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Study: Health Insurer's Blood Pressure Monitoring Program Gets Results, Could Be a Model

August 21, 2013

Kaiser Permanente Northern California nearly doubled the percentage of patients who stabilized their blood pressure levels over a decade by implementing an integrated monitoring and medication program.

Experts: ACA's Workplace Wellness Programs Could Backfire

June 27, 2013

Workplace wellness programs encouraged by the Affordable Care Act could backfire, as employees with substance use disorders or other challenges might have difficulty making lifestyle changes, according to a JAMA viewpoint.

CDC Selects 104 Businesses for National Workplace-Health Initiative

June 12, 2013

CDC has selected 104 employers across eight counties to voluntarily participate in a national workplace-health initiative.

Panelists Discuss Workplace Wellness Programs' Effectiveness, Future Effects

June 4, 2013

The success of workplace wellness programs could contribute to whether employers choose to move their employees into the health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, according to several experts.

Obama Administration Issues Final Rule for Workplace Wellness Programs

May 30, 2013

The Obama administration on Wednesday issued a final rule to provide employers with greater flexibility to use workplace wellness programs under the Affordable Care Act.

CDC, Physician Groups Launch Campaign To Encourage Smoker-Physician Discussions

May 24, 2013

As part of CDC's Tips From Former Smokers anti-smoking initiative, the agency and five physician groups on Wednesday launched a multimedia campaign to encourage smokers to discuss ways to quit with their physicians.

Business Groups, Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over Wellness Programs; Obama Administration Official Discusses Employer Mandate With Senate Democrats

May 24, 2013

Business executives and lawmakers have raised concerns about a proposed rule -- under review by the Office of Management and Budget -- for workplace wellness programs under the Affordable Care Act.

General Says Army Has Laid Groundwork To Reduce Suicide Rates

March 8, 2013

Although the number of U.S. soldiers who committed suicide in 2012 reached a record high, Gen. Lloyd Austin -- the newly confirmed leader of Central Command -- said recently that the military soon will likely begin to see a decrease in suicide rates.

Corporate Wellness Programs Change Health Care Access, Do Not Save Costs in Short Term, Study Finds

March 6, 2013

Corporate wellness programs might change the way employees access health care, but they do not save the company money in the short-term, according to a report published Monday in Health Affairs.

First Lady Michelle Obama Marks Third Anniversary of 'Let's Move!' Campaign With Two-Day Multistate Tour

February 28, 2013

First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday began a two-day, multistate tour to mark the third anniversary of her "Let's Move!" campaign against childhood obesity.
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