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Oct. 22, 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 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

Why swimming may be the best exercise for older adults
LiveScience via Fox News
Falling down and getting hurt is a big problem for older adults, and researchers think that physical activity may lower people's risk of falls. But now, a new study suggests that the only type of exercise that lowers older adults' risk of falls is swimming. Researchers in Australia looked at about 1,700 men ages 70 and older, and compared the types of exercise the men did with their likelihood of experiencing a fall over a four-year period. More

What's your fitness age?
The New York Times
You already know your chronological age, but do you know your fitness age? A new study of fitness and lifespan suggests that a person’s so-called fitness age — determined primarily by a measure of cardiovascular endurance — is a better predictor of longevity than chronological age. The good news is that unlike your actual age, your fitness age can decrease.More

Is running stressing you out? Taking it all in stride
The Denver Post
You've seen the type. After running a 7.85-mile trail and consulting the GPS tracker on his or her wrist, a person will continue to jog in the parking lot to record those additional 0.15 miles. "They feel compelled to have that number be 8.0 on the dot versus something less," says Boulder-based athlete Marty Kibiloski, who has witnessed the phenomenon many times and sympathizes — mostly because he used to be that type.More

Why experts now think you should eat more fat
Men's Journal
For more than half a century, the conventional wisdom among nutritionists and public health officials was that fat is dietary enemy No. 1 — the leading cause of obesity and heart disease. It appears the wisdom was off. And not just off. Almost entirely backward. More

Train your brain to prefer healthy foods
Medical Xpress
"I can resist anything except temptation." Anyone who has ever been on a diet can relate to that quip from Oscar Wilde. No matter what the fad diet du jour says, the only way to lose weight is to reduce the net number of calories consumed. It's a simple equation, but a hard way to live. Or is it?More

Think you're eating healthy? You're probably not
The Boston Globe
Rona Kobell writes: We’re lingering over breakfast at the Kendall Hotel when we notice a man watching us. He looks distinguished, not creepy, so we get back to our food. My tablemates finish their meals — plates of fruit and bowls of oatmeal. I dig into some scrambled eggs with a side of melon half-moons. We are journalists from Kansas City, Chicago, London, Toronto, Baltimore, and New York, and we’re in Cambridge for MIT’s annual Food Boot Camp, part of the school’s Knight Science Journalism programs.More

Would you exercise with electrodes?
Yahoo News
Is spending time at the gym really so bad? It seems that every day a new product, technique or machine pops up that promises to help you get fit and lose weight immediately without having to do much, if any, work. The newest addition is E-Fit. Originally developed for rehabilitation, the device uses Electrical Muscular Stimulation technology to aid in muscle development, toning, body shaping and weight loss. More

High intensity interval training commutes to the cubicle
Reuters via Fox News
High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, which has successfully sprinted from the playing fields of professional athletes to the fitness centers of everyday exercisers, may be coming to a cubicle near you. Experts say even mini-interludes of this cardiovascular workout, which alternates short, high-intensity intervals with longer, slower ones, can help fend off the sedentary perils of time-pressed, computer-shackled men and women.More

What's your fitness age?
The New York Times
You already know your chronological age, but do you know your fitness age? A new study of fitness and lifespan suggests that a person’s so-called fitness age — determined primarily by a measure of cardiovascular endurance — is a better predictor of longevity than chronological age.More

3 simple ways to make exercise a habit
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. More

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.More

How your body signals that you're vitamin deficient
Q by Equinox via Yahoo Health
When your body is trying to tell you something — for example, that you’re skimping on critical vitamins — it may go to some strange lengths. “With today’s diet of processed foods it’s easy to become vitamin deficient — either by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorbing them properly due to digestive issues,” says Dr. Susan Blum, founder of the Blum Center for Health and author of the new book, The Immune System Recovery Plan.More

Study: B vitamins can help beat depression
Health Canal
Supplementing current anti-depressant medication with B vitamins improves response to treatment, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia. Results published recently in the British Journal of Psychiatry show that using vitamin B-12 and folate every day for at least a year can enhance the effectiveness of anti-depressant treatment, and helps prevent relapse of major depression in middle-aged and older adults.More

Best time to take vitamins? 3 health resources weigh in
Taking vitamin supplements first thing in the morning may seem like second nature, but you’ll have better results if you wait and have breakfast first. Three health resources weigh in on the best time to take vitamins.More