eNews on Prevention, Wellness & Lifestyle
Sep. 24, 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

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. One found that sitting less can slow the aging process within cells, and the other helpfully underscores that standing up — even if you are standing still — can be good for you as well.More

10 tips for fall fitness
GalTime.com via The Huffington Post
Whether you spent the summer scaling mountains or doing laps in your gym's outdoor pool, exercising outside doesn't have to end when the first leaf drops. In fact, fall is a great time to harvest a new routine to re-energize your workout. Consider the following tips and get motivated.More

Looking to share your expertise?
In an effort to enhance the overall content of eNews on Prevention, Wellness & Lifestyle , we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of NAMCP, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.More

Exercising may improve brain health in old age
LiveScience via Fox News
People who stay physically active into old age may be improving their brain health by preventing a decline in the brain's white matter, a new study suggests. The white matter is composed of fiber-like parts of brain cells that enable communication between brain regions. "We hope that this will encourage people to take better care of their brains by being more active," said study co-author Agnieszka Burzynska, a researcher at the University of Illinois.More

7 myths nutritionists wish you'd stop believing
Pop Sugar
The Internet is like the wild west when it comes to nutrition information: anything goes. Websites are rife with less-than-accurate nutrition facts, which only fuels food myths and adds to consumers' confusion about which picks are the healthiest. At best, you can hope there's a kernel of truth in what you're reading, but more often than not, there's no scientific basis for these myths. More

5 reasons to skip beakfast
Yahoo Health
The belief that we won’t have our get-up-and-go unless we down our Cheerios has turned the concept of eating upon rising into a die-hard dietary rule. Original research on whether breakfast made an impact on health did find that healthier people ate breakfast. But data, as we know, doesn’t always tell the whole story.More

6.4 trillion calories cut from food products
HealthDay News via WebMD
Sixteen major food and beverage companies have made good on their pledge to cut calories in their U.S. products, a new report finds. The companies, acting together through the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, pledged to remove 1 trillion calories from the market between 2007 and 2012 and 1.5 trillion by 2015. They've actually reduced far more: 6.4 trillion calories.More

Lifestyle study finds significant heart benefit
MedPage Today
Adhering to a healthy diet and lifestyle could prevent as many as four out of five heart attacks in men, according to a population-based, prospective cohort study of Swedish men. Practicing just two of five low-risk behaviors — a healthy diet and moderate alcohol consumption — was associated with a relative risk of 0.65 for myocardial infarction compared with men who practiced none of the low-risk behaviors.More

Research: People drink more alcohol on gym days
Science World Report
In the latest study, researchers at Northwestern Education used smartphone technology as well as daily diary approach to evaluate the self-reporting physical activity and use of alcohol among 150 participants aged between 18 and 89 years. The researchers found that people drink more on gym days, particularly Thursdays through Sundays.More

West Africa's future darkening as Ebola cases skyrocket
By Lauren Swan
The WHO and CDC are estimating the total death toll of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to end somewhere around 20,000, but others have predicted over 4 million. Food prices are rising quickly, and quarantines are being imposed for entire counties in an effort to gain some kind of control over the disease. The truth of it is that the situation in West Africa is worse than ever, and the window to stop Ebola has likely closed. Some speculate that the latest death toll, 2,630 dead and 5,357 infected, is actually a sign that we are gaining some kind of footing in fighting the viral outbreak. However, the numbers are misleading.More

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. 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

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

Benefits of vitamin C
Fox News
Throughout history, the benefits of vitamin C have been relied for a number of ailments, even being used to treat scurvy in sailors — and pirates — when long voyages at sea made it impossible to stock up on fruits and vegetables. While scurvy is no longer an issue today, vitamin C is still counted on to help the body heal in many other ways. However, the body is not able to make the nutrient on its own.More

Nutritional supplement and sports drink ads at major sporting events are misleading public
Medical Daily
Next to fast food, tobacco and alcohol advertisements at major sporting events, nutritional supplements and rehydration drinks may seem like a wholesome alternative, but there is currently no evidence to prove that these products are conducive to a healthy lifestyle. More

A look at vitamin B12 deficiency
The nutrient quality of our diets is obviously related to the quantity and number of nutrients in the foods and beverages we consume, but it is not the only factor. Examples of other variables would be the status of companion nutrients that work with a particular nutrient, the condition of our intestinal tract and other issues that affect nutrient uptake into the blood stream, medications, genetics and certain medical conditions.More