Monthly Archives: March 2011

Time Limited Prevention/Wellness Programs – Can they Work?

One of the new things I am seeing for employer based prevention or wellness programs is vendors offering companies some time limited program or single event. It seems like a great idea and easy way to step into the space. … Continue reading

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Diabetes Alert Day

March 22 is Diabetes Alert Day.  Diabetes, and in particular, Type 2 diabetes is a disease that is affecting more and more Americans every day.  Once a disease typically seen only in older adults we now have children living with … Continue reading

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Improving my Health and Prevention Score by Playing Soccer

This week, after about a 20 year hiatus, I joined an organized soccer league and played my first game.   Soccer became a serious sport for me in the 10th grade when I had the opportunity to live in the … Continue reading

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News Coverage of The Prevention Plan Sold at Sam’s Club

The announcement that Sam’s Club is selling The Prevention Plan received a lot of news coverage, here is just some of it…. Getting options to the individual consumer so they can take control of their own health is the future.

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For Many, It’s all About the Social – Building a Culture of Health

Developing a culture of health at an organization is not something that one can do overnight.  It takes time, energy and thoughtfulness. At U.S. Preventive Medicine we have spent the last 3 years building our organization around our mission, Making … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS and Access to Treatment

HIV/AIDS is a devastating illness that in the United States and much of the developed world has become more like a chronic disease though the effective use of various medications. While we must do all we can to prevent the … Continue reading

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  This year, over 142,500 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and nearly 51,400 will die of the disease. From the website here are some screening recommendations: Early Detection If you are at average … Continue reading

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