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February 5, 2013
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Strategies to improve employee and population health

  Wellness Programs & Trends 
  • La. hospitals focus on smoking cessation
    The second phase of a Louisiana Hospital Association workplace wellness initiative will focus on smoking cessation. As part of the Smart Choices, Better HealthHospital Campaign, hospitals chose Campaign Champions who received training and resources to be able to incorporate smoking cessation into employee and community wellness programs. KATC-TV (Acadiana, La.) (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Fitness 
  • Study: Dementia risk is lower for those who are more fit at midlife
    People who are more physically fit at middle age have a lower risk of dementia later, according to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study included about 19,500 people who were followed for an average of 25 years, and found that participants with the highest fitness levels at midlife had a 36% lower risk of developing dementia compared with those who had the lowest fitness levels. Medscape (free registration) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health News & Research 
  • Flu particularly dangerous for seniors this year, CDC data show
    Although influenza is beginning to taper nationwide, the outbreak remains serious and seniors are at particular risk, CDC epidemiologist Michael Jhung reported Friday. Jhung said the rate of deaths associated with laboratory-confirmed influenza was 116 per 100,000 cases among patients older than 65. "We've still got several weeks of the season yet, so it's going to be much worse," Jhung said. USA Today (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Review links men's kidney-stone risk, vitamin C supplements
    Researchers looked at data from 23,355 men in Sweden and found that those who took high-dose vitamin C supplements were almost twice as likely to develop kidney stones as those who didn't take any nutritional supplements. The risk of kidney stones was highest among men who took vitamin C supplements at least once a day, according to the study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine. MedPage Today (free registration) (2/4), Reuters (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Schools & Community 
  • Made-from-scratch school meals worth the extra time to prepare
    School nutrition professionals in a Connecticut district are using some recipes from the "Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbook," developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to prepare made-from-scratch meals for students. As part of a new pilot program to provide healthier meals for students, nutrition professionals will prepare one hot and one cold meal for students daily through the end of the year. It's estimated the made-from-scratch meals will take an additional hour to prepare, but nutrition professionals say it is worth it. Greenwich Time (Conn.) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Wellness Industry Developments 
  AHIP News 
  • Improving care, coverage and cost for dual eligibles
    AHIP’s new Dual Eligibles Summit: Improving Care, Coverage, and Cost, March 12 in Washington, D.C., will address issues related to access, care integration and quality measurement for dual eligibles in sessions such as “Measuring Quality in Duals Initiatives” and “Partnerships for Improved Access.” Get details and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Time is limited -- Take advantage of key sponsorships
    Sponsoring AHIP’s 2013 National Policy Forum, March 13 and 14 in Washington, D.C., gives you the opportunity to showcase your products and services to hundreds of health care decision makers. Time is nearly out for you to take advantage of the National Policy Forum’s far-reaching sponsorships. Contact AHIP's Business Development Team at BusinessDevelopment@ahip.org or 866-707-AHIP (2447) to secure yours today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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