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March 4, 2013
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Strategies to improve employee and population health

  Wellness Programs & Trends 
  • Study reveals factors of a successful wellness program
    A study conducted by the Massachusetts Business Roundtable analyzed the wellness programs of eight businesses and determined the different factors that contributed to their success –- careful planning, progress measurement and respect for the company's culture. The study also showed that a well-executed wellness program can effectively save $7 for every dollar invested. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Fitness 
  • Incentive program helps children get more physical activity
    Participation in an incentive-based outdoor intervention yielded modest improvements in children's physical activity, researchers from Singapore found. Despite helping children meet activity goals, the intervention did not improve BMI or boost the overall health of the participants. The findings appear in The Journal of Pediatrics. Reuters (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health News & Research 
  • Study: Female smokers have 24% higher rate of breast cancer
    Researchers at the American Cancer Society found a 24% higher incidence of invasive breast cancer in women who smoke and a 13% greater incidence among former smokers, when compared with nonsmokers. The study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute said women who started smoking before first menses were 61% more likely to get breast cancer than nonsmokers. HealthDay News (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CDC: 1 in 5 adult smokers have tried e-cigarettes
    The number of U.S. adult smokers who have tried electronic cigarettes rose from about 10% in 2010 to about 21% in 2011, according to a CDC study released on Thursday. Current smokers were more likely to use the devices than nonsmokers, researchers said. "There is still a lot we don't know about these products, including whether they will decrease or increase use of traditional cigarettes," CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said. U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Schools & Community 
  • Can salad bars encourage students to eat more veggies?
    School-nutrition professionals in Madison, Wis., are working to improve the nutrition of meals despite outdated facilities and other challenges. An important step, officials say, is a donation that allowed schools to install salad bars. District foodservices director Steve Youngbauer said students are more likely to find vegetables they like to eat when they are given the selection offered in a salad bar. The Capital Times (Madison, Wis.) (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Wellness Industry Developments 
  AHIP News 
  • Global thinking, plus the details. Institute 2013
    Your time is limited. So are your budgets. AHIP’s Institute 2013 is designed with that in mind. The program combines globally focused sessions, as well as those that delve into the details of our changing health care system. From marketplace innovations and business strategy to payment reform, the consumer experience, and technology, you’ll leave with information to take action and move with confidence towards 2014. Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Innovations in Medicaid managed care report released
    You’ll be inspired when you read about programs from 16 health plans that are improving the health and well-being of Medicaid beneficiaries throughout the country. Programs focused on working with community partners, addressing obesity, and caring for people with complex needs are boosting health care quality and outcomes and helping beneficiaries live healthier lives. Get details. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret."
--Henri Frédéric Amiel,
Swiss philosopher, poet and critic


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