Apportis Blog

Hepatitis Awareness Month

April showers bring May flowers and Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC and many public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by...

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Becoming Your 2.0

I'm writing today to encourage & share the importance of yearly exams that includes a full blood work panel, OBGYN visits, mental health checks, heart health, and in any uncertainty if you’re not feeling status-quo, to go to a doctor. I’m glad I get to write on...

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May is Asthma Awareness Month

It's a peak season for people with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases. I just got back from my walk in the neighborhood, the current pandemic has prompted me and my wife to walk...

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National Nurses Day…

Today, May 6th, is designated National Nurses Day and is also the beginning of National Nursing Week. This is a week of recognition and praise to honor our nurses for the vital role that they play in the healthcare system. Fittingly, National Nursing Week concludes on...

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Melanoma Monday…

Melanoma Monday on the first Monday in May is an awareness campaign during National Melanoma Month.  The American Academy of Dermatology has set aside this day to raise awareness about skin cancer. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer, and it is the deadliest of skin...

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National Mental Health Month…

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, we join the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) fights stigma, provides support, educates the...

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National Take Back Day …

Twice a year communities team up with law enforcement to host 'National Take Back Day,' a campaign to anonymously and safely dispose of prescription medications. Because of the current nationwide coronavirus pandemic, the DEA postponed the 2020 Spring Take Back Day,...

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Use the Good Stuff …

I was sorting through my closet, since we have sooo much free time on our hands now…and I found a box of my fancy perfume lotions, just the travel sizes that come with perfume but still the good stuff that you save for a special day. I don’t even remember when I...

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Slea’ = The Spearhead

Slea’ = Celtic for Spearhead (Javelin) Slea’ is our family: aligned. The people that work at Apportis, our partners - HighBridge Consulting, Capital Success, Expeed Software, Futurety, Wellness Wishes, Time 2 Change Counseling, Wellness Collective, The Floriss Group,...

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Keep a Blue Head …

Apportis: We’re Keeping Calm & Having Our Blue Head On We’ve all seen those Keep Calm & Carry On, Stay Strong, even Dance On posters but at Apportis, our core is to keep calm by keeping our Blue Head on. I know some of you are asking what a blue head means so...

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Lead With The Heart …

It is easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows by like a song, But the man worth while is one who will smile, When everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is trouble, And it always comes with the years, And the smile that is worth the praises of earth...

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Sweep the Shed

As our nation and the world have come to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic, Apportis is no different from other companies trying to adapt to the changing workplace. As a telemedicine company, there is a certain element of excitement and validation as government leaders...

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About One Every Fifteen Minutes…. …

Such a sad topic for discussion, but a topic that NEEDS to be brought to light and involved more in the public discussion of the pending settlements  between pharmaceutical companies and the state of Oklahoma. As states, cities, counties and even hospitals continue to...

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Not Far from Me …

Stories of Opioids and Ohio EDITED BY DANIEL SKINNER AND BERKELEY FRANZ FOREWORD BY TED STRICKLAND We at Apportis are working hard to help our fellow Ohioans as they struggle with Substance Use Disorder. This new collection of stories really hits home because this...

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Step up: walking your way to health …

With the advent of fitness watches, we are now constantly aware of how active we are (or aren’t) being each and every day. If you aren’t a part of this craze, it’s likely you’ve heard people talk about ‘meeting their steps.’ But why is everyone obsessed with walking...

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Stressed? Try A Bath …

Sometimes all you need is a nice, warm bath. It’s funny that a tub of hot water can solve so many of life’s problems, or at least feel like it! Lucky for us, there’s a bunch of different ways of taking a relaxing bath, and you probably have most of this stuff anyway!...

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Should You Be Taking Vitamins? …

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably someone who is pretty invested in their own health. We live in an age of information, so it makes sense that we want to do everything possible to be proactive about our health. The downside to having so much access to...

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Recipe: Steamed Mussels in a White Wine Broth …

Steamed Mussels in a White Wine Broth Prep: 25 mins Cook: 15 mins Servings: 2 (generous) Ingredients 2 pounds mussels, cleaned 1 tablespoon butter 2 small shallots, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 cup low-sodium chicken stock ½ cup dry white wine...

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The Health Benefits of Green Tea …

(Coffee drinkers might want to sit this one out.) Green tea might be one of the best drinks you can consume, besides water. Not only is it chock-full of antioxidants, it has several other health benefits that make this beverage worth your while. Here are 10 cool...

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Stressed? Try Meditation …

We’re always looking for new ways to deal with stress. In today’s day and age, there seems to be thousands of methods we’re supposed to use to limit our stress. The amount of options we have is simply overwhelming, and the choices we’re presented with range in...

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What is pasteurization? …

All I knew (before writing this) about pasteurization was that it makes milk safer to drink, and that the French don’t pasteurize their cheese. I was curious about what pasteurization actually meant, so I did some research! I think knowing about processes so important...

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Recipe: Open-Face Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches …

Open-Face Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches Prep time: 15 minutes Total time: 55 minutes Serving size: 2 Ingredients ½ teaspoon olive oil 2 egg whites, divided, lightly beaten ½ cup panko breadcrumbs, divided 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, divided ¼ teaspoon ground...

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Bullet Journals: Organization for Pros …

So you still have a few months until you can go on your summer vacation, and you're hitting a bit of a lull. You want to be productive, but you need to shake somethings up. Can I tempt you with...a bullet journal? A bullet journal is like a fancy, completely...

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What is homeopathy?

There are certain words that I don’t know what they mean, but I’ve heard them so much that I feel like I know what they mean and I absolutely don’t! That’s the case with homeopathy, the topic of this “What Is” blog. I thought that homeopathy just meant the use of...

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Recipe: Chocolate Chip Mug Cake …

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake (For when you just need one cookie.) Prep Time: 4 minutes Cook Time: 1 minute Servings: 1 Ingredients 4 tbsp all purpose flour 2 tbsp brown sugar, lightly packed ¼ tsp baking powder 3 tbsp low fat milk ⅛ tsp vanilla ½ tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp...

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Ted Talk Tuesday: Disconnected Brains

Today's Tuesday Ted Talk is called "Disconnected Brains: How Isolation Fuels Opioid Addiction," by Rachel Wurzman. This talk gives really interesting insight to the factors that help to create and sustain addiction. Watch the talk here.

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How to Manage Stress

As I write this, I am stressed out! I'm a college student, but I'm also an intern, an employee, a fellow, etc. I have so much stuff to do that I feel like if I wrote it all down the list would go all the way from the desk where I'm typing, out the door, and down the...

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Recipe: Zucchini Pizza Bites …

Zucchini Pizza Bites Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Servings: 6 Calories: 145 Ingredients 2 large zucchini ½ cup low carb pizza or tomato sauce 1 teaspoon oregano 2 cups mozzarella cheese ¼ cup parmesan cheese pizza toppings as desired Instructions...

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Are ‘cleanses’ good for you? …

By now, you’ve probably heard of the detox/cleanse trend. Generally, a cleanse is when a person severely limits their diets with the goal of ‘resetting’ their body by flushing out unwanted toxins that have built up from eating an unhealthy or in some way...

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What is a ‘superfood?’

If you’re trying to get into wellness, you’ve probably heard the term ‘superfood.’ Personally, I expect anything that has the word ‘super’ in it to wear a cape and go around town solving crimes. On the offset, it’s important to know that ‘superfood’ isn’t a scientific...

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Apportis, Data Modeling and Smarter Healthcare …

Apportis Founder, Philip Payne speaks with Futurety on a Webinar titled: Using Data Modeling and Predictive Analytics to Power Smarter Healthcare The healthcare market is trending to reach an expenditure upwards of $32 billion by 2022. Big Data continues to be at the...

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How are your New Year’s resolutions going? …

We’re 9 days in, folks. How are your resolutions going? Did you make them? Are you doing them? According to this Forbes article, only 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions successfully do them. (It’s a slower drop off than you’d think, though—at six months,...

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Your introduction to the opioid crisis …

What is an opioid? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®),...

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What is yoga? …

A brief history, and health benefits I’m going to be honest with you...I didn’t really think yoga was a hard exercise until very recently. I remember talking to a friend a while back. I asked her if she wanted to go on a run later that day, and she said no thanks—she...

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Our Opioid Solution Garners Further Press

At the Apportis office in Dublin, Ohio we are thrilled to be getting so much press on our solution that was one of the winners of the Third Frontier's Ohio Opioid Tech Challenge. Our solution is about connecting those in need to those that can support their journey to...

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What is Gluten? …

Like so many of the blog posts I write, I’m writing this not because I don’t think you know what gluten is, but because I know I don’t know what gluten is. All I know—or knew, before doing a little research—was that most bread and pasta have gluten, and that “gf” does...

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What is Meatless Monday? (And, Should I Do It?) …

By now, you’ve probably heard that the meat industry is bad for our planet. There’s a lot about the environment that feels out of our hands—we are constantly surrounded by bad news, and it’s difficult to figure out what we can do to help. In all this uproar, you’ve...

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What is a good fat? …

It seems that Americans are obsessed with fats. You could even say that since 1976, Americans have been afraid of them.   In the 70s, the United States Senate became concerned when several of its members dropped dead from heart attacks. These deaths led the...

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What is Wellness? …

Good morning, and welcome to the new “What is…?” series on the Apportis blog! Every Monday, I’ll post a quick and easy to read informational article about an important topic in healthcare. Today’s topic is....(drumroll please)...wellness!   The Merriam-Webster...

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Day by Day: The Philosophy of a Road Trip …

Three thousand, five hundred miles. That’s roughly how far it is from Columbus, Ohio, to the Grand Canyon National Park and back. It’s a daunting distance. When I told my parents that I was planning on going on a road trip with two of my friends, they were excited for...

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Journal Entry 7 – Momentum and the Mountain. …

 It looks too big to tackle, but just start climbing and see what happens Momentum First point of business is to apologize for the long delay in posting. Apportis is going through some major growth and I have been focusing on everything else, leaving little time for...

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City of Columbus Suing President Trump Over ACA …

The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is a source of tension between the Democrat and Republican parties. While the GOP has tried to repeal the ACA, it remains in place. The city of Columbus is suing on the grounds that President Trump and his...

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You Really Need to Relax …

I just got back from vacation. It was great, don’t get me wrong. But after a week or two of sitting around, having nothing pressing to do...I was ready to have something to do. This morning, I woke up ready to work.   Vacations are great because you get to...

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Let’s Have A Chat About BMI …

BMI might seem like just another number attached to your health. Your BMI, or body mass index, is found by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters. It gives you more information than your weight alone, because it puts your weight in context of how...

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Putting Your Heart Into Your Habits …

How’s your New Year’s resolution going? I was talking to my friend the other day about how I had gone on a run for the first time in months, and how sore I was because of it. She told me that she had made a New Year’s resolution to work out twice a week, and, although...

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Good News for (Dark) Chocolate Lovers …

If you haven’t heard by now, you’re in for a treat: dark chocolate is jam-packed with health benefits, giving us all an excuse to indulge. Before you go to the grocery store to buy some, we thought we’d give you the dish. 😉   The difference between dark and milk...

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Books to Read Poolside This Summer

Or ocean-side, or hot tub-side...you get the idea.   A list of 15 book recommendations from Harper’s Bazaar here.   A list of 73 books from the NYTimes, broken into categories by genre here.   Going on a roadtrip with the kids in tow? Click here for...

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The 4 W’s of Sunscreen …

It’s summer time! At the risk of sounding like your mother, we’re here to remind you of the importance of wearing sunscreen. We know you know it’s important, but let’s be honest—how much SPF are you wearing as you read this? If you’re a sunscreen expert, you can skip...

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5 Ways You Can Make Yourself Accountable

Change is hard to do, and change in your lifestyle—especially when it pertains to exercise and eating well—are huge. Teaching yourself “new tricks,” if you will, is no mean feat. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. Making yourself accountable is a...

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Pin Your Way To…Running Every Day? …

Were you one of those kids who made collages out of cut up magazines? Even if you weren’t, you should check out Pinterest. Pinterest is an app that you can download on your phone that lets you make “boards” out of nearly anything. These boards act as folders, if you...

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