Non-profit Enroll America, the nation’s largest health care enrollment coalition, is working with the Ad Council to encourage women to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during the next open enrollment period, which runs from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015.
To raise awareness, Enroll America is working with the Ad Council to continue its successful “Take Care, People” integrated public service advertising (PSA) campaign encouraging the uninsured, particularly women, to enroll. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women make 80% of the health care decisions for their families. Women are also 47% more likely than their male counterparts to share information about health care with their friends, family and community. Lack of awareness is a critical issue among women, however, with 79% of those in the Enroll America study saying they do not know enough about the new law.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7368551-enroll-america-ad-council-second-affordable-care-act-open-enrollment-period-begins/
Last night, WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD), the leading source of health information, honored its 2014 Health Hero winners at an awards ceremony hosted by Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts. This year’s Health Heroes, who were recognized for meeting a health challenge and giving back to others, were Carson Daly, Michael J. Fox, Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, Dr. Frank Papay, Zarin Ibnat Rahman and Martha Stewart.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7282553-webmd-inaugural-health-hero-awards-2014/
Micah Muzio, managing editor for Kelley Blue Book, offers sneak peak at auto industry’s most coveted event.
“Every year we invite some of the biggest names in the aftermarket tuning community to build some of the most exciting vehicles at SEMA,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “We wanted this year’s builders to develop performance and luxury in tandem, and from what you see from our lineup of vehicles, they have exceeded our goals on every measure.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7278251-sema-show-2014-kbb-toyo-tires-hyundai-lexus-kia/
Fresh videos, information and links relating to the stress experienced by America's 15 million+ family caregivers for people with dementia are now available in the Brookdale Alzheimer's Resource Center. The new topics include:
A woman describing the impact of her mother-in-law's dementia on her family: Video
How spouses and adult children experience caregiving differently: Video and text document
Ways that caregivers can protect their own brain health: Text document
Long-distance caregiving, the symptoms of caregiving stress, dealing with caregiver guilt, being a healthy caregiver and caring for the caregiver: Links to information and a webinar
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7087731-brookdale-senior-living/
As the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease soars, so does the number of family caregivers. Over 15 million people are taking care of loved ones with dementia in the home, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Sixty percent say the emotional stress is high and more than a third report depression symptoms. To help, Brookdale is offering a free webinar for family caregivers during November, National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The company, America’s largest provider of dementia care, is also offering a web-based Alzheimer’s Resource Center and other expert information.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7087731-brookdale-senior-living/
In its 25th year, Toyota’s annual Opportunity Exchange (OE) has resulted in more than $250 million in contracts for M/WBEs.
The two-day event – which included best-practice seminars, panel discussions and a trade show – concluded Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA) started OE with about 100 attendees, and it has grown to become one of the largest minority business events in the country – attracting nearly 2,000 people who attend the event free of charge.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7353151-toyota-opportunity-exchange-minority-woman-owned-business-enterprises/
Carhartt, America’s premium work wear brand since 1889, is launching its national fall integrated advertising campaign focused on the brand’s durable water repellent Rain Defender® technology available in select outerwear, sweatshirts, pants and accessories. Beginning today, the multi-week campaign will tout “Trust your gear. Not your weatherman” across multiple broadcast and digital mediums through December.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7104351-carhartt-rain-defender-durable-water-repellent-coat/
Finding time to eat well doesn’t mean you have to resort to eating out or going through the drive through during this busy fall season. New data analysis, supported in part by by Nestlé USA, indicates that people who reported dining on frozen meals ate fewer calories per day and consumed less saturated fat than those who reported eating fast food meals, also known as quick service restaurant (QSR) meals.1 The findings also showed that those who reported eating frozen meals consumed more essential nutrients than those who reported opting for fast food meals.
The findings are based on a new analysis of data from the 2003-2010 What We Eat In America (WWEIA) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
To view the Multimedia News Release, go http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7349551-nestle-usa-frozen-meal-eaters-consume-fewer-calories-per-day/
John Peden was one of those larger-than-life personalities. “When he would walk into a room, it was like all the attention was on him,” said his stepdaughter, Jenna Peden. “He just had this power emanating out of him.”
The 6-foot, 4-inch former U.S. Air Force captain was a respected dental surgeon in Nashville. He was active in his church and made many mission trips to provide dental care in Central America through Health Talents International.
That’s why it was such a shock to his family and friends when an MRI revealed a brain tumor the size of a golf ball. “Life as we knew it was no more,” said his wife, Vicki Peden. “John never worked another day in his life.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7100754-northwestern-mutual-client-stories-planning-preparation-pay-off/
Despite a dramatic increase in participation over the last decade, a new household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance finds a significant gap between the demand and supply of afterschool programs. The 2014 edition of America After 3PM, which includes responses from 30,000 U.S. families, finds that for every child enrolled in an afterschool program, there are two more who are not and whose parents would enroll their child, if a program were available.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7335451-afterschool-alliance-survey-finds-unmet-demand-for-afterschool-programs/
Bees are responsible for one in every three bites of food we eat, but their populations are in decline, threatening the food supply as we know it today. According to a recent survey conducted by Cascadian Farm, more than 60 percent of Americans are unfamiliar with colony loss, the phenomenon characterized by honey bees abandoning their hives, never to return. Beyond honey bees, one-third of America’s native bumble bee species are now at risk of extinction. Today, Cascadian Farm—in partnership with The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the University of Minnesota Bee Lab—announced its ‘Bee Friendlier’ program to increase awareness of these critical issues and encourage simple actions to help bees thrive.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7330451-cascadian-farm-bee-friendlier-helps-bees-thrive/
Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) launched Access Better Coverage.org, a new website designed to educate consumers about the ABCs of health coverage and access to prescription medicines.
The new site introduces important resources to help people better understand how health insurance works and what to expect from their coverage, including a series of white board videos explaining basic insurance terms like deductibles, copays and coinsurance, and how formularies and tiers work.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7350551-phrma-health-insurance-access-better-coverage/