MVP Health Care,MVP Health Care, a leading not-for-profit health care plan, today announced that it has been honored by the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for its worksite wellness program. MVP received the award from Governor Peter Shumlin at the Worksite Wellness Conference, presented by the Vermont Department of Health, held earlier today in Burlington for its promotion of good health practices on and off the job. Receiving the award on behalf of MVP was President and CEO Dave Oliker.‘At MVP, our employees and their families are the heart of our business,’ Oliker said. ‘As a result, our company culture focuses on our employee wellness programs, which engage our employees and their families to live healthy lifestyles, decrease the risk of disease, and enhance the quality of life, all of which contribute to the company’s continued success.’MVP was recognized for its outstanding tools and support it offers employees and their families including premium discounts for healthy BMI data, Wellstyle Rewards, a points-based incentive program for employees who are improving their personal health status, a 10-week Choose to Lose weight loss challenge and access to health coaches, online tools, classes and programs.‘We are committed to offering our employees and their families the same kinds of wellness programs to get and stay healthy that we embed in many of the health insurance products we offer in the Vermont communities that we live, work and serve,’ said William Little, Vice President at MVP Health Care in Vermont.This is the first time MVP Health Care has been recognized by the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Worksite Wellness Committee and was chosen from a group of 79 entrants.About MVP Health CareFounded in 1983, MVP Health Care is a regional, not-for-profit health insurer based in Schenectady, N.Y. Through its operating subsidiaries, it provides fully insured and self-funded employer health benefits plans, dental insurance, and ancillary products, such as flexible-spending accounts, to more than 700,000 subscribers in New York State, Vermont and New Hampshire. For more information, visit: www.mvphealthcare.com(link is external).
Rising Sun, In. — St. Louis School in Batesville will be offering high school level biology classes for 8th graders with a grant from the Rising Sun Community Foundation.Students will be able to conduct numerous experiments including work with microscopic organisms and in-depth cell studies using high-powered microscopes. The microscopes and other vital supplies were made possible by the grant.
41 coronavirus deaths were recorded in the United Kingdom as a result of the UEFA Champions League match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid.Data from the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), according to an analysis by Edge Health, shows that 41 more deaths were recorded about a month after the encounter.The game was the last major match in England before the pandemic forced the country into lockdown. The UK had about 100,000 cases at the time but now has over 260,000 cases and 36,793 deaths.The Daily Mail reports that 52,000 people watched the match inside Anfield on March 11 with about 3,000 Atletico supporters in the crowd.While about 640,000 confirmed cases of the disease had been reported in Spain at the time businesses and public spaces in the country had been closed as a result.Madrid’s Mayor, Jose Luis Martinez-Almedia said in April that allowing Atletico’s fans to travel to England for the match and allowing the game to continue was a “mistake.”“It didn’t make any sense that 3,000 Atletico fans could travel to Anfield at that time. It was a mistake. Looking back with hindsight, of course, but I think even at that time there should have been more caution,” he said.Atletico won the match 3-2 and progressed 4-2 on aggregate.Suggestions have also been made that the match between Valencia and Atalanta was a major factor in the sharp spike in Italy and Spain’s coronavirus cases.Spain currently has about 236,000 confirmed cases and 28,773 deaths.