Category Archives: Smoking

NASCAR and The Prevention Plan at Daytona

Check out the Nationwide Drive4COPD 300 race this weekend at Daytona or on ESPN 2 and you’ll see The Prevention Plan as the lead sponsor of Derrike Cope’s car #28.   What better way to let people know about the … Continue reading

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The Prevention Plan Sold Through Sam’s Club – Correcting Some Misconceptions

With the announcement this past week of the sale of The Prevention Plan through Sam’s Club and the significant interest this created on national television (see USPM in the News on the right to view some of the coverage), print … Continue reading

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The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and Some Random Thoughts

With the signing by the President of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, another small step has been taken in our efforts to curb childhood obesity. From a story in California HealthLine: The law will generate funds to provide more than 20 … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program – Looking for Outcomes (Column 5)

Ultimately any company looking to invest in the health and well being of their employees through a prevention program will want to know if the program achieved worthwhile results. There are many different ways companies in this field report their … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Wellness Program – Has the Nomenclature Led us Astray? (Column 1)

Introduction Wellness has become one of the hottest health care topics for employers. Companies are looking to what appears to be a logical solution–keeping employees healthy–as a way to reduce the unsustainable cost increases related to health care benefits. So … Continue reading

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Cigarettes, the FDA and Proposed New Graphic Warnings

Everyone, or lets say just about everyone knows that cigarette smoking is hazardous to your health; yet  21% of adults and almost 20% of our High School students smoke and while the figures have dropped slightly over the years, we … Continue reading

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