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Sep. 3, 2014

Fall Managed Care Forum 2014

The Fall Forum will feature the first Annual Innovation Awards for the NAMCP Medical Directors Institute, AAMCN and AAIHDS. If you are interested in applying for this award, please contact Katie Eads at keads@namcp.org or 804-527-1905 and we will send you an application.

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

The Forum features up-to-date, useful information on the ACA and healthcare changes, trends and how to improve patient outcomes.

Click here to see the agenda, speakers, register and for more information on the conference.More

Workouts for the overworked
The Wall Street Journal
No time to hit the gym? No worries: Recent studies have found that when it comes to exercise, intensity matters more than duration. Even if you have just 15 minutes to spare, you can still squeeze in an effective workout pretty much anywhere that's convenient—the office, the airport or your kitchen.More

How accurate are fitness tracker devices?
Yahoo News
It depends what, exactly, you’re tracking and which brand you’re wearing. Why? These fitness devices track everything — from calories burned to steps taken — with their built-in accelerometers. And as the name suggests, they only detect acceleration, not exertion. They don’t have any idea if your arm is wielding a candy bar or a 50-pound dumbbell.More

7 ways to jumpstart your fall workout
Now that school is about to start, its a good time to review your exercise and eating habits. If your busy summer has thrown your exercise program out of wack, there is a simple solution. Get started again already! Your body misses the regular exercise and nutritious foods.More

In a fitness slump? Here are tips to intensify your workouts
The Huffington Post
If you have been going to the gym for months, it can be frustrating when your progress has come to a halt. Instead of quitting, try adding some intensity to your workouts. The tips below are simple ways to break past plateaus without trying to reinvent the wheel.More

The American diet is 'improving,' but it remains poor overall
Medical News Today
The good news is that a new study has reported dietary quality in the U.S. has improved steadily over the past decade. The bad news, however, is that there is a disparity in overall dietary quality between different socioeconomic, racial and ethnic groups, which continues to grow.More

Low-carb diet beats low-fat for weight loss
If you’re trying to lose weight, fat might be your friend. A new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that when people followed either a low-fat or low-carb diet for a year, those who cut carbs lost significantly more weight and fat, while reducing their heart disease risk factors more than dieters who reduced the amount of fat they ate.More

Study: Childhood diet habits set in infancy
The Boston Globe
Efforts to improve what children eat should begin before they even learn to walk, a series of nutritional studies published has found. Taken together, the data indicate that infant feeding patterns persist far longer than has been appreciated. “Our early taste preferences, particularly for fruits and vegetables, and on the flip side for sugary beverages, are lasting,” said Dr. Elsie M. Taveras, chief of the division of general pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, who was not involved in the new research.More

A study shows that you eat way more when watching action movies
It’s not watching what you eat, it’s what you watch when you eat if a study released is to be believed. CBS News reports that the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine, found that the amount of food people consumed while viewing television was determined by the type of content they were exposed to — people watching an action flick ate almost twice as much as people watching a talk show.More

US eating habits improve a bit — except among poor
The Associated Press via The Boston Globe
Americans’ eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found. On an index of healthy eating where a perfect score is 110, U.S. adults averaged just 40 points in 1999-2000, climbing steadily to 47 points in 2009-10, the study found.More

The world's hangover cure finally comes to the US
Bloomberg Businessweek
Each Saturday morning, a grand Australian tradition takes place: Thousands of people nursing hangovers drop an orange disc into a glass of water, down the resulting bubbly drink, and hope for a quick end to their sorrows. The orange disc is called a Berocca. It turns a plain glass of water into a concoction full of B vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, and sometimes caffeine. Somehow this product turned into the preferred hangover cure in Australia and a popular one in South Africa, England, Korea and France, along with dozens of other countries.More

Study: Eating more fruit cuts heart disease risk
Eating fruit every day lowers the risk of getting heart and stroke problems by up to 40 percent, researchers say. Their new study also found that the more fruit people ate, the more their risk of getting cardiovascular disease declined, and their blood pressure was lowered. The findings are based on a study of 451,682 people enrolled in a health study in China and were presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Barcelona, Spain.More

Study: Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk
Reuters via Fox News
For people who may be headed for Type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide, according to a new trial from Spain. People with so-called prediabetes have blood sugar levels higher than normal but not yet in the diabetes range. If they do nothing, 15 to 30 percent will develop diabetes within five years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.More

Workouts for the overworked
The Wall Street Journal
No time to hit the gym? No worries: Recent studies have found that when it comes to exercise, intensity matters more than duration.More

Study turns tables on value of breakfast, weight loss
USA Today
Grandmothers, marketers and researchers alike have long touted breakfast as a must-have meal, praising its ability to rev up metabolism, stave off hunger, help calorie watchers keep their weight in check and improve concentration and cognitive function.More

Doctors: Eating and exercise needs to be part of heart-health counseling
We know how to lower our risk of heart disease, yet it remains the leading killer of Americans year after year.More

A to zinc: What supplements are worth taking?
In 1911, Polish chemist Casimir Funk made one of the most influential biomedical discoveries of all time. He learned that a disease called beriberi affected those who ate a diet of mainly white rice, but not those who ate mostly brown rice. He isolated a chemical from rice bran, showed it could prevent beriberi, and called it "vitamine."More

7 vitamins that you don't know about
Deseret News
Vitamins are organic compounds necessary for the maintenance of health in the human organism. Ever since their discovery in 1910, scientists, doctors, nutritionists and just about everybody else and their dog has been telling us how much of each vitamin we should consume to stay healthy. But as of today there are only 13 recognized vitamins, and so in the interests of universal human health we now give you some of the other vitamins that have been kept under wraps until recently.More