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2013-03-12 08:30:26

Five New Board Members Join The Health Project WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Health Project announced the call for applications for its 2013 C. Everett Koop National Health Award, a recognition presented to organizations that implement and rigorously evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs. The application, which is due by 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, May 24, 2013, is now available and can be accessed online at www.TheHealthProject.com....

2013-03-05 12:25:35

Kaiser Permanente CIO Phil Fasano offers insight into the future of health care OAKLAND, Calif., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly released, thought-provoking book, Transforming Health Care: The Financial Impact of Technology, Electronic Tools and Data Mining, Kaiser Permanente Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Phil Fasano explores how emerging technologies are defining the future of health care. Fasano advocates that applying technological advances to...

2013-03-05 10:48:33

Online tools to be unveiled by Bill Gates and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reveal surprising picture for health in 187 countries Alzheimer's disease is the fastest growing threat to health in the US. HIV/AIDS and alcohol are severely eroding the health of Russians. Violence is claiming the lives of young men in large swaths of Latin America, constituting a homicide-driven health crisis. Despite health gains in sub-Saharan Africa, infectious diseases still cause hundreds...

2013-03-01 23:00:57

The Department of Health and Human Services adds substance use treatment to the list of Essential Health Benefits. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2013 The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released the final rule for a core package of health insurance benefits, known as Essential Health Benefits. The final rule, released on February 20th, 2013 expands coverage of mental health and substance use treatment services, for millions of Americans. Three new forms of coverage...

2013-02-28 23:04:00

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Released Final Rule to Implement Key Provisions of Affordable Care Act (ACA). Park City, Utah (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 Today, Zane Benefits, Inc. published new information on health insurance market reforms. Zane Benefits, which provides comprehensive and flexible alternatives to traditional employer sponsored health benefits, is the leader in defined contribution and health reimbursement arrangements. According to Zane Benefits´ website,...

2013-02-28 13:45:35

Improving housing can improve health, particularly when interventions are targeted at those in the poorest health, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The authors say their review underscores the importance of targeting those most in need when devising programs for housing improvement. Despite a wealth of research linking housing to health, it remains difficult to separate the effects of poor housing from the effects of other socioeconomic factors that...

2013-02-22 12:23:38

Statement from Legacy President and CEO, Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recent years, public health has seen historic strides in tobacco control. Under the auspices of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the nation began in earnest to implement the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, that for the first time gave the federal government authority to regulate tobacco. As they say, "With great power, comes great...

2013-02-15 23:03:26

With Healthcare Reform, More Consumers to Purchase Individual Health Insurance Park City, Utah (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 Today, Zane Benefits, Inc. published new information on How Consumers can Purchase Tax-Free Individual Health Insurance. Zane Benefits, which provides comprehensive and flexible alternatives to traditional employer sponsored health benefits, is the leader in defined contribution and health reimbursement arrangements. According to Zane Benefits´ website, most...

2013-02-14 08:30:27

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SeeChange Health (www.SeeChangeHealth.com), the leader in wellness-centric health care coverage known as value-based benefit design, announced revenues grew from $7.6 million in 2011 to $50.2 million 2012. "We don't take a traditional approach to health care coverage," said Martin Watson, SeeChange Health's CEO. "We help employers improve the health and productivity of their workforce while helping control medical costs by rewarding employees for...

2013-02-14 08:29:04

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund today is launching its Healthy Food & Community Change initiative with a commitment of $15 million over five years to healthy food initiatives across New York City - making it one of the largest donors addressing these problems in New York City. There are vast disparities in diet-related diseases across neighborhoods where residents have few options to buy healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, and...