Kaerrie Hall

Kaerrie Hall is a writer who lives in the Tampa Bay area. She earned her BA in Mass Communications and her MA in Journalism from the University of South Florida.

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Information for Medicare Patients: What is CCM?

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Sep 21, 2017 5:00:00 AM

The following information for Medicare patients helps explain the value of Medicare’s Chronic Care Management (CCM) program, or what your doctor may have referred to as care coordination.

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Topics: health tips, healthy living, chronic conditions, caregivers, caregiving, chronic care management (CCM)

5 Tips for Managing Your Child's Chronic Disease [VIDEO]

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Jul 19, 2017 5:13:57 PM

As a parent or caregiver of a child, you may have questions or need support. Here are 5 of the best tips for managing your child’s chronic disease or illness.

Navigating our disjointed healthcare system is hard enough. But when you are caring for a child who has a chronic disease or condition, it can get overwhelming really fast. The following tips can help.

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Topics: health conditions, health tips, healthy living, chronic conditions, family health

The Big Role Reversal: Managing an Aging Parent's Health

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Apr 21, 2017 1:39:07 PM

It can be challenging helping an aging parent manage their health, even when they are open to receiving your assistance. But what about the additional challenges you face when they resist your help?

Whether that resistance is due to pride, denial, or the desire to not be a burden, here are a few things to remember and some tips that may encourage mom or dad to accept the help they need.

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Topics: care coordination, family health, caregiving, caregivers, share your health stories, health conditions, health tips, healthcare planning

What Are Your Healthcare Priorities?

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Mar 24, 2017 11:26:00 AM

A survey from Deloitte found that consumer expectations about healthcare providers and interactions in healthcare settings are being formed by the types of positive experiences they have with other industries, such as banking and retail.

Personalized attention, tailored solutions, transparency regarding what to expect and how much it will cost, and convenient, expanded access to services are just a few of their expectations.

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Topics: care coordination, family health, patient engagement, healthcare costs, healthcare research, doctor's appointments, patients, healthcare access, Digital Health

10 Ways to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Mar 14, 2017 1:13:07 PM

If your dinner plate is full of bland, beige, and all-around blah food, chances are you're not getting the nutrition you need. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends filling half that plate with fruits and vegetables. Do the same for every meal and you won’t just be adding color, flavor, and texture; you’ll also be getting a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

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Topics: healthy eating, healthy living, health tips, recipes

What's the Scoop on Avocados?

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Sep 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It’s the fruit you sometimes forget is a fruit! It’s the avocado and it’s good for you. Yes, it has fat. But it has the monounsaturated kind which helps promote healthy blood flow so it’s good for your heart. Studies have also shown avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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Topics: diet, heart health, recipes, healthy eating, health tips

Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Fat? Yes!

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Sep 14, 2016 9:00:02 AM

You usually hear, "Avoid fat!" But there is a healthy source your body craves: omega-3 fatty acids!

Omega-3 fatty acids can help your body’s cells work properly, reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, and reduce joint pain and stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis. They are also thought to play a role in improving memory as we age, keeping short-term memory sharp, and lowering the risk for dementia.

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Topics: recipes, heart health, American Heart Association (AHA), omega-3s, diet, healthy eating

Be Smart About Exercising in the Heat

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Aug 18, 2016 4:26:20 PM

It’s amazing, the commitment people have to being outdoors, even in this sweltering heat. Playing golf, going to the ballpark, fishing, boating, laying on the beach. How does that NOT feel like you’re a pizza baking in a brick oven? But exercising in this heat? You’ve obviously got the will, but are you doing it the right way?

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Topics: health conditions, healthy living, patients, health tips

Salmon, Orzo, and Almonds ... Oh My!

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Aug 8, 2016 10:05:51 AM

Eating the right foods plays a key role in keeping your heart, mind, and body healthy.

In this post, we'll discuss the many health benefits of including salmon, orzo, and almonds in your diet, then share the perfect recipe from Health.com that brings them deliciously together, Salmon Scallopini With Almond Orzo.

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Topics: American Heart Association (AHA), health tips, healthy eating, recipes

Which Foods Are Good or Bad for You? The Answers May Surprise You!

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Jul 7, 2016 12:35:27 PM

Should you pick up or put down that granola bar? It depends on who you ask. 

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Topics: healthy eating, recipes, health tips, healthy living

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