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Text message reminders may help reduce people’s blood pressure

Text message reminders may help reduce people’s blood pressure

The study, of over 1300 adults with high blood pressure in the Cape Town area, compared text message reminders and interactive text messaging to a control group receiving standard care. The results appear online in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. [More]
Patient recommendations for rheumatoid arthritis treatment: an interview with Dr Nowell

Patient recommendations for rheumatoid arthritis treatment: an interview with Dr Nowell

The study, “When patients write the guidelines: Patient panel recommendations for the treatment of RA,” published in Arthritis Research & Care, demonstrated the feasibility of developing CPG recommendations based on a voting panel composed entirely of patients. [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]
IHPM holds 15th Annual Global Health & Productivity Conference in Dubai, UAE

IHPM holds 15th Annual Global Health & Productivity Conference in Dubai, UAE

Institute for Health and Productivity Management and its WorkPlace Wellness Alliance (created by the World Economic Forum | powered by IHPM) held its 15th Annual Global Health & Productivity Conference in Dubai, UAE at the World Trade Center and its 11th Annual EU Forum at Nestlé Global Headquarters, Vevey, Switzerland. [More]
UT awarded $1 million USDA grant to combat childhood obesity

UT awarded $1 million USDA grant to combat childhood obesity

One of every three children in Tennessee is overweight, and more than 20 percent of our children are obese. Childhood obesity has been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and poor academic performance. [More]
Scientists reveal key links between childhood obesity and healthy living behaviours

Scientists reveal key links between childhood obesity and healthy living behaviours

Scientists from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute participated in several peer-reviewed articles that published today in the International Journal of Obesity Supplements. The series (including 16 original contributions) was prepared by the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment research group, a global collective of leading obesity research experts from 12 countries located on five continents. [More]
New approach to regulate people's cholesterol levels

New approach to regulate people's cholesterol levels

A discovery about how the body deals with the cholesterol contained within its dying cells has suggested an exciting new approach to control people's cholesterol levels - and thus their risk of developing heart disease. [More]
Coordinated care and telehealth deployment ‘cookbook’ debuted

Coordinated care and telehealth deployment ‘cookbook’ debuted

Royal Philips and its ACT-program consortium partners today announced the debut of a ‘cookbook’ outlining key enablers necessary to scale connected care and telehealth programs. [More]
Community Health Workers from UTHealth named recipient of APHA's 2015 CHW outstanding group award

Community Health Workers from UTHealth named recipient of APHA's 2015 CHW outstanding group award

A team of Community Health Workers (CHWs) from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus has been selected as this year's recipient of the American Public Health Association's 2015 CHW outstanding group award. [More]
Negative body image significantly increases obesity risk among adolescents

Negative body image significantly increases obesity risk among adolescents

Negative body image significantly increases the risk of obesity regardless of whether youth have depression, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. [More]
Arthritis patients to be greater contributors to clinical guideline development

Arthritis patients to be greater contributors to clinical guideline development

CreakyJoints®, the online, non-profit, arthritis patient support community with more than 80,000 members, today announced the publication of “When patients write the guidelines: Patient panel recommendations for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis,” in Arthritis Care & Research (AC&R), an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). [More]
Two genetic variants interact to alter the brain responses to high-calorie foods

Two genetic variants interact to alter the brain responses to high-calorie foods

For the first time, researchers have identified two genetic variants that interact to alter the brain responses to high-calorie foods, a tie that could aid in the development of targeted treatments for obesity and overweight. Researchers at Imperial College London led by Tony Goldstone, MD, PhD, of Consultant Endocrinologist, found that two gene variants - FTO and DRD2 - influenced activity in the brain reward system when looking at pictures of high-calorie foods. [More]

CBS Television Stations, HMN team up to bring high quality health and lifestyle content to consumers

The CBS Television Stations group and Health Media Network, one of the country's fastest growing digital Point of Care Media companies, today announced a new partnership that will bring health and wellness information, healthcare news and entertainment content from local CBS-owned stations to over 12,000 medical locations throughout the country. [More]
Loyola gastroenterologist provides tips to IBS patients for healthy living

Loyola gastroenterologist provides tips to IBS patients for healthy living

More than 20 percent of the US population lives with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and for many Americans it is an ongoing challenge. But when it comes to treatment, old advice from Mom was right. Often, the key is to eat right and go outside and play. [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]
Simple exercises, stretches can help eliminate postural stressors

Simple exercises, stretches can help eliminate postural stressors

Modern lifestyle factors, such as texting, reaching for your keyboard or wearing high heels, can create postural stressors that often cause muscle imbalances and injury. Having good posture is essential for good health; however, understanding what good posture is and maintaining it are hard. [More]
Breakthrough initiative aims at empowering Americans to make better food choices

Breakthrough initiative aims at empowering Americans to make better food choices

Empowering Americans to make better food choices is the goal of a breakthrough initiative between the American Heart Association, the nation's largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, and Aramark, the largest U.S.-based food service provider. [More]
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]
UTHealth researchers provide insights into current understanding of childhood obesity epidemic

UTHealth researchers provide insights into current understanding of childhood obesity epidemic

Encouraging more social interaction for children rather than just limiting TV time and enforcing strong nutritional policies in schools are two of the ways to decrease child obesity rates, according to researchers from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus. [More]
NYU physician suggests changes for a healthier home

NYU physician suggests changes for a healthier home

(Family Features) Dirt. Grime. Bacteria. Airborne allergens. As hard as you try to keep your home clean, these types of yucky things are an everyday reality. Taking the necessary steps to create a healthy home can not only give you peace of mind, but also help keep your family healthier. [More]
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