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08/23/19

  10:44:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 174 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Research, Preventive care, Primary care

Lifestyle Impacts Colorectal Cancer Risk

A recent American Cancer Society study revealed that there are more colorectal cancers being found in young adults. As stated in an Advisory Board article, “[R]esearchers have yet to determine the cause of the uptick in colorectal cancer cases among… more »

07/13/19

  08:49:00 am, by MedBen5   , 178 words,  
Categories: Cancer, Preventive care, MedBen WellLiving

A $1.3 Million Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis

Only 20% of employer-driven wellness programs offer colorectal screenings, leading to poor prognoses and national spending in excess of $7.4 billion for cancer treatment. A recent Employee Benefit News piece tells how a man found himself stuck with… more »

07/10/19

  10:50:00 am, by MedBen5   , 214 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Preventive care

CDC May Change Male “Catch Up” Age for HPV Vaccine

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently voted to modify the recommended age for men to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. If approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the recommendation would increase the… more »

05/16/19

  11:14:00 am, by MedBen5   , 148 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Heart, Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive care, Cholesterol, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving

Adding Fiber to Your Diet Reduces Disease Risk

According to a recent study, people who eat between 25 and 29 grams of fiber per day reduce their risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer by 15-30%. “Americans are getting, on average, about 12 and a half grams of fiber each day,… more »

02/23/19

  10:14:00 am, by MedBen5   , 196 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Research

More Men Choosing to Monitor Prostate Cancer

More men are opting to monitor their low-risk prostate cancer rather than getting surgery... and cancer experts say they're pleased about the trend. According to a new study (as reported by HealthDay News), 42% of men with small, slow-growing tumors… more »

12/30/18

  05:06:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 195 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Preventive care, MedBen WellLiving

Study: Following Colonoscopy Guidelines Reduces Cancer Risk, Death

Newly released research suggests that timely colon cancer screenings offer long-term benefits. As reported by UPI, the study found that men and women whose first colonoscopy detected no evidence of cancer had a 46% lower risk of getting a cancer… more »

10/23/18

  05:19:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 366 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Preventive care, Women's Health

Mammography 101

As October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s a timely opportunity to remind women about the importance of getting a mammogram... and for those who have never been tested for breast cancer, to offer a brief explanation of what a mammogram… more »

09/26/18

  03:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 331 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Heart, Diabetes

Fruits & Vegetables: One Dynamic Duo

Remember when your mom insisted that you “eat your vegetables so you’ll grow up big and strong,” or packed an apple or banana with your lunch? Turns out mom was a pretty smart cookie about good nutrition! The health benefits of a diet rich in… more »

09/09/18

  06:22:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 212 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Heart, Diabetes, MedBen Employees

MedBen Takes a Stand Against Sitting

Computers, tablets, and smartphones have certainly made life easier, but it's also made us more sedentary... and all that idle activity isn't helping our collective health. Sitting for prolonged periods of time increases your risk of heart disease,… more »

08/23/18

  05:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 198 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Research, Preventive care

Cancer Screenings Down, But Wellness Focus Helps Defy Trends

The number of Americans getting screened for cervical, breast, and prostate cancers has declined in recent years, suggests a recent study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The review of self-reported screenings from 2000 to… more »

06/25/18

  07:26:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 315 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Preventive care

Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

Last month, the American Cancer Society (ACS) lowered its recommended age for initial colorectal cancer screening from age 50 to 45. MedBen WellLiving however, will continue to follow the guidelines stating those 50 and older should be screened once… more »

06/02/18

  04:46:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 207 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Cancer, Heart, Diabetes, Preventive care, Population health management

Chronic Conditions Major Drivers of Health Care Costs

In designing the MedBen WellLiving program, we focused on the prevention of chronic conditions that impact the quality of employees' lives as well as their cost to employers. A recent survey emphasizes how these conditions can financially impact the… more »

05/20/18

  07:34:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 212 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Preventive care, Women's Health, Mental Health

Woman’s Health Week Promotes Physical, Mental Well-Being

In May, we observeNational Women's Health Week – a reminder to women of all ages to take the time to focus on their personal well-being, both physical and mental. One key to better physical health is getting an annual wellness exam from your family… more »

05/03/18

  10:52:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 174 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer

Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Questioned

The advantages of prostate cancer screening have been debated since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advised against the testing for most men in 2012 – and consequences of that advice may be surfacing. In a Medscape commentary, Dr.… more »

03/29/18

  10:48:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 337 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer

Cervical Screenings for Women

The American Cancer Society projects that in 2018, about 13,240 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed. The good news is that death rates from cervical cancer have dropped significantly with the increased use of the Pap test. Pap tests… more »

12/01/17

  08:11:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 256 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Research, Preventive care

Nearly Half of Cancer Cases Preventable, Study Finds

A new study suggests that nearly half of cancer cases in the U.S. can be attributed to unhealthy habits – habits that could be changed through a focus on wellness and maintaining a doctor-patient relationship. The American Cancer Society study found… more »

11/03/17

  10:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 204 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Diabetes, Preventive care

With Worksite Wellness, the News Is Good

Three recent news items that caught our eye... The percentage of undiagnosed cases of diabetes has dropped significantly in recent years. Better testing techniques now capture about 90% of all diabetes cases. Data from the National Health and… more »

10/20/17

  03:34:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 185 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Reporting, Cancer, Cost savings

Specialty Drug Projection: $25 Billion Annually

According to a recent Mercer survey (as reported by Reuters), over the next five years, between 40 to 50 new specialty drugs will be launched on the market each year. These could increase costs by $25 billion annually. (No, that’s not a typo… $25… more »

10/17/17

  04:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 377 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Preventive care

Here’s Your Sign: Breast Cancer Screening

What do 12.4%, 22% and 100% all have in common? Breast cancer. 12.4% of women born in the United States will develop breast cancer. That’s nearly 1 in 8 women who will find that the disease, in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the breasts… more »

04/18/17

  03:48:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 235 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Research, Preventive care

Task Force, Doctors Weigh in on Screening Start Dates

Two cancer screening-related items recently made the news, both of which address the question of when (or if) such tests are appropriate: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has walked back from its 2012 position that most men should… more »

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