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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 »

03/09/19

  10:27:00 am, by MedBen5   , 236 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Specialty Care, Stroke

Stroke Afflicts Young and Old Alike

The recent passing of actor Luke Perry from a stroke at age 52 has placed a spotlight on a condition that is widely known of but not necessarily understood. While the majority of strokes occur in those 65 and older, in recent years they have been on the… more »

02/28/19

  05:04:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 334 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Hypertension, Preventive care, Cholesterol, Primary care

The Heart of the Matter

Extremely Important Tip: A healthy heart is essential to your well-being. Okay, you probably already knew that. But one cannot overstate the difference a well-functioning ticker makes to your overall health. And not just physical wellness, either...… more »

02/09/19

  12:58:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving

Primary Care Emphasis Pays Dividends

A new JAMA Internal Medicine study has something in common with the MedBen WellLiving program –both find that primary care serves a valuable purpose in promoting preventive care and taking the proper measures to stay healthy. As reported by Healthcare… more »

01/24/19

  09:44:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 229 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Preventive care

How Sleep Can Impact Your Heart Disease Risk

Getting less than six hours of sleep a night doesn't just leave you drowsy during the day – it can be doing some serious damage to your body. A new study finds that insufficient and poor sleep may increase your risk of heart disease. The New York Times… more »

01/23/19

  06:48:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 369 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care

Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Are you among the 8% of Americans who made a New Year’s resolution last year and stuck to it? If so, congratulations! If not, a new year has begun, and it is full of new opportunities. And there are simple steps you can take to help successfully achieve… more »

01/10/19

  04:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 225 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Dental, Research, Preventive care

Regular Dental Checkups Can Prevent, Detect Multiple Diseases

They say that eyes are the windows to the soul, but the mouth can reveal quite a lot, too. Your semi-annual dental checkup can reveal symptoms of multiple diseases in their earliest stages. Multiple studies have indicated that a healthy set of teeth… more »

12/30/18

  05:06:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 195 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Preventive care, MedBen WellLiving

Study: Following Colonoscopy Guidelines Reduces Cancer Risk, Death

Newly released research suggests that timely colon cancer screenings offer long-term benefits. As reported by UPI, the study found that men and women whose first colonoscopy detected no evidence of cancer had a 46% lower risk of getting a cancer… more »

10/23/18

  05:19:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 366 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Preventive care, Women's Health

Mammography 101

As October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s a timely opportunity to remind women about the importance of getting a mammogram... and for those who have never been tested for breast cancer, to offer a brief explanation of what a mammogram… more »

10/16/18

  10:03:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 235 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Diabetes, Preventive care

Best Diabetes Treatment? Prevention

New research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that 14% of U.S. adults have diabetes… and of that percentage, 4% don't know they have the disease. An aging population factors into the number, but the rise in obesity and… more »

09/09/18

  06:41:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 241 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Cost savings, Preventive care, Primary care

Why the Right Wellness Approach Matters

A recent wellness study confirms something that MedBen has known for a long time: If you want your workplace wellness program to succeed, the "physician first" approach is the way to go. According to BPS Research Digest, researchers tracked multiple… more »

08/23/18

  05:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 198 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Research, Preventive care

Cancer Screenings Down, But Wellness Focus Helps Defy Trends

The number of Americans getting screened for cervical, breast, and prostate cancers has declined in recent years, suggests a recent study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The review of self-reported screenings from 2000 to… more »

08/12/18

  04:24:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 230 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Wellness, Preventive care, Claims management, MedBen Rx, MedBen Rx Advocate, MedBen Rx Alliance

Million-Dollar Claims Continue to Rise, But MedBen Has Solutions

The Affordable Care Act's elimination of lifetime benefit maximums has led to a surge in million-dollar medical claims, with the number nearly doubling in the past four years. It’s one more reason why MedBen is dedicated to developing savings strategies… more »

08/07/18

  06:57:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 292 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Primary care

“Just Talking” with Your Doctor

How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m not going to go to my annual wellness exam because I’m not sick”? Sure, we go to the dentist to have our teeth cleaned or go to the optometrist to have our eyes checked, yet when we go to the doctor for an… more »

07/29/18

  05:55:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 206 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Preventive care

Better Health Begins with the Basics

Taking a common-sense approach to wellness can dramatically cut your risk for heart disease and cancer, and even add over a decade to your life, a recent study suggests. The analysis of 120,000 participants found that men and women who followed five… more »

07/01/18

  03:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 237 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Wellness, Cost savings, Research, Third party administration, Preventive care, Compliance, Trend

Beating Cost Trend Difficult, But Not Impossible

"Healthcare costs increasing at unsustainable pace" a recent Modern Healthcare headline reads. In a new study, PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts a 6% medical cost trend in 2019, as expensive new medical services and drugs and market consolidation make it… more »

06/25/18

  07:26:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 315 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Preventive care

Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

Last month, the American Cancer Society (ACS) lowered its recommended age for initial colorectal cancer screening from age 50 to 45. MedBen WellLiving however, will continue to follow the guidelines stating those 50 and older should be screened once… more »

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