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  • Scripps Health sees tangible benefits from employee wellness program

    As a Fortune 100 best employer, Scripps Health has demonstrated its commitment to innovative programs that support its 12,900 employees working across the region on its five hospital campuses, 19 outpatient clinics and various administrative offices. Its latest success is the Scripps employee wellness program.

  • HD Supply Facilities Maintenance takes three-pronged approach to wellness

    HD Supply Facilities Maintenance is a leading supplier of maintenance, repair and operations products to owners and managers of multifamily, hospitality, educational and commercial properties; health care providers; and municipal and government facilities. The company has a comprehensive wellness program with a wealth of health and welfare benefits. HD Supply understands that associates need more -- from recognition to volunteerism and sustainable operating practices.

  • Energy for Life wellness programs

    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) believes employees are its best assets. In 1990 the company implemented its comprehensive wellness program, which was highly promoted by senior management. Since then, Sempra Energy and its Energy for Life wellness program have been committed to promoting safe and healthy lifestyles for employees and their families.

  • Making wellness a part of everyday life

    In a competitive hiring market, employers are motivated to provide premium benefits to attract the best and brightest job seekers. The life science industry, where companies are focused on using technologies to improve lives, is no exception.

  • Kyocera promotes healthy living

    Kyocera, the local producer of cell phones, solar energy products and semiconductor packages, has discovered that wellness can promote team-building and morale.

  • Company encourages its employees to get 'Active' in fitness, philanthropy

    Health and wellness is ingrained in the corporate fabric of The Active Network. As a company that provides technology solutions, marketing services and online media properties that enable and encourage participation in activities and events, Active not only provides external services to promote a fit planet, but has long been a company that encourages its own employees to pursue an active, healthy lifestyle.

  • Health risk assessment puts employers, employees on path to improved health

    The road to better health has many paths. Before individuals can make a commitment to better health, they need to understand their health. Are there specific issues impacting their health today? Are they controllable? Is there a healthy living plan out there that meets their unique needs?

  • Injury prevention program key to employee safety

    Every year, there are hundreds of work-related fatalities reported in California and several hundred thousand disabling non-fatal work injuries and illnesses reported. To help reduce these startling numbers, California requires employers to implement and maintain an Injury Prevention Program (IPP).

  • New gene therapy halts 2 boys' rare brain disease

    WASHINGTON -- French scientists mixed gene therapy and bone marrow transplants in two boys to seemingly halt a brain disease that can kill by adolescence.

  • Health insurers weather storms heading into 2010

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Rising unemployment, swine flu and the threat of health care reform all ganged up on managed care companies in the third quarter and could hurt their performance heading into 2010. But most of the large publicly traded health insurers reported better-than-expected profit growth for the latest period, and analysts still see strong core businesses beneath the challenges facing the industry.

  • High court considers what can qualify for a patent

    WASHINGTON -- Should techniques for training horses be eligible for a patent? What about a system for choosing a jury or fail-proof method for speed dating?

  • UCSD medical student gets into 'apps' business

    Being a full-time, third-year medical student is tough enough, but Michael Fujinaka is also busy helping his fellow students learn. He answered his own questions about identifying heart murmurs by inventing a practical, high-tech learning tool.

  • Airport Authority wellness program focuses on fitness

    The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is an independent, state-chartered enterprise that employs approximately 350 professionals in the airport management industry at San Diego International at Lindbergh Field. The organization has consistently demonstrated a commitment to employee wellness, viewing the program as a method of achieving a sustainable work force. This means the organization invests in preserving employees as business assets as opposed to managing them as an expense.

  • UMEC: Mission-critical systems for mission-critical facilities

    A leader in health care contracting, University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors Inc. (UMEC) is a full-service, value-added mechanical contractor with leading-edge design/build and design/assist capabilities. The company is currently working on numerous health care projects with a mechanical value in excess of $150 million. The Veterans Administration Outpatient Services Clinic in Oceanside, the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Expansion at UCSD Thornton Hospital and numerous projects for Kaiser Permanente Healthcare, as well as the new "Hospital of the Future" at the Palomar Medical Center West in Escondido, are just a few examples of the firm's ongoing projects.

  • Scientists decode DNA of pig, a research favorite

    CHICAGO -- An international group of scientists has decoded the DNA of the domestic pig, research that may one day prove useful in finding new treatments for both pigs and people, and perhaps aid in efforts for a new swine flu vaccine for pigs.

  • Life Technologies to acquire BioTrove

    Carlsbad-based Life Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: LIFE) has agreed to acquire BioTrove Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

  • SPX Global brings water filtration system to Iraq

    The final shipment of solar-powered water purification systems from SPX Global will arrive in Iraq in about a week, bringing the total number of received units to 325.

  • San Diego Navy medical professionals played key role in H1N1 detection

    The Navy played a key role last spring in the discovery of the H1N1 influenza's presence in the United States, according to a senior Navy medical officer.

  • NovaRx gets approval to expand study

    NovaRx Corp. announced Wednesday that the company has expanded patient eligibility for one of its clinical trials.

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  • New gene therapy halts 2 boys' rare brain disease

    WASHINGTON -- French scientists mixed gene therapy and bone marrow transplants in two boys to seemingly halt a brain disease that can kill by adolescence.

  • Health insurers weather storms heading into 2010

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Rising unemployment, swine flu and the threat of health care reform all ganged up on managed care companies in the third quarter and could hurt their performance heading into 2010. But most of the large publicly traded health insurers reported better-than-expected profit growth for the latest period, and analysts still see strong core businesses beneath the challenges facing the industry.

  • High court considers what can qualify for a patent

    WASHINGTON -- Should techniques for training horses be eligible for a patent? What about a system for choosing a jury or fail-proof method for speed dating?

  • Scientists decode DNA of pig, a research favorite

    CHICAGO -- An international group of scientists has decoded the DNA of the domestic pig, research that may one day prove useful in finding new treatments for both pigs and people, and perhaps aid in efforts for a new swine flu vaccine for pigs.

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