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NBA, FrieslandCampina extend marketing partnership

NBA, FrieslandCampina extend marketing partnership

The National Basketball Association and Royal FrieslandCampina -- one of the world's largest dairy companies, providing millions of children and families with valuable nutrition every day -- announced today a multi-year extension of their marketing partnership. [More]
Mount Sinai Heart starts TANSNIP-PESA study to determine how workplace-based lifestyle intervention reduces CV risk

Mount Sinai Heart starts TANSNIP-PESA study to determine how workplace-based lifestyle intervention reduces CV risk

World-renowned cardiologist Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital, is undertaking a three-year study, known as the TANSNIP-PESA study, to determine whether a workplace-based lifestyle intervention, accompanied by imaging data, will lead to a reduction in the prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) disease risk factors related to lifestyle. [More]
Eating habits may influence sleep quality

Eating habits may influence sleep quality

A new study found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted sleep. [More]
Mayo Clinic Diet offers weight-loss and lifestyle program based on research, clinical experience

Mayo Clinic Diet offers weight-loss and lifestyle program based on research, clinical experience

Turning the calendar to a new year often finds people working on their commitment to a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to losing weight, experts advise taking a longer view, beyond a New Year's resolution. [More]
Typical premium-based financial incentives fail to promote weight loss among obese employees

Typical premium-based financial incentives fail to promote weight loss among obese employees

Employers around the nation are increasingly searching for ways to help their employees make healthy lifestyle choices including encouraging obese employees to lose weight, often by offering financial incentives in the form of reduced health insurance premiums to help encourage success. [More]
Mount Sinai cardiologist honored with Spain's highest health distinction

Mount Sinai cardiologist honored with Spain's highest health distinction

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital, was honored by the Government of Spain with the highest health distinction awarded in Spain. [More]
Excess body fat may affect bone growth in children

Excess body fat may affect bone growth in children

Studies have shown that obese children tend to have more muscle, but recent University of Georgia research on the muscle and bone relationship shows that excess body fat may compromise other functions in their bodies, such as bone growth. [More]
New mobile app empowers individuals to assess, enhance daily overall heart health

New mobile app empowers individuals to assess, enhance daily overall heart health

Leading cardiologist Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, has developed a free mobile application called "Circle of Health" to empower individuals around the globe to take action to comprehensively assess and enhance their daily overall heart health. Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of mortality in the world. [More]
Commercialization of health and beauty can lead to Angelina Jolie syndrome

Commercialization of health and beauty can lead to Angelina Jolie syndrome

The politicization and commercialization of health issues in today's Western culture have led to growing healthism -- a peremptory idea of self-preserving behaviour. This approach criticizes everything that fails to fit into the glamorous standards of a beautiful, young and slim body. [More]
Employers pay billions of dollars for health care tied to unhealthy lifestyle choices

Employers pay billions of dollars for health care tied to unhealthy lifestyle choices

One out of every four dollars employers pay for health care is tied to unhealthy lifestyle choices or conditions like smoking, stress and obesity, despite the fact that most large employers have workplace wellness programs. [More]
Yale study explores link between body fat, weight loss and telomere length in breast cancer survivors

Yale study explores link between body fat, weight loss and telomere length in breast cancer survivors

It is well documented that a healthy diet and exercise are key in cancer prevention and management, but the exact mechanism hasn't been clear. Now, Yale Cancer Center researchers have found an explanation in the tiny protective ends of chromosomes called telomeres. The findings will be presented Dec. 11 at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. [More]
Keeping employees healthy: an interview with Clare Sicklen, HR Director, Johnson & Johnson Consumer

Keeping employees healthy: an interview with Clare Sicklen, HR Director, Johnson & Johnson Consumer

Our approach to health at work dates back to our Credo which was crafted by our former chairman Robert Wood Johnson in 1943. [More]
Exercise, healthy lifestyle habits may cut prostate cancer risk by up to 68%

Exercise, healthy lifestyle habits may cut prostate cancer risk by up to 68%

A study that tracked tens of thousands of midlife and older men for more than 20 years has found that vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits may cut their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68 percent. [More]
Group therapy helps improve healthy behavior in people with cardiovascular risk factors

Group therapy helps improve healthy behavior in people with cardiovascular risk factors

Peer group support, in the form of group therapy, was found to help improve healthy behavior in people with cardiovascular risk factors, according to a study released today by Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Mount Sinai Heart is ranked No. 7 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 "Best Hospitals" issue. [More]
Study examines use of health-related apps in the U.S.

Study examines use of health-related apps in the U.S.

Like the treadmills and stationary bikes that become rec room coatracks, fitness and other health-related smartphone apps are acquired in large numbers by Americans, but over time, many are left unused by those who download them. [More]
Athletes and non-athletes gather at TCS New York City Marathon

Athletes and non-athletes gather at TCS New York City Marathon

Well known for its culture, theater, and cuisine, New York is also one of the 25 healthiest cities in the United States. It's this fitness side that will be on show this weekend with the TCS New York City Marathon. [More]
Weight and physical activity level matter in kids' ability to think

Weight and physical activity level matter in kids' ability to think

Weight and physical activity levels are both factors in a child's ability to acquire and use knowledge, a new study finds. [More]
Alcohol intake increases chances of developing breast cancer, new study confirms

Alcohol intake increases chances of developing breast cancer, new study confirms

Saying that the link between alcohol and cancer is dangerous is nothing new.. Five Spanish universities and more than 300,000 female volunteers participated in a European investigation that is now confirming that alcohol intake increases the chances of developing breast cancer. This risk quadruples with the intake of each daily glass of wine or beer. [More]
Brain health: how can you reduce cognitive decline? An interview with Heather Snyder, Ph.D.

Brain health: how can you reduce cognitive decline? An interview with Heather Snyder, Ph.D.

Reader’s Digest and the Alzheimer’s Association partnered to survey approximately 1,600 people in May 2015 about their brain health and their knowledge of how lifestyle habits affect cognitive decline and dementia. [More]
Free e-book provides advice for lowering breast cancer risk at every stage of life

Free e-book provides advice for lowering breast cancer risk at every stage of life

Surprisingly, preventing breast cancer can begin as early as age 2. Eating right, being physically active and keeping weight in check - even at a young age - can substantially lower breast cancer risk. [More]
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