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West Corporation

Posted on January 3, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Unhealthy Habits Result in a Growing Problem for Americans

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “The Obesity Epidemic: Unhealthy Habits Result in a Growing Problem for Americans”, which discusses both the patient and provider views on the fastest-growing health problem in America. Download it HERE!

According to the Center for Disease Control, more than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are currently obese, and no state has an obesity rate that is less than 20 percent.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 30, 2013 by West Corporation 


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A Visual Guide to New Year’s Resolutions [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why do we have trouble making our New Year’s resolutions stick? Nearly half of us make at least one resolution each year, but only 12% actually see it through for a full 365 days.

This visual.ly infographic compiles data from the CDC, Journal of Clinical Psychology and more to review the most common types of goals in the new year and offer some strategies on how to move them from a resolution to a reality.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 27, 2013 by West Corporation 


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Top 10 Baby Boomer Health Trends

The “baby boomer” generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) are beginning to enter their retirement years, and regardless of our own specific generations, the boomers’ health and wellness will impact us all. Future public policy, insurance costs and more rely on the wellness of this generation.

A recent article from Discovery Fit and Health outlines 10 of the most important health trends among the boomer generation.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 20, 2013 by West Corporation 


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Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’ve come across many infographics this fall that share ideas for staying healthy through the holiday season. So we had to ask ourselves “Which set of ideas is the most practical? What are some ideas your patients can easily embrace to keep healthy habits through the holidays?”

This infographic from Koko Fit Club is perfect: 14 ideas that are easy for patients to work into their planned holiday activities.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 18, 2013 by West Corporation 


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A Geographic Snapshot of Prevention: The West

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “A Call for Change: How Adopting a Preventive Lifestyle Can Ensure a Healthy Future for More Americans”, which highlights the fact that too many Americans are not adopting preventive care and lifestyle changes due to perceived high cost. Download it HERE!

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West Corporation

Posted on December 16, 2013 by West Corporation 


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Study Finds That Questions Drive Patient Activity

A new study from the December Journal of Internal Medicine found that if patients were asked about their exercise habits by a health care provider, they lost more weight and improved blood sugar control more than those who weren’t asked.

Data on nearly 700,000 adults and their 1.5 million visits to health care centers between April 2010 and October 2011 found statistically significant health improvements among those who were asked about their exercise habits during the visit.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 13, 2013 by West Corporation 


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Promoting Your Local Business Through Community Outreach

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post published by permission of its author.

Promoting a local business is an ongoing challenge. Placing ads in newspapers, putting up signs and running ad campaigns on TV and radio are becoming less and less relevant due to changes in consumer behavior. What does work today is creating user-friendly content on your website & blog and becoming involved on social media.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 11, 2013 by West Corporation 


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Engaging Through the Ears – 4 Podcasts for Your Patients

Are you bored with your current workout playlists? It happens to all of us.  Need a break from workout playlist monotony?  Try listening to podcasts.  That’s right, podcasts! 

Here are some great health-related podcasts your patients might enjoy while running a few miles, heading home from work or just sitting around the house.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 9, 2013 by West Corporation 


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The Sweet Tooth [INFOGRAPHIC]

Show of hands. Who is already thinking about holiday sweets?

Here’s an infographic that reminds us to keep our candy consumption under control during the holiday season. Lots of interesting facts here about the impact sugar can have on oral health, how different sweet snacks compare in sugar content and some “Did You Know” candy trivia.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 6, 2013 by West Corporation 


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A Geographic Snapshot of Prevention: The South

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “A Call for Change: How Adopting a Preventive Lifestyle Can Ensure a Healthy Future for More Americans”, which highlights the fact that too many Americans are not adopting preventive care and lifestyle changes due to perceived high cost. Download it HERE!

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