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Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Review – Video

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Gaspari Nutrition to Sponsor 2013 Arnold Amateur International Competition

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At the 25th Anniversary of the Arnold Classic, Gaspari Nutrition will sponsor the international amateur event featuring competitors from over 50 countries.

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It gives me great satisfaction to sponsor the 2013 Arnold Amateur International. The world-class event gives the opportunity to top amateur athletes to compete against the best physiques in the world. said Joe Volgey, VP of Marketing for Gaspari Nutrition

In addition to having stage banners and the like, Gaspari Nutrition will initiate an email blast about the competition and feature it on the GaspariNutrition.com homepage. Show sponsorship at all levels is common for Gaspari, from local competitions to IFBB level events. CEO Rich Gaspari never loses sight of his career as a bodybuilder and the way it helped him launch a successful supplement company. Ironically, Rich will be receiving the 2013 Arnold Classic Lifetime Achievement Award on the very same weekend, a prestigious honor in the bodybuilding community.

Gaspari Nutrition will have its usual setup at the Arnold Expo, showcasing one of the most popular booths in Columbus, Ohio. Throughout the weekend, fans will have the opportunity to meet their favorite Team Gaspari athletes like Flex Lewis and Frankie Edgar. In addition, Gaspari will be sampling its two newest products, SuperDrive Pre Training Energy Superfuel and Isofusion Premium Whey Isolate.

About Gaspari Nutrition

Gaspari Nutrition is headquartered in Lakewood, NJ and is a rapidly expanding, healthy lifestyle sports company that develops and distributes a full line of nutritional supplements. Gasparis propriety and award winning products address all categories of an active lifestyle including muscle building, weight loss, and general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. They are one of the few companies to sponsor independent, 3rd party research on their products to prove their efficacy. Gaspari Nutrition is sold in over 85 countries, including over 85 Popeyes locations in Canada, and available in over 5,000 US retail outlets that include GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, and Kroger, as well as over 100 online stores, including Bodybuilding.com, Amazon, DrugStore.com, and SupplementsCanada.com. For more information, please visit http://www.GaspariNutrition.com.

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Sunrise Senior Living Showcases Importance Of Senior Nutrition During National Nutrition Month

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MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Chefs serving today's seniors are expected to balance the need for personal choice with the demand for healthier, locally sourced food. During National Nutrition Month, Sunrise Senior Living, LLC, a senior living leader, is showcasing its Dining Program and how it is meeting these demands through Taste of Sunrise events to be held at its nearly 300 communities in the U.S. and Canada during March 10 16.

"Sunrise has always been committed to serving foods high in quality, nutrition and taste," said Laura McDuffie, chief operating officer for Sunrise. "What we're seeing with today's seniors is a growing demand for food that not only brings comfort and happiness, but also supports local economies and promotes healthfulness."

Sunrise's Dining Program is based on personal choice and preferences. A resident can dine in the community's well-appointed dining room or the comfort of their own suite, and choose from a comprehensive menu that changes daily. The food is prepared from scratch with the freshest ingredients, as Sunrise works with local vendors to ensure that seasonal and regional specialties are available to its residents.

With its 30 years of experience in serving seniors, Sunrise is an expert in senior nutrition and well prepared to meet the lifestyle demands of seniors today and generations to come. Sunrise offers families the following cooking tips to make prepared meals more nutritious:

"Our Dining Program is based on our residents' special requests and needs, offering meals as nutritious as possible while maintaining a wide variety of flavorful, home-style options," said Tim Whelan, vice president of Dining Services for Sunrise. "Taste of Sunrise gives us an opportunity every year to showcase the important role food plays in the health and well-being of seniors."

Taste of Sunriseevents during the week of March 10 16 will celebrate Sunrise community chefs and highlight residents' favorites and regional fare through a variety of offerings, including community brunches, holiday-themed meals, cook-off competitions, informational sessions and more. Event attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the third annual SunriseRecipes from the Heartcookbook. To finda Taste of Sunriseevent at a community near you, visithttp://www.sunriseseniorliving.com/taste.aspx. To learn more about cooking for seniors, download the Taste of Sunrise Infographic: The5 Key Ingredients to a Premier Dining Experience, and visit Sunrise's Food Blog, Senior EatsTM.

About Sunrise Senior LivingSunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs approximately 31,600 people. As of September 30, 2012, Sunrise operated 303 communities located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a unit capacity of approximately 29,400 units. Sunrise offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services. Sunrise's senior living services are delivered by staff trained to encourage the independence, preserve the dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of residents. To learn more about Sunrise, please visit http://www.sunriseseniorliving.com.

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Probiotics and Nutrition Education for National Nutrition Month

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SAN BRUNO, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one-third of the U.S. adult population is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additionally, a study from The Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ, found that type 2 diabetes, which is typically associated with obese adults, has increased in frequency with youth ages 10 to 19 years, accounting for 33% of all new diabetes diagnoses. First Lady Michelle Obama has embraced improving the future health of our children with the Let's Move campaign, which encourages the youth of the United States to get moving, learn about the impact of diet and nutrition, and take active steps toward a healthier lifestyle. March is National Nutrition Month, a month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) has dedicated to educating the public on how to make informed choices and develop healthy eating habits in an effort to promote overall health. With the theme "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day," National Nutrition Month 2013 is about creating a personalized healthy-eating plan and identifying key elements that can benefit a healthy lifestyle. Along with a healthy diet, many dietitians recommend a daily probiotic to help maintain the natural balance of the digestive tract and to support a strong immune system. Registered dietitian Kerry Neville encourages all Americans to take steps toward a healthier future as part of National Nutrition Month by focusing on probiotics and nutrition for internal balance and immune system support.

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"When paired with a balanced diet, the addition of a natural daily probiotic, like Florastor, can provide extra digestive and immunity support, helping to promote overall health," said Neville. "For National Nutrition Month, I encourage people to do their research and to take time to think about the balance of their diet and where their nourishment is coming from. Place a focus on probiotics and nutrition by committing to a well-rounded diet and incorporating an all-natural daily probiotic supplement, like Florastor, to help support the natural balance of the digestive tract and a strong immune system."

About Probiotic SupplementsProbiotic supplements help the good organisms in your intestines grow and get rid of the bad organisms that can disrupt normal intestinal function. Probiotic dietary supplements are grouped into two categories, yeast or bacteria, which interact with the body differently. Probiotic supplements containing bacteria are made up of different strains that are good for various tasks, so their effects may vary. Yeast-based Florastor contains 250 mg of active Saccharomyces boulardii lyo, a friendly yeast found naturally on the skin of the tropical fruits lychee and mangosteen. Probiotic yeast like the yeast found in Florastor can increase the production of immunoglobulin A (IgA), the primary infection-fighting antibody. This factor works to maintain a balanced digestive tract and support the function of the immune system. Additionally, unlike bacterial probiotics, yeast-based probiotics are not compromised by antibiotics. Most bacterial probiotic supplements require refrigeration,but the yeast in Florastor does not, making Florastor and FlorastorKids ideal probiotics for traveling.

About Florastor SupplementsFlorastor is the world's most widely used probiotic and is unique because it is the only friendly yeastbased probiotic available in most retail pharmacies throughout the United States. Florastor is safe to take with antibiotics and has versatile options appropriate for adults and children as young as two months. Available in capsule form or dissolvable, kid-friendly packets (both 250 mg), Florastor is an easy way to ensure digestive health for the whole family. Florastor is available in most retail pharmacies. For more information and for a store locator, visit http://www.florastor.com.

Florastor and FlorastorKids are manufactured by Biocodex, a globally recognized and trusted pharmaceutical company. Florastor has been studied and trusted since 1953 and is the number one probiotic worldwide. Florastor is recommended by doctors around the world and has been promoting intestinal health in adults and children for more than 50 years.

About BiocodexBiocodex is a privately held pharmaceutical company based in Gentilly, France. Founded in 1953 by Michel Hublot and Francois Ballet, Biocodex specializes in four therapeutic areas: gastroenterology, neurology and psychiatry, pain treatment, and treatment of degenerative osteoarthritis. Biocodex products are present, in various forms and names, in some 100 countries.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Nutrition 2.0: ‘Closer than you think’ and a ‘tremendous technical and business opportunity’

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Tremendous opportunities await the nutrition industry as it embarks upon a modernized scientific approach to address nutrition, health/wellness and aging, says the Chief Executive Officer of a Silicon Valley company at the cutting edge of R&D.

A new nutrition paradigm, Nutrition 2.0, is a lot closer than one would think, said Guy Miller, MD, PhD, CEO Edison Pharmaceuticals, Executive Chairman Ampere Life Sciences, and it starts with debunking the Zeitgeist of one-size-fits-all nutrition.

Millers Blueprint for Nutrition 2.0, focuses on three core elements that includes modernizing the definition of vitamin; embracing new discovery technologies, and amassing and querying big data sets. This represents a tremendous opportunity and a technical feeding ground, he said, whether companies are focused on innovation, corporate economics, or both.

Some companies will embrace innovation and the resulting disruptive technologies while others will not, said Dr Miller. Some will be in denial like Kodak, not embrace innovation and squander 1st mover advantage and capital. Kodaks denial about a photography business model without traditional Kodak film, in spite of virtually inventing digital photography, is a poignant example.

Speculative, claims-based marketing to consumers, absent scientific data, will in the future yield to solid science, and premium nutrition products that deliver on their stated benefits.

Millers Blueprint for Nutrition 2.0

In his Blueprint for Nutrition 2.0, Dr Miller emphasizes essential elements for a global modernization of nutrition R&D. There are three aspects to Millers blueprint:

1) Modernize the definition and advance the discovery of new vitamins. Nutrition 1.0 is predicated largely on a one size fits all approach to vitamins, phytonutrients, and metabolic building blocks. This is antithetic to current data. Different individuals with variable genetic compositions, at different ages under various physiologic challenges require fundamentally different nutrients at different quantities.

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831 Fitness Harlem Shake ( santa Cruz) FREE Workout Class – Video

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831 Fitness Harlem Shake ( santa Cruz) FREE Workout Class
http://www.831FreeFitness.com Have you ALREADY slacked on your goal to GET FIT? TIME TO STEP UP!! ~~ Monday 7pm, 1729 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz ~~ Every Monday nights 7pm well be hosting a FREE workout to KICK START your week right! We will be using ONLY your own body weight and it #39;s perfect for ALL experience levels. Whether you are in great shape or you #39;ve never worked out a day in your life, this is your workout! SO NO EXCUSES! Come, burn lots of fat, laugh with friends, and start your week off right! Well start off with the workout you vote for and then follow it up with advice about nutrition and eating right. There #39;s no point in working out if you are eating Burger King all day! With the nutrition, fitness and group encouragement you have all the SUPPORT you need to get your butt back in SHAPE! This is seriously a great way to get together and start working out again. Get your body moving in a positive direction! You #39;ve been saying you want to lose the weight and tone up well DO IT!! Start Monday! Did I mention it #39;s TOTALLY FREEEEE!!! So invite your friends, co-workers, mom, everyone! ADD US http://www.Meetup.com http://www.facebook.com Clips from previous workouts: youtu.be

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Harlem Shake Fitness First Cardiff Style in the studio – Video

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Members doing it the only way they know how - THE BEST WAY!! As everyone knows Wales does it best!! Harlem Shake time with the members of Fitness First Cardiff!! All in the studio!!

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Fitness Focus: Trainers say this Workout Works

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Swimsuit season is not too far off. Are you ready?

There's a new trend in working out. It's popping up all over and people of all ages and fitness levels are doing it.

"It's really popular now," said Anna Taggart, the group exercise manager at the Roanoke Athletic Club.

It's high intensity interval training.

"Functional training, constantly varied, done at a high intensity," said Bobby Simpson, a fitness trainer at Gold's Gym in Roanoke County.

The idea behind this type of workout is to constantly challenge your body. "Your body is shocked with new exercises. It responds much quicker as far as your results," Simpson said.

This type of workout doesn't have just one name. It's actually many different classes offered at several different gyms, but all with the same idea.

The idea is to do high intensity, short workouts that use the whole body. A person may do 45 seconds of one exercise and then do 45 seconds of a completely different exercise. The moves typically involve getting the heart rate up and using different muscles.

"You can get a pretty good workout in a short period of time," said Roanoke Athletic Club member Tom Palmer.

"When you do functional training you utilize multiple muscle groups that are firing at the same time and you burn a tremendous amount of calories," said Simpson.

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Health shake-up plans go to minister

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26 February 2013 Last updated at 10:51 ET

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Campaigners say the move has given them hope

Controversial plans for big changes to the NHS in mid and west Wales have been referred to the Welsh government.

Hywel Dda Health Board wants to change accident and emergency care at Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli.

The Special Care Baby Unit at Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest would also close under some of its plans.

But Hywel Dda Community Health Council's (CHC) move will mean the decision is taken by ministers in Cardiff.

A health board spokesperson said: "We are disappointed by this referral as we have had a series of constructive meetings with the CHC over the last three weeks and did not believe that we had got to the end of that process".

It is understood the health board's proposals to close two minor injuries units at Tenby and South Pembrokeshire hospitals have also been referred by Hywel Dda Community Health Council (CHC) to Health Minister Lesley Griffiths for a decision, along with a plan to close Mynydd Mawr Community Hospital in the Tumble.

Several local campaigns have been fighting to protect services.

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Accountable Health Care: Shifting the Focus to Prevention

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In todays health-care system, a doctors main job is to diagnose and treat patients ailments, but in the future, their focus will shift to prevention.

Accountable health care is the idea that your doctor is responsible for keeping you healthy, and the trend is gaining momentum as a way to keep rising health-care costs under control. Under this appraoch, doctors would get a lump sum from the insurer to cover all the costs associated with taking care of you and share in any of the cost savings.

Accountable health care matters to consumers because it is the best hope of bringing health care spending into alignment, says Mike Long, chief executive of Lumeris, a healthcare technology company. Accountable care organizations, which are formed when payers, providers and health systems work together on behalf of the patient, are focused on driving down cost, improving quality outcomes and enhancing patient and physician satisfaction.

Under the current system, theres a lot of overlap and duplication because patients see their primary care physicians as well as specialists, and they dont always communicate and track who has performed what test or tried what drug and could waste time and money running redundant tests and trying unnecessary treatments.

With a fee for service, you get paid for doing something each time you do it, says John Walker, chief medical officer of Cornerstone Health Care. With accountable care, were moving toward being held accountable for the outcome of the patient in terms of quality and in terms of costs.

And its not only the doctors and hospitals that will be held accountable. Patients will also have to work more closely with their health care providers to manage their care. Rather than the system doing things to you, or fixing you because you have chosen to live an unhealthy lifestyle, everyone becomes more accountable for cost, quality and satisfaction, says Long.

Accountable care can take many forms. There are accountable care organizations that work with insurers and are in charge of all aspects of a patients care. Accountable care can also fall on the primary care physician who is affiliated with organizations that manage patient care or it can end up being the responsibility of a hospital.

For instance, in the case of a heart attack all the money to treat the patient could go to the hospital, which would then be accountable for that patients care and recovery. Either way its structured, the goal is to have all of the care providers connected to avoid duplications and give the patient better care. It can be a number of organizations that are big enough and organized enough to be able to accept lump payments, says Thomas Hastings, a doctor at Esse Health in St. Louis. Treatments should cost a lot less because information passes a lot more smoothly and everybody is aware of what everyone else is doing.

One of the most effective ways to lower the costs associated with health care is to prevent people from getting sick in the first place, hence the focus on preventive care. Patients under the accountable health care model will have more access to preventive screenings and tests to identify any risks of illness before it becomes a full blown problem.

Patients will be provided with electronic tools to engage and educate them about healthy lifestyle choices and how to manage specific diseases. With accountable care, health-care providers will know when patients arent taking their medication, arent adhering to their medical plan and when it times to get a screening.

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New Report Recommends Public Health Focus on Harmful Drinking vs. Eliminating Consumption

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WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Feb 26, 2013) - The traditional public health perspective on alcohol and noncommunicable diseases is indicted ina new report from the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). "Alcohol misuse and global health: The case for an inclusive approach to harmful drinking" discredits the traditional public health perspective that focuses on a narrow group of stakeholders and ignores individual factors and social norms.

"Unfortunately, some widely-held public policy perspectives on reducing harmful drinking are based on questionable and misleading data," said ICAP President Marcus Grant. "This report draws on a wide pool of research to clarify misconceptions and propose a more effective model that involves a broader group of stakeholders and resources, including alcohol producers."

In the past decade, there is greater recognition of the impact of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in both developed and developing countries. Harmful alcohol consumption is a contributing lifestyle factor for several of the most widespread and harmful of these diseases, with alcohol misuse accounting for four percent of global disease burden.

The report notes that a reduction in heavy-drinking patterns will have a more significant impact on public health than limiting alcohol's physical and economic availability. Unlike tobacco use, which is harmful at any level, light to moderate drinking can have healthful benefits for some groups. There is little to be gained from stigmatizing what is, for many people, a normal behavior.

The WHO Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol recognizes this distinction, and that including a wider array of stakeholders than historically have been engaged contributes to a more effective public health response. In an era of shrinking economies, the fight against such a critical public health issue cannot afford to exclude key influencers, such as alcohol producers, or the unique resources they can provide.

The focus of the public health community, policymakers, non-governmental organizations and yes, even producers, should be on mitigating the risk of unhealthy consumption patterns, rather than eliminating consumption altogether.

"Alcohol misuse and global health: The case for an inclusive approach to harmful drinking" is available for download here.

The International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP; http://www.icap.org) is a not-for-profit organization supported by major international producers of beverage alcohol. Established in 1995, ICAP's mission is to promote understanding of the role of alcohol in society and to help reduce harmful drinking worldwide. ICAP's efforts to foster dialogue and partnerships in the alcohol policy field are shaped by its commitment to pragmatic and feasible solutions to reducing harm that can be tailored to local and cultural considerations and needs. ICAP has been recognized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) as a non-governmental organization in Special Consultative Status.

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Trott Selected as Faculty for Thirteenth Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium

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COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - Feb 26, 2013) - Kara Trott, CEO of Quantum Health, has been selected to participate on the faculty at the Thirteenth Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium, to be held March 13-15, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Trott was invited by Dr. David Nash, MD, MBA, FACP, Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, to serve as a panelist for "Health Leaders Panel -- What Does the Future Hold?" on Friday, March 15 from 11:15am-12:00pm.

"Innovation in health care -- specifically as it relates to care coordination -- is crucial in order to effect meaningful change in the industry, and in the nation," said Trott. "I'm grateful to be part of such a prominent list of faculty, leaders and decision-makers, all of whom have a shared goal of transforming health care."

With over 300 regional and national attendees, the Colloquium brings together industry-leading speakers and panelists to address issues such as the impact of health reform, the importance of collaboration and innovation, shared decision making, new wellness and prevention initiatives, health information technology, and the importance of educating current and future leaders in health care. In its thirteenth session, the event has been an important building block in providing health care professionals with meaningful continuing education about population health and policy issues.

"Population Health is an important issue and has become a key component of health care reform," said Dr. Nash. "Our conference will provide new insights about issues related to chronic care management, wellness and prevention, health promotion, consumerism, and access to care. We are excited to share the latest innovative thinking regarding this critical national priority."

The 3-day program will be a hybrid event with both onsite and online participants, and will be co-located with the 5th National Medical Home Summit.

For full program details, including speakers, sessions, and contributing sponsors, please visit: http://www.populationhealthcolloquium.com/brochure/PopHealth2013.pdf. To learn more about Quantum Health and Kara Trott's expertise in care coordination, visit http://www.quantum-health.com.

About Quantum HealthFounded in Columbus in 1999, Quantum Health is an award-winning care management and health improvement company serving the health care needs of more than 330,000 members at nearly 80 self-funded public and private sector organizations including hospital systems, manufacturers, coalitions, school districts, technology, entertainment, and retail companies across the U.S. Through its real-time, "virtual medical home" concept that saves employers 5-8% in health care costs without reducing health benefits, Quantum Health Care Coordinators help patients, their families, and their physicians work together to ensure proper care, eliminating redundant, delayed and questionable care -- literally driving unnecessary medical costs and confusion out of the system. For more information about Quantum Health, visit: http://www.quantum-health.com.

About the Thirteenth Population Health and Care Coordination ColloquiumThe Thirteenth Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium, sponsored by the Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, has a tradition of providing forward thinking, meaningful continuing education for health care professionals to help prepare them to find solutions to the myriad challenges in health care today. These challenges include: finding patient-centered solutions to managing chronic conditions; educating health care leaders about systems approaches to improve health care; teaching patients to make better decisions regarding the health care services they require; making health information personal, accessible and useful while retaining individual privacy; and finding new ways to motivate Americans to adopt a healthier lifestyle. The Colloquium, with its innovative sessions and prominent faculty, addresses these issues and showcase the current initiatives, products and programs being implemented around the country and abroad. The event is managed by Global Health Care, LLC. For more information, visit: http://www.populationhealthcolloquium.com.

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Outcomes Health Information Solutions, Windsor Health Plan to Speak on Calculating Expected Reimbursement at RISE Summit

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Outcomes Health Information Solutions, LLC (Outcomes Health), a leading healthcare analytics and services provider, today announced members of the senior leadership team along with Windsor Health Plan will speak about new diagnostic profiling tools to help Medicare Advantage (MA) plans more accurately calculate expected reimbursement at the 7th Annual Risk Adjustment Initiative & Society for Educations (RISE) Summit.

The session, Diagnostic Profiling for Accurate Calculation of Expected Reimbursement, will take place on Monday, March 11 and will feature Chris Rigsby, vice president, quality at Winsdor Health Plan; Chris Yindra, chief technology officer at Outcomes Health; and Rolland Ho, senior vice president, Medicare Advantage at Outcomes Health. The speakers will focus on new actuarial and financial tools which can help stratify the population based on diagnosis. This new profiling method will help plans more accurately identify and prioritize opportunities within its membership, which can help improve care and also provide more accurate expected reimbursement. In addition, this model can help across a spectrum of business processes including future bid rates, expected medical cost and reimbursement confidence.

Medicare Advantage plans are inundated with declining benchmarks, an increasing coding intensity factor and accelerating medical costs, said Doug Duskin, chief administrative officer at Outcomes Health. It is crucial that health plans be able to accurately calculate their reimbursement so they can plan for the year ahead. The goal of this new model is to give plans a leg up on these calculations so they can effectively meet the challenging demands of the healthcare risk adjustment environment.

RISE was the first association dedicated to helping healthcare professionals meet the challenges of risk adjustment and has grown to include a strong focus on education, networking and industry intelligence, especially through its annual summits.

Outcomes Health is a gold sponsor for this years conference, which is March 10-12, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. For additional information, visit their booth at the show or their website at http://www.outcomes-health.com.

About Outcomes Health Information Solutions

Outcomes Health is a technology-enabled healthcare services provider focused on advancing data to improve care, quality, information accuracy and security, and financial performance for its healthcare partners. A recognized domain expert in risk adjustment, HEDIS/Stars, and payment integrity, Outcomes Health leverages its national footprint, targeted analytics, superior clinical abstraction and coding capabilities, and unmatched transparency to advance its mission of providing better data for better decisions.

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Health Care Leader to Focus on Improving School Health

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OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Kaiser Permanente announced today the launch of Thriving Schools: A Partnership for Healthy Students, Staff and Teachers, to create a culture of health and wellness in schools. As a health care organization, Kaiser Permanente delivers care to an estimated 2 million students, parents, staff and teachers across nine states and the District of Columbia.

"Schools are an important environment for supporting the health improvement of our members and communities. Thriving Schools will have a significant, lasting and positive impact," said Raymond J. Baxter, PhD, senior vice president, Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy. "With epidemic levels of obesity in America leading to chronic conditions, it is clear that we must act now to improve the environments in which we live, work, learn and play."

Kaiser Permanente already has a long-standing commitment to support health in schools and communities across the country. Thriving Schools will deepen and expand those partnerships and programs, aiming to make good health a part of everyday life for the estimated 50 million school-age children and more than 6 million school workers and teachers who spend their days at schools.

"For the past 25 years, Kaiser Permanente has worked to advance health in school communities through a wide variety of efforts. Thriving Schools will be a fantastic asset to these programs," said Arthur M. Southam, MD, executive vice president, Health Plan Operations. "Kaiser Permanente has been at the vanguard of creating wellness programs. We want to help create, nurture and sustain any efforts to address and improve health, and Thriving Schools is a great place to start for schools that are looking for help on how to get started and sustain work through tools and best practices."

All over the country, schools are under pressure to achieve. Research indicates healthier schools perform better. The Institute of Medicine recently identified the need to strengthen schools as the "heart of health." Better health, through changes such as increased physical activity and a decreased presence of unhealthy foods and beverages, can help students and employees perform better. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, students who are physically active and eat healthily receive higher grades. Regular physical activity also can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes as an adult, which is why it is so crucial to encourage healthy behaviors at an early age.

Thriving Schools engages the whole school community-- staff, teachers, students and families-- to champion change. Incorporating evidence-based, community health improvement practices from Kaiser Permanente and elsewhere, Thriving Schools will provide communities with tools and motivation to become champions for health. By helping students and their families, as well as staff and teachers increase their physical activity and eat better, schools can create a healthier culture for teachers and staff by making the healthy choices the easy choices.

The Thriving Schools website (kp.org/thrivingschools) serves as a starting point, offering free, ready-to-use tools and resources. It provides a place to share ideas and success stories, as well as spark creative innovation and change that can strengthen the health and well-being of schools.

Through partnerships with Safe Routes to School National Partnership, National PTA and others, Thriving Schools will support the efforts of parents, families, schools and community leaders across the country to encourage walking, bicycling and other physical activities to, from and at schools, and to advance the total health of school communities.

Visit kp.org/thrivingschools or follow @thrivingschools on Twitter to stay informed on new developments and activities in your area.

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Novant Health Announces Unified System Brand

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Novant Health today announced a strategic plan to unify all facilities in the system under the umbrella name, Novant Health. In 2013, the system will unite its four-state footprint by executing a strategic branding plan to tie together the multiple, distributed points of care across the region and commits to its patients and communities to make healthcare remarkable.

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Formed in 1997, Novant Health has grown from four to 13 acute care facilities, more than 100 outpatient facilities and over 350 physician practice facilities in four states.

"Over the past 15 years, Novant Health has grown into a sizeable regional health system," said Carl Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health. "In 2013, we will formally join our system under one brand to better serve our communities and bring efficiencies to our operations. Together, our employees and physician partners will unify to create an unmatched healthcare experience for our patients."

The strategic branding plan ties to Novant Health's commitment to reinvent the healthcare experience by making it more convenient, easier to access, and more affordable so patients can focus on getting better and staying healthy.

Journey to remarkable healthcare

Over the past several years, Novant Health has initiated a series of strategic steps to transform the patient experience and deliver remarkable care. Beginning with the Codman Award-winning hand washing campaign in 2005, which focused on the safety of patients and invited them to have a voice in their care, the organization embarked on a concerted effort to create a remarkable patient experience.

Three years later, MRSA infections were down 63%, more than 3,000 hospitals around the world had emulated the program, and patients were clear that they had a voice in their care at Novant Health facilities. Since then, Novant Health has focused on transforming healthcare to create an experience that allows patients to focus on getting better and staying healthy.

More recently, since September 2010, Novant Health facilities have screened all admitted patients for type 2 diabetes. This "search and rescue" program has diagnosed nearly 5,000 people with previously undiagnosed diabetes.

Another step in this strategic plan includes open access for patients. Real-time online appointment scheduling, E-visits, and collaborative patient-clinician care are all part of the unified system strategy.

Novant Health Announces Unified System Brand

Longevity Global Inc. Brings New Range of Small Generators for Higher Portability

Posted: at 3:44 pm

A Longevity Global Inc. brand portable generator is useful for running several electric appliances at home as well as on the job for commercial purposes. Nevertheless, portable gas generators are widely popular for these are cheaper option and can provide higher ROI for electricity generation for homes and offices.

Hayward, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2013

Portable gas generators by the company are efficient, cheap and typically environment friendly and for that reason even endorsed by the government agencies. These small generators from Longevity Global Inc tend to run as soon as electricity goes off; thus, these are the right option to meet out the challenges generated by blackouts.

Longevity Global Inc. brings portable generators, welding, cutting, and power generating equipment of exceptional quality and durability. It has been made possible with the help of R&D department which works tirelessly to ensure that customers receive best in the world products and assured performance.

The company has no excuse DOA policy for all its power generators, portable welders, portable generators, etc. amongst others. It ensures that customers receive better quality and for that it has rigorous testing procedures led by its engineers. It in fact has redefined the entire process of welding with user-friendly portable welders.

Regarding fine quality and higher performance power generators and welding machines, a representative for the organization says, Most of our equipment comes with an unmatched warranty of 5-Years on both parts and labor. Through innovation, experience, and engineering, we provide customer with affordable and reliable welding machines.

He further adds, Welding machines in all ranges of production from the garage users, to pipe welders, and ship builders are at offer. Our warranty is tailored to the end users, and our customer support is unmatched.

About the Company

Longevity Global Inc. is recognized worldwide for providing reliable, cutting, and power generating equipment. Since their start in 2001, they have earned great reputation through innovation, customer satisfaction, and industry leading production. Longevity welding, cutting, and power generating products are sold all over the world.

For further information on their offerings please visit http://www.longevity-inc.com .

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Malnutrition is Everywhere – Video

Posted: February 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Malnutrition is Everywhere
Malnutrition Is Everywhere (04:05) illustrates the benefits of poverty-focused development assistance. Shot at the Nutrition Rehabilitation Home in Dhangadhi, Nepal, the video shows the positive effects of nutrition and education for mothers and children in their first 1000 days of life.

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