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03/23/16

  03:13:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 116 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Incentives, Cost savings

Employee Wellness Incentives Help Lower Costs

Participation in a wellness program can help a plan and its members in multiple ways. So when a MedBen client expressed concern about the number of employees taking part in it in their program, it was decided to take a different approach. We introduced… more »

03/18/16

  09:28:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 306 words,  
Categories: Wellness

The Balancing Act: Proportional Nutrients

Just like getting your annual wellness exam, getting your body the right nourishment is also an important factor in overall health. In fact, Medical News Today states that “anything that lives is dependent on energy, which results from the combustion of… more »

03/15/16

  09:43:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 102 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Wellness

New CDC Guidelines Stress Painkillers as Last Resort

New national standards released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the prescribing of painkillers only after other therapies have failed, reports STAT. The CDC also suggests that if opioids must be prescribed, short-term… more »

03/07/16

  11:11:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 224 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness, Heart

MedBen Sponsors AHA HeartChase Fundraiser

MedBen is pleased to serve as a local sponsor of the 2016 Licking County (OH) HeartChase. Created by the American Heart Association (AHA), HeartChase is a community game that offers a healthy competition while raising funds to help fight heart disease.… more »

02/12/16

  09:45:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 339 words,  
Categories: Wellness

February: The “Heartiest” of Months

Being that heart disease and stroke are the nation’s numbers one and five causes of death, MedBen WellLiving encourages individuals to seek proper care for their hearts. This includes at least one yearly visit to your family physician for a wellness… more »

02/10/16

  05:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 208 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Research

Urologists More Likely than Primary Care Doctors to Recommend PSA Testing

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing has declined as a standard wellness screening in recent years... but the likelihood of a recommendation depends largely on whether your doctor is a primary or specialty care provider. In 2011, the U.S.… more »

02/02/16

  09:11:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 219 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Children's Health, Immunizations

Flu Shots for Babies Falling Short, Study Suggests

The percentage of U.S. babies that get flu shots has risen dramatically in the past decade... but the numbers still come in well short of expectations, according to a new study. HealthDay reports that almost 45% of babies aged 6 months to 23 months… more »

01/26/16

  05:13:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 290 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Online Services

Simple Online Test Can Determine Diabetes Risk

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in association with the American Diabetes Association and the American Medical Association, has launched a campaign to raise awareness about prediabetes, a serious health condition that affects more than one… more »

01/22/16

  05:10:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 224 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness

MedBen-sponsored Fun Run Sets New Donation Record

For the third consecutive year, MedBen was pleased to serve as a premier sponsor for the Granville Turkey Trot (GTT). The 5K fun run/walk, held on November 26, 2015, raised $110,000 for the Food Pantry Network of Licking County – $10,000 more than the… more »

01/21/16

  06:13:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 335 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Hospitals

End-of-Life Care More Costly in U.S., but Hospital Stays Lower

A new study of end-of-life practices in the United States and other industrialized nations suggests that while American doctors are more aggressive in their treatment of terminally ill cancer patients, most patients do spend their final days in places… more »

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 »

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