Golfers over age 55 play twice as much as their younger counterparts, and the frequency of play peaks between age 65 and 75, according to Pellucid Corp., a company that researches the golf industry. It’s expected that by 2020, seniors will account for more than 50 percent of all rounds of golf in the United States.
Baby boomers love their sports. They grew up with the mantra “no pain, no gain,” often pushing their physical limits. As a result, many boomers are suffering from boomeritis, a condition coined by the American Academy of Orthopedics as sports-related injuries, such as bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, sprains, strains and stress fractures, that cause chronic problems.
A top-notch physicians lounge complete with hot gourmet meals and exercise equipment has become an attractive hub for doctors at Memorial Hospital. The docs are happy and spending longer hours on site. Something for something: balanced reciprocity – and something beyond.Continue reading …
Employee assistance professionals list depression as one of the top-three issues they address in the workplace. Three percent of short-term disability days are caused by depressive disorders.Continue reading …
Small business advocates are rallying to revive legislation allowing national trade associations to offer health care coverage to their members.Continue reading …
In a corporate study involving First Chicago Realty Corp., “Depressive disorders accounted for more than half of all medical plan dollars paid for mental health problems. The amount (spent) for treatment of these claims was close to the amount spent on treatment for heart disease,” according to the El Paso County Mental Health Association Web site.Continue reading …
The number of publicly owned hospitals has decreased 22 percent over the last decade, from 1,444 in 1990 to 1,121 in 2003, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Admission to public hospitals has declined 12 percent.
Memorial Hospital is a lone wolf among city and county owned hospitals nationwide that are merging, consolidating and privatizing.
Although its branches extend beyond Colorado, with three major facilities, a fourth on the way and millions of dollars invested in Colorado Springs, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is deeply rooted in its community.
It all began when a physician and four nuns extended their own olive branch to injured railroad workers in the late 1880s. To accommodate the workers, they successfully campaigned to build the first hospital in Colorado Springs – St. Francis Hospital – what is now St. Francis Health Center.
Jay Leno is one of many who tout the benefits of laughter. On May 6 at the Broadmoor Hotel, Leno will provide a night of laughter to benefit the Pikes Peak area children, adults and families who need behavioral health services.
It’s the fourth Pikes Peak Foundation for Mental Health “Humor is Healing” fundraiser – billed by its sponsor, the Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group, as a “night of comic relief that’s serious about behavioral health care.”
Health savings accounts may be one of the catalysts that force the health care industry into a consumer driven market.
“Health care is the last significant sector of the economy in which transparency isn’t apparent and everywhere,” said Jim Frogue, state project director for the Center for Health Transformation, an organization founded three years ago by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
“This bill [HB 1346] adds people to the list of those who can be dependents on an insurance policy and adds costs to businesses.”
-Jerry McElroy, director of government relations for Kaiser Permanente