Overlooked, Binge Eating Disorder By Marina Gavric, Health & Fitness Training www.marinagavric.com   A sensitive topic that is often overlooked, Binge Eating Disorder, is said to be one of the most under-diagnosed and under-treated eating disorders. It affects men and women alik..

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It's The Healthy High

Speaking of Health It’s The Healthy High and Rewarding Joy We Feel By Marina Gavric, Health & Fitness Training www.marinagavric.com  Reaching your fitness goals is not always so simple - but with determination, consistency and the power of accurate information – you surely can. Would you like a good example? Meet Madhu Ranganath..

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Gratitude: A Powerful Antidote To Entitlement

By Carole Pertofsky, M.Ed. Director, Wellness and Health Promotion Services at Stanford University I was meeting up with friends in the latest hot restaurant in Palo Alto. As I walked towards my group, a very cool looking guy wearing a classy expensive black T-shirt leaned back in his chair and almost crashed into me as I squeez..

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Age is But A Number

Marina Gavric Health & Fitness Training www.marinagavric.com  You don’t spend 20 years in the fitness industry without learning a few things about numbers. A valuable term I learned early on, and attest to, is the age old adage that “Age is nothing but a number”. Each of us has a calendar age and a biological age. We’ve all seen..

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Commit to Balance, to Your Fitness Success and to Yourself

Marina Gavric Health & Fitness Training www.marinagavric.com  Staying committed to an exercise and health plan is not always the simplest task. Breaking bad habits is never easy. “I have tried and tried!” … Yes, I know, I hear this, everyone’s story, all the time! Regardless of what age you may be or at what point you are in you..

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