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11/18/18

  08:22:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 235 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Diabetes, Hypertension

Get Moving, America!

The Department of Health and Human Services recently released updated physical activity guidelines to encourage a healthier country while reducing care costs and mortality rates. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans state that adults need 150… more »

11/05/18

  11:09:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 203 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Dental, Research, Hypertension

Hypertension Study Highlights Usefulness of Good Dental Coverage

Lowering hypertension risk isn't simply a matter of exercise and diet... it also helps to practice good dental habits, a new study suggests. According to HealthDay, researchers reviewed medical and dental records of more than 3,600 people diagnosed… 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 »

10/16/18

  10:03:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 235 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Diabetes, Preventive care

Best Diabetes Treatment? Prevention

New research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that 14% of U.S. adults have diabetes… and of that percentage, 4% don't know they have the disease. An aging population factors into the number, but the rise in obesity and… more »

10/07/18

  09:06:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 290 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Immunizations, Influenza

“Why Do I Need a Flu Shot?”

In 2017, over 80,000 died from flu-related illnesses in the U.S., and 900,000 were hospitalized. Yet less than half of Americans get flu shots every year... some because they don't think they need it, others who say the vaccine doesn't work (or just… more »

10/04/18

  05:40:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 229 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Stop-loss, Reporting, Cost savings, Self-funding

Strong Economy Adds to Self-Funding Appeal

A strong economy and low unemployment contributed to an increase in employers offering health coverage in 2017, finds a new study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. The increase halted a decade-long trend in which some companies dropped their… 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 »

09/23/18

  04:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 193 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Specialty Care, MedBen WellLiving

Specialty Care Helps Reduce Risk of Heart-Related Deaths

By taking a proactive approach to preventive care, Americans can greatly reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke and save billions of dollars while doing so. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that in… more »

09/09/18

  06:41:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 241 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Cost savings, Preventive care, Primary care

Why the Right Wellness Approach Matters

A recent wellness study confirms something that MedBen has known for a long time: If you want your workplace wellness program to succeed, the "physician first" approach is the way to go. According to BPS Research Digest, researchers tracked multiple… more »
  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 »

08/12/18

  04:24:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 230 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Wellness, Preventive care, Claims management, MedBen Rx, MedBen Rx Advocate, MedBen Rx Alliance

Million-Dollar Claims Continue to Rise, But MedBen Has Solutions

The Affordable Care Act's elimination of lifetime benefit maximums has led to a surge in million-dollar medical claims, with the number nearly doubling in the past four years. It’s one more reason why MedBen is dedicated to developing savings strategies… more »
  07:37:00 am, by MedBen5   , 199 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Diabetes, Hypertension

Smoking Costs… Socially and Physically

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently implemented a nationwide ban on smoking inside or near public housing facilities. It’s just the latest step in an ongoing effort to provide smoke-free work and communal environments and… more »

08/07/18

  06:57:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 292 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Primary care

“Just Talking” with Your Doctor

How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m not going to go to my annual wellness exam because I’m not sick”? Sure, we go to the dentist to have our teeth cleaned or go to the optometrist to have our eyes checked, yet when we go to the doctor for an… more »

07/29/18

  05:55:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 206 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Preventive care

Better Health Begins with the Basics

Taking a common-sense approach to wellness can dramatically cut your risk for heart disease and cancer, and even add over a decade to your life, a recent study suggests. The analysis of 120,000 participants found that men and women who followed five… more »

07/13/18

  05:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 211 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Heart, Diabetes, Hypertension

Wellness Exams Promote Prevention… and Exercise

If you get in half-hour cardio workouts five times per week, consider yourself a member of an exclusive group... unfortunately. Because according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than a quarter of U.S. adults get… more »

07/01/18

  03:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 237 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Wellness, Cost savings, Research, Third party administration, Preventive care, Compliance, Trend

Beating Cost Trend Difficult, But Not Impossible

"Healthcare costs increasing at unsustainable pace" a recent Modern Healthcare headline reads. In a new study, PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts a 6% medical cost trend in 2019, as expensive new medical services and drugs and market consolidation make it… more »

MedBen Closed On July 4th, but MedBen Access Stays Open

Happy Independence Day from MedBen! In observance of the holiday, our home office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 5. Hopefully your day off is all about cookouts with friends & family and community… more »

06/30/18

  09:24:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 217 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Incentives, Research

A Little Wellness Incentive Goes a Long Way

National figures indicate high chronic condition costs and low wellness compliance. This comes as no surprise to MedBen, knowing that there is a direct connection between untreated (or even undetected) diseases and increased health care costs. But a… 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 »

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