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December 21, 2012
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Healthy Start 
  • Physicians say dietitians are better equipped to handle obesity
    A majority of general practitioners think nutritionists and dietitians are better suited than are physicians to help obese patients lose weight, a survey by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health revealed. "In order to begin improving obesity care, medical education should focus on enhancing those obesity-related skills primary care physicians feel most qualified to deliver, as well as changing the composition of healthcare teams and practice resources," study lead author Dr. Sara Bleich said in a statement. The findings were published in BMJ Open. PhysBizTech (12/20), Bariatric News (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Key To Positive Cash Flow
Every business is cyclical with cash flow ups and downs. The key is to find a way to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Well it's not. There are systems and processes that make it easier to collect the cash you've earned so your small business can grow. Learn how these small-business owners set up their businesses for success.

Dietary Health 
  • RD: Traditional holiday foods can be enjoyed in a healthy way
    Dietitians need to tell their clients they can still enjoy traditional holiday dishes while adhering to a diet plan, RD Constance Brown-Riggs writes. She suggests that clients should focus on the positive health aspects of their favorite seasonal fare, and offers a list of foods, their health benefits, recipes and holiday tips for reducing their caloric values. Today's Dietitian (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to survive the holidays without gaining weight
    Nutrition experts provide tips on how to get through the holidays without overeating. Suggestions include cutting back on high-calorie additions such as nuts, butter, cheese and gravy; wearing tight-fitting clothes; chewing sugarless gum when cooking; and maintaining a regular routine of exercise and sleep. It also can help to say no to some party or dinner invitations. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

Time and Attendance: The Core of Managing and Measuring Your Workforce
Based on data from Brandon Hall Group's 2014 Workforce Management Study, this paper explores the evolution of time and attendance, the impact of automation and integration, and the key role time and attendance solutions play in managing and measuring today's workforce. Read the Paper and Learn More

Science & Research 
  • ACOG: Obese women can safely gain less weight during pregnancy
    Gaining less than the recommended amount of weight during singleton pregnancy does not pose adverse effects in overweight or obese women, provided that the fetus is growing appropriately, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said. The group also urged these patients to continue with nutritional counseling and exercise and to undergo height and weight assessment during pregnancy. The recommendations appear in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. (free registration) (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Fatty liver ups diabetes risk in patients with metabolic syndrome
    Data on 765 patients showed that those with metabolic syndrome and fatty liver showed higher diabetes rates than did those with metabolic syndrome alone, suggesting that fatty liver may increase the risk of diabetes onset in patients with metabolic syndrome. The findings were published in Diabetes Care. Healio (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

Institutional Foodservice 
  • San Diego schools continue serving meals during holidays
    Students 18 and younger in San Diego have access to free meals during winter break this year. Students can receive meals at nearby recreation centers. "We feel there's a need, a real need for families, especially during the holidays, because a lot of children and parents really depend on school food during the week," said Gary Petill, San Diego Unified School District's head of food services. KPBS-TV/KPBS-FM (San Diego) (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Recipe of the Day 
  • Turkey potpie
    This savory pie is an easy yet elegant way to use leftover turkey from a holiday feast. The Well-Fed Heart LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Food For Thought 
This year, rather than give clients an outdated list of dos and don'ts, recommend they relax and accentuate the positive health aspects of their favorite holiday foods."
--RD Constance Brown-Riggs, writing in Today's Dietitian
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