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Nov. 19, 2014

Journal of Managed Care Medicine new website released

The Journal of Managed Care Medicine (JMCM) has released its new website at www.jmcmpub.org. The website features current issues, past issues, supplements and much more. Be sure to visit the website for updates on the latest topics in managed care medicine.

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Save the date: 2015 Spring Managed Care Forum

Save the date for the 2015 Spring Forum being held April 23-24, 2015 at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club. More information will be available shortly.More

Triggers that sabotage weight-loss efforts: Situational triggers
By Annette Radvansky
A trigger is any person, place, thing, food — or situation — that has a tendency to cause one to overeat. When dieters think of triggers, they typically think of a specific type of food. It's true: Some foods are triggers for these individuals. And for many, sugar and white flour are substance triggers. But there are other kinds of triggers that are much more insidious. When the impulse to indulge stems directly from a situation in one's life that occurs periodically, this is considered a situational trigger. More

5 reasons to exercise that aren't weight loss
Despite conventional calorie-burning wisdom, some people appear to not lose weight when they exercise, says a new study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. In fact, some actually gain weight, and it’s not all muscle mass. The study, by Arizona State University in Phoenix researchers, looked at 81 sedentary, overweight women who exercised three times a week for 30 minutes in a lab. More

5 popular exercises you're wasting your time on
The Huffington Post
When is the last time you did something just because you saw everyone else doing it? Like many things in life, just because something is popular, doesn't make it the best choice. This is also true of the exercises we perform at the gym. Chances are, you've done or still do some of them. There is nothing "wrong" with them per say, other than not being the best use of your time.More

5 healthy eating habits to steal from Europeans
Yahoo Health
Cutting your risk of heart disease and stroke is simpler than you think. They sometimes do things we Americans find weird, but when it comes to healthy eating, Europeans — specifically those from Spain, France, Italy and Greece — could teach us a thing or two. More

Doctors: Mediterranean diet is best way to tackle obesity
BBC News
A Mediterranean diet may be a better way of tackling obesity than calorie counting, leading doctors have said. Writing in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, the doctors said a Mediterranean diet quickly reduced the risk of heart attacks and strokes. And they said it may be better than low-fat diets for sustained weight loss.More

10 foods taking over the American diet
Business Insider
American dietary preferences are changing. Research firm NPD Group has revealed the top 10 foods that have surged in popularity over the past decade. The firm surveyed consumers about their eating habits and compared it with data from a decade ago, according to Nation's Restaurant News, which first published the report. More

Study: B vitamins do not seem to protect against memory issues
The Washington Post
Some research has suggested that cognitive decline and dementia occur more often in people whose blood contains high levels of homocysteine, an amino acid. Might lowering homocysteine levels with B vitamins help prevent loss of memory and thinking skills?More

4 myths about juice cleansing
LiveScience via Yahoo News
There's nothing wrong with drinking juice, although it's not as healthful as eating fresh fruits and vegetables, which are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plenty of fiber, especially in their skins and pulp. But when a person is downing only fruit and vegetable juice as part of a juice cleanse — usually 16 ounces of juice every few hours, plus unlimited water — and often forgoing food for three to five days or longer, that's an extreme approach, many nutrition experts say.More

New findings on vitamin supplements, memory loss
LiveScience via CBS News
Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements may not reduce the risk of developing memory and thinking problems in older people, a new study finds. Some previous studies had suggested a link between low levels of certain B vitamins and poor thinking skills, but other studies found mixed results about whether boosting B vitamin levels would actually improve cognitive performance.More

Supplements don't improve knee osteoarthritis
MedPage Today
Taking glucosamine and chondroitin, two popular dietary supplements, doesn't significantly relieve the pain and stiffness associated with knee osteoarthritis or modify disease progression, a new study found.More