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October 10, 2012
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Strategies to improve employee and population health

  Wellness Programs & Trends 
  • On-site health clinics have pros, cons, experts say
    On-site clinics help employees catch illness early and prevent or manage chronic diseases but they also can be expensive for companies to operate and do not eliminate the need for additional health care services, wellness experts said. Clinics can lead to health cost savings, but there also are concerns about the privacy of employee medical records. Reuters (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Anti-obesity program to bring exercise, nutrition to urban areas
    The Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been given a $20 million, five-year CDC grant to implement an anti-obesity campaign in urban areas throughout the U.S., focusing on culturally popular exercises and nutrition. The program will be run through hundreds of community-based organizations that will get a tool kit and money for staff so they can bring exercise to where people like to gather, including workplaces, churches and senior centers. (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health News & Research 
  • Tomatoes may protect men from stroke, study finds
    Eating tomatoes may reduce a man's risk of stroke, according to a study of more than 1,000 men ages 46 to 65 in Finland. Researchers found that participants with the most lycopene had a 55% lower risk of stroke than those with the least. The difference was larger for ischemic strokes. The study was published in the journal Neurology. WebMD (10/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Schools & Community 
  • St. Luke's to become first Minn. hospital to ban sugary drinks: St. Luke's hospital and clinics in Duluth, Minn., will be the first in the state to ban sugar-sweetened beverages. Diet beverages will continue to be available, along with flavored waters and no-sugar-added juices. The Forum (Fargo, N.D.-Moorhead, Minn.) (free registration) (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Va. schools make transition to healthier meals
    School nutrition professionals in a Virginia school district say they have worked to prepare new menus and maintain their budgets under new federal meal standards. One challenge, says Paul Kelly, food nutrition director for Henrico County Public Schools, will be continuing to offer a variety of fresh produce during the winter when selection is typically limited. Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va.) (10/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lark unveils health data-tracking wristband
    Lark, a consumer electronics firm, has released a wristband called larklife that can be used to monitor personal health factors. The product is also capable of assessing the data and making personalized health and wellness suggestions, which are based on the input of a group of scientists and diet, sleep and fitness experts. (10/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Wellness Industry Developments 
  AHIP News 
  • Expand your learning. Not your budgets.
    Are you trying to do more with less? Are you working with smaller budgets but higher expectations that you stay ahead of health care reform implementation? If so, take advantage of AHIP’s year-end sale. When you register for various 2013 conferences by Dec. 31, you’ll enjoy deeply discounted pricing. Get details. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Learn more about Exchanges with new online course
    Learn more about Exchanges through AHIP’s timely new online course, “Health Insurance Exchanges and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).” You’ll learn about Exchanges from their beginning to their role in health care reform and beyond. The online format allows you to learn around your schedule. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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