Nick Willocks has been tapped as president of Symphony, a HIT service firm in Madison, Wis. Willocks, who will report to CEO Ravi Kalla, will oversee the identification and adoption of the company's new strategies.
A survey of 7,600 U.S. adults showed that those who got 2.5 to 7.5 hours per week of exercise had better mental health, Columbia University researchers reported in Preventive Medicine. However, they found that exercising beyond 7.5 hours led to an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety in men and women and across age groups.
Registered dietitian Jill Shaffer says there is an increasing need for nutrition professionals who can guide people toward healthy eating habits. She says more consumers are seeking nutrition help as science links more diseases to diet, and the opportunities for dietitians have expanded to include corporate positions, sports nutrition, journalism and wellness.
Several restaurants in Palm Beach, Fla., allow pets, who can dine on items such as bacon or chicken while their owners eat breakfast or lunch on a terrace or in a courtyard. Cucina Dell'Arte has even created a menu for pets, with entrees including grilled ground beef or the catch of the day, with a side of either spinach and white rice or carrots and green beans.
An Idaho panel voted Friday for the state to establish a state-run health insurance exchange. Gov. Butch Otter holds the final say and must notify the federal government before Nov. 16 to avoid getting a federally run exchange.