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Data Points for Aug. 22, 2016

Data Points for Aug. 22, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 20, 2016

Data Points for the week of Aug. 22, 2016, covered the following topics: Obesity rates, healthcare costs of obesity, increase in average American's weight since 1960.

Indiana healthcare CEOs: Change is happening, but it's 20 years off

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 13, 2016

Modern Healthcare recently held the second installment in its issue briefing breakfast series in Indianapolis. The breakfast featured a panel discussion with some of the major players in the local market. Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner moderated the event.

Henry Ford Health System, Kroger cook up program to promote wellness

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  June 01, 2016

Henry Ford Health System in Detroit will provide registered dietitians at four Kroger Co. grocery stores in Southeast Michigan and offer healthy recipes at the other 122 stores in Michigan, the companies announced Wednesday.

Blog: Healthier food options in hospitals require culture change

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 29, 2016

Hospitals' efforts to change the diets of staff and patients will require more than just replacing french fries with carrots. To really change a culture and behavior, leaders need to commit to the efforts, provide support to staff, collaborate with food vendors and work with dietitians to develop...

Racial health gap narrows but disparities remain significant

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 27, 2016

The latest annual report card on the nation's health shows there's been progress in narrowing the gap in health disparities between blacks and whites, while Hispanics continued to have better outcomes than both.

Editorial: Healthcare alone won't reverse coming longevity decline

Editorial: Healthcare alone won't reverse coming longevity decline

By Merrill Goozner  |  April 23, 2016

New CDC data show white women on average lived slightly shorter lives in 2014 compared to 2013. Most experts agreed it was a worrisome harbinger of what awaits other groups suffering the ill-effects of our increasingly unequal society.

If you're going to munch, hear the crunch

If you're going to munch, hear the crunch

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 23, 2016

Hungry for some new weight loss options? You may just need to open your ears. Listening to the sound that food makes as you chomp may affect how much of it you eat. The more intense its sound, the less of a snack people consumed, according to a study in the journal Food Quality and Preference.

Hospitals skewered for fast food

Hospitals skewered for fast food

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 12, 2016

Chick-fil-A's ads famously feature cows looking to save themselves by urging you to eat more chicken. But a not-for-profit group wants you—and hospitals—to skip the chicken in favor of chickpeas.

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