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Fall Managed Care Forum 2014
The Fall Forum will be held Nov., 12-13, 2014 at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada for medical directors, nurses and administrators.

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FITNESS & WELLNESS


How to stay fit when you're recovering from a workout injury
The Wall Street Journal
An injury can instantly throw off a workout routine and cause fitness levels to spiral downward. But an injury doesn’t have to mean no exercise at all. "Modified exercise is important," says Jon Schriner, the medical director for the Michigan Center for Athletic Medicine in Flushing, Michigan. Typically, sports doctors and physical therapists will evaluate how an injury occurred, identify weaknesses and technique errors, and then almost immediately come up with a structured exercise plan, he says.
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Why are Americans so fascinated with extreme fitness?
The New York Times
A blond woman in a hot pink spandex tank hoists a sledgehammer over her shoulders, then slams it down with a dull thud onto the big tire in front of her. Beside her, another woman swings her sledgehammer even higher, grimacing and groaning with the effort. Their faces are bright red and dripping with sweat.
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DIET & NUTRITION


First healthier sodas, now healthier food
By Archita Datta Majumdar
The world's leading soda makers — Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group — recently announced a drastic calorie cut in their drinks. But it seems that they are not the only ones bitten by the "go healthy" bug. In 2010, 16 major food and beverage companies joined hands with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. They announced that they would focus on reducing 1.5 trillion calories in their products by 2015. They have already made good on their word.
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Environmental nutrition: The best dietary fats for health
Chicago Tribune
Standing in the butter and margarine aisle of the supermarket trying to decide which to buy can get overwhelming. While this is just one of many choices you make about dietary fats on a typical grocery trip, you also make dietary fat decisions when you buy cooking oil and foods that contain fats, such as animal products, packaged foods, bakery products, nuts and seeds. Here are some helpful factors to consider.
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Calorie counts come down at restaurants
The Wall Street Journal via Fox News
Amid growing pressure for healthier food choices, big restaurant chains have been introducing new lower-calorie menu items that could make a dent in the country’s obesity epidemic, according to a new study. The study of 66 large chains, by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, found that menu items introduced in 2013 contained 12 percent fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu only in the prior year.
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8 foods you should eat every day
The Huffington Post
It may be green and leafy, but spinach is no nutritional wallflower. This noted muscle builder is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate, which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Find out the other foods you should be eating daily.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


Cold exposure prompts body to convert white fat to calorie-burning beige fat
ScienceDaily
Exposure to cold temperatures can convert white fat tissue from the thighs and belly to beige fat that burns calories for heat, but this biological response is hampered in obese people, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
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How to stay fit when you're recovering from a workout injury
The Wall Street Journal
An injury can instantly throw off a workout routine and cause fitness levels to spiral downward. But an injury doesn’t have to mean no exercise at all.

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Sit less, live longer?
The New York Times
If people need motivation to get up from their office chairs or couches and become less sedentary, two useful new studies could provide the impetus.

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3 simple ways to make exercise a habit
Entrepreneur
A lot of people want to build an exercise habit that sticks. Of course, wanting to make exercise a habit and actually doing it are two different things.

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Another study links Mediterranean diet to better heart health
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
Following the Mediterranean diet may help reverse a condition known as metabolic syndrome, new research suggests. The study compared a low-fat diet to a Mediterranean diet — a diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, fish and olive oil. The Mediterranean diet was supplemented with either extra nuts or extra virgin olive oil.
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Putting a price tag on employee fitness
Fortune
Even a little bit of exercise can have a big impact, both on people’s health and on employers’ costs. Good health is priceless. But with the total annual cost of healthcare in the U.S. topping $3 trillion a year, or roughly 18 percent of GDP, employers and insurance companies are always looking for ways to spend less on it.
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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


Untested stimulant drug found in 12 supplements
LiveScience via Fox News
A new stimulant drug that has never been tested in people can be found in 12 weight loss and sports supplements, some of which are sold in mainstream vitamin shops, according to a new study. The synthetic compound, called 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (or DMBA), often listed on labels as AMP Citrate, is extremely similar to another stimulant called DMAA, the researchers say.
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Stimulants in supplements: New dangers found in the drugstore
Men's Journal
This week, researchers found that several over-the-counter supplements contain a synthetic version of a stimulant banned for inducing heart attacks, bleeding in the brain and death. The supplements — which included Redline White Heat and OxyTHERM Pro — made promises to boost athletic performance, weight loss and brain function.
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    Experts: Walking is the superfood of fitness (Reuters via Yahoo News)
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Orthorexia: When healthy eating becomes an obsession (Life by DailyBurn via CNN)
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10 sports supplements that actually work (Yahoo Health)

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