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December 27, 2012
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Strategies to improve employee and population health

  Wellness Programs & Trends 
  • Wellness program helps San Diego police cope with stress
    The San Diego Police Department's wellness program is reducing stress, psychological problems and marital issues for hundreds of officers and family members. The program offers peer support, psychological and chaplain services, and training programs. Sgt. Tod Bassett, a member of the wellness unit, said the goal is to help people "before an incident occurs that we can't fix." KGTV-TV (San Diego) (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Fitness 
  • Driving less, walking more may help curb obesity
    Walking to a bus stop instead of driving to work could help people burn an extra 100 calories daily, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reported in Preventive Medicine. The study looked at the health effects of driving even 1 mile less per day and found that travel-based interventions could be as effective as dietary changes in promoting obesity reduction. DailyRx.com (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health News & Research 
  • Health care apps may make major clinical strides in 2013
    Consumers, who have been reluctant to download mobile health applications other than those focused on fitness and weight, might reach for more clinical apps in 2013 as the range of monitoring and disease management software broadens. Regulatory changes are also expected to encourage the growth in clinical software, according to industry analysts. GigaOm (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Schools & Community 
  • Relaxed school-meal standards seen as temporary reprieve
    School nutrition professionals in some Pennsylvania districts say they welcome the relaxed meal standards recently handed down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, with calorie limits the same, some say the removal of limits on protein and whole grains will be seen in little ways, such as adding cheese to some sandwiches. Others say they plan to stay the course and adhere to the previous standards, which they believe will go back in effect next year. Reading Eagle Press (Pa.) (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Wellness Industry Developments 
  AHIP News 
  • AHIP PPO Direct: Growing business opportunities
    PPO Direct brings PPO network members exposure to an audience of potential payors and administrators looking to expand their provider network. Cofinity, an Aetna company and a member of AHIP's PPO Direct program, is a powerful new resource in the health services landscape providing access to best-in-class health-related product and services options. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Health Insurance Tax to Hit All 50 States
    A new state-by-state analysis by Oliver Wyman examines the impact of the $100 billion health insurance tax on all 50 states. AHIP's new infographic details the impact of the tax. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  SmartQuote 
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind."
--William Butler Yeats,
Irish poet and playwright


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