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February 14, 2013
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Strategies to improve employee and population health

  Wellness Programs & Trends 
  • Medical school's "Tread the Med" plan helps staff lose weight
    Medical assistant Deloris Brown lost more than 70 pounds after she joined the "Tread the Med" wellness program offered by her employer, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Wellness coordinator Betsy Snyder says the program, which encourages walking around the hospital campus and elsewhere, was chosen because it is easy and many people can do it. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Seattle City Council may limit junk food in vending machines
    The Seattle City Council is considering legislation to require half of the food in vending machines in city buildings to be healthy. City Council member Richard Conlin said the proposal is all about employee wellness and giving workers a choice, but critics said a similar plan implemented in Seattle schools simply sent students off-campus to buy the snacks they preferred. The Seattle Times (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health News & Research 
  • Chronic stress raises risk of developing diabetes
    Chronic stress can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study by Swedish researchers published in the journal Diabetic Medicine. Scientists studied 7,000 men who initially had no history of diabetes, stroke or heart disease and found over the course of the 35-year study that those who reported permanent stress were 45% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than men who reported periodic episodes of stress or no stress. (U.K.) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • High calcium intake may add to women's risk of cardiac death
    Daily dietary intake or supplementation of more than 1,400 milligrams of calcium was linked to an almost twofold increased risk of dying from heart problems, Swedish researchers reported in the journal BMJ. They noted that women whose calcium intake was less than 600 milligrams also appeared to be at increased risk. HealthDay News (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Schools & Community 
  • School district searches for recipes to encourage healthy eating
    School nutrition professionals in an Illinois district are backtracking from a plan to offer more nutrient-dense foods after students failed to develop a taste for options such as fish, black-bean burgers and legumes. The district's food service director said she hopes to reintroduce the options once a week and hold tastings of healthier fare for students and their families, so they can become more familiar with the more nutritious options. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (2/11)
  Wellness Industry Developments 
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  AHIP News 
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  • Navigating health system changes
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