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05/24/16

  11:06:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 269 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Research

Primary Prevention Push Helps Reduce Cancer Risk

It's no secret that cancer risk is closely linked to lifestyle choices. But the possibility that nearly half of cancer-related deaths may be due to bad habits is still a sobering thought, and a strong argument for encouraging healthier behavior in the… more »

05/11/16

  05:50:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 241 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Research, Hypertension

Knowing Blood Pressure History Can Be a Lifesaver

MedBen WellLiving emphasizes the importance of plan members establishing and maintaining a professional relationship with a primary care physician -- the logic being, the longer the doctor-patient relationship, the greater the odds that the doctor can… more »

05/10/16

  06:18:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 198 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Cost savings, Research

Doc Talk, MedBen Access Help Cut Unneeded Spending on Brand-name Drugs

A new pharmaceutical study reveals a money-saving reason to promote the importance of an open doctor-patient communication to your health plan members, and encourage the use of the drug comparison feature on MedBen Access. Accrding to Stat, the study… more »

04/25/16

  03:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 210 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Research

Study Supports Mammograms for Women 40 and Up

A new study suggests that women turning 40 may benefit from annual mammograms, challenging other recent recommendations that women can wait until the age of 45 or 50 to begin screenings. Findings from the research were presented at the American Society… more »

04/14/16

  10:53:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 202 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Hospitals, Cost savings, Research

Metro Hospital Preference Runs Counter to Study's Cost-Quality Connection

A new study suggests that most Americans think that the paying more for medical care doesn't ensure higher quality... but the tendency of many patients to gravitate toward pricier metropolitan hospitals would suggest otherwise. That's why MedBen works… more »

04/13/16

  09:35:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 212 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Research, Diabetes

Insulin Costs, Diabetic Numbers on the Upswing

More evidence that a focused worksite wellness program like MedBen WellLiving can promote better health and save your business money: According to a new analysis, the cost of insulin to control diabetes more than tripled over a decade. Stat reports… more »

03/30/16

  11:22:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 243 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Research

Bad Health Habits and Heart Attacks Skewing Younger, Study Finds

A new study provides yet another good reason for promoting wellness in the workplace: A disturbing trend in bad health habits. According to Health Essentials, researchers reviewed nearly 4,000 Cleveland Clinic patients who were treated for the most… more »

02/24/16

  11:17:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 189 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Hospitals, Cost savings, Heart, Research

Growing Focus on Outpatient Care Saving Health Plans, Consumers Money

A new series of studies shows that employer health plans can save thousands of dollars by encouraging the use of outpatient facilities for certain medical treatments. Forbes reports. The studies examined four common medical procedures – hysterectomy,… 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 »

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