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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 »

03/20/19

  04:20:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 219 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Preventive care, Primary care

Wellness Focus Cited as Reason for Drop in Heart Attacks

MedBen WellLiving promotes positive lifestyle changes… the very sort of changes that has led to a marked reduction in the number of older Americans dying from heart attacks. According to HealthDay News, a Yale University study of Medicare patients… more »

03/09/19

  10:27:00 am, by MedBen5   , 236 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Specialty Care, Stroke

Stroke Afflicts Young and Old Alike

The recent passing of actor Luke Perry from a stroke at age 52 has placed a spotlight on a condition that is widely known of but not necessarily understood. While the majority of strokes occur in those 65 and older, in recent years they have been on the… more »

02/28/19

  05:04:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 334 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Hypertension, Preventive care, Cholesterol, Primary care

The Heart of the Matter

Extremely Important Tip: A healthy heart is essential to your well-being. Okay, you probably already knew that. But one cannot overstate the difference a well-functioning ticker makes to your overall health. And not just physical wellness, either...… 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 »

02/09/19

  12:58:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving

Primary Care Emphasis Pays Dividends

A new JAMA Internal Medicine study has something in common with the MedBen WellLiving program –both find that primary care serves a valuable purpose in promoting preventive care and taking the proper measures to stay healthy. As reported by Healthcare… more »

02/07/19

  04:47:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 248 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness, MedBen Employees, Mental Health, MedBen WellLiving, enCompass

MedBen Employees "Encompass" Total Health (and Time Off)

Like many of our clients, MedBen uses the WellLiving program to promote better physical health companywide. But because many of our staff fancy themselves overachievers, we've upped the ante with "enCompass" – a total wellness package to improve mind… more »

01/24/19

  09:44:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 229 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Preventive care

How Sleep Can Impact Your Heart Disease Risk

Getting less than six hours of sleep a night doesn't just leave you drowsy during the day – it can be doing some serious damage to your body. A new study finds that insufficient and poor sleep may increase your risk of heart disease. The New York Times… more »

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