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Embracing new technologies to improve healthcare provision

Embracing new technologies to improve healthcare provision

A leading US pharmacy services provider and IT company have announced their collaboration to facilitate the provision of truly patient-centred primary care. [More]
IBM, CVS Health to transform care management services for patients with chronic disease

IBM, CVS Health to transform care management services for patients with chronic disease

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and IBM today announced they will use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing to transform care management services for patients with chronic disease. [More]
WWP's Physical Health and Wellness Program hosts wounded veterans for fitness and nutrition seminar

WWP's Physical Health and Wellness Program hosts wounded veterans for fitness and nutrition seminar

The Wounded Warrior Project Physical Health and Wellness Program hosted a group of wounded veterans for a full-day fitness and nutrition seminar at Revolution Fitness in New Orleans, Louisiana. Revolution Fitness is an elite athletic training facility that combines functional training tools and innovative programs to ensure optimal physical performance. [More]
Study show that putting tax on sugary drinks could help reduce prevalence of obesity in the UK

Study show that putting tax on sugary drinks could help reduce prevalence of obesity in the UK

In today's report, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition says no more than five per cent of daily calories should come from added sugar - about seven level teaspoons. The British Medical Association has called a 20 per cent tax on sugar because, according to its figures, poor diets are causing around 70,000 premature deaths each year. [More]
Sedentary time not linked to poorer diets among US adults

Sedentary time not linked to poorer diets among US adults

Previously identified associations between TV viewing and a less healthful diet may stem from exposure to advertisements of high calorie foods and 'distracted eating' rather than the activity of sitting itself, although sitting time remains an independent risk factor requiring public health focus. These findings are according to a new study by American Cancer Society investigators conducted in collaboration with the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition and the University of Texas School of Public Health. [More]
Experts call for healthy lifestyle initiatives to combat non-communicable diseases

Experts call for healthy lifestyle initiatives to combat non-communicable diseases

A group of the world's top doctors and scientists working in cardiology and preventive medicine have issued a call to action to tackle the global problem of deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart problems, diabetes and cancer, through healthy lifestyle initiatives. [More]
New survey sheds light on the way Americans think about their brain health, lifestyle habits

New survey sheds light on the way Americans think about their brain health, lifestyle habits

Is your brain important to you? Do you know how to keep it healthy? According to a recent survey conducted by Reader’s Digest in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, 91 percent of people believe they can reduce their risk of cognitive decline, but they have misconceptions about ways to keep their brains healthy. [More]
Study describes how stress-reduction program helps reduce anxiety among high school students

Study describes how stress-reduction program helps reduce anxiety among high school students

Amid reports that rank today's teens as the most stressed generation in the country, a new study offers hope for helping them effectively manage stress and build long-term resiliency. [More]
ViaSat named one of 2015 San Diego Business Journal 'Healthiest Companies'

ViaSat named one of 2015 San Diego Business Journal 'Healthiest Companies'

ViaSat Inc., an innovator in broadband and communication technologies and services, is proud to announce it was recognized as one of the 2015 San Diego Business Journal 'Healthiest Companies' in the mega company category. This announcement comes as the Company holds its annual Wellness Week, with opportunities designed to educate and engage employees on healthy lifestyle choices. [More]
Maintaining a good night's sleep vital for future health

Maintaining a good night's sleep vital for future health

New research from the University of Copenhagen has found that maintaining a good night's sleep is important for our future health, partly because of how it affects lifestyle factors. Previous population based studies have not provided sufficient information on the timing of changes in both sleep and lifestyle to tease out cause and effect relations of this highly intertwined relationship. [More]
Men's poor health costs $36.9 billion a year for Canada

Men's poor health costs $36.9 billion a year for Canada

Canadian Men's Health Week is kicking off with an urgent message: Unhealthy lifestyle choices are running rampant, and they are costing this country an arm and a leg. [More]
Transwestern named a finalist in 2015 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program

Transwestern named a finalist in 2015 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program

Transwestern today announces it has been named one of five finalists in the 2015 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program. Nominated in the "Workplace Wellness Hero" category, Transwestern is being recognized for its company-wide wellness program and efforts to promote a healthy work environment. [More]
Questionnaire predicts chances of middle-aged people living until 2020

Questionnaire predicts chances of middle-aged people living until 2020

People aged between 40 and 70 years can now answer a set of simple questions to calculate their personalised 5-year mortality risk and what is referred to as an “Ubble age” – the age where the average mortality risk in the population is most similar to the estimated risk... [More]
Mediterranean-style diet can reduce womb cancer risk by half

Mediterranean-style diet can reduce womb cancer risk by half

Women who eat a Mediterranean diet could cut their risk of womb cancer by more than half (57 per cent), according to a study published today (Wednesday) in the British Journal of Cancer. [More]
Bronchitis can cause pneumonia, says Loyola physician

Bronchitis can cause pneumonia, says Loyola physician

When a cold has lasted too long or a cough is especially bothersome, it's important to see a medical professional. [More]
1 in 5 people to develop heart failure in developed countries

1 in 5 people to develop heart failure in developed countries

One person in five is expected to develop heart failure in developed countries, a disease with no cure but which is largely preventable. [More]
Aspirin use continues to surge among older adults in US

Aspirin use continues to surge among older adults in US

A national survey suggests that slightly more than half of the older adults in the United States are now taking a daily dose of aspirin, even though its use is not recommended by the Food and Drug Administration for most people who have not yet had a heart attack or stroke. [More]
Robert B. Kiningham receives Founders' Award at 2015 AMSSM Annual Meeting

Robert B. Kiningham receives Founders' Award at 2015 AMSSM Annual Meeting

Robert B. Kiningham, MD, was awarded the Founders' Award at the 24th American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Fla. The award is bestowed when AMSSM leadership determines that a member exemplifies the best that a sports medicine physician can be and do. [More]

Tackling the nutrition challenge with personal trainers

The importance of nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle is recognised by most personal trainers, however concerns have been raised about their competence to provide individualised nutrition advice... [More]

Temple/St. Luke's medical students engage Bangor area sixth graders in active learning about health

School to provide an interactive health education and science assembly to interest students in healthy living and disease prevention... [More]
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