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Controlling Chronic Conditions Key to Healthier, Longer Lives

12/02/16

  08:15:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 232 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Research, Diabetes, Preventive care

Controlling Chronic Conditions Key to Healthier, Longer Lives

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 80, followed by cancer, stroke, and asthma, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. But there's good news, too ‒ between 2010 and 2014, the CDC saw notable declines in deaths from cancer, heart disease and stroke.

These declines happen to coincide with a growing effort to better personal health: Over two-thirds of U.S. employers currently offer some form of worksite wellness. MedBen WellLiving has also grown during that period, and is using its experience to put in place wellness programs with a proven record of success.

By controlling the chronic conditions that lead to disease, we significantly reduce the odds of developing the disease in the first place. A study published by JACC found that patients without hypertension, obesity, or diabetes had much lower risks of incident heart failure than patients with these risk factors, and lived an average of 3 to 15 years longer.

WellLiving acts as a proper complement to diet, exercise and other healthy habits. By tracking health changes through annual wellness exams and regular screening, individuals reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions while improving energy and productivity.

Through MedBen WellLiving, employers benefit from a healthier workplace and long-term savings on medical costs. Learn more about how it can work for your group by contacting Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at bfargus@medben.com.

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