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01/20/16

  03:53:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 285 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer

Raising Awareness for Cervical Cancer

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month and we did not want to miss this opportunity to remind women ages 21 and older how important it is to get a Pap test every three years, in addition to other wellness exams and screenings. It is estimated that… more »

01/19/16

  07:08:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 355 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Wellness Exam More than Just Disease Detection

Every few months, it seems another article comes out that questions the value of the annual wellness exam. At MedBen, we're convinced of their usefulness – and for reasons that go beyond early detection of chronic conditions. In the latest contribution… more »

01/14/16

  08:56:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 575 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Cancer

Task Force Raises Recommended Mammography Age; MedBen Continues with Current Recommendations

There’s a good deal of disagreement in the medical community of late about the proper age for women to start getting mammograms… but MedBen remains committed to long-established guidelines. On January 11, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force… more »

01/11/16

  10:44:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 346 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

Employers More Invested in Wellness Incentives

"In it to win it"... it's a phrase frequently uttered by everyone from pro athletes to reality show contestants. And increasingly, the same philosophy applies to employers that offer wellness programs as well. According to BenefitsPro, a recent survey… more »

12/30/15

  04:21:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 300 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Wellness, Cancer

Wellness, Not Drugs, Best Strategy for Cancer Prevention

Not that you really need another reason to preach the importance of timely cancer screenings and preventive care in general, but here's one anyway, via The New York Times: "Most people would agree that it would be better to prevent cancer, if we could,… more »

12/28/15

  08:17:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 211 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Wellness

Study Recommends Revising Threshold for Prescribing Blood Pressure Meds

If you've been putting off getting your blood pressure under control because it's "not too high," new research suggests that you talk to your family doctor about medication options... particularly if you're at high risk for a heart attack or stroke.… more »

12/23/15

  09:02:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 254 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Wellness, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Online Services, Client Services

Holiday Hours... and a Few Reminders

The staff of MedBen wishes you all the best for the holiday season and the new year! MedBen will close at Noon on Thursday, December 24, remain closed on Christmas Day, and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 28. For the New Year’s holiday, we will… more »

12/17/15

  10:01:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 248 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cost savings

Holiday Reminder: Wellness Compliance Knows No Season

As the year winds down, thoughts of personal wellness sometimes take a back seat to holiday parties and other seasonal indulgences. But wellness is important regardless of what the calendar says, and not only for health considerations... depending on… more »

12/04/15

  10:37:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 336 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Protect Yourself This Flu Season

With the cold and bitter air driving people indoors comes the cold and bitter flu season. Characterized by a high fever, runny nose, and total body aches that could last for weeks, the flu is a dangerous illness that affects up to 20% of the U.S.… more »

11/25/15

MedBen’s Closed On Thanksgiving, But Online Help Is Available 24/7

We’re quickly approaching the holiday season and opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. As we observe Thanksgiving Day, our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. MedBen will reopen on Monday, November 30.… more »

11/20/15

  09:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 260 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Granville Turkey Trot Reminder

Just a reminder that there's still time to register for the 2015 Granville Turkey Trot! For the third consecutive year, MedBen serves as a premier sponsor for this 5K fun run/walk, which will be held on Thanksgiving morning, November 26 in Granville,… more »

11/19/15

  11:28:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 290 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Employer Involvement Key To Long-term Success Of Wellness Program

From Employee Benefit News: "Unhealthy behaviors can prevent employers from meeting business objectives and employees from performing optimally in the workplace. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has identified four health risk… more »

11/11/15

  04:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 200 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Health Care Coverage Tops Among Benefits For Recruiting, Retaining Employees

When it comes to benefits incentives that help to recruit and retain employees, health care coverage leads the way by a sizable margin, a recent survey reveals. Overall, 38% of respondents to 2015 Strategic Benefits Survey said that they used benefits… more »

11/04/15

  10:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 346 words,  
Categories: Wellness

‘Tis the Season for Your Wellness

It’s no secret that diet plays a huge role in health. That’s why this holiday season, we caution you to think before scarfing down those seasonal goodies – especially if you’ve not received an annual wellness exam yet. Those who wait to get their… more »

10/30/15

  04:34:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 263 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness

MedBen Sponsors 10th Annual Granville Turkey Trot

For the third year in a row, MedBen is pleased to promote healthier lifestyles while supporting a worthy cause through its sponsorship of the Granville Turkey Trot (GTT), a 5K fun run/walk. Taking place in Granville, Ohio on Thanksgiving morning… more »

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 »

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