Archive for February, 2012

Senate Move Endangers Military Children

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

In an 84-14 vote last week, the United States Senate passed legislation (S. 4576) that would put children of military employees at an increased risk of asthma attacks, encephalitis and other serious illnesses associated with exposure to cockroaches, mosquitoes and other disease-carrying pests.

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Good Cholesterol

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Your members may increase their high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels, which help to prevent heart and cardiovascular disease, through exercise and other lifestyle factors. (more…)

Exams Are Birth Control Obstacles

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Women who want to use hormone-based contraception such as birth control pills do not need to undergo a breast or pelvic exam, researchers conclude.

Their recommendation contradicts current guidelines, which suggest that gynecologists perform a breast exam and a Pap smear before writing a prescription for these types of contraception.

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Expanding Market

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

When healthcare providers affiliate with clubs, the membership market increases from a typical 3- to 5-mile radius to an 8- to 10-mile radius. This occurs because healthcare affiliation offers commercial clubs the credibility of safety and security. This new confidence attracts community residents who have never joined an area health club. While health clubs extend healthcare providers’ continuum of healthcare services, healthcare providers bring instant credibility, enlarging the membership opportunity pool. (more…)