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Penn puts hiring ban on smokers
MedPage Today
The University of Pennsylvania Health System will stop hiring people who use nicotine at its Pennsylvania locations beginning July 1. The ban will not apply to the crop of residents who begin this summer, but will be in force for applicants for 2014 residency slots. In 2012, there were 1,975 full-time faculty, 769 medical students, 775 Ph.D. students, 1,135 residents and fellows, and 789 post-doctoral candidates working in the nearly 18,000-employee health system.
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Weight, lack of exercise raise risk of colorectal cancer
MyHealthNewsDaily via NBC News
The heavier a person is and the less exercise he or she does, the greater the likelihood of developing a specific type of colorectal cancer, a new study finds.
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Health plans add financial motivation to wellness programs
American Medical News
As the insurance industry continues to expand wellness programs, it is taking on caregiving roles that health plans believe are meant to complement and not compete with doctors' efforts.
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 Diet & Nutrition


Pediatricians oppose school suspension, expulsion
Reuters
A group representing pediatricians says disciplining students with out-of-school suspension or expulsion is counterproductive to school goals and should only be used on case by case basis. The policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians familiarize themselves with the policies of their local school districts, and advocate for prevention and alternative strategies.
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Mediterranean diet lowers stroke risk
United Press International
The Mediterranean diet — fruit, vegetables, nuts and olive oil; moderate levels of fish and poultry — helps prevent stroke, Spanish researchers say. Researchers said those on the Mediterranean diet lowered their risk of stroke without counting calories.
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Report: US kids consuming fewer calories
HealthDay News
Finally, some good news in the war on childhood obesity: Kids in the United States now consume fewer calories each day than they did 12 years ago, according to a new government report. Even better, between 1999 and 2010, most boys and girls between 2 and 19 years old began getting more of their daily calories from muscle-building proteins and fewer from carbohydrates, which can easily spur weight gain when eaten to excess, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found.
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 Vitamins & Pharmaceuticals


Healthy older women advised against taking calcium
HealthDay News
Healthy older women should not take calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent fractures, according to a final recommendation issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In healthy adults, lower doses of calcium and vitamin D seem to be ineffective. As for higher doses, it's still up in the air, the government group said.
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 Research & Development


Stress eating affects children, too
Education Week
There's an old American tradition of feeling stress at work, coming home, and guzzling down a half-pound of M&Ms. Or at least among some of us. But children aren't immune to stress eating either. A new study by Pennsylvania State University and Johns Hopkins University, published in the May 2013 edition of Appetite, shows that children without hunger will nevertheless snack after experiencing stress.
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Study: Mother's drinking increases risk of infant's death
HealthDay News
Children of women who are diagnosed with an alcohol disorder during pregnancy or within a year after giving birth have a three-fold higher risk of dying from SIDS — sudden infant death syndrome — compared to babies whose mothers do not have alcohol issues, according to a new Australian study.
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Weight loss surgery doesn't cut health costs
HealthLeaders Media
A report concluding that weight loss surgery in 29,820 obese BlueCross BlueShield enrollees did not result in lower health costs compared with similar enrollees who didn't have the procedure is being attacked by bariatric surgeons who say the research was "irresponsible."
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Study: 1 in 8 Americans diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes
HealthDay News
A staggering one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll suggests. And more than one third of those polled have been diagnosed with diabetes or have a parent, sibling, spouse or child with the condition.
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FAST FACTS
"African Americans and people older than 50 are at higher risk of getting colon cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic."


 

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