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04/08/18

  09:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 241 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Walk it Out!

The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes or more of moderate intensity physical activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity, per week. That number may seem high, but don’t fret: AHA goes on to say that even short 10-minute activity… more »
  09:02:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 259 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Preventive care, Primary care

Primary Care Best Bet for Back Pain Treatment

We frequently note the critical role primary care physicians (PCPs) play in preventing and detecting chronic conditions As the name infers, a PCP also serves as the "go to" source for treating many common ailments, including one of the most pervasive… more »

03/29/18

  10:48:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 337 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer

Cervical Screenings for Women

The American Cancer Society projects that in 2018, about 13,240 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed. The good news is that death rates from cervical cancer have dropped significantly with the increased use of the Pap test. Pap tests… more »

03/25/18

  07:18:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 285 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Research, Diabetes, Preventive care

Reversing Diabetes Growth Takes Focused Wellness Effort

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other sources paint a grim picture of the growing prevalence of diabetes, as well as its attendant physical effects: More than 29 million Americans are diabetic. Approximately 19… more »

03/11/18

  10:53:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 336 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Third party administration

While Federal Government Wavers, MedBen Helps You Control Costs

In a recent Modern Healthcare editorial, writer Merrill Goozner poses the question, "Is the era of healthcare cost control ending?" With the individual mandate dead, the Independent Payment Advisory Board shuttered, and Congress in no apparently hurry… more »
  10:24:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 318 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Colorful Food, Colorful Life

Birthdays… we love them when we’re younger, then slowly start to dread them as the numbers get higher and higher. As we age, so does our body and our organs – so it’s important to keep them in great condition as the years pass. To do that, people are… more »

02/25/18

  06:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 264 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Flu Shot Still Worth It? Absolutely

The current flu season has been one of the worst in recent memory, and this year's flu vaccine has offered less help than usual. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the vaccine is only about 25% effective against H3N2,… more »

02/21/18

  06:41:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 334 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Cholesterol

The Good and Bad of Cholesterol

Cholesterol itself isn’t bad. Actually, cholesterol plays an important role in building cells, digestion, and hormone manufacturing. However, since cholesterol is a waxy substance much like a can of Crisco you purchase at the grocery store, the problem… more »

02/11/18

  09:36:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 271 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Giving Up Sleep May Come at a Risky Price

In today’s busy culture, sleep can sometimes be low on our priority lists. After all, if we sleep for a full eight hours, that only leaves us 16 hours (at least half of which are spent working), to exercise, cook and eat dinner, do housework, socialize,… more »

01/14/18

  05:09:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 345 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Compliance

Judge Vacates EEOC Wellness Program Rules

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” Ben Franklin’s words ring true for those still struggling with the EEOC’s workplace wellness incentive rules. The EEOC’s May 2016 final rules outline how employers are permitted to offer wellness… more »

01/10/18

  06:11:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 233 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness, MedBen Employees

MedBen Takes an "Encompassing" Approach to Employee Health

MedBen is taking its company wellness efforts to another level, offering employees tips and tools for living a better life, while earning them extra vacation time in the process. In 2017, MedBen introduced "enCompass," a complement to our internal… more »

01/08/18

  08:10:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 348 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Diabetes, Preventive care

Crushing Goals and Excess Weight

More than 50% of Americans make a resolution each year, yet only 8% are successful at achieving them. Among the top resolutions made each year are getting organized, saving money, and – at the top of the list – weight loss. By a happy coincidence,… more »

01/01/18

A Note from Our Chairman and President

To our customers, consultants, and brokers: Welcome to 2018! For MedBen, the coming year carries a special significance, as we will celebrate our 80th anniversary in May. As with any benchmark anniversary, it gives us a chance to look back at how we’ve… more »

12/29/17

  09:50:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 212 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Diabetes, Hypertension, Cholesterol

Nearly One-Third of Adverse Health Tied to Chronic Conditions

Hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol are among the chronic conditions responsible for 30% of adverse health nationally, according to a recent report from Moody’s Analytics... conditions that can be better controlled through a focus on preventive… more »

12/21/17

  04:01:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 357 words,  
Categories: Wellness

The Most Wonderful or Stressful Time of Year?

Though known as “the most wonderful time of the year,” a study by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research found that people are more likely to feel increased stress during the holiday season. This could be due to increased financial burdens, pressures of gift… more »

12/01/17

  08:11:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 256 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Research, Preventive care

Nearly Half of Cancer Cases Preventable, Study Finds

A new study suggests that nearly half of cancer cases in the U.S. can be attributed to unhealthy habits – habits that could be changed through a focus on wellness and maintaining a doctor-patient relationship. The American Cancer Society study found… more »

11/19/17

  11:07:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 275 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Wellness, Hypertension, Preventive care

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Add Millions to Hypertension Rolls

Nearly half of U.S. adults are now considered hypertensive, based on revised blood pressure guidelines developed by the American Heart Association and other medical groups. A reading of 130/80 will indicate stage 1 hypertension, a reduction from the… more »

While MedBen Closes for Thanksgiving, Online Services Always Open

As the usual end-of-year festivities ramp up, the staff of MedBen would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a fun and stress-free holiday season. While MedBen pauses to observe Thanksgiving Day, our offices will be closed on Thursday,… more »

11/09/17

  10:21:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 333 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care

See Your Family Doctor for a “Change”

We see change happening around us every day... but as we approach the final months of the year, what changes have you seen in yourself over the last year? More importantly, what changes haven’t you noticed? Your family physician can tell you what you… more »

11/03/17

  10:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 204 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Diabetes, Preventive care

With Worksite Wellness, the News Is Good

Three recent news items that caught our eye... The percentage of undiagnosed cases of diabetes has dropped significantly in recent years. Better testing techniques now capture about 90% of all diabetes cases. Data from the National Health and… more »

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