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Nearly One-Third of Adverse Health Tied to Chronic Conditions

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

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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 care through worksite wellness.

The report also suggests that these conditions can be significantly impacted by a person's environment, upbringing, and other social determinants. But here, too, is where a wellness program like MedBen WellLiving can have a positive effect: Offering the same program participation incentives to all plan members – coupled with other trade secrets– improves the likelihood that a higher proportion of the employee population will get regular wellness exams and screenings regardless of individual differences.

Additionally, WellLiving emphasizes "family doctor first." By establishing and maintaining a physician-patient relationship, the family doctor is better positioned to detect an increased risk of hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol. All of these in addition to other conditions the report cites as primary contributors to adverse health, such as depression and substance abuse.

Better health and lower health care costs begins with a wellness program that promotes preventive care and condition management for all employees, and MedBen WellLiving was designed with those goals in mind. Get more information by contacting Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at bfargus@medben.com.

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