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Montefiore Medical Center, Lopez Family Foundation partner to establish Center for a Healthy Childhood

Montefiore Medical Center, Lopez Family Foundation partner to establish Center for a Healthy Childhood

Montefiore Medical Center today announced a new partnership with the Lopez Family Foundation and the establishment of the Center for a Healthy Childhood. [More]
Mayo Clinic launches healthy living program aimed to help people achieve and sustain wellness

Mayo Clinic launches healthy living program aimed to help people achieve and sustain wellness

In a crowded health and wellness marketplace, knowing what's fact versus myth and effective versus ineffective can be a challenge. It also may be an obstacle for some people to find a sound and practical lifestyle program that they can maintain over time. To provide a comprehensive wellness program based on research, not the trend of the day, Mayo Clinic will launch the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program in summer of 2014 to help people adopt healthy behavioral changes in diet, exercise and stress management and improve their overall quality of life. [More]
Information technology can help dieters integrate healthy behavior changes into their daily lives

Information technology can help dieters integrate healthy behavior changes into their daily lives

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 69 percent of adults in the United States are currently overweight or obese, which puts these individuals at increased risk for chronic health problems. [More]
Tips to improve bone health

Tips to improve bone health

As many as 52 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, and studies suggest that one in two women and up to one in four men ages 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is concerning because you can't feel your bones getting weaker, which is why it's often referred to as the "silent disease." May is National Osteoporosis Month and, since prunes have been linked to bone health, Sunsweet is urging Americans to listen to their bones this month and start taking action to keep bones strong and healthy. [More]

YouBeauty partners with Spa Week Media Group to present YOUSPA

YouBeauty, the leading voice focused on personalization in beauty and wellness, has partnered with Spa Week Media Group (Spa Week), creator of the largest spa and wellness event in North America, to present YOUSPA, an integrated media event that educates consumers about the benefits of in-spa nourishment to their personal wellness. [More]
Healthy living practices is key to longer life and self preservation, say health experts

Healthy living practices is key to longer life and self preservation, say health experts

Health experts have termed healthy living practices as the keep to longer life and self preservation. Although a lot of people spend days looking for wealth, prosperity and self fulfillment, all this means nothing if they can't keep their bodies healthy. [More]
New report shows 43% decline in obesity among kids over span of eight years

New report shows 43% decline in obesity among kids over span of eight years

Voices for Healthy Kids released the following statement today on a new report showing 43% decline in obesity among 2 to 5 year olds over a span of eight years. [More]
‘Healthy living’ programme fails to lower BMI in overweight psychosis patients

‘Healthy living’ programme fails to lower BMI in overweight psychosis patients

A “healthy living” intervention focused on exercise and diet has failed to impact body mass index in overweight people with psychosis when evaluated in the setting of a randomised controlled trial. [More]
Research roundup: Examining readmissions; easing doctor burnout

Research roundup: Examining readmissions; easing doctor burnout

Despite massive early IT problems, exchange enrollment is accelerating rapidly. While enrollment may not reach 7 million by the end of March, we expect at least 5 million to have enrolled by the close of the initial open-enrollment period. If enrollment falls far short, HHS could extend open enrollment for a fixed period to reach its 7 million target. ... We project that 5 million new beneficiaries will be covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program by the end of 2014. Medicaid managed-care enrollment of non-dual beneficiaries will increase by 20 percent from 2013 to 2014 and by 38 percent from 2013 to 2016. We expect that 75 percent of non-dual Medicaid beneficiaries will be covered by Managed Care Organizations starting in 2015, up from 63 percent in 2012 (Feb. 2014). [More]
Jersey Shore University wins AMA Grant to educate youth about prescription medication safety

Jersey Shore University wins AMA Grant to educate youth about prescription medication safety

Jersey Shore University Medical Center was recently awarded an American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Healthy Living Grant to educate youth about prescription medication safety. [More]
Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx partner to extend Mayo Model of Care for patients

Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx partner to extend Mayo Model of Care for patients

Mayo Clinic and the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx today announced a partnership which extends the Mayo Model of Care for patients in sports medicine to the Twin Cities. [More]
AADI receives grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation to focus on healthy aging for older adults 60+

AADI receives grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation to focus on healthy aging for older adults 60+

The Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) at Joslin Diabetes Center has received a $70,089 grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation to fund Healthy Living for All Seasons, which offers elderly Asians with, or at risk for, diabetes the opportunity to take part in educational workshops and seminars focusing on exercise, improved diet, and the prevention of diabetes complications. [More]
New book shows couples how to lose weight and stay healthy

New book shows couples how to lose weight and stay healthy

After analyzing thousands of hours of video recordings of married couples talking with each other about their health, two UCLA psychology professors were shocked by what they saw. [More]
Copenhagen researchers boost self-efficacy of diabetic patients through motivational health coaching

Copenhagen researchers boost self-efficacy of diabetic patients through motivational health coaching

By means of so-called health coaching, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have helped a large group of diabetics to markedly improve their oral health. [More]
Study explores relationship between avocado consumption, satiety and blood sugar

Study explores relationship between avocado consumption, satiety and blood sugar

New research published in the November issue of Nutrition Journal reports adding one-half of a fresh avocado to a lunch may have helped healthy, overweight people feel more satisfied and reduced their desire to eat following a meal. The study was funded by the Hass Avocado Board. [More]
A&D Medical to partner with Salutron to expand Wellness Connected platform

A&D Medical to partner with Salutron to expand Wellness Connected platform

In a strategic business decision to provide its customers with an optimized connected health experience, A&D Medical, a global manufacturer of precision measurement solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today it will partner with Salutron, the industry leader in wearable activity monitoring technology with heart rate. With this alliance, A&D Medical will include Salutron's LifeTrak family of Bluetooth Smart activity monitors as a core component of its new Wellness Connected Platform and device suite. [More]

A&D Medical releases secure, flexible platform to help people manage their health

For everyone from patients to quantified selfers, A&D Medical today announced the release of its next generation Wellness Connected®, a secure, flexible platform to help people increase physical activity and manage their health. [More]
Health Media Network, Digital Blue Dog partner to create Oncology point-of-care network in the U.S.

Health Media Network, Digital Blue Dog partner to create Oncology point-of-care network in the U.S.

Connecticut-based Health Media Network and Florida-based Digital Blue Dog have signed an agreement to exclusively represent DBD's Oncology Network, creating the largest Oncology specific and patient-centric point-of-care network in the U.S. [More]
Swedish Covenant Hospital recognized as one of 55 Top Urban Hospitals in the country

Swedish Covenant Hospital recognized as one of 55 Top Urban Hospitals in the country

Swedish Covenant Hospital was honored as one of 55 Top Urban Hospitals in the country today at the Leapfrog Group's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. [More]
NHPA report compares performance of Queensland hospitals on cancer surgeries

NHPA report compares performance of Queensland hospitals on cancer surgeries

Cancer Council Queensland has welcomed the first release of cancer surgery waiting times from the National Hospital Performance Authority. [More]