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  • Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines
    Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today. About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. More
  • US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged
    Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
  • Study Finds Expanded Medicaid Increases Health Care Use
    Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law. More
  • Cost of feeding a family of four: $146 to $289 a week
    Latest statistics give a range of prices for feeding a family of four a healthy diet. The cost of feeding a family of four a healthy diet can run $146 to $289 a week, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. More
  • 2-year-old girl gets windpipe made from stem cells
    A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment.... More
  • Social media abuse targets female athletes three times more than men, study finds
    "I think any women who have any type of online profile, whether that's on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, knows that people are pretty quick to give pretty brutal feedback," she said. "We've still got ...
    04/23/2019 - 10:12 pm | View Link
  • Employee Wellness Programs Yield Little Benefit, Study Shows
    Companies have long embraced workplace wellness programs as a way to improve workers ... of employees who were not enrolled in such efforts. Employers looking for a quick reduction in their health ...
    04/16/2019 - 12:09 pm | View Link
  • Workers sick-leave bill sent back for further study, unlikely to be addressed by legislature in this session
    Paid sick leave benefits for workers have become a perennial issue on Beacon Hill, backed by a broad coalition of organizations and lawmakers who argue that legislation would improve productivity, ...
    03/24/2019 - 3:00 pm | View Link
  • Many Canadians entering retirement with inadequate savings, study says
    A large percentage of older, working Canadians are heading into retirement without adequate savings to keep them out of poverty ... and apply to people who do not already have a comparable workplace ...
    05/16/2018 - 4:25 am | View Link
  • Workplace Benefits Influence Employee Feelings Of Financial Security, Study Says
    Individuals who report feeling less financially secure are less likely to have access to benefits such as a 401(k) or other retirement savings vehicles ... some form of financial education in the ...
    03/9/2018 - 10:23 am | View Link
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