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09/03/19

  05:43:00 pm, by Abbie Brown   , 205 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cholesterol, MedBen WellLiving, Account Management

Statin Research Shows Value of Doctor-Patient Interactions

A recent study shows that women are less likely than men to take statins, a medication commonly used to lower cholesterol, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. The study states that “Women and men had different beliefs about the role of… more »

08/27/19

  05:35:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 384 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care

Don’t Tempt Fate – Get a Flu Shot This Season!

The latest flu season lasted well into Spring, making it the longest in a decade... and it came on the heels of one of the deadliest. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2017-18 was the most severe flu season in nearly 40… more »

08/25/19

  12:44:00 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 »

08/22/19

  11:59:00 am, by MedBen5   , 181 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Mosquitoes: Small Bug, Big Problems

Mosquitoes have buzzed their way onto national news headlines recently as mosquito-borne illnesses present themselves in human occupants. The pesky insects carry a multitude of diseases, including La Crosse Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis,… more »

08/10/19

  12:20:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 165 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Dental, Third party administration, Self-funding

Staying Competitive in A Tight Labor Market

With the unemployment rate at historic lows, it’s understandable that employers are searching for a competitive edge when recruiting new employees – and a comprehensive health benefits package may be the answer. Unlike fully insured plans that dictate… more »

08/07/19

  05:05:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 152 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care

Down to the (Apple) Core

Apples are packed with antioxidants, dietary fiber and phytochemicals which help to promote good gut health, reduce inflammation, and even lessen the risk of some chronic conditions. But if you’re like most Americans, you are throwing away the best… more »

07/27/19

  09:05:00 am, by MedBen5   , 224 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Specialty Care, MedBen WellLiving, Asthma

Good Health Habits Lower Risk of Asthma Attacks

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs, leading to coughing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing. While the heat of summer creates humid air that can pose issues for many whom suffer from asthma, fall… 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 »

06/27/19

  10:34:00 am, by MedBen5   , 176 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Primary care, Mental Health

Lowering Alzheimer’s Risk Benefits from Preventive Care

Alzheimer’s disease attacks brain cells, affecting mood and memory loss, primarily in those over the age of 65. As the United States’ population grows older, so too does the prevalence of Alzheimer’s: 5.8 million Americans currently have the disease,… more »

06/14/19

  08:01:00 am, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Diabetes, Preventive care

New Diabetes Cases on the Decline

Timely preventive care may have contributed to a decrease in diabetes diagnoses, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of new cases of diabetes among U.S. adults fell from 1.7 million in 2009 to 1.3… more »

06/11/19

  06:09:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 345 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving

Managing Migraines

Over 39 million Americans and one billion people worldwide suffer from migraines. The third most prevalent illness in the world, migraines affect 12% of the population, primarily individuals between the ages of 25 and 55. Migraines can last anywhere… more »

06/01/19

  11:14:00 am, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Preventive care, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving

Family History of Heart Disease Benefits from Preventive Care

Coronary artery disease kills over 370,000 Americans every year, so it’s not surprising that many individuals have a family history of the disease… and it’s one reason why MedBen WellLiving promotes the importance of preventive care. “You are at… 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 »

05/15/19

  07:37:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 129 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Preventive care, MedBen Employees, MedBen WellLiving

MedBen Teams Up to Battle Heart Disease

For the fourth consecutive year, MedBen was well-represented at the Licking County (OH) HeartChase, sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA). On May 4, area organizations met in the Newark town square to promote healthy hearts, raise funds to… more »

05/14/19

  03:04:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 341 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Hypertension, Preventive care, Specialty Care

Blood Pressure, By the Numbers

If you have high blood pressure (also called hypertension), you’re hardly alone out there. About 1 in 3 U.S. adults share your condition. And just because you don’t “feel” like you have high blood pressure doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. The… more »

05/02/19

  04:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 177 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Mental Health, MedBen WellLiving

"Family Doctor First" Benefits Physical and Mental Wellness

Millions of Americans are feeling pretty stressed these days, and it's not doing their hearts any good. In a worldwide Gallup poll, about 55% of U.S. respondents said they'd felt stress "a lot of the day" before… and a separate analysis found that a… more »

04/24/19

  03:57:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 360 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Hypertension, Preventive care, Mental Health

Just Relax, Already!

It’s easy to say, “Hey, don’t stress out.” But if you tend to dwell on the usual causes of anxiety – work, relationships, finances and so on – finding a path to relaxation can seem like a formidable challenge. So how to go about it? First of all, it… more »

04/20/19

  04:34:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 153 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Influenza

Flu Season Not Over Yet

If you’ve made it safely though flu season so far, congratulations… but don’t let your guard down just yet. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an unexpected second viral wave has extended this flu season to 21 weeks,… more »

04/17/19

  03:50:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 193 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Cholesterol, Specialty Care

Statins Alone No Guarantee of Lower Cholesterol

Taking statins alone doesn't guarantee lower cholesterol, suggests a new study in which fewer than half of participating users of the drug failed to reach target cholesterol levels. ta that tracked over 165,000 statin users, researchers found that over… more »

04/06/19

  09:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 213 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Hypertension, Preventive care

Controlling Blood Pressure Essential to Long-Term Health

When you see your family doctor, they'll likely check your blood pressure regardless of the purpose for your visit... and for good reason. High blood pressure affects a third of adults ages 40-59 and nearly two-thirds of those 60 and older. "If left… more »

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