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Sep. 10, 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 Nov., 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

No motivation to exercise? Your brain might be responsible
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Having a healthy exercise habit is considered to be essential, as it keeps you fit and helps maintain a healthy heart. But for many, exercising is a chore that they simply cannot find the motivation to do. If you have a rough time getting yourself to exercise, then know that scientists have recently discovered that your brain might be at fault.More

Exercise helps children with ADHD in study
The Wall Street Journal
Researchers seeking alternatives to the use of drugs to treat ADHD in children are taking a closer look at exercise as a prescription. A recent study found regular, half-hour sessions of aerobic activity before school helped young children with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder become more attentive and less moody. Other research found a single bout of exercise improved students' attention and academic skills.More

Death by exercise: Preventing cardiomyopathy, back-to-school's silent killer
NBC News
Dorien "DJ" Garnett, a 17-year-old junior from Brockton High School in Massachusetts, had been a healthy sports star all his life, but while playing basketball one day in 2009, he suffered sudden cardiac arrest. “He clutched his chest and just dropped,” said DJ’s mother, Carmina Taylor of Penllyn, Pennsylvania. She got the heartbreaking news from her ex-husband and her son, who had witnessed DJ’s death on the court. As schools open across the country, an estimated 2,000 Americans under the age of 25 can be expected to die of sudden cardiac arrest in the coming year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More

Science on diets is low in essential information
Americans crave information about diets, even as our national weight keeps rising. New studies are highlighting that there is still a lot that we don't know. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine is contributing to water cooler chatter about the benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet compared with one low in fat. The study was a clinical trial in which scientists randomly assigned participants to a low-carbohydrate diet or a low-fat diet and determined the diet's effect on weight and cardiovascular risk factors.More

Eating a high-protein diet is linked to lower blood pressure
Yahoo News
The Paleo Diet has earned protein a reputation as a powerful weight-loss tool — but as it turns out, the nutrient is good for more than whittling your waistline. People who consume a high amount of protein tend to have a lower risk of high blood pressure, according to a new Boston University study published in the American Journal of Hypertension. More

5 easy ways to cut 500 calories
Fox News
One pound of fat is equal to about 3,500 calories and to shed one pound of fat in a week you would need to eat about 500 fewer calories every day. To do that you could run an hour a day, seven days a week, or you simply make some ordinary changes like these.More

Study links potassium to fewer strokes in older women
HealthDay News
Could eating foods rich in potassium, such as bananas and potatoes, help lower the risk of stroke and an earlier death for older women? Possibly, suggest the findings from a new study. But the research is too preliminary to confirm that potassium alone — and not a better overall diet — actually plays a major role in helping women avoid strokes and live longer.More

Why women need to hydrate differently than men
Yahoo News
When you work out, you sweat: That’s true no matter what your age, sex or fitness level. Sweating is critical to keeping your body temp regulated, but with each drop of perspiration, you’re losing essential electrolytes and fluids that ensure your bod functions at its best. Lose too much and you may start to feel tired, dizzy, lightheaded and achy. That’s dehydration. Turns out, combating those fluid losses may not be a one-size-fits-all proposition. More

Happy wife, happy life? New study says 'yes'
Fox News
For married couples, when the wife is happy with the marriage, the husband has higher life satisfaction, according to new research published in the Journal of Marriage and Family. "Older husbands and wives in better marriages are more satisfied with their lives," study co-author Vicki Freedman, a research professor at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, said in a press release.More

Exercise helps children with ADHD in study
The Wall Street Journal
Researchers seeking alternatives to the use of drugs to treat ADHD in children are taking a closer look at exercise as a prescription. 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

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

Supplements now more likely than medications to cause death
Consumer Affairs
Nearly half of all adult Americans take herbal and dietary supplements, presumably in a quest to get or stay healthy but new research finds many of them may be harming themselves. Liver injury caused by herbals and dietary supplements increased from 7 percent to 20 percent in a U.S. study group over a 10-year period, according to a study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.More

The latest trend In NFL players' supplement regimens may surprise you
Now that the NFL season has kicked off, the work that players have put in during the off-season to train and keep their bodies in shape will be tested. While much has been reported about the supplements players take to help their bodies perform at the highest level, few people know about one of the newest trends driving players’ nutrition and training plans: Enzyme treatment. More

Dietary, herbal supplements lead to liver damage 20 percent of the time
Medical Daily
So much for health: A new study published in the Journal of Hepatology found dietary and herbal supplements lead to liver damage 20 percent of the time. "While many Americans believe supplements to be safe, government regulations require less safety evidence to market products than what is required for conventional pharmaceuticals" Dr. Victor Navarro, lead study author from Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, said in a press release.More