Smoking, tobacco ads banned at Euro 2012 stadiums

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has imposed a ban on smoking and tobaccoadvertising at next year’s European Championship. UEFA says the ban will apply in and around all eight host stadiums in Polandand Ukraine. UEFA President Michel Platini says the ban is about “respecting the healthof our spectators.” Host cities will also be urged to extend the policy to “ensure smoke-freepublic transport, restaurants and fan zones.” UEFA worked with the World Health Organization and European Union tointroduce the policy. The 16-nation tournament will be played from June 8-July 1.
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Apple CEO Cook speaks to employees during a celebration of Steve Jobs’ life, held at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino

photoApple CEO Tim Cook speaks to employees during a celebration of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ life, held at an outdoor amphitheatre at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California October 19, 2011. Apple Inc closed U.S. retail stores for several hours on Wednesday so employees could watch a simulcast of the company-wide celebration. Apple Inc. co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died October 5 at the age of 56, after a years-long and highly public battle with cancer and other health issues. REUTERS/Apple Inc. …

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Arthritis Foundation Appoints New Chair, Two Members To National Board Of Directors

ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Arthritis Foundation recently elected Daniel T. McGowan as chair of its National Board of Directors at its annual meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Foundation also appointed Laurie Stewart and Suzanne Taylor as new board members. They bring to the Arthritis Foundation their vast experiences in health care, banking and business ownership, as well as valuable perspectives from their many years of community service.  (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire. …
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Renaissance Physician Organization Leading Effort with Greater Houston Healthconnect to Enhance Care Coordination and Patient Outcomes

IPA a Pioneer Provider in Healthconnect’s Health Information ExchangeHouston, Texas (PRWEB) December 20, 2012 Renaissance Physician Organization (RPO), one of the largest independent physician associations (IPA) serving Greater Houston, has demonstrated its leadership in patient-centered accountable care by participating as the first IPA/ physician’s organization in Healthconnect’s regional health information exchange. …
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