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This Quiet Revolution Is Turning Health Care Upside Down

I spent 25 years practicing medicine as a cardiologist. During that time, I liked to believe that my patients listened when I recommended they lose weight or quit smoking, took their medications as prescribed, and for all intents and purposes, followed doctor’s orders.

As a physician, I liked to believe I was having an impact on the lives of my patients. And many times, I was. But I’ve been on the other side of the equation for a little more than 10 years now, and one of the things I’ve learned as a health plan CEO is that it’s often what happens outside the doctor’s office that has the biggest impact on a person’s health.

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The Ins and Outs of Out-of-Area Health Coverage

The Ins and Outs of Out-of-Area Health Coverage

With spring and summer breaks right around the corner, there’s a good chance you and your family will fly the coop in the not too distant future. While no one likes to think of getting sick or injured on vacation (believe me, I know!), it’s important to know the details of your health care coverage, should the need arise. continue reading →

Hey Naysayers, This Health Care Program Is a Huge Success

There’s no shortage of critics lining up to lambaste our nation’s health care system. And I’ll admit, I’ve often been first in line. But amidst the noise and rhetoric swirling over things like high-cost drugs and a lack of affordable coverage, one health care program is proving to be a huge success.

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A New Kind of Medicine Makes Its Way to Albany

It’s often called “the most wonderful time of year,” but the holiday season can be anything but for those less fortunate. While many of us celebrate with delicious meals and decorated homes, the holidays can be a source of pain and hardship for those struggling to make ends meet.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of generosity throughout the so-called season of giving. From toy drives to turkey dinners, the Capital Region opens its heart and wallet to those in need.

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Election Aftermath: What’s Next for Health Care?

As the dust begins to settle following one of the most hotly contested midterms in American history, many are now asking – what’s next for health care?

The industry has been under the microscope for more than a decade. With Democrats now in control of every branch of state government, industry leaders are wondering what the party has planned for its newfound power.

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Meet the Capital Region’s Top Primary Care Doctor

Dr. Kathleen Catalano’s career path has been anything but traditional, which is perhaps why her approach to medicine is anything but conventional. The schoolteacher- turned-family-physician was teaching special education at a school in Texas when she decided to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. continue reading →