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Walking is the New Health Drug
Walking is the New Health Drug

Unlike their city counterparts, rural residents do not sufficiently utilize their open spaces and natural amenities to exercise since rural areas and small towns are more likely to lack the kinds of...more

Ashoka Arab World Joins 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech
Ashoka Arab World Joins 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech

Ashoka Arab World will be joining the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) as a Knowledge partner, together with 3000 entrepreneurs, government officials and thought leaders. Ashoka Arab World...more

Paying It Forward With Hundreds of Care Packages
Paying It Forward With Hundreds of Care Packages

Nearly 300 packages were assembled by dozens of parents and their children inside a Waunakee church as a Thanksgiving offering for the area's hungry and homeless. The effort was a small, family...more

Cafeteria Observation Study Finds Young Children Often Barely Take Healthy School Food Options
Cafeteria Observation Study Finds Young Children Often Barely Take Healthy School Food Options

According to a new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, school cafeterias may serve healthy food options but young schoolchildren often barely put it on their trays and eat...more

Creating Trusting Relationships Between Health Workers, Community Members In the Time of Ebola
Creating Trusting Relationships Between Health Workers, Community Members In the Time of Ebola

The latest Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests that lack of trust in health system caused the Ebola outbreak to get out of control in West Africa during the early stages...more

Safe Routes to School Programs Are Effective, Study Finds
Safe Routes to School Programs Are Effective, Study Finds

The study, called "Impact of the Safe Routes to School Program on Walking and Bicycling," finds that Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are effective in increasing walking and biking to and from...more

Foundation's Healthy Futures Program Aims to Reverse Childhood Obesity
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In solving childhood obesity problems across Philadelphia, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation strives to educate children to eat right, get fit and stay well through its Healthy Futures...more

Virtual Pharmacists: The Future of Telemedicine
Virtual Pharmacists: The Future of Telemedicine

Founder of Rock Health portfolio company TelePharm, Roby Miller explained that people will "see a shift in how pharmacists are reimbursed because their value will be realized shortly from a...more

Manitoba Seeks First Impressions for Small-town Community Development
Manitoba Seeks First Impressions for Small-town Community Development

A Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) program gathered small Manitoba towns that include Souris and Minnedosa, Niverville and Stonewall, and Portage la Prairie and Dauphin to...more

Immigrants Greatly Benefit from Medicaid Growth
Immigrants Greatly Benefit from Medicaid Growth

The Center for Immigration Studies presented new government data that finds immigrant families hugely benefit from the Medicaid expansion. Evidence suggests that the Medicaid growth linked with...more




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