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2014-09-17 08:28:34

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health promotion and disease prevention programs have become ubiquitous in workplaces across the country. However, to deliver on their promises to improve employee well-being, reduce avoidable costs and enhance organizational functioning, these programs must be well designed, based on good scientific evidence, effectively executed and properly evaluated. To recognize organizations for outstanding health promotion programs that...

2014-09-16 23:02:23

New Action Guide 1.0 Ready for Input Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Programs and policies that promote health and disease prevention could potentially yield hundreds of billions of dollars in savings for the US health system, according to a 2007 report by the Commonwealth Fund. To help spur these types of improvements, the National Quality Forum (NQF) is seeking up to 10 collaborative groups from across the country to field test the NQF Action Guide 1.0 (http://bit.ly/1wo4gsa)...

2014-09-15 12:28:23

Free Eight-Week Online Course Examines Changing World of Global Medicine GRENADA, West Indies, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building upon the success of last year's introductory online course, St. George's University will once again be offering this semester a free and open to the public online course from university faculty, "One Health, One Medicine: A Global Health Approach." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140915/146122 The University will also be offering credit for...

2014-09-10 12:24:20

Ten-year savings hits record at nearly $1.5 trillion according to annual Generic Drug Savings in the U.S. report WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) today released a report showing that generic drugs saved the United States health system $239 billion in 2013, a 14% increase over cost savings achieved in 2012, and the largest annual savings to date. The report also calculates that generic medications saved a record of nearly $1.5...

2014-09-09 23:01:12

Rivier University has expanded its new Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) to an online format beginning fall 2014. Nashua, NH (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Rivier University has expanded its new Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) to an online format beginning fall 2014. The program is 100% online to accommodate busy working professionals. In April, Rivier announced the new degree program for its full-time, day students. The degree will prepare undergraduates for...

2014-09-09 16:26:03

MarketOptimizer.org adds new report "CountryFocus: Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape - The Netherlands" to its store. The report is an essential source of information on and analysis of the healthcare, regulatory and reimbursement landscape in the Netherlands. DALLAS, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The industry analysis specialist has released its latest report, "CountryFocus: Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape - The Netherlands". The report is an...

2014-09-05 23:07:24

European Society of Lifestyle Medicine Becomes Partner Organization of American College of Preventive Medicine Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the European Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ESLM) have announced a partnership to advance preventive medicine and lifestyle medicine and improve education of health professionals and research worldwide in order to reduce the burden of lifestyle-related, non-communicable diseases...

2014-08-18 12:22:39

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Health Michael Wolf today announced enhancements to the department's internal processes for responding to environmental health concerns and complaints specifically related to Marcellus Shale drilling. "Protecting the public's health, and ensuring that citizens and health care providers have access to accurate, timely and relevant information, is a primary responsibility of the department, and one that the governor and I...

2014-08-13 08:24:20

New book offers timely insight into the movement to 'green' the health care system OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly released book, Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet, Kaiser Permanente's environmental stewardship officer, Kathy Gerwig, explores a universal paradox of health care: As hospitals deliver life-saving care to individuals, their substantial environmental footprint can often be detrimental to environmental and community health....

2014-08-07 20:23:52

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arguing for a "meaningful and feasible framework" that accommodates the unique characteristics of the pipe tobacco market, the Pipe Tobacco Council, the national trade association representing the pipe tobacco industry, today submitted comments on Food and Drug Administration efforts to regulate pipe tobacco. The FDA has proposed to regulate pipe tobacco under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The move would create new legal and...


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