Archive for the ‘Our Partners’ Category
May 10, 2014
Looking for easy, convenient and affordable health care options? You aren’t the only one. The Health Resources and Service Administration state that about 20% of people in the United States live in areas with an insufficient amount of primary care physicians to meet community needs.
To add to this problem, the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that there will be a shortage of potentially 45,000 physicians within the next six years.
The healthcare access gap is becoming more apparent in the aftermath of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More than 5 million Americans have signed up to receive insurance this year, and that number is expected to grow to close to 30 million by the end of 2017. With more Americans having the means to afford healthcare, the growing problem is that they do not have anywhere to go.
So where do you turn to for accessible healthcare? The answer is closer to home than you think – community based health options.
Community based health options offer up quality care and are options that are able to save you a more costly trip to the doctor’s office.
Option #1: Community health screenings – Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings, offers affordable tests in local and in some cases under served communities. Our focus is to detect chronic diseases such as stroke, cholesterol and diabetes that are a burden on the healthcare system, and cause significant disability to individuals and their families.
Option #2: Retail Clinics – These are small practices mostly found in national drug stores, and are predicted to double by 2015. Accenture also reported that they will save the health care system around $800 million annually since they are used instead of a higher cost option.
Retail clinics and health screening services are often partner with local hospital systems. Minute Clinic from CVS, for example, has a list of the hospital affiliations, meaning that they collaborate with those medical systems in the community.
Life Line Screening partners with many hospitals throughout the nation in an effort to make patients more aware of unrecognized health problems. We also encourage our screening participants to seek follow-up care with their personal physicians.
Community-based healthcare options like Life Line Screening are a way of providing accessible, easy, convenient screenings. Learn more about community health screenings.
February 23, 2012
When Tampa Bay Times columnist Ernest Hooper recently sat down with Larry King Jr. for an interview about his new endeavor and future plans, it may not surprising that his first question to King was: What’s it like being the son of a famous icon? King’s answer proves that, while proud, his is concentrating on his own legacy…
For any “Jr.,” it’s tough. You have to live up to the reputation that your father has achieved. […] I’m certainly proud of what he’s accomplished, but it’s a hard measuring stick. I have to thank my mom for her advice. She always said, “Be who you are and be the best at who you are.” You have to be comfortable in your own skin. He’s done what he’s done, now I’m trying to chart what I’m going to do.
With this confidence and positive attitude, King has invested $250,000 to $500,000 renovating Cheval Athletic Club in Lutz, Florida. The club opened to residents and non-residents beginning with a 3-day event on Friday, February 17, called “Cheval Gives,” held in conjunction with the nearby Cheval Golf and Country Club.
King has been a resident of Chevel for about 9 years, but it is his goal to make Cheval’s athletic club a place for children and families in and outside the Chevel community to visit and have access to features such as (a):
- Tennis courts
- Refurbished pool
- Refurbished playground
- New fitness room
- Designated area for nutritionists to teach about proper diet
- Designated area for students to receive health education
King is also the president of the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, an organization that Life Line Screening proudly sponsors and works with. The organization was started by his father, following his heart attack and quintuple bypass surgery, after he learned the cost of the surgery. Mr. King worried about people who would need the same care but do not have the insurance coverage or money to pay for it. As such, the Larry King Cardiac Foundation provides life-saving cardiac care to those people.
Read this article in its entirety at http://www.tampabay.com/news/health/larry-king-jr-gets-pumped-about-cheval-athletic-club-plans-charity-events/1214775.
Read about the most recent Life Line Screening-Larry King Cardiac Foundation partnership http://www.lifelinescreeningblog.com/index.php/life-line-screening-larry-king-cardiac-foundation-collaboration-to-help-residents-of-tennessee/
September 30, 2011
In separate press releases, the Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) announced the recipients of awards for vascular health support as well as for research of venous disease and peripheral arterial disease. Award recipients were recognized at the VDF’s eighth annual meeting in Washington.
Vascular Health Support
The VDF awards for vascular health support honor citizens, health care providers, organizations, researchers and companies that have enhanced understanding and/or treatment of peripheral vascular disease.
The awards and recipients are detailed in the VDF’s September 23, 2011 press release, which can be read in full detail at: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/physicians-and-leaders-supporting-vascular-health-deservedly-recognized-2011-09-23
Venous Disease Research
The VDF’s Venous Disease Coalition (VDC) awards are for venous disease research studies published in 2010 in peer-reviewed medical literature and are made in three distinct categories: Basic Science, Clinical Outcomes and Quality Improvement and Implementation of Best Practices. The winning studies must provide important or novel insights for each category.
Read about this award and award recipients in the September 29, 2011 press release at: http://www.venousdiseasecoalition.org/media/pressroom/pr092911.php
Peripheral Arterial Disease Research
The VDF’s P.A.D. Coalition awards are for research studies published in 2010 in peer-reviewed medical literature and are made in three distinct categories: Epidemiology/Preventive Medicine, Vascular Medicine and Vascular Interventions. The winning studies must meet specific criteria, such as insight into lower extremity artherosclerosis and its progression, P.A.D. detection, impact on limb symptoms or quality of life, psychosocial effects, and more for each category.
Read more in this September 29, 2011 release at: http://www.newswise.com/articles/vascular-disease-foundation-announces-p-a-d-coalition-and-venous-disease-coalition-research-awards
Life Line Screening
Life Line Screening is a proud sponsor of the Vascular Disease Foundation and a proud supporter of your vascular disease health and wellness. We provide peripheral arterial disease screenings that are safe, non-invasive and easy. Watch a video that shows how it is done here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jgu8ddU_SY. Get screened!
July 29, 2011
The Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) announced today through a press release that Thomas R. Frieden MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be the keynote speaker at its annual meeting, “Current Issues in Vascular Disease.” This meeting will take place September 14-15 in McLean, VA.
Dr. Frieden will speak on September 15 about smoking cessation and the public health issue of smoking. These are areas that will be right in line with the VDF’s commitment to reducing smoking and vascular disease.
Also speaking about smoking cessation will be Dr. Jeffrey Wigand. Dr. Wigand is the former tobacco executive known for helping the U.S. government in its tobacco settlement case. His story was featured on 60 Minutes and was played out in the 1999 film The Insider.
In addition, Matt Logelin, author of Two Kisses for Maddy, will share his personal experience with Deep Vein Thrombosis / Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE) and cardiologist, Dr. Thom Rooke, will offer a presentation, “Everything I Know About Vascular Disease, I Learned from a Children’s Book.”
As the annual meeting’s title suggests, the latest topics in vascular disease will be discussed, such as peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.), both acute and chronic venous disease, and how to make a difference for patients in one’s community.
Read the VDF press release here: http://www.vdf.org/pressroom/PR072811.php
Life Line Screening is a proud sponsor of the Vascular Disease Foundation and its efforts to raise peripheral arterial disease awareness.
See 60 Minutes clips about Dr. Wigand’s story:
May 5, 2011
In a May 4, 2011 press release, the Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) announced that U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Peggy Fleming will be featured in a DVD teaching tool promotion from the Vascular Disease Foundation’s PAD Coalition and their partners, the American College of Physicians. This educational tool kit will be made available after a $5 donation. This promotion highlights May Stroke Awareness Month.
In the DVD, “A Guide to PAD,” Peggy will share her own experiences with heart disease, having lost both her father and her sister to the illness. The DVD, with accompanying booklet, is aimed to educate patients on peripheral arterial disease (PAD), its risk factors, symptoms and treatments. It will also include beneficial lifestyle changes.
Peggy Flemming and Life Life Screening
Peggy Fleming has also been long-time supporter of Life Line Screening. See what she has to say about preventive screening services on our site: http://www.lifelinescreening.com/about-us/personal-stories/default.aspx or on the Life Line Screening YouTube channel.
Ms. Fleming should definitely be commended for sharing her personal heartfelt story for the purpose of helping others.
Get your copy of the VDF PAD Coalition’s “A Guide to PAD” here: http://www.vdf.org/estore/pad-practice-tools/a-guide-to-p-a-d-dvd/prod_21.html%20or%20call%20866.PAD.INFO