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Consistent messages and environmental support can improve children’s diet

Consistent messages and environmental support can improve children’s diet

Consistent messages, effective policies and environmental support in all places where children live, study and play can improve their diet and physical activity habits and help children achieve and maintain a healthy weight, according to an updated position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. [More]
Cooper Aerobics commit to help Flexjet owners prevent health issues while traveling

Cooper Aerobics commit to help Flexjet owners prevent health issues while traveling

From staying hydrated to avoiding jet lag, Cooper Aerobics is making a commitment to help Flexjet owners prevent health issues while traveling. As part of its new alliance with Cooper Aerobics – a prestigious health and wellness center in Dallas – Flexjet, one of the world's leading fractional jet ownership services providers, has selected Founder and Chairman Kenneth Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., and CEO Tyler Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., as its official health advisors. [More]
Sam's Club Pharmacy to host free health screenings for diabetes

Sam's Club Pharmacy to host free health screenings for diabetes

To promote early detection and an overall healthy lifestyle that can help prevent the onset of diabetes, Sam's Club Pharmacy will host free health screenings Saturday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. [More]

Students design digital prototypes that may shape our health service

The Danish health sector offers many different types of treatment, but how will it fare as the population ages and more people develop chronic illnesses? Students taking part in an interdisciplinary summer programme designed digital prototypes that may someday shape our health service. [More]

CSA programs: A feasible approach for providing fruits and vegetables to low-income families

Low-income communities have particular problems getting adequate fruits and vegetables because of limited access to supermarkets and farmers markets. A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs may be a feasible approach for providing fresh fruits and vegetables to under-resourced communities. [More]
Parents effort improves healthy behaviors of their children at schools

Parents effort improves healthy behaviors of their children at schools

Because children spend most of their time in classrooms, schools are an ideal setting for healthy behaviors to be taught and modeled. Therefore, parents are speaking up and getting involved in an effort to improve the health of their children at schools. [More]
Report recommends specific national and community plans for evaluation of obesity prevention efforts

Report recommends specific national and community plans for evaluation of obesity prevention efforts

The United States lags behind other international plans to evaluate obesity prevention efforts, and the country needs to know whether these efforts are having their intended impact, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. [More]
Majority of Australians do not know the risk factors associated with diabetes

Majority of Australians do not know the risk factors associated with diabetes

New research conducted by Medibank 24/7 Health Advice Line reveals the majority (97%) of Australians do not know all the major symptoms of diabetes or how many types there are, despite it affecting 3.6 million people nationwide and costing the economy $6 billion per year. [More]
Mayo Clinic expands sports medicine practice

Mayo Clinic expands sports medicine practice

Mayo Clinic today announced an expansion to its sports medicine practice to meet the growing regional, national and international demand for its expertise. [More]
START team examines surgery-free treatment for people with knee osteoarthritis

START team examines surgery-free treatment for people with knee osteoarthritis

Lindsay Tise is not the guy you would expect to see pumping iron at the gym. At 94 years old, he suffers from knee osteoarthritis, a debilitating yet common ailment for older Americans that makes physical activity both difficult and painful. [More]

Microclinic International to promote healthier living in the Cumberland Valley Region

Microclinic International was awarded a major CDC grant to promote healthier living and combat chronic disease in the Cumberland Valley Region in Appalachian Kentucky. [More]

Coca-Cola reveals four global business commitments to fight Obesity

The Coca-Cola Company today announces four global business commitments to further contribute to healthier, happier, and more active communities. [More]
ACOEM honors American Express with prestigious health and safety award

ACOEM honors American Express with prestigious health and safety award

American Express, the global financial services company headquartered in New York City, has been awarded the 2013 Corporate Health Achievement Award by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. [More]
Latin America facing an alarming increase in cancer rates

Latin America facing an alarming increase in cancer rates

Latin America is facing an alarming increase in cancer rates, and unless urgent action is taken to prevent cancers, improve health-care systems and facilities, access to vital medical care, and treatment of poor people, the region threatens to be overwhelmed by the burgeoning epidemic, say the authors of a major new report on cancer control in the region, published in The Lancet Oncology, and launched at the Latin American Cooperative Oncology Group (LACOG) 2013 conference in São Paulo, Brazil. [More]

Leuphana University Lueneburg project to study challenges, opportunities of progressive ageing

Leuphana University Lueneburg will apply for an EU Innovation Project, with an investment volume of up to EUR 1.6 billion - Big Data revolution in Healthcare through focused European collaboration in the most promising application areas - Strong partnerships with the University Medical Center Goettingen and the University of Zurich as well as the Republic of Malta, Sclavo Vaccines Association of Italy and ICHOM, among others. [More]
New study examines weight loss benefits offered through health insurance

New study examines weight loss benefits offered through health insurance

Although most overweight adults agree that health insurance benefits designed to promote weight loss are a good idea, they don't want to pay extra for them, finds a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. [More]

Church members view health ministry as more desirable source of health information

African Americans who believe their church is responsible for promoting health in their members and the community are also more willing to attend church-based health fairs, according to a new study in Health Promotion Practice. [More]

Two nationally renowned specialists to research on Lupus, auto-immune disorders

In a new association of nationally renowned specialists on Lupus and auto-immune disorders, Dr. Swamy Venuturupalli , is joining with Dr. Daniel Wallace to accelerate research into those diseases along with their expanded clinical practice. [More]

Integration of TB/HIV services necessary to beat 'twin epidemics'

Swaziland "is struggling to overcome twin epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis," UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé writes in the Huffington Post "Healthy Living" blog. [More]
Housing and health: an interview with Hilary Thomson, Senior Investigator Scientist at the UK Medical Research Council

Housing and health: an interview with Hilary Thomson, Senior Investigator Scientist at the UK Medical Research Council

I have been working on this topic for 13 years. Our research programme centres around generating research evidence which can be used in public policy to promote health. This is a broad topic and investigates the potential for investment in socio-economic determinants of health, like housing, transport, welfare, employment etc, to have an impact on health. [More]