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Three Quality of Lifehacks for a Healthier You at Work

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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You might not think of your workplace as a health hazard, but the effects of sitting all day at the office, grabbing a handful of candy as you walk by your coworker’s desk every day, and not drinking enough water are just a few of the unhealthy habits that can take a toll on your health.  Here are three Quality of Lifehacks that can make for a healthier you in the workplace and a more productive workday.

Report Calls for Better Measurement of Access-to-Medicine Programs to Support the World’s Poorest

Pharmaceutical companies have long experience in measuring the impact of their business programs. The same should apply to their access-to-medicine efforts
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Richard Laing, from the Boston University (BU) School of Public Health and former World Health Organization official, says that many efforts to expand access to medicines fail to gather sufficient evidence on how effective they are. His team at BU recently issued a study highlighting these gaps, and emphasizing the need for companies to better document the impact of their programs.

The Conservation Fund Announces Nine Recipients of Healthy Foods Grants in North Carolina

Program Sponsored by CSX supports community projects that will distribute more than 1.7 million pounds of food each year in Nash and Edgecombe Counties
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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C., May 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Conservation Fund today announced the grant recipients for the On Track with Healthy Foods grants program, sponsored by CSX. Nine community- and faith-based groups will receive grants to increase access to healthy foods in vulnerable and underserved communities in the Twin Counties. 

Powerful Partnership: NRG Joins Forces with American Diabetes Association® to Enhance Employee Wellness

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We’re proud to announce a new philanthropic partnership with the American Diabetes Association (Association). A collaboration between positiveNRG and NRG’s Human Resources team, our partnership with the Association realizes the positiveNRG pillar of health and wellness with the goal of helping to both prevent and delay diabetes while improving the quality of life for those affected by the disease.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Lyft Join Forces to Increase Access to Health Care in Communities with Transportation Deserts

Blue Cross and Blue Shield forges public-private partnership to mitigate the powerful effects of social determinants of health
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CHICAGO, May 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In an effort to address the community effects of social determinants of health, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today announced a first nationwide partnership with Lyft to ensure Americans are not missing vital health care appointments simply because they lack reliable transportation.

Three Quality of Lifehacks for a Healthier & More Productive Workspace

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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If you work in an office building, how do you feel about your workspace? Do you find your workspace, whether it’s a cubicle, open workspace, or private office, to be cramped, dimly lit, or poorly ventilated? If so, research shows that this can impact your happiness, health and productivity.

With this in mind, here are three hacks to help improve your workspace:

Building a Better School Lunch

Cargill partners with school districts across America to expand menu options and boost nutrition
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by Marino Eccher

Start with scrambled eggs. Add a smorgasbord of potential fixings – diced peppers, onions, ham, crumbled sausage, shredded cheese – and a handful of sauces ranging from barbecue to soy. Spend 10 minutes mixing it all together and you might impress Charlie, an eighth grader at Indian Hills Junior High School in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Charlie has been selected to be the student culinary judge as his peers compete in their own version of the popular Food Network show “Chopped.”

Duke Energy Awards $1.1 Million in Water Resources Fund Grants to Improve Local Water Quality

Summary: 
  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment
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  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment

Better Hearts Better Cities: Launching a Multisector Effort to Combat Hypertension in Low-income Urban Communities

Making our cities into places of wellbeing, exciting growth and opportunity will require every sector to join forces on urban health, says Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation.
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By Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation

Walking through the wealthier streets of cities like Geneva, London or New York, it seems that health and fitness is an international obsession. National food chains boast of fresh ingredients, light options, and low-fat meals. Shelves are stacked with the trendiest superfoods – quinoa, chia seeds, kale and avocado.

Novartis Foundation and Partners Launch Initiative to Tackle Hypertension and Its Root Causes in Low-Income Urban Communities

Better Hearts Better Cities is an initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension
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  • Better Hearts Better Cities is a Novartis Foundation initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension.
  • Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, are a growing health crisis with 75% of NCD deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries; this is compounded by rapid urbanization.
  • The innovative approach is being tested on three continents: in Mongolia, Senegal, and Brazil.

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