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Elycia Arendt

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First Hospital-Based Internet Addiction Program Launches in the US

Elycia Arendt

The nation's first inpatient program for Internet addiction has just launched at the Bradford Regional Medical Center in Bradford, Pennsylvania.

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How Avatars Can Make You Healthier

Elycia Arendt

If you saw a computer game version of yourself regularly exercising and eating healthy, would you follow its virtual lead? A new paper published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Control suggests that you would. 

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What A Week's Worth of Groceries Looks Like Around the World

Elycia Arendt

What does a week's worth or groceries look like in the United States? What about Guatemala? Photographer Peter Menzel tackled this very question in his book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. In it, Menzel profiles 30 families around the world, including a...

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Vegetarians Have a Lower Risk for Heart Disease

Elycia Arendt

In one of the largest studies of its kind to date, researchers from Loma Linda University in California report that vegetarians have a lower risk for heart disease than meat eaters.

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Novu Members Donate to Breast Cancer Action

Elycia Arendt

Members of the Novu Community earn rewards points daily for the healthy choices they make. They can use them towards raffles, healthy deals & discounts, and dontate their points to charity. Recently, the Novu Community banded together to support breast cancer...

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Google Nutrition: What is it and Why Should I Care?

Elycia Arendt

Last week, Google unveiled a new nutrition feature for its search engine, allowing users to find the nutritional information for over 1,000 fruits, vegetables, meats and meals. Using data from the USDA, search results list the calorie counts and nutritional...

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Meet the New Novu Community

Elycia Arendt

Getting motivated and sharing your health and wellness accomplishments with others has never been easier. The new and improved Novu Community allows users to easily share what's on their mind.

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Overview of Medicare's Annual Wellness Visit

Elycia Arendt

Did you know that Medicare pays for several preventive services at no cost to Medicare recipients? Services such as: exams, shots, lab tests, and screenings, as well as health monitoring, counseling and education? It's true and the first step is an Annual...

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National Women's Checkup Day

Elycia Arendt

Today is National Women's Checkup Day, a nationwide effort, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health, to encourage women to call their health care professionals to schedule a checkup.  Regular checkups are...

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How to Engage Healthcare Consumers Every Day - For Decades

Elycia Arendt

Companies are able to engage with their customers online like never before, but what does it take to keep that conversation going not just for a day, but for decades?

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