Nutrition & Wellness

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Dallas adds wellness incentives to battle employee obesity

4/22/2014

  • Dallas Morning News (free content), The

The city of Dallas estimates almost 80% of its insured workforce is overweight or obese, so it revamped its wellness program to add incentives for people to get fit. The changes have led hundreds of w… Read More

Digestive Health SmartBrief

News and information about GI health

Digestive Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American College of Gastroenterology

Patients find preventive care billing rules confusing

4/16/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Patients are confused about what constitutes preventive care that is to be provided free of deductibles and co-pays under the Affordable Care Act. Medicare may charge beneficiaries if polyps are remov… Read More

SmartBrief for Nutritionists

News for health and wellness professionals

SmartBrief for Nutritionists

Picky eaters may have gastroparesis, RDN says

4/22/2014

  • Food & Nutrition Magazine online

Repeated offerings of foods that previously were snubbed may get picky eaters to accept them, but registered dietitian nutritionist Louise Goldberg writes that picky eating may sometimes be due to gas… Read More

SNA SmartBrief

School nutrition news

SNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: School Nutrition Association

Most U.S. teens fail to get recommended amount of sleep in study

4/21/2014

  • DailyRx.com

The CDC recommends teens get at least eight hours of sleep every night, but a study of 250 high-school students showed just an average of six hours of sleep each weeknight based on actigraph devices. … Read More