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Healthcare Organizations Address C-Suite Gender Gap - The Minute

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While the Affordable Care Act hogs the healthcare news headlines, another issue is quietly getting some attention: the industry’s C-suite gender gap. Although women hold seventy-five percent of all healthcare jobs, they are just twenty-six percent of hospital CEO positions. At Fortune 500 companies in healthcare, the numbers are equally low: women make up just twenty-one percent of executive roles and twenty-one percent of board members.

The Annual Orvis 'Cover Dog Contest' to Help Raise Funds for Canine Cancer Wants your Vote

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Meet Dylan, the dog who started a million-dollar movement for canine cancer research. Since 2009 Orvis and our customers have raised more than $1 Million dollars to help fund canine cancer research through our Orvis Cover Dog Contest. In partnership with Morris Animal Foundation, this funding supports the work of top veterinary research centers around the country that are working to find a cure for canine cancer. Why do we do it? Because here at Orvis we believe every dog is worth a million.

New Safety Book Exposes Hidden Dangers in Sewers

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A deadly explosion at a wastewater plant in Florida led two Xylem employees on a six-year journey to improve the safety of wastewater workers. Their new book combines science with reports on some of the biggest accidents in recent history.

Impeller recently spoke with Amy Forsgren, a technical writer at Xylem, who wrote the new book Airborne Occupational Hazards in Sewer Systems with Kristina Brinck, an information designer at Xylem.

Medicare: A Healthcare Business Model that Controls Costs - The Minute

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Healthcare costs in 2015 grew at the fastest rate in eight years, according to a new report by the Department of Health and Human Resources. Costs increased by 5.8% for a total healthcare spending of $3.2 trillion. The drivers? The expansion of coverage under the Affordable Care Act has resulted in more use of more insurance, and many of the newly insured have turned out to be sicker, requiring more care.

Healthcare Tech Innovations Create New Profession - The Minute

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Here’s a new acronym to add to the already alphabet souped up field of CSR and sustainability: EMR, electronic medical records. The American Recovery and Reinvestments Act of 2009 gave health care providers five years to demonstrate “meaningful” use of EMR in order to maintain their Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement levels. The resulting explosive growth in tech innovation for the healthcare industry has resulted in an entirely new profession: medical scribe.

Three Quality of Life Hacks For Managing Type 2 Diabetes

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November is a time devoted to raising awareness and understanding of diabetes—a disease that affects the lives of 29 million Americans living with diabetes, 86 million adults with prediabetes, and countless family and friends caring for loved ones. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease, accounting for 90-95 percent of people living with diabetes (PWDs), and is on the rise worldwide.  The good news is that lifestyle changes can help delay or even prevent type 2 diabetes. Here are three tips that can help you manage and take control of type 2 diabetes.

The American Heart Association and Aramark Announce Significant Progress against Goal to Improve Health of Americans by 2020

Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 Year One Report: Calories, sodium and sat fats down 8 percent, fruits, veggies and whole grains up
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Dallas, TX, November 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The first-year report released by Aramark and the American Heart Association (AHA) on their goal to improve the health of Americans by 2020 shows significant progress by Aramark achieving an 8 percent reduction in calories, sodium and saturated fats, and increasing fruits, vegetables and whole grains across the menus it serves in colleges and universities, hospital cafes and workplace locations. Over 30 percent of main dishes served on these menus are now vegetarian or vegan, and more than 10 percent have whole grains as a leading ingredient.

Art Therapy for Veterans, Military Service Members, and Their Families

Donna Betts, PhD, ATR-BC, AATA President
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Art therapy helps Veterans and military service members. The evidence is building, and the public is taking notice. The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) dedicates this special report to America’s Veterans, and highlights the ways in which art therapy is improving their lives.

Hiring for Heart, Retaining by Caring: Building the Senior Care Workforce

By: Gerri Mason Hall
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By 2025, there will be over 8 billion people on our planet, and one in 10 will be over 65. That has huge implications for our country. It will also have a major impact on the senior living industry. As the population increases—and as baby boomers age—more people than ever will choose to move into senior living communities.

CSX Employees Show How Tomorrow Moves with Wellness Tips

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We all know that work can require long periods of sitting and a need for mental focus to detail. In order to be your best self – and a productive, healthy employee – it’s important to stay active, remain alert, and keep moving!  

CSX, a leading freight transportation provider, is an expert in moving essential goods. Many CSX employees are moving too, by getting active in health and wellness activities and becoming great role models for their colleagues along the way!

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