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Oct. 29, 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

How hard is moderate exercise? Not as hard as you might think
Yahoo Health
Working out doesn’t have to be hard work — and moderate activity is much better than none at all. The problem: Many people overestimate moderate exercise intensity, reports recent research from the University of Manitoba, which can be a deterrent from getting off the couch. A study published by the Canadian team last year found that 80 percent of inactive older adults couldn’t tell when a workout qualified as moderate intensity activity.More

This trick helps you work out 15 percent longer without noticing
For most of us, exercise is hard. It’s painful. And it’s generally not much fun. The reality: We need to do it anyway, especially those of us working toward a weight loss or fitness goal. But a new study from McGill University has discovered a little trick to make even the most intense workout easier and more enjoyable: Acceptance and commitment therapy, a type of psychotherapy that teaches that negative feelings and experiences aren’t good or bad; they’re just a fact of life.More

Survey predicts top 20 fitness trends for 2015
Health Canal
Push-ups, planks, lunges and squats. If you’ve recently incorporated more body weight exercises into your workout routine, you’re part of a growing trend. The American College of Sports Medicine has announced its annual fitness trend forecast based on survey responses from thousands of fitness professionals.More

Triggers that sabotage weight-loss efforts: Substance triggers
By Annette Radvansky
Do you eat certain foods because they give you a feeling of euphoria? Do you have a certain food item in which you indulge when you feel sorry for yourself? Are there certain foods you like to eat only when you are alone? Finally, are there certain foods that once you start eating them, it is almost impossible to stop? These could be your substance triggers. A trigger is any person, place, thing, situation — or food — that has a tendency to cause one to overeat. Some people consider their substance triggers to be "comfort foods."More

Study: US diets still contain too many bad fats
HealthDay News
Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats — but not enough, new research shows. Meanwhile, consumption of healthy omega-3 fatty acids known as DHA and EPA — plentiful in fatty fish like salmon — has remained steady, though very low, the experts found.More

Are you on a gluten-free diet? What if gluten isn't the problem?
It may seem like everyone you know is on a gluten-free diet. In fact, nearly a third of a American adults say they actually are trying to avoid gluten — that is, products that contain wheat, barley or rye. But what if gluten isn’t the problem? What if it’s something else that causes the gassiness and bloating many people say they feel after eating foods with gluten?More

7 ways to stop unhealthy food cravings
Life by DailyBurn via CNN Health
How often are you overcome with the desire to devour a chocolate bar or cheeseburger? Even the most nutrition-conscious people have to learn how to cope with cravings, sometimes for not-so-nutritious foods. You might think that a longing for these unhealthy treats results from emotions, and that could be true — but not necessarily.More

Fitness band data show workouts peak on Mondays
USA Today
Oh, optimism. After falling off diets and exercise regimes all weekend, people start the new week with a flourish of exercise, running, walking or hitting the gym. And then their habits gradually deteriorate as the week progresses, a new data analysis shows. Jawbone, the maker of computer-connected fitness bands, collected data from a sample of more than 100,000 of its U.S. users in a 12-month period ending in August. More

High tech or low, fitness trackers make you more aware of your steps, daily activity
The Washington Post
The innocuous little band on Seth Mnookin’s wrist may not seem like much, but it has transformed the way he goes about his day. The device, a fitness tracker called Fitbit, counts the steps he takes and allows him to log them online. “It’s changed my behavior dramatically,” says Mnookin, a 42-year-old journalist and associate director of MIT’s science writing program. More

Your Halloween health and fitness tips
Business 2 Community
Candies, calories, weight gain — Is the thought of Halloween party spoiling your fitness regime? Are you only thinking of the ever-abundant Halloween candies that can ruin all your hard work? It is not that scary as you may think. Instead, make the most of this holiday festive season with the right diet and exercise plan. Do not deprive yourself of any treats — the trick lies in moderation, because deprivation will only make you crave for more food.More

Dangerous dietary supplements return to store shelves
The New York Times
The Food and Drug Administration frequently recalls dietary supplements that are found to contain banned substances. But a new study suggests that many of these products return to store shelves months later with the same dangerous ingredients. The findings suggest that health authorities may be fighting an uphill battle against a small number of supplement companies that repeatedly sell contaminated products.More