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Emotional Wellness Programme for Early to Moderate Mental Illness

Mental illness is an isolating disease. Isolation is a feeling of chronic emptiness and a feeling that one doesn’t belong, which can lead to anxiety, insecurity and depression. It is estimated that one...

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Posted on 20 July 2017
by Siobhan Bulfin

The Role of Mobile Health (mHealth) in Precision Medicine

As featured in, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation.

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Posted on 24 March 2016
by Chris Masters

Cultural Competence in Disease Prevention and Management: A South Asian Perspective

Post by Priya, Melon Health’s Research and Program Designer.

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Posted on 14 March 2016
by Priya Talreja

Online Health With a Chronic Condition

Receiving a diagnosis of a chronic condition it is often a big shock—even when it comes after an extended period of symptoms. These symptoms a person has been experiencing for a finite period...

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Posted on 18 December 2014
by Alice Jones

My dry july

This past month I have participated in Dry July, an Australian and New Zealand initiative where individuals and teams accept sponsors and give up alcohol for the month of July, with the funds...

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Posted on 30 July 2014
by Alice Jones

The Importance Of Online Communities For Patients

We have all felt the value of peer support when sharing a common experience with people around us. When a person has a chronic medical condition or other health issue which is uncommon...

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Posted on 11 June 2014
by Alice Jones

Depression. A Chronic Illness

Often misunderstood, depression is not just a bout of the blues, nor is it a weakness or something that you can simply “snap out” of. Depression is a chronic illness like diabetes or...

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Posted on 6 May 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin

Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each others eye’s for an instance?” - Henry David Thoreau

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Posted on 24 March 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin

What Makes Healthcare So Expensive in the US?

A great infographic featured in Time magazine this month.

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Posted on 19 March 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin

Patient Engagement, the New Blockbuster Drug

This recent article by Dave Chase for Forbes magazine, refers to the 7 Habits of HIghly Patient Centric Providers. Patient-centered care first gained widespread notice as a result of a 2001 Institute of...

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Posted on 21 February 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin