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10/28/15

  02:50:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 249 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Wellness

For Diabetes Prevention, Healthy Living Beats Rx Fixes

However obvious it may seem, it bears repeating that the most effective wellness is frequently also the most basic. Case in post: newly released research pitting healthy lifestyles vs. medicine. According to Reuters Health, a 15-year diabetes study… more »

10/12/15

  10:39:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 278 words,  
Categories: Wellness

For Breast Cancer Awareness, Think Pink

This month, you may notice a lot of people are wearing pink and showing support for those affected by breast cancer. As the second leading cause of cancer death in women, it’s easy to understand why it gets so much publicity. The good news? Survival… more »

09/24/15

  10:48:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 197 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

This Season's Flu Vaccine Should Battle The Bug Better

Good news for those of you who got a flu shot in 2014 but still got sick: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that this year's vaccine should be more successful in helping you battle the bug. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the… more »

09/16/15

  09:08:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 193 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Wellness

Daily Aspirin May Benefit Those At Risk For Heart Disease, Colon Cancer

Older adults at high risk of heart disease could benefit from a daily aspirin, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In a newly-released draft report, the medical organization recommends that men and women between the ages of 50 and 69… more »

09/14/15

  11:03:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 181 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Aiming For A Lower Blood Pressure Target Pays Bigger Health Dividends

Lowering your blood pressure to a healthier level can have a huge impact on your well-being, NPR reports: "Cutting blood pressure below the currently recommended target can significantly reduce the rate of heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and… more »

09/03/15

  10:17:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 323 words,  
Categories: Wellness

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men. Fortunately, it is seldom fatal – in fact, more than two million adult males can today call themselves survivors of the disease. While there is no known cause of prostate cancer, researchers… more »

08/21/15

  10:29:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 288 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness

Workplace Wellness Succeeds Only With Employee Awareness

Employee awareness is critical to the success of a company wellness program, yet many employees apparently aren't getting the message... which is why MedBen WellLiving takes an inclusive approach to worksite wellness. About 7 out of 10 employers offer… more »

08/18/15

  05:19:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 335 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Cost savings

Despite Predictions, Employer-Sponsored Coverage Remains Strong -- And For Good Reason

"Reports Of The Death Of Employer Sponsored Health Insurance Are Greatly Exaggerated," reads the headline of a recent Forbes article. Blogger Todd Hixon cites a 2011 study that foretold a 30% drop in employer-sponsored health insurance (ESHI) would… more »

08/07/15

  08:07:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 328 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Vaccines: A Much-needed Shot In The Arm

August is National Immunization Awareness Month... and because MedBen WellLiving encourages preventive care, here¡¯s a timely reminder to make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Shots may not be fun, but they can provide years ¨C or in some cases, a… more »

07/24/15

  04:42:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 199 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Primary Prevention Approach Helps To Detect Chronic Conditions

A recent survey aptly demonstrates the effectiveness of employer-sponsored wellness programs... and likewise, MedBen WellLiving is showing businesses the health and financial benefits of promoting primary prevention. According to the survey by… more »

07/14/15

  10:57:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 340 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Incentives

Get Your Wellness Exam and Save Money!

The year’s already half over... have you gotten your annual wellness exam yet? If not, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Not only could the visit have a positive impact on your health, but skipping the exam could have a negative… more »

07/13/15

  10:46:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 247 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

New Rules Aim To Address Religious Objections To Birth Control Mandate

Last week, the Obama administration released new rules in hopes of putting to rest a hot-button issue under health care reform -- the requirement that employers must provide free contraceptive coverage to female employees. Under this latest proposal,… more »

07/10/15

  08:44:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 288 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Southern Ohio Among Regions With Higher Colon Cancer Rates

Despite the nationwide decrease in mortality from colorectal cancer, there are still three regional "hot spots" where death rates are rates are still high -- and one of them is in Ohio and adjoining states, a new study finds. According to The… more »

07/03/15

MedBen Closed on July 3, But Online Services Always Available

Happy Independence Day from MedBen! In observance of the holiday, our home office will be closed on Friday, July 3 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6. It's always our hope that during any holiday, health care claim matters are the last thing on… more »

06/25/15

  03:22:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 247 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

It's A Big Country... And Getting Bigger

Here's a distressing bit of information: Based on the results of a new study, over two-thirds of the U.S. adult population are either overweight or obese. HealthDay reports that the study, which used data from the National Health and Nutrition… more »

06/18/15

  04:00:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 250 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Cost savings

Smoking Numbers Down, But Smoking-related Cancer Deaths Still High

Regardless of how much U.S. smoking rates have dropped in the last few years, one fact remains constant: Smokers still make up a disproportionate number of adults who die from cancer. According to Kaiser Health News, a study by the American Cancer… more »

06/10/15

  05:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 222 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Cost savings

Research Doesn't Support Injections For Knee Pain

If you suffer from joint pain, it's understandable that you want a "quick fix" to the problem -- hence, the popularity of hyaluronic acid injections to soothe aching knees. But while some doctors and patients vouch for their effectiveness, there's… more »

06/05/15

  09:20:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 192 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Care Reform

Task Force Adds New Services To Free Preventive Care List

Two new preventive health services have been added to the no-cost coverage list, Kaiser News reports. Enforcement of the recommendations will take effect in 2016. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended Hepatitis B screening for… more »

06/04/15

  10:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 320 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Home Is Where the Heart (of Safety) Is

Summer means sunshine, cookouts... and of course, home safety. Unintentional injuries are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and 48% of them occur in the home. But simple common sense measures, such as keeping a tidy space with… more »

06/03/15

  10:20:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 296 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Study Suggests Early Diabetes Treatment Reduces Heart Disease Risk

A recent study demonstrates how preventive care can potentially benefit an individual in multiple ways. According to researchers at the University of Michigan, earlier screening, diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes may also decrease the risk of… more »

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