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February 22, 2013
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Strategies to improve employee and population health

  Wellness Programs & Trends 
 
  • Wellness programs should use risk management, expert says
    Effective wellness programs go beyond providing health information to employees in hopes they will change unhealthy behaviors and instead engage in more effective health risk management, said Sam Fleet, president of AmWINS Group Benefits. He recommended using health risk assessments coupled with financial incentives but said wellness goals should be attainable and employees should be given support. Employee Benefit News/Employee Benefit Views blog (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Fitness 
  • Fitness application to be unveiled by Reebok
    Reebok announced plans to launch the Reebok Fitness App next week. The mobile health application, which will integrate several workout disciplines such as running and walking, will help users boost their overall health by allowing them to customize fitness routines and create different workouts. MobiHealthNews.com (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health News & Research 
  • CDC calls for better tools to protect against influenza
    Data on 2,697 children and adults showed this year's flu vaccine has been effective in 56% of people who were vaccinated. The vaccine provided better protection against influenza B, and better protection against influenza A among younger people compared with older people. Just 9% of those 65 and older who were vaccinated were protected against influenza A. The findings in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report highlight the need for a better and longer-lasting vaccine against flu, CDC officials said. Reuters (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lack of access to green spaces raises obesity risk, study says
    Low-income children are more likely to live in neighborhoods that lack access to green spaces that encourage play and exercise, predisposing them to reduced levels of physical activity, a study in Social Science and Medicine says. The findings suggest that less access to such areas may contribute to obesity, researchers said. MedicalXpress.com (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Education, networking and value at AHIP’s Institute 2012
    Thousands of health care professionals attend the AHIP Institute every year for unsurpassed networking opportunities and insightful general, workshop, concurrent and breakfast sessions. Institute 2013, June 12 to 14 in Las Vegas, is the perfect conference to connect, converge and collaborate on our changing health care system. Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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