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2013-12-20 23:24:41

The informative celebrity-hosted show will air a compelling series on women’s health. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 The producers of Health Briefs TV are pleased to announce they are working on a Women’s Health Series. Featured guests will inform viewers about women’s health, how to stay healthy and what to do when an illness occurs. Experts will discuss important health screenings and other tests women should have at specific stages of their life. Viewers will also...

2013-12-13 09:51:43

UCLA, McGill study also shows women fare worse than men in most countries A new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montreal reveals that the United States health care system ranks 22nd out of 27 high-income nations when analyzed for its efficiency of turning dollars spent into extending lives. The study, which appears online Dec. 12 in the "First Look" section of the American Journal of Public Health, illuminates stark differences...

2013-12-12 23:02:32

The Fenway Institute's National LGBT Health Education Center and the Center for American Progress have published an educational brief to help health centers and care providers support LGBT patients and insurance customers under the ACA. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Seeking to reduce health disparities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute, and the...

2013-12-12 08:31:13

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Power for Minorities (Health Power), an online health information and promotion service, is now more informative and helpful than ever thanks to a recent update. With a stellar 2013 coming to a close and a promising New Year soon to arrive, the company is sharing its many successes. By producing and providing customized, authoritative and culturally relevant health information for minority health improvement, the user-friendly site helps...

2013-12-11 23:21:13

The Population Council’s Studies in Family Planning (December 2013) credits the contraceptive social marketing and behavior change communication implemented by DKT Ethiopia as contributing factors to "an emerging family planning success story." Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 A new article published in the Population Council’s Studies in Family Planning (December 2013) calls Ethiopia, which was the site of the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning,...

2013-12-11 23:03:28

CCA Research Agenda Reflects Industry Focus on Measures and Outcomes, Value on Investment and Individual and Organizational Engagement Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 Care Continuum Alliance (CCA), the leading advocate for population health improvement, released its research agenda for 2014, which emphasizes engagement, value on investment and measure development, all issues that apply across markets and respond to the stated needs of the organization’s members and partners....

2013-12-10 12:36:53

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Kronos Incorporated today announced that three out of the 10 health authorities responsible for healthcare delivery in Nova Scotia -- Capital Health, Cumberland Health Authority, and IWK Health Centre -- are using its suite of workforce management solutions for increased efficiency. The decision to implement Kronos resulted from a business innovation fund sponsored by the Government of Nova Scotia, which supports initiatives that make public...

Exercise Lowers Risk Of Dementia
2013-12-10 11:27:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Cardiff University in Wales has found that physical exercise can help to maintain mental health later in life – reducing the risk of dementia and cognitive decline by 60 percent, study researchers said. Published in the open access journal PLOS ONE, the new study was based on data dating back to 1979 on over 2,200 middle-aged men from the Welsh town of Caerphilly. The researchers looked at factors such as diet,...

2013-12-10 08:27:07

Compared with other New England states, health status & preventive care improved in Massachusetts after reform - especially for poor & near-poor ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2006, Massachusetts was on the same brink that the entire nation is on today: the brink of expanding health insurance to cover far more people than before, through government-driven, market-based reform. Now, a new study shows the health of residents in that one...

2013-12-09 08:26:40

MUNICH, December 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, today announced the launch of a new journal Mental Health & Prevention [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/mental-health-and-prevention ]. The international journal will publish high quality reviews, original research and other papers related to research on prevention to support the psychological...