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2011-09-29 12:01:00

Research project will focus on doctors, communities and families to help children make healthy choices ATLANTA, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today launched a new effort to address childhood obesity using successful elements of both primary care and public health. Funding made available through the Affordable Care Act will support a four year Childhood Obesity Demonstration Project. Supported by $25 million in funding...

2011-07-06 16:03:41

Children who are overweight or obese are more likely to be victimised by bullying when compared to children who are not overweight. The findings, to be presented today [Wednesday 6 July] at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care held at the University of Bristol this week [Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 July], explore the prevalence of overweight and obesity in nine-year-olds and its associations with chronic illness and bullying. Childhood obesity is a major...

2011-05-13 10:02:00

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for launching the new Community Transformation Grants (CTGs) program by opening up the opportunity for communities around the country to apply for $102 million in the first round of these grants to prevent disease and improve health. CTGs were created as part of the Prevention Fund of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (Logo:...

2011-05-03 12:57:00

CDC Releases Data on World Asthma Day Highlighting Importance of Air Quality to Nation's Health Bilingual Helpline Services Available at 1-866-783-2645 from National Alliance for Hispanic Health WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The simple act of taking a breath is a challenge for three million Hispanics with asthma," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance), the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy...

2011-05-03 09:09:00

NEW YORK, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phreesia, the patient check-in company, announced the release of an asthma control assessment to all primary care physicians and pediatrics practices in its network. The screening tool is part of Phreesia's automated patient check-in solution and, through a series of questions, identifies patients with uncontrolled asthma who require closer monitoring. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080220/NYW106LOGO ) According to the latest data from...

2011-04-27 06:22:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An examination of health literacy (such as understanding basic health information) among managed care patients with heart failure, a condition that requires self-management, found that nearly one in five have low health literacy, which was associated with a higher all-cause risk of death, according to a new study. Health literacy is understanding, obtaining, and processing basic health information and services needed to make adequate health decisions. Many U.S....

2011-04-27 01:52:39

An examination of health literacy (such as understanding basic health information) among managed care patients with heart failure, a condition that requires self-management, found that nearly one in five have low health literacy, which was associated with a higher all-cause risk of death, according to a study in the April 27 issue of JAMA. Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate...

2011-02-16 09:00:00

CDC releases new estimates for all U.S. counties ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans who live in parts of Appalachia and the South are the least likely to be physically active in their leisure time, according to estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In many counties in those regions, more than 29 percent of adults reported getting no physical activity or exercise other than at their regular job. The 2004-2008 estimates,...

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2010-11-04 06:45:00

Older Americans are less healthy than their English counterparts, but they live as long or even longer than their English peers, according to a new study by researchers from the RAND Corporation and the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London. Researchers found that while Americans aged 55 to 64 have higher rates of chronic diseases than their peers in England, they died at about the same rate. And Americans age 65 and older -- while still sicker than their English peers -- had a lower death...

2010-10-04 07:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With its launch of MyVirtualHealthCheck.com, Chronic Care Management, Inc. is putting health and disease management within everyone's reach. MyVirtualHealthCheck.com is a Web site designed to help people better manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. By providing a suite of advanced Web-based tools, MyVirtualHealthCheck.com gives users a seamless way to record, monitor and share their important vital sign data (glucose, blood...