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2013-04-15 08:26:54

Since its founding in 1913, EHE International has had one mission: to extend the number of years lived and quality of life through the application of sound health practice. NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, a nationally recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams, celebrates its 100(th) anniversary in 2013 with the release of a new book, 100 Years of Preventive Health: The History of EHE International. The book chronicles the company's...

2013-04-12 20:20:47

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) is disappointed that the United States Department of Health and Human Services plans to reallocate at least $304 million from the Prevention and Public Health Fund to provide health insurance enrollment support. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) The Affordable Care Act directs the Prevention Fund to be used for "prevention, wellness, and public health activities including...

2013-04-10 08:37:58

Emergence Capital Partners and InterWest Partners co-lead round DENVER, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WellTok(®), Inc., developer of CaféWell(®), the leading Social Health Management(®) platform that drives increased consumer engagement in health activities sponsored by their health plans, today announced that it has closed a Series B funding with investments from Emergence Capital Partners, InterWest Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The...

2013-04-04 12:14:22

Vermont's aggressive health care reform initiatives can serve as a roadmap for other states, according to a Master of Public Health candidate at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The paper, "Lessons from Vermont's Health Care Reform," will appear tomorrow in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study's author, Laura Grubb, M.D., of The University of Texas School of Public Health, part of UTHealth, wrote that Vermont is well ahead of most other states...

2013-04-03 12:29:28

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett met last night with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, seeking answers to questions around the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Pennsylvania. "We had a meaningful discussion around increasing access to affordable, quality health care in a way that would lessen the burden on the state's taxpayers in the long-term," Corbett said. "I want to thank the secretary...

2013-03-27 12:28:44

Confirming Position as "Best in Determining the Value of Healthcare" LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Health economics and policy authority Precision Health Economics (PHE) announced today it has added three additional scientific leaders to its renowned stable of experts. The new principal consultants are preeminent researchers and educators representing the most notable institutions in health economics and health policy; they will contribute to the knowledge base and...

2013-03-26 12:29:42

OAKLAND, Calif., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the goal of improving the health and wellness of municipal workers across the state, the League of California Cities and partners announced the launch of Cities for Workforce Health. Together, the League of California Cities, Kaiser Permanente, the Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign and Keenan & Associates will provide wellness tools and resources to all 482 California cities. Studies demonstrate that 75 percent of health...

2013-03-20 16:25:31

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To commemorate the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) released a story bank featuring stories of successful prevention initiatives in action from around the country. Many of the stories focus on Community Transformation Grant (CTG) awardees, and show how this new program, made possible by the ACA, is already helping to improve the health of Americans. CTGs are one of the hallmark...

2013-03-14 16:27:20

Not-for-profit, member-owned and governed health cooperative will open health insurance plan enrollment in October 2013; deliver benefits beginning January 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approval by the Kentucky Department of Insurance has resulted in the Kentucky Health Cooperative's foray into the Commonwealth of Kentucky's HMO health insurance market. Beginning in October 2013, hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians will have the opportunity to...

2013-03-13 12:34:34

TORONTO, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Dr. Colin Carrie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, today announced on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, an investment under the Public Health Agency of Canada's Healthy Living Fund to support three community-based projects managed by partner organizations in the Greater Toronto Area. "We want to increase opportunities for Canadians to be physically active so they can lead a healthier lifestyle," said Dr....