eNews on Prevention, Wellness & Lifestyle
Sep. 17, 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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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

Exercise keeps BP steady despite age
MedPage Today
A progressively rising blood pressure trajectory is not an inevitable part of aging in men who remain active and maintain high levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, a prospective, population-based study found. The study included almost 14,000 men without high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or cancer at baseline followed for three and a half decades.More

Why walking to work is more than just good exercise
The Huffington Post
Slip your heels or loafers into your bag, and lace up those walking shoes. Assuming the distance between your home and workplace allows for it, there's a whole slew of reasons to take a more active approach to your commute. More

Do workplace wellness programs work? Usually not
The New York Times
Most news coverage of the new Kaiser Family Foundation annual survey on employer-sponsored health plans has focused on the fact that growth in premiums in 2013 was as low as it has ever been in the 16 years of the survey. But buried in the details of the report are some interesting insights into how employers think about controlling healthcare costs. More

Drink soda? Take 12,000 steps
The New York Times
People who consume the sweetener fructose — which is most people nowadays — risk developing a variety of health problems. But the risk drops substantially if those people get up and move around, even if they don’t formally exercise, two new studies found. Most of us have heard that ingesting fructose, usually in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, is unhealthy, which few experts would dispute. More

High-fat dairy products and lower diabetes risk
HealthDay News via WebMD
New Swedish research shows that eating and drinking high-fat dairy products is associated with a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. This finding appears to contradict current guidance which recommends people with diabetes choose low-fat dairy products whenever possible.More

The problem with the Paleo diet
The Wall Street Journal
Stone-age diets. In 2013, the Paleo diet, was the most searched for diet in Google. The stone-age diet proposes that humans were built to eat a hunter-gather diet and that newer processed foods may lead to an increased risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Our image of a carnivorous cave man with blood vessels free of plaques, low cholesterol levels and healthy hearts and brains may be wishful thinking. More

The Apple Watch is poised to wipe out fitness trackers
Now that the Apple Watch is coming, the future of the wristband fitness tracker is looking bleak. Just like e-readers were, for the most part, replaced by the iPad and other tablets that could do the same thing, everything you might find embedded within a wristband fitness tracker will ultimately be possible with the Apple Watch.More

Preventing cancer through good food and exercise
The Atlantic
In the American Association for Cancer Research's mammoth new cancer progress report lies the sad fact that about half of the 585,720 cancer deaths expected to occur in the United States this year are related to preventable behaviors. For a disease that often seems (and is) so senseless, it turns out that many cases can be avoided with lifestyle tweaks.More

Exercise keeps BP steady despite age
MedPage Today
A progressively rising blood pressure trajectory is not an inevitable part of aging in men who remain active and maintain high levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, a prospective, population-based study found.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

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

Eating for beauty: The best diet for healthy, clear skin
With Fashion Month still in full swing, it’s impossible to miss the one trend that surfaces at every spring show. Glowing, radiant, dewy, luminous — pick your adjective, but you can always count on seeing enviably clear complexions backstage.More

Study ties herbal and dietary supplements to serious liver damage
The rate of liver injuries — including deadly ones — caused by herbal and dietary supplements rose threefold during a recent 10-year period, according to a new study published in the journal Hepatology. Many of the most severe of these supplement-related liver injuries occurred among middle-aged women.More

Vitamin E most critical in 1st 1,000 days of life
Medical Daily
Getting your daily fill of vitamins and minerals is a fairly simple task in most cases. You get your calcium from dairy, lycopene from tomatoes, and a rainbow of nutrients from multicolored vegetables. But research is finding food sometimes falls short, particularly with vitamin E.More

Are vitamin supplements necessary?
Design & Trend
Almost 50 percent of adult Americans reported taking some dietary supplement. This is according to the most recently published data in the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, according to Five Thirty Eight. Many medical studies show positive health effects from higher vitamin levels.More