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February 1, 2013
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Strategies to improve employee and population health

  Wellness Programs & Trends 
  • More employees believe in corporate wellness programs
    A Harris Interactive survey of 1,103 employees found that the percentage of workers who believe in the ability of corporate wellness activities to improve health and lower costs rose to 62% last year, from 55% in 2011. Employees who participate in such programs also had positive feedback: 59% say the programs help them be more productive, 51% say they improve motivation and 43% say the programs have lowered the number of days they missed. (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Go Red For Women campaign starts with National Wear Red Day
    Today begins American Heart Month and is the American Heart Association's annual National Wear Red Day, part of the Go Red For Women campaign. Erica Ross of Atlanta's Go Red for Women project said heart disease still is the No. 1 killer among women, so the Go Red movement's goal is to spread awareness about women and heart disease, promote research and close the gap between survival rates for men and women. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (1/28), KHOU-TV (Houston) (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health News & Research 
  • WHO sets sodium targets for children
    The World Health Organization has released its first-ever guidelines on dietary sodium intake for children 2 years and older. The recommendations are dependent on the child's size, age and energy requirements. For adults, daily intake of sodium was reduced to less than 2,000 milligrams and daily intake of potassium was revised to at least 3,510 mg. Reuters (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Married people are less likely to suffer heart attacks
    Single men and women had a greater likelihood of experiencing a heart attack or dying from a heart attack compared with married people, according to a Finnish study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. While it remains uncertain how marriage affects heart health, researchers suggest that married couples may have better financial status, social support and hospital care than single people. News (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mobile app aims to help patients find quality docs
    BetterDoctor recently unveiled a mobile application to help patients look for quality dentists, pediatricians, general practitioners, OB/GYNs and optometrists in their area. The free app, which works on the iPhone, searches by location and insurance and gives users a list of doctors based on their education, affiliations, referral data and patient reviews. GigaOm (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Schools & Community 
  • N.C. school district will pay staff to collect local produce
    The Beaufort County School District in North Carolina wants to purchase more of the fresh produce it uses in student lunches from area farmers, so it is using a federal grant of almost $100,000 to pay staff to collect and flash-freeze crops harvested locally during the summer. The grant also will be used to teach children about farming by growing gardens and taking field trips. WCTI-TV (New Bern, N.C.) (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Wellness Industry Developments 
  AHIP News 
  • Don’t miss out on the early registration rates
    Register now and save. Early registration ends Feb. 6. ACA implementation, affordability, benefit design, delivery system reforms, health exchanges – the list goes on and on. AHIP’s 2013 National Policy Forum is one-stop shopping for those seeking insights on the latest policy developments and trends shaping health care. Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Apply today: National recognition for improving asthma care
    The EPA’s National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management aims to recognize innovative and comprehensive asthma programs that address environmental triggers, foster high-performing collaborations and partnerships, and improve the daily lives of those with asthma and their families. EPA will award exceptional health plans, providers and community organizations. Call for applications are due on Feb. 12. Apply today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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