Health

Why Apple Focuses On Health And Fitness

In 2009, I discussed with an Apple exec who shared with me the impact Steve Jobs’ health crisis had on the Apple execs and many of its employees. 

As we now know, in 2003, Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a disease that eventually claimed his life in 2011. Apple’s execs and other employees close to Jobs watched in dismay as they saw their beloved leader suffering through this medical crisis. Those who knew him well were deeply moved by what they saw as they sat by helplessly as his health declined.

In early 2010, Apple’s top execs made an important decision about Apple’s future. Although they were working feverishly to get the iPad to market by Q4 of that year, they started looking hard at ways that Apple could use their

Read More

Skinz.gg Launches as the First Health and Wellness Company for Gamers; Seeks to ‘Power Your Performance’

Skinz.gg, the first health and wellness company for videogamers, announced today that is has launched to “Power Your Performance.” Skinz.gg is a lifestyle brand featuring a wide variety of products and services for the more than 2.6 Billion videogamers across the globe. The launch marks the availability of Skinz.gg’s clinically-tested supplements that address key areas that impact gamer performance including energy, focus, pain and sleep. In the coming months, Skinz.gg will also unveil details on an array of services dedicated to videogamers’ wider needs, whether trying to find a job, an academic scholarship or a date, or simply some videogaming related entertainment options.

“Skinz.gg is the only company which creates products that are purposely-formulated to promote videogamers’ health and wellness that powers their performance,” said Natalia Sokolova, Co-Founder and CEO of Skinz.gg. “Our company uniquely sits at the intersection of dietary supplements and videogaming, which collectively accounts for a

Read More

Outdated mental health facilities at Basildon hospital to be upgraded | Anglia

Out of date mental health facilities at Basildon hospital will be upgraded, thanks to £400 million of government funding.

Dormitories will be replaced with single en-suite rooms.

It is hoped this will help to reduce the duration of patients’ stays, as well as improving infection control.Health Secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock said it will improve safety and give patients the “dignity they deserve.”

“Mental health staff have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to keep mental health services open 24/7 so that those most in need can continue to get vital support”, Matt Hancock said.

“Not only will the new single rooms improve the individual care we can offer patients, they will provide a better environment for our hardworking staff too.”

The funding will replace outdated mental health dormitories with single en-suite rooms

The government says £400 million of funding will be committed across the country over the

Read More

Tomah Health marks anniversary with Boys & Girls Club donation | News



Donation

Tomah Health CEO Phil Stuart, left, and hospital Board chair Oak Moser, center, presented a ceremonial check to Boys & Girls Club of West-Central Wisconsin CEO Karen DeSanto in recognition of the first year anniversary of the opening of Tomah Health.


Steve Rundio



In recognition of its anniversary, Tomah Health has donated $1,000 to the Tomah Boys & Girls Club.

Hospital CEO Phil Stuart said the donation recognized the ongoing partnership with the club and its 20-year anniversary of offering services to Tomah area youth.

“We’ve always had a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club, so we thought what a better way to recognize our one-year birthday with their 20-year birthday and give them support to continue their work,” Stuart said.

Boys & Girls Club of West-Central Wisconsin CEO Karen DeSanto said the donation will help fund the organization’s healthy lifestyle programs that provides food to children.

“Every day

Read More

Walmart (WMT) To Start Selling Health Insurance Plans Next Week

  • Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) announced it is going to start offering Medicare plans starting next week

Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) announced it is going to start offering Medicare plans starting next week. Lori Flees, SVP and COO, Walmart U.S. Health & Wellness said the company is building on its commitment of offering quality health services at low and transparent prices through the launch of Walmart Insurance Services, LLC, a licensed insurance brokerage — which is going to assist people with enrolling in insurance plans and simplify what has been a cumbersome and confusing process.

Walmart Insurance Services start selling Medicare insurance plans during this year’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), October 15 through December 7.

David Sullivan, general manager of Walmart Insurance Services, pointed out that only 1 in 10 Medicare beneficiaries is enrolled in a plan that saves them the most on out-of-pocket spending.

“We want customers to feel confident

Read More

How COVID Has Impacted Bone Health and What You Can Do About It Right Now

Osteoporosis is often described as “a silent disease.” During COVID, this has never been more true. Bone health took a back seat. Health assessments, bone density testing and sometimes treatment itself were upended by the pandemic. This disruption in care may have serious, long-term consequences for Canadians. 

Dr. Vivien Brown

“The impact is going to be seen both immediately and down the line, as we see people not getting diagnosed, not getting treated,” says Dr. Vivien Brown, a family physician, associate professor with the department of family and community medicine, University of Toronto. “And ultimately, we may see an increase in fracture risk and fracture rate. And now, six months into COVID when we’re referring patients for bone density tests, there is a backlog.”

Screening for osteoporosis is critical, according to Dr. Brown, especially for women over the age of 50. More than breast cancer, more than heart attacks or

Read More

Crow Wing Energized: A new, nationwide strategy for suicide prevention using a public health model

Across central Minnesota and the Brainerd lakes area, the St. Cloud VA suicide prevention team is at work engaging individual Veterans and building networks of supporters in our communities. While every member of the St. Cloud VA team contributes to this effort by delivering a range of services to veterans who are at risk of suicide, including same-day urgent mental health services and other resources, we can’t do it alone.

We know that most veterans who die by suicide aren’t currently receiving VA care at the time of their death, and this is our challenge: How do we reach all Veterans when not all our veterans are using VA?

The answer is that we must energize the communities where these veterans live; to create connections and strengthen the bonds between those who are at risk, and the people and groups that can support them. In the VA Midwest Health Care

Read More

Baptist Health offers more resources to workers during pandemic

Since April, Baptist Health has offered its staff several mental health options in the midst of the pandemic.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Months into the pandemic, health care workers continue to fight COVID-19. As they fight the virus, though, who is taking care of them?

Baptist Health has continued to offer several mental health resources for its staff. The latest installment of the hospital’s Wellness and Resilience Offerings is what’s called Recharge and Refresh Rooms. The rooms have massage chairs, soft lighting and chaplains are available to talk to.

“I think it’s just a nice balance and desensitizing just the amount of stimulation that they get throughout the day, through noise and light and people,” Lisa Solwold, Staff Chaplain for Wolfson Children’s Hospital, said. “It’s just a nice retreat even if it’s just for a few moments.”

Since April, Baptist has offered its staff several mental health options, including a 24/7

Read More

The Center for Innovative GYN Care Launches First Ambulatory Surgical Center Wellness Program to Expand Access to Holistic Female Health Care

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As women across the globe who suffer from common, yet complex female health conditions like endometriosis, fibroids and pelvic pain continue to face misdiagnoses, aggressive surgical procedures and – especially now in the COVID-19 era – delayed care, The Center for Innovative GYN Care® (CIGC®) announced today that it has launched The CIGC Wellness Center, the first ambulatory surgical center wellness program designed to expand access to holistic care for women in need.

“True wellness is about so much more than our physical health, especially when it comes to female health care,” said Dr. Natalya Danilyants, CIGC co-founder and advanced surgical specialist. “Now under one roof, women who are afflicted by endometriosis, fibroids and pelvic pain have a place to go to take care of both their physical and behavioral health with CIGC’s integrative care approach. We are not only improving

Read More

World-First Australian Mental Health Study Proves Power Of Simple Lifestyle Changes

Today, Thursday 10th September, is R U OK? Day in Australia: a national day of action designed to bring attention to mental health. Held annually on the second Thursday of September since 2009, it reminds us how even simple moves like having a candid conversation with someone about their headspace can make a huge difference.

In a similar vein, making small changes to your lifestyle can have enormous impacts on your mental health, a world-first Australian study reveals.

Health insurer AIA Australia partnered with data firm Quantium Health to release the world’s largest and in-depth research into the link between depression, demographics, health, lifestyle and circumstance – demonstrating which factors are both within and outside an individuals’ control when it comes to depression risk and highlighting potential large-scale implications for the health of our nation and the economy.

Significant factors in predicting an individual’s risk of depression include factors that

Read More