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March 5, 2013
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Strategies to improve employee and population health

  Wellness Programs & Trends 
  • Keas co-founder says wellness must be fun, social
    Former Google vice president Adam Bosworth co-founded Keas initially to provide personalized health content but the venture has evolved to create games and programs that are fun and social and that help people get healthy. He says the group also focuses on teams and achievable goals to promote sustained engagement. MedCityNews.com (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  Fitness 
  • Wristbands aim to shed light on student wellness
    An Illinois school district is using a portion of a $15,000 grant from Fuel Up to Play 60 to purchase 60 wristbands made by Fitbit Flex that will track students' steps taken, distance traveled, active minutes, calories burned, the quality of sleep and the hours slept. The effort is intended to help reduce teenage obesity, and officials said students will take the wristbands home for several days and potentially use the data to make healthier choices. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health News & Research 
  • Poll: Americans back government efforts to boost health
    About 80% of Americans support government initiatives that aim to reduce childhood obesity, while 84% say the government should help diabetes patients better manage their condition, a survey in Health Affairs indicates. The survey also found that 84% said the government should make it easier to afford fruits and vegetables, 89% said children should get more lessons on the health risks of obesity and 88% said schools should provide least 45 minutes of physical education daily for children. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)/Booster Shots blog (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study supports screening to reduce advanced colon cancer risk
    A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed people who underwent colonoscopy in the past 10 years were 71% less likely to develop advanced colon cancer than those who did not receive screening. Researchers found those who had sigmoidoscopy had a 50% reduced risk of colon cancer, but they noted sigmoidoscopy was associated with prevention of advanced tumors on only one side of the colon. Reuters (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ADHD symptoms can persist into adulthood
    Nearly 30% of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder continued to have the disorder at age 27, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Childhood ADHD also was linked to at least one other adult psychiatric disorder in almost 57% of cases, researchers said. USA Today (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Schools & Community 
  • N.J. towns increase emphasis on healthy living
    North Jersey towns encouraged by programs such as "The Biggest Loser" are beginning their own wellness initiatives and using private and public incentives. The Mayors Wellness Campaign includes 344 of the state's 566 municipalities and last week named Paramus and River Vale as its "Healthy Towns" of 2013. The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Wellness Industry Developments 
  AHIP News 
  • DM Direct -- Helping Health Plans Advance their DM Programs
    For health plans looking to expand their DM programs, AHIP’s DM Direct is a valuable resource tool that provides access to a list of companies that offer innovative DM solutions. For example, Resolution Health is a health care data analytics and communications company that delivers personalized patient and physician communications to help improve health care quality and reduce health care costs. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Prepare for 2014 at AHIP’s June Exchange Conference
    AHIP’s next Exchange Conference, June 12 in Las Vegas, will bring together thought leaders in business, government, and health care to share implementation updates and next steps, and address your questions. The Exchange Conference is being held in conjunction with AHIP’s Institute 2013, providing you an opportunity for additional learning and networking. Register here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."
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