nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Why Chatanooga Employee Health Program Costs Decline: Wellness

Health care costs for the city of Chatanooga are expected to decline next year, when most cities are experiencing double-digit increases.

In a demonstration of the power of local initiative, Chatanooga opened an employee clinic, fitness center, and city-operated pharmacy.  Combined with wellness incentives, the Well Advantage program looks to be controlling costs.

It remains to be seen whether those cost reductions can be sustained for the long term, and whether the incentives will result in reduced risk of illness and injury.

But for now it bucks the trend of increased public outlays for health care.


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