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01/23/19

  06:48:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 369 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care

Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Are you among the 8% of Americans who made a New Year’s resolution last year and stuck to it? If so, congratulations! If not, a new year has begun, and it is full of new opportunities. And there are simple steps you can take to help successfully achieve… more »

01/12/19

  03:03:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 216 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Influenza

Rising Flu Activity Calls for Preventive Measures

If you haven’t got a flu shot yet this season, do it soon! The Centers for Disease Control reports that flu activity has been on the rise of late, with 24 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 19 states reporting high levels of… more »

01/10/19

  04:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 225 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Dental, Research, Preventive care

Regular Dental Checkups Can Prevent, Detect Multiple Diseases

They say that eyes are the windows to the soul, but the mouth can reveal quite a lot, too. Your semi-annual dental checkup can reveal symptoms of multiple diseases in their earliest stages. Multiple studies have indicated that a healthy set of teeth… more »

12/30/18

A Note from Our Executive Chairman and President

To our customers, consultants, and brokers: Happy new year from MedBen! In 2018 we celebrated our 80th anniversary, which gave us a chance to reflect on our beginnings and growth as a health benefits manager. It's great to reminisce but we prefer to… more »
  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 »
  03:36:00 am, by MedBen5   , 389 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives, Compliance, Regulatory

EEOC Instructed to Revise Wellness Incentive Safe Harbor Regulations

On December 20, 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued two final regulations that remove from the EEOC’s final Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) wellness regulations the… more »

12/26/18

  07:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 366 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Germ Warfare: The Importance of Handwashing

For most of us, staying well isn’t complicated. Simple lifestyle choices can go a long way toward our better health... and one of the simplest, yet most important, things we can do is wash our hands frequently. And that goes double during the winter… more »

12/16/18

Holiday Hours and Friendly Reminders

The staff of MedBen wishes you a very merry Christmas! MedBen will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Christmas Day, and reopen at 8:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, December 26. Remember that if you need assistance with your health plan when MedBen is… more »
  11:07:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 218 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Diabetes, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving

Holidays Pose Challenge for Managing Diabetes

Eating healthy during the holidays is hard enough for most people... but for individuals with diabetes, it can be even more difficult. The American Diabetes Association (via HealthDay) offers these tips: Focus on timing. If your meal will be later… more »

12/02/18

  09:29:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 230 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cholesterol

Cholesterol Guidelines Put Doctor-Patient Relationship First

New updated cholesterol guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association stress the importance of the doctor-patient relationship to effectively treat high cholesterol. Similarly, MedBen WellLiving promotes a "physician… more »

11/20/18

  07:54:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 393 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Putting the “Me” in Merry During the Holidays

Between shopping and get-togethers, the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day can feel like a whirlwind – especially if you fail to make the time to take care of yourself. But just because your calendar is packed is no excuse to fall into bad… more »

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 »

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