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08/23/19

  10:44:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 174 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Research, Preventive care, Primary care

Lifestyle Impacts Colorectal Cancer Risk

A recent American Cancer Society study revealed that there are more colorectal cancers being found in young adults. As stated in an Advisory Board article, “[R]esearchers have yet to determine the cause of the uptick in colorectal cancer cases among… more »

08/07/19

  05:05:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 152 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care

Down to the (Apple) Core

Apples are packed with antioxidants, dietary fiber and phytochemicals which help to promote good gut health, reduce inflammation, and even lessen the risk of some chronic conditions. But if you’re like most Americans, you are throwing away the best… more »

07/25/19

  10:29:00 am, by MedBen5   , 178 words,  
Categories: Heart, Preventive care, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving, Aspirin

Aspirin’s Risks Can Outweigh its Rewards

“An aspirin a day keeps the doctor away” is not one-size-fits-all advice. In fact, a new Harvard study reveals that only people with history of heart disease, prior history of heart attack, or certain groups of healthy people between the ages of 40 to… more »

07/19/19

New Rule Expands HDHP Options

In response to President Trump’s Executive Order 13877, “Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First,” the Treasury Department and the IRS were directed to consider ways to expand the use and flexibility of… more »

07/13/19

  08:49:00 am, by MedBen5   , 178 words,  
Categories: Cancer, Preventive care, MedBen WellLiving

A $1.3 Million Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis

Only 20% of employer-driven wellness programs offer colorectal screenings, leading to poor prognoses and national spending in excess of $7.4 billion for cancer treatment. A recent Employee Benefit News piece tells how a man found himself stuck with… more »

07/12/19

  07:45:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 208 words,  
Categories: Dental, Heart, Preventive care, MedBen PreceDent

Good Dental Care Benefits Overall Health… and Teeth, Too

Nearly 20 percent of adults aged 65 or older have lost all their teeth. And even though the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that they believe the number of those with tooth loss will decrease over the years (thanks to fluoride infused public… more »

07/10/19

  10:50:00 am, by MedBen5   , 214 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Preventive care

CDC May Change Male “Catch Up” Age for HPV Vaccine

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently voted to modify the recommended age for men to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. If approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the recommendation would increase the… more »

06/27/19

  10:34:00 am, by MedBen5   , 176 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Primary care, Mental Health

Lowering Alzheimer’s Risk Benefits from Preventive Care

Alzheimer’s disease attacks brain cells, affecting mood and memory loss, primarily in those over the age of 65. As the United States’ population grows older, so too does the prevalence of Alzheimer’s: 5.8 million Americans currently have the disease,… more »

06/14/19

  08:01:00 am, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Diabetes, Preventive care

New Diabetes Cases on the Decline

Timely preventive care may have contributed to a decrease in diabetes diagnoses, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of new cases of diabetes among U.S. adults fell from 1.7 million in 2009 to 1.3… more »

06/11/19

  06:09:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 345 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving

Managing Migraines

Over 39 million Americans and one billion people worldwide suffer from migraines. The third most prevalent illness in the world, migraines affect 12% of the population, primarily individuals between the ages of 25 and 55. Migraines can last anywhere… more »

06/02/19

  08:44:00 am, by MedBen5   , 128 words,  
Categories: Cost savings, Dental, Preventive care, MedBen PreceDent

Small Dental Claims Now Reduce Risk of Bigger Problems Later

Adding MedBen PreceDent to your benefits plan is a small investment that can deliver big dividends. A dental plan that promotes regular preventive care reduces your risk of disease and costly claims down the road. At a dental checkup, your dentist can… more »

06/01/19

  11:14:00 am, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Preventive care, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving

Family History of Heart Disease Benefits from Preventive Care

Coronary artery disease kills over 370,000 Americans every year, so it’s not surprising that many individuals have a family history of the disease… and it’s one reason why MedBen WellLiving promotes the importance of preventive care. “You are at… more »

05/16/19

  11:14:00 am, by MedBen5   , 148 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Heart, Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive care, Cholesterol, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving

Adding Fiber to Your Diet Reduces Disease Risk

According to a recent study, people who eat between 25 and 29 grams of fiber per day reduce their risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer by 15-30%. “Americans are getting, on average, about 12 and a half grams of fiber each day,… more »

05/15/19

  07:37:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 129 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Preventive care, MedBen Employees, MedBen WellLiving

MedBen Teams Up to Battle Heart Disease

For the fourth consecutive year, MedBen was well-represented at the Licking County (OH) HeartChase, sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA). On May 4, area organizations met in the Newark town square to promote healthy hearts, raise funds to… more »

05/14/19

  03:04:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 341 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Hypertension, Preventive care, Specialty Care

Blood Pressure, By the Numbers

If you have high blood pressure (also called hypertension), you’re hardly alone out there. About 1 in 3 U.S. adults share your condition. And just because you don’t “feel” like you have high blood pressure doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. The… more »

04/24/19

  03:57:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 360 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Hypertension, Preventive care, Mental Health

Just Relax, Already!

It’s easy to say, “Hey, don’t stress out.” But if you tend to dwell on the usual causes of anxiety – work, relationships, finances and so on – finding a path to relaxation can seem like a formidable challenge. So how to go about it? First of all, it… more »

04/20/19

  04:34:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 153 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Influenza

Flu Season Not Over Yet

If you’ve made it safely though flu season so far, congratulations… but don’t let your guard down just yet. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an unexpected second viral wave has extended this flu season to 21 weeks,… more »

04/17/19

  03:50:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 193 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Cholesterol, Specialty Care

Statins Alone No Guarantee of Lower Cholesterol

Taking statins alone doesn't guarantee lower cholesterol, suggests a new study in which fewer than half of participating users of the drug failed to reach target cholesterol levels. ta that tracked over 165,000 statin users, researchers found that over… more »

04/06/19

  09:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 213 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Hypertension, Preventive care

Controlling Blood Pressure Essential to Long-Term Health

When you see your family doctor, they'll likely check your blood pressure regardless of the purpose for your visit... and for good reason. High blood pressure affects a third of adults ages 40-59 and nearly two-thirds of those 60 and older. "If left… more »

03/20/19

  04:20:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 219 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Preventive care, Primary care

Wellness Focus Cited as Reason for Drop in Heart Attacks

MedBen WellLiving promotes positive lifestyle changes… the very sort of changes that has led to a marked reduction in the number of older Americans dying from heart attacks. According to HealthDay News, a Yale University study of Medicare patients… more »

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