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2014-04-08 10:51:48

A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center reviews research that suggests that the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease among older African Americans may be two to three times greater than in the non-Hispanic white population and that they differ from the non-Hispanic white population in risk factors and disease manifestation. The study results will be published in the April 7 issue of Health Affairs. “The older African American population is growing at a rapid...

2014-04-07 23:27:57

Watch the Winners of the Challenge Videos on Supporting Healthcare Enrollment in Connecticut Hartford, CT (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Health Justice CT, an innovative movement designed to use social media as the foundation for raising awareness on racial and ethnic disparities in Connecticut and health reform, announced the winners of the Health Justice CT Challenge. This year’s challenge was designed to inform people of color, students, and low-income families about the importance of having...

2014-04-07 23:22:52

Integrative wellness leader will offer wellness evaluations at tournament. (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 AAG Health & Wellness, the leader in integrative wellness, will be sponsoring the Sunbelt Senior Golf Tour for the first time ever. The premier golfing event, which has been running since 1996, has been the No.1 cross-country tour for players participating in the Champions Tour. This year, the tour stops at TPC Eagle Trace April 7-10 in Coral Springs. On Monday, April 7, AAG Health will...

2014-04-07 08:25:03

ParticipACTION's third annual Sneak It In Week inspires Canadians to move more at work TORONTO, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian adults spend 9.5 hours per day - almost 70 per cent of their waking hours - being sedentary. Much of this time is spent sitting at work, or in cars commuting to and from work. But, it's time to beware of the chair. Excessive time spent sitting increases the risk of diabetes and heart attack, and causes high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, sore backs and...

2014-04-06 23:02:18

ShareWIK Media Group is sending a team of journalists, producers and videographers to Shanghai, April 2nd to produce The Global Healthy Workplace Awards, the first global awards program recognizing healthy workplaces. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 06, 2014 The Atlanta-based ShareWIK Media http://www.sharewik.com is an international health and wellness content production company that was launched in 2010 by Pulitzer-prize nominated healthcare journalist, Diana Keough to produce health and...

2014-04-04 23:33:11

U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. has signed a partnership agreement with Salud Global, Mexico City, to co-develop a Spanish based version of USPM’s web-based health management platform, The Prevention Plan™, to be marketed exclusively by Salud Global in the country of Mexico. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. (USPM) is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Salud Global, Mexico City, to co-develop a Spanish based version of...

2014-04-02 12:32:21

San Francisco Health Plan now provides affordable, quality health care to one out of eight San Francisco residents SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), a community health plan, announced today that it has surpassed 100,000 members. Today's announcement represents an important milestone in the effort to help individuals and families obtain access to high-quality health care services in San Francisco County. Since 1997, SFHP has been...

2014-04-02 12:32:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today held a Healthy Pennsylvania Public Health Summit in Harrisburg, bringing together more than 250 individuals and organizations to share both public health challenges and current best practices. The summit was convened as part of Governor Corbett's Healthy Pennsylvania plan to increase access to affordable, quality healthcare for all Pennsylvanians. "The aim of this summit is to set the goals and lay the...

2014-03-31 08:29:12

Employers share efforts to adopt value-based health benefit strategies WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Improving health while reducing costs was a key focus for the employers who participated in the American Health Strategy Project (AHSP) according to a new report released this week by the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), Partnership for Prevention, and Pfizer Inc. AHSP is a national pilot launched in 2010 by NBCH in cooperation with Pfizer, with...

2014-03-27 23:31:46

BlackDoctor.org and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions host awards dinner to honor the nation’s leading black healthcare professionals. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 BlackDoctor.org, the leading online health resource for African Americans, will honor 20 black healthcare professionals at its inaugural "BlackDoctor.org Top Blacks in Healthcare" awards banquet on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Baltimore, MD. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.