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    Perry Smith
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    The latest Census data shows women-owned businesses increased by more than 20 percent from 2002 to 2007. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, women-owned firms make up almost a third (29 percent) of all nonfarm businesses across the country, generating a total of $1.2 trillion annually, and employing 7.6 million people. Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Friday, April 24, 2015
    Sure, a healthy lifestyle can lower a person’s risk, but the impact of specific actions is harder to tease out. Diet, exercise, tobacco use, nutritional supplements, alcohol consumption ... How important are each of these factors, individually? Does strict adherence to (or rejection of) one get you a pass on the others? Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Friday, April 3, 2015
    Healthy eating can help your employees increase their energy, better manage chronic conditions and improve their concentration—boosting overall productivity. When we choose the right foods to snack on, we stay nourished, energized and focused during work hours. Keep the following five things in mind when eating well during the work day and you’ll make your snack pick a healthy pick. Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Thursday, February 5, 2015
    To help reduce smog and greenhouse gas emissions, Kaiser Permanente has installed 12 electric vehicle charging stations at our Woodland Hills Medical Center. The chargers are located throughout our parking structure and are available to patients, visitors, staff and physicians. Within two years, we plan for another 50 Kaiser Permanente locations across the country to host at least three stations. Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Group President, Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Hawaii Regions We all have a stake in nurturing the health of our communities. That’s why Kaiser Permanente is committed to partnering with minority- and women-owned businesses, to build economic diversity in the communities where we live, work and thrive. Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    Getting the flu vaccine is the most important step you can take to stay well and protect yourself and others against influenza. Getting the facts can make you more knowledgeable so you can make healthy decisions with confidence. Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Thursday, August 7, 2014
    A trial lawyer-backed special interest group, “Consumer Watchdog,” is pushing Proposition 45 on the November ballot. Prop 45 would give the state Insurance Commissioner sweeping new power over health care benefits, rates, co-payments and even treatment options for individuals and small groups. It would also create a massive, costly bureaucracy that overlaps with and conflicts with existing state bureaucracy regulating health care in California. Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Friday, August 1, 2014
    Whether you’re planning a cross-county road trip, flying abroad or preparing for a last-minute trip before school starts this fall, make sure you include your health in your travel check-off list. While you may not be able to predict illness or injury, you can take precautionary measures to stay healthy during your trip and ensure that you return to work and school, refreshed and ready to go. Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Thursday, July 10, 2014
    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 2.9 million tons of aluminum is discarded each year in the United States with the largest source being aluminum beverage containers. However, only 55% of that aluminum is recycled. The manufacturing of aluminum is energy intensive and produces greenhouse gas emissions that include perfluorocarbons, sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide. * Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Tuesday, July 1, 2014
    May was skin cancer awareness and prevention month and was a great reminder that summer here. As families head outdoors for fun in sun, it’s the perfect time to talk about healthy skin and sun protection guidelines. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with over 2 million people diagnosed annually. At that rate, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of their lifetime.* Read more
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