Alarming New Stat for CKD

by Shane Power, President of Watertree Health An article just published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases stated that the mortality rate for people on dialysis is higher than some cancer patients. This is particularly troubling to me because 30 million adults in America have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and tens of millions of others…

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Debunking the Myths Behind Chronic Kidney Disease

by Shane Power, President of Watertree Health We’re honored to now be partnered with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). They are the leading organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. The NKF assists hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at…

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Tips to Manage Heart Health

By Watertree Health President, Shane PowerDid you know that every year 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease? That’s an estimated 610,000 people. Prevention of cardiovascular medical conditions relies on our ability to recognize the importance of our hearts, which is not something most people think about every day. I can admit, I…

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New Year’s Resolution: Cut Out All “Bad” Sugar

By Shane Power, President of  Watertree HealthFor 2019, I have set the goal of cutting out all unhealthy sugar from my diet—namely refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup. If you’ve ever had a meal with me previously, it was most likely followed by dessert. Most of my friends and family know my weakness for sweets….

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Winning at the Resolutions Game

Originally published in Huffington Post 1/10/17 By Shane Power, President of Watertree Health, and Lisa Chau, Communications Manager of Watertree Health…Happy 2019!By now, many of you have decided this will be the year you get healthy by losing weight, exercising more, stopping smoking or maybe following your prescription schedule. You will make conscious choices to modify…

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Have Insurance but Your Coverage Changed?

By: Shane Power, President of Watertree Health…An article by David Lazarus published in The Los Angeles Times discussed a growing epidemic in the United States—insurers dropping certain prescription medications from coverage by their plans. Often drugs are dropped without advanced warning, leaving patients scrambling to find a way to obtain, and pay for, the medications…

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Importance of Year-End Nonprofit Donations

By Shane Power, President & Ceci West, Chief Marketing & Purpose Officer of Watertree HealthEarlier this year, we expressed our concern about nonprofits potentially losing millions of their annual donations due to the new tax plan taking effect. According to The NonProfit Times, charities are feeling pressure as they struggle to hit projected goals set…

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The Importance of Medication Adherence

By Shane Power, President of Watertree Health…You’ve probably read in the news that Congress is furthering its investigations into the rising costs of prescription medications. We think this is great news because we share their concern about the affordability of medicines. Higher prices may mean fewer people will be able to afford their prescriptions and…

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Four Years and Counting

By Shane Power, President of Watertree HealthIt’s been nothing short of an honor to have been president of Watertree Health for the past four years. With my team, we’ve helped change the lives of millions and forged incredible partnerships with leading nonprofits that have helped accelerate our mutual missions. Watertree Health’s mission is simple—it’s your health….

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Open Enrollment: Close the Gap?

By Shane Power, President of Watertree Health… Open enrollment is starting again next month, but the time period has changed dramatically: it now only runs from November 1st – December 15th, compared to January 31st in previous years. What probably won’t change is the gap between adequate health insurance and affordability.As the new plan year starts, it…

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