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Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they're not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.
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Why the Workplace Will Be the Future of Health and Fitness

Why the Workplace Will Be the Future of Health and Fitness | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Beyond gym memberships and trips to farmers’ markets, the environment where we work may have the biggest impact on our health habits. In honor of National Employee Wellness Month, we explore how companies can create a happy, healthy workforce.
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In Placing This Weight-Loss Bet, You Lose to Win - ABC News

In Placing This Weight-Loss Bet, You Lose to Win - ABC News | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
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Maher sent $385 each month to HealthyWage, a company that allows users to place bets on its website and phone app that they meet weight loss goals in exchange for cash prizes.
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CDC - Vaccines - Immunization Schedules for Preteens and Teens in Easy-to-read Formats

CDC - Vaccines - Immunization Schedules for Preteens and Teens in Easy-to-read Formats | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
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Good and Bad Health IT | HealthWorks Collective

Good and Bad Health IT | HealthWorks Collective | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
This infographic takes a look at six different instances where examples of good and bad Health IT exist.
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Local Fruits & Veggies Delivered Straight to the Office? Sign Us Up!

Local Fruits & Veggies Delivered Straight to the Office? Sign Us Up! | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Learn more about community-supported agriculture and how you can sign up for a local program for fresh fruit and vegetable delivery.
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Product Navigator

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has launched a Smart Snacks Product Calculator: www.healthiergeneration.org/calculator. This tool takes the guesswork out of evaluating products based on the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Simply enter the product information, answer a few questions, and determine whether your beverage, snack, side or entrée item meets the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Results from this calculator have been determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be accurate in assessing product compliance with the federal requirements for Smart Snacks in School. Read USDA’s memo here. 

In addition to the calculator, the Alliance Product Navigator now features snack, side, entrée and beverage products that meet the USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines from leading manufacturers. Visit www.healthiergeneration.org/productnavigator to browse products that meet the new guidelines. Just look for the Smart Snacks categories.

Help us spread the word! We invite you to link to the Smart Snacks Product Calculator from your website. Follow this link to learn how: www.healthiergeneration.org/calculator.

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Worker participation in wellness programs most common success metric: Survey

Worker participation in wellness programs most common success metric: Survey | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
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Rolling Strong and Cigna Program Will Deliver Wellness Solutions to Professional Bus and Truck Drivers Nationwide | In the News

Rolling Strong and Cigna Program Will Deliver Wellness Solutions to Professional Bus and Truck Drivers Nationwide | In the News | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
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FREE Rolling Strong #Wellness Call today at 9 a.m. EST. Wellness for Trucker Drivers 1 (866) 951-1151, code 9720344
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Why Krill Oil Is Good for Your Heart | Krill Oil Benefits

Why Krill Oil Is Good for Your Heart | Krill Oil Benefits | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Krill oil supplementation helps reduce triglyceride levels in adults, lowering your risk of heart disease.
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Why a strong wellness program will save your business more than money

Why a strong wellness program will save your business more than money | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
I went to a talk on corporate wellness the other day. The speaker was a physician who had led the corporate wellness efforts for a large company. The...
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"You’ve invested in employees. They do a good job for you. Help them get healthier. By doing so, they will be more productive and happier, saving on your bottom line."- I so agree.

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Obesity Is Found to Gain Its Hold in Earliest Years

Obesity Is Found to Gain Its Hold in Earliest Years | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Experts say the results of a major new study may reshape approaches to combating the nation’s obesity epidemic, suggesting that efforts must start much earlier and focus more on the children at greatest risk.
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Body mass index is not quite as heritable as height- But genes are not necessarily destiny. Dr. Loos

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HDL Cholesterol and Breast Cancer: What's the Connection? | Yahoo Health

HDL Cholesterol and Breast Cancer: What's the Connection? | Yahoo Health | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
For decades, we thought 'nothing' was the answer to this question. Now, the results of some new research imply that breast cancer and cholesterol may indeed be linked together.
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say what??What a contradiction to the TC/HDL ratio targets -where a high HDL indicates a low risk factor for heart disease and other conditions.

 

The study being referred to is here: http://breast-cancer-research.com/content/15/5/R87

 

"... our results indicate that HDL may play a role in the pathogenesis of breast cancer, especially in the later stages."- the risk seems to be a faster progression if you ALREADY  have breast cancer as the correlation with high HDL and estrogen ACCELERATES the growth--it is not saying it CAUSES breast cancer.

 

 

Read this as well : http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fats-full-story/  

In general, the lower your LDL and the higher your HDL, the better your chances of preventing heart disease and other chronic conditions. Guidelines from the National Cholesterol Education Program suggest specific targets.

 

 

 

 

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Here's What Happened When One County Invested Millions In An Employee Wellness Program

Here's What Happened When One County Invested Millions In An Employee Wellness Program | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.

SEATTLE – When King County, Washington, launc...
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Many Companies that stop wellness programs do not look at them the right way nor offer a supportive workplace environment.

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How to Overcome the Guilt of Financial Mistakes-Financial Wellness

How to Overcome the Guilt of Financial Mistakes-Financial Wellness | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
We've all made financial mistakes, and just bouncing a check can make you feel incredibly guilty and embarrassed. But as long as you're honest and forthcoming, you can overcome mistakes and figure out how to move forward.
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I like this: Don't believe for a second that anyone is immune to making making financial mistakes in their life. We're all human. We all make mistakes. But as mentioned before, it's how we move forward that will define our situation. So treat any flubs as an opportunity to grow, to learn, and to strengthen your foundation! That means doing everything you can to confront the challenge rather than avoiding it

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CDC - Vaccines - Immunization Schedules for Adults in Easy-to-read Formats

CDC - Vaccines - Immunization Schedules for Adults in Easy-to-read Formats | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
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CDC - Vaccines - Immunization Schedules for Children in Easy-to-read Formats

CDC - Vaccines - Immunization Schedules for Children in Easy-to-read Formats | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
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Advancing Comprehensive Obesity Solutions Critical | HealthWorks Collective

Advancing Comprehensive Obesity Solutions Critical | HealthWorks Collective | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
As providers and patients, policymakers and stakeholders alike, all still grapple with how to understand obesity as a disease, the recent announcement by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) asserting drug therapy as a viable solution in the treatment of obesity, is another positive step forward in the fight against costly chronic disease.
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Study finds child obesity prevention apps don’t use recommended behaviors, strategies | mobihealthnews

Study finds child obesity prevention apps don’t use recommended behaviors, strategies | mobihealthnews | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
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Rolling Strong

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Get Rolling Strong on the App Store. 

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 The leader in driver wellness, providing the only driver wellness programs that are driver-designed and delivered to drivers where they work and live, on the road. Rolling Strong is on a mission to educate drivers and share life-changing products and services that help them while they are on the road. By providing transportation companies and their drivers, as well as owner operators, with in-terminal and on-the-road wellness programs, Rolling Strong delivers effective tools for health improvement across the whole trucking industry. Personalized wellness programs include Rolling Strong driver health and wellness checks at client terminals and access to a national network of retail clinics for bio screening, discounted acute care and DOT compliance. The co-developed FIT Freightliner In-Cab Training System, the residential "Rebuilt" programs and unlimited, telephonic health coaching complete Rolling Strong's across-the-board answer to the crisis in driver health.

 

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7 Companies with Astonishing Workplace Wellness Perks

7 Companies with Astonishing Workplace Wellness Perks | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Take your wellness program benefits to the next level and become one of best companies to work for with these perks for employees.
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Screenings push prompts Summit Health to expand lab

An increase in employer demand for employee health screenings is leading Summit Health to invest in a $2 million laboratory expansion project this year. The demand, CEO Richard Penington said, is because more employers are seeking to reduce health care costs by offering employees lower premiums for …
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Walgreens evaluating its tobacco line, partners with GSK on free, Internet-based smoking cessation program

Walgreens evaluating its tobacco line, partners with GSK on free, Internet-based smoking cessation program | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
They're collectively trying to capture a surge of newly insured Americans who are gaining coverage through the health care overhaul law.
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