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‘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]
Miami-area seniors get 'white-glove' treatment from private plans

Miami-area seniors get 'white-glove' treatment from private plans

The Miami Herald reports that seniors in southern Florida have benefited from the highly lucrative and super competitive world of privately managed Medicare Advantage plans [More]
When schools adopt healthful nutrition policies and practices, kids' diets improve

When schools adopt healthful nutrition policies and practices, kids' diets improve

When schools adopt healthful nutrition policies and practices, kids' diets improve. According to new research led by Michigan State University and published in the current issue of Childhood Obesity, when schools offered snacks in lunchtime a la carte or vending that were mostly or entirely healthful, students responded with improvements in their diets, said Katherine Alaimo, MSU associate professor of food, science and human nutrition. [More]
Women’s recovery from concussions may depend on menstrual cycle

Women’s recovery from concussions may depend on menstrual cycle

How well a woman recovers from a concussion may depend on that time of the month. [More]
State highlights: Md. submits plan to tie overhaul hospital charges to state's economy

State highlights: Md. submits plan to tie overhaul hospital charges to state's economy

A selection of health policy stories from Maryland, California, Missouri and Florida. [More]
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]