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2012-01-10 15:15:00

Media Interview Opportunities at CES 2012 January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 Background U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc., the leader in preventive medicine, just announced its new mobile health and fitness app has been named a top 10 finalist in the Consumer Electronics Show Mobile Apps Showdown. Macaw was designed to serve as a complete personal health monitor. Macaw is a full-feature app that assesses an individual´s health risks and serves as a hub to track...

2012-01-10 07:00:00

DALLAS and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine, the leader in preventive medicine services, announced that Chairman and CEO Christopher Fey will speak at the Biotech Showcase during the Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 3:15 pm PT. The three-day conference, being held at the Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square Hotel, will offer investors and business development executives an opportunity to...

2012-01-04 07:00:00

DALLAS and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc., the leader in prevention, has announced the appointment of Ronald L. Loveless as Vice Chairman. He will serve alongside Vice Chairman Ron Loeppke, M.D., MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, who joined the company in 2008 to direct product innovation, research, and clinical standards. Loveless, a retired executive of the world's largest retailer, Walmart Stores, Inc. and first CEO of Sam's Club, will play a key role in...

2011-12-07 06:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc., the leader in preventive medicine, today announced during the 3rd annual mHealth Summit the launch of "Macaw(TM)" from The Prevention Plan(TM), its new mobile health and fitness app designed to serve as a complete personal health monitor. Macaw is a full-feature app that assesses an individual's health risks and will serve as a hub to track health metrics and activity, as well as integrate...

Research Reveals When And Why Students Smoke
2011-11-17 03:44:37

Discovery of what triggers smoking could make interventions more effective Discovering when and why students smoke might lead to the development of better intervention methods, according to researchers at the University of Missouri. In an article published in the journal Substance Use & Misuse, the researchers showed that partying, drinking and work prompted college students to recall their smoking experience, and that smoking occurred most often at the start of the semester and on...

2011-11-15 00:00:00

Christopher Fey, Founder, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Preventive Medicine has, for the third consecutive year, been selected to participate in the annual Wall Street Journal CEO Council. Jacksonville, Fla/Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 Christopher Fey, Founder, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Preventive Medicine has, for the third consecutive year, been selected to participate in the annual Wall Street Journal CEO Council. The groupâs annual summit is being held November 14-15,...

2011-11-10 13:00:58

Communicating with patients/families about firearm safety promotes safe behaviors This June, a law took effect in the state of Florida limiting physicians' ability to ask patients about firearm ownership. In September, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the law, citing that the law impeded doctors' Constitutional right to freedom of speech. An article to be published online Nov. 10 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reviews research about...

2011-11-09 08:00:00

The National Hispanic Medical Association held its Fall Congressional briefing to increase awareness of Prevention of Disease among Hispanic Communities to Decrease Cost of Care WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard opened the annual Fall Hispanic health briefing on Capitol Hill calling attention to the fact that the U.S. now spends $2 Trillion for health care expenditures and 75% of these costs are for diseases that could be preventable....

2011-11-08 10:37:58

But 50 percent of children in households with smokers still exposed, according to new studies in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Second hand smoke exposure among nonsmokers has declined over time as clean indoor air laws have been adopted. However, there has been concern that such laws might encourage smokers to smoke more in their homes or other private venues. Children living in a home with an adult smoker are up to twice as likely to take up smoking themselves. Now, a study...

2011-10-10 22:45:00

Mobile App Named in Top Three in Two Categories Dallas, TX and Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) October 10, 2011 The U.S. Preventative Medicineâs new mobile app, which was developed by Qualcomm Labs, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has been named a top finalist in two categories of the âœHot for the Holidays Awardsâ national competition sponsored by CTIA - The Wireless Association. Industry experts in mobile health and...