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2014-01-14 16:26:01

Blue Cross commits nearly $450,000 through its Center for Prevention to help 18 organizations engage people in improving the health of their communities. EAGAN, Minn., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Engaged and involved community members are a key component to creating a healthier Minnesota. In recognition of this, the Center for Prevention (the Center) at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has awarded funding to 18 projects that will be shaped through...

2014-01-13 12:27:16

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many people, the start of the New Year is an opportunity to make lifestyle changes for better health. It is important to remember that big changes begin with small steps. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) Ravida Benjamin, RN, was an overweight, insulin-dependent diabetic for most of her life when she decided to take control of her health. Through her work as a nurse with Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii, she had...

2014-01-13 08:28:36

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, on today's release of new recommendations from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Commission to Build a Healthier America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) "TFAH fully supports the RWJF Commission to...

2014-01-13 00:22:30

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission Calls for Shift in Funding Priorities to Ensure All Children have Access to Early Childhood Development Programs by 2025 WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Social factors have as much or even more impact on health as the medical care system. In light of this reality, the nonpartisan Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Commission to Build a Healthier America today urged leaders across the U.S. to shift funding priorities to...

2014-01-08 12:30:35

The Ohio State University College of Nursing announces "Viewpoints" podcast series COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio State University College of Nursing today announced its winter podcast series promoting health and wellness. "Viewpoints of Innovative Healthcare Leaders" allows healthcare professionals and organizational wellness officers to tune in to today's most important national trends while on the go. In concise segments, healthcare leaders from America's nationally...

2014-01-07 10:41:01

Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health, finds a new study published in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health, finds a new study published in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology. Analysing data that followed people over a five year period, the research has found that moving to a greener area...

2014-01-07 10:39:32

But savings for lifestyle changes are smaller Workplace wellness programs can lower health care costs in workers with chronic diseases, but components of the programs that encourage workers to adopt healthier lifestyles may not reduce health costs or lead to lower net savings, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Examining a large employee wellness program offered by PepsiCo, researchers found that efforts to help employees manage chronic illnesses saved $3.78 in health care costs...

2014-01-06 23:22:03

With an eye on convenience and customer service, CDPHP has opened the doors to a new location in Latham, NY, where consumers can meet face-to-face with a representative to get all their health care reform questions answered. Albany, NY (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 CDPHP is pleased to announce the opening of the all new CDPHP Service Center – Latham, a health plan resource center conveniently located inside the Capital Region Health Park at 711 Troy-Schenectady Road. The Center, which is...

2013-12-31 23:02:21

American culture rewards stressful behaviors, "hard workers" and a 24/7 mentality while empirical evidence shows that stress is a major factor in health problems. Upstart Portland company Sophus Health has addressed this issue by providing healthcare programs that use the radical approach of combining time-honored mindfulness and relaxation practices with state-of-the-art medical resources. Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 A new company in Portland, OR is supporting a...

2013-12-23 23:02:03

Integrative wellness provider hires renowned Wellness Specialist at its South Florida clinic. Aventura, FL (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Integrative wellness just got a whole lot sexier at AAG Health. The Aventura wellness provider has announced the addition of “The Sexy Nutritionist” Jenny Patrizia to its marketing team. Ms. Patrizia, who is a psychologist, nutritionist and personal trainer, will play an integral role in AAG’s mission to help men and women accomplish more in life....