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2014-08-18 08:25:30

TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian parents look to structured activities to get their kids moving, but let's not forget about the importance of free, unstructured play. The before-, during- and after-school periods are opportune times for spontaneous, outdoor play and getting to and from places on foot. For back-to-school, ParticipACTION provides parents with a few backpack must-haves to encourage their children to be active throughout the school day. "Sport leagues, programs and school...

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....

2014-08-12 23:06:41

Ella Health, a San Francisco-based health care provider, has started a new style of physical therapy just for women, with specialized programs focused on helping women live better and grow stronger through major life events such as pregnancy, Osteoporosis, breast cancer, and chronic diseases. San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Ella Health, a physical therapy and wellness provider designed by women for women, is launching a new style of care based on improving health and helping...

2014-08-12 23:04:06

New book highlights steps to improved patient care, reducing health disparities and costs in health and healthcare Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The costs of health and healthcare are increasing annually in the United States and it is not likely to be fully solved with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Healthcare costs are at an all-time high, and across the country, hospitals in small towns, thriving cities and rural areas have similar problems: struggling hospitals...

2014-08-07 23:11:36

Former OHCA Commissioner adds CON, ACA expertise to portfolio of consulting services Hamden, Connecticut (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 VantagePoint Healthcare Advisors (VantagePointconsult.com) has increased their capability, adding depth and breadth to their team with the hire of Cristine Vogel, M.P.H., as a senior consultant. She will be assisting clients with strategic planning and marketing initiatives in response to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and with the Certificate of Need (CON)...

2014-08-07 23:04:40

Accountable Health Solutions, Inc. is pleased to introduce DiabetesConnect℠, the first in a series of Health Improvement Connections℠ programs that offer a new approach to total population health management. The programs leverage deep expertise in lifestyle and behavior change and combine it with smart technology to support those with chronic conditions on the path to better health. (Rockville, MD) (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Our mission is to provide a real-time comprehensive support...

2014-07-31 23:17:43

The Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) Train the Trainer (TtT) curriculum has been adopted by the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The Children’s Environmental Health Network(CEHN) is excited to announce that its Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) program’s Train the Trainer (TtT) curriculum has been adopted by the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). EHCC is a national program that seeks to improve the environmental health of children by...

2014-07-30 23:04:45

Awards recognize the nation’s best digital health resources. PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Health Advocate, Inc., the nation’s leading healthcare advocacy and assistance company and a subsidiary of West Corporation, has received a Merit award from the Web Health AwardsSM | MOBILE for its Health Cost Estimator mobile app. Health Cost Estimator (HCE) is a pricing transparency tool developed to provide Health Advocate members with the information and resources necessary to...

Study Finds Hairstyle Can Affect Exercise For African-American Women
2014-07-23 03:10:16

University of Colorado Denver According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately four out of five black women are overweight or obese and 36 percent meet physical activity objectives as determined by the CDC. That's compared to 50 percent of white women meeting the same objectives. A study conducted by the Center for African American Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Center for Women's Health Research finds that African American women whose hairstyle...

2014-07-22 16:27:23

CLEVELAND, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The health system was honored July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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