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Novu's Weight Loss Support Group Sheds the Pounds

Weight Loss Support Group

The top ten Novu members in our Weight Loss Support Group have lost an average of 23 pounds since November 2013. Weight Loss Support Group members participate in weekly coaching calls covering the latest in weight loss advice. They take charge of their health by setting personal goals, monitoring their progress, learning about health and wellness, competing in challenges with online communities, improving their lifestyles and being rewarded for achievements.

First Hospital-Based Internet Addiction Program Launches in the US

Internet Addiction

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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New Flu Vaccine Options for 2013-14

Flu Vaccine Options

Since the 1940s, Americans have had one way to get immunized against influenza: a shot containing three strains of the influenza virus. In recent years, a nasal spray option has been added as an alternative.

Broccoli Could Prevent Arthritis

Broccoli prevents arthritis

Famously disliked by President George H.W. Bush and kids across America, broccoli has been found to prevent or slow the progress of the most common form of arthritis, according to a new study in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism.

New Online Portal from Medica and Novu Provides Personalized Health and Wellness Program to Individual and Family Plan Members

Novu and Medica

MINNETONKA, Minn.-- Medica and Novu today launched an innovative online portal,, that provides people enrolled in Medica individual and family plans the opportunity to earn rewards by setting and reaching health and wellness goals as well as discounts on health club memberships. The program is available at no charge to all Medica individual and family plan members (

Healthcare and Social Media Infographic

Healthcare and Social Media

Social media can help bring people together in all areas of interest, including health. Check out this infographic complied by the Master of Health Administration Degrees. Click on the image to enlarge. 

How Avatars Can Make You Healthier

Avatar for Weight Loss

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. 

Safety Tips For the 4th of July

4th of July Safety Tips - Novu

It’s time for Fourth of July celebrations – fireworks, a backyard barbecue, maybe a trip to the beach. Whatever people have planned, the American Red Cross wants them to enjoy their holiday and has steps they can follow to be safe.

Great Grilling Tips for Diabetics

Diabetic Sauce and Marinade Choices

If you have diabetes, grilling is a great way to prepare meals. The key to diabetic grilling is to focus on lean meats and vegetables and to avoid sugar-heavy barbecue sauces.

Top 5 Companies for Workers Over 50 are in Health Care

Top 5 Companies for Workers over 50

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) just published its list of Top 50 Employers for Workers over 50, and there is a strong trend in the list: the health care industry. The top five companies are all in the health care industry and the majority of list follows the same trend.

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