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Government surveys reiterate the obvious: fewer Americans without health insurance

Two new federal surveys released Tuesday could provide ammunition to Obamacare haters, showing less than robust enrollment numbers in the program. These surveys, by the Census Bureau and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) created...Show More Summary

Youth Earn a Seat at the White House

Today, I'm proud and humbled that three Student Ambassadors from the Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) program are taking part in the President's Council on Fitness Sports & Nutrition's roundtable discussions on youth health and wellness,...Show More Summary

Why Planned Parenthood Now Lets Women Order Their Birth Control Online

A pilot program that just launched in Minnesota and Washington could signal the future of reproductive health services. The post Why Planned Parenthood Now Lets Women Order Their Birth Control Online appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Nurses Need Education on Advance Health Care Directives, Reports Journal of Christian Nursing

An educational program for nurses can help address knowledge gaps related to advance health care directives (AHCDs)--thus helping to ensure that patients' wishes for care at the end of life are known and respected, reports a paper in the October/December Journal of Christian Nursing, official journal of the Nurses Christian Fellowship. Show More Summary

Advancing the science for health programming in crisis conditions

September 12, 2014 -- Humanitarian crises are becoming increasingly complex and a growing threat to the health and safety of populations. An improved evidence-base to guide interventions in the countries most vulnerable to these conditions is more critical than ever. Show More Summary

mHealth: The Headlines You Might Have Missed

Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this past week. Mobile Phone Program Increases Muscle Strength and Reduces Inflammation in COPD Patients A home-based, individualized endurance exercise training program at an intended walking speed controlled by a pre-set tempo of music […]

When Fiction is Fact: Autism War and #CDCWhistleblower

By Anne Dachel What do you do after spending two and a half years investigating the federal government's shadowy Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, having discovered that health officials, who adamantly deny that vaccines cause autism, had been quietly compensating children...

WTOP Adds ‘To Your Health’ Hourly Segment

WTOP today announced 24+ minutes per day of new health and fitness programming. ”To Your Health” will air every hour at the 22 minute mark as a one to three minute segment. “Every day we find ourselves with an abundance of great health stories that are interesting to men and women of all ages,” said Laurie Cantillo, WTOP program director. Show More Summary

Mount Sinai Awarded $1.1 Million Grant to Investigate Kidney and Heart Disease in 9/11 WTC Responders

Researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have received a $1.1 million grant from the World Trade Center Health Program to study the risks of kidney and heart disease among Ground Zero first-responders and volunteers exposed to the toxic dust-cloud created by the disaster 13 years ago.

An Unhealthy Work Environment

Frakt and Carroll make the case against employer wellness programs: More rigorous studies tend to find that wellness programs don’t save money and, with few exceptions, do not appreciably improve health. This is often because additional...Show More Summary

The New Health Care: Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work? Usually Not

5 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

Programs to keep employees healthy are popular with their employers, but the evidence of their effectiveness is very thin.

Workplace Wellness Programs Are Just an Excuse to Lower Your Pay

I don't like workplace wellness programs. This isn't because I think they do no good. It's because I don't like the idea of employers deciding that they can dictate my personal health choices. Or any of my other personal choices, for that matter. Show More Summary

Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Comments Sought by EPA

In August 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order directing federal regulatory agencies to review specified regulatory programs that are designed to prevent catastrophic releases of toxics: Occupational Safety and Health Administration...Show More Summary

Week Two of Your Best Body Ever - Day 9 (Men's Health)

Men’s Health and Matt Shirvington reveal the workout and diet program that will transform how you look and feel

PTSD and Respiratory Illness: A Signature Long-Term Problem of 9/11 Responders

According to the findings from research conducted over the past several years at Stony Brook Medicine's World Trade Center Health Program, as many as 60 percent of 9/11 World Trade Center responders continue to experience clinically significant symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and lower respiratory illness.

Autism Early Detection Program Expands

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now estimated to impact one in every 68 children born in the United States. A new 5-year, $5.1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) seeks expand a program developed by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to reduce the mean age of ASD diagnosis in multiple cities across the U.S.

Univ. Of Michigan Doctor Training Programs Rank Among Best in Nation, According to New National Survey

Doctors nationwide rate the University of Michigan Health System as one of the best places for young doctors to train in their chosen field, across 20 medical specialties, according to a new ranking.

Proactive office ergonomics can increase job satisfaction and employee retention

As the amount of time employees spend at their desks increases, so does musculoskeletal discomfort and other health issues associated with the office environment. Although office ergonomics training programs have been shown to improve employee well-being and productivity, in many cases training occurs only after complaints are logged. Show More Summary

Your Best Body Ever - Day Seven (Men's Health)

Former Olympian Matt Shirvington takes us through day seven of his six-week transformation program.

Can the government legally extend health benefits to temporary feds?

The Office of Personnel Management issued a proposed rule this summer that would expand federal-worker health benefits to temporary and seasonal government employees, who do not currently qualify for the program. The move came in response to the Affordable Care Act, which penalizes employers if they do not offer health insurance to all their workers. The government wants […]

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