Posts Tagged ‘Public Health’

Are Doctors Writing Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables?

Monday, November 18, 2013 16:00 No Comments

Fresh produce program gains momentum in weight-loss fight

By Christine S. Moyer
More doctors are writing prescriptions for a proven weight-loss treatment with no negative side effects — fresh vegetables and fruits.
The initiative, known as the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, was started by the Connecticut-based nonprofit Wholesome Wave in 2010. The organization aims to improve access […]

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Q&A with Andrew Baldwin, MD—Humanitarian, Fitness Expert and Former Star of The Bachelor

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 16:06 No Comments

Part 1
As a physician, fitness expert, humanitarian and one-time reality show star of ABC’s The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman; Dr. Andy Baldwin has a multitude of interests and expertise, and has a starring role in health and fitness. Dr. Baldwin is passionate about making America a healthier country and the world a better place. […]

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Flu Season-Insights from the ER

Friday, October 25, 2013 13:58 No Comments

Flu Season is here; a quick vaccine reference to avoid an Emergency Room Visit.
By Justin S. Larkin, MD
As the sun sets on summer and the fall weather is now here, this means one thing in the Emergency Departments around the world, Flu Season.  Flu related chief complaints during the winter months place a large strain […]

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Engaging Women in Public Health through Social Media

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:01 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
It’s Social Media Week and I’m thrilled to be invited to participate in a Google + Hangout event hosted by Danya International Inc. to talk about “Engaging Women in Public Health Through Social Media (#W4PH),” Please join us today, Tuesday, September 24, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET.
Google + […]

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Health Care: Employers Encourage Healthy Lifestyles with Penalties and Rewards

Monday, December 5, 2011 19:54 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

How do companies curb health care costs?
Do healthier employees lead to increased productivity?  Several progressive companies believe so and have committed to providing employees with programs to help engage them in a healthier lifestyle.
As part of the incentives to lead a healthier lifestyle some employers have instituted a penalty and […]

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