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Diabetes and Your Heart: November is National Diabetes Month

Ignoring symptoms of diabetes or pre-diabetes is easy to do. And if you’ve been diagnosed, it can feel inconvenient to follow treatment recommendations from your doctor. But your heart needs you to do your best to keep your numbers under control.   Diabetes-Cardiovascular Disease Link  Individuals with diabetes have a higher chance of developing heart …

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The Millennial Takeover: Employee Health Implications and Workplace Benefits Opportunity

Millennials are the predominant age group in the U.S. workforce today, and their conscientiousness toward health and well-being is beginning to shape work culture in significant ways. However, millennials may not be as healthy as they appear – in fact, their health could be worse than their parents’, and they could be at a greater risk for developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease as they age. Since the majority of one’s adult life is spent in the workplace, a unique opportunity exists for employers to implement employee well-being programs that appeal to millennials’ health-mindedness and propensity for action, and in doing so create a …

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Medicare Opportunity: Looming Changes in Health and the Cost of the Boomer Generation

The population of older Americans is growing, and they are living longer than ever before. This combined with a high prevalence of chronic disease and swiftly soaring medical costs will have a significant impact on the Medicare program. Now more than ever, policymakers must consider these risks and the need to develop innovative solutions to …

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Let’s Get Physical: May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

It’s never too late to start exercising, so let’s get moving! Results of a new study on the benefits of physical activity in American adults and a summary of the current exercise guidelines. Lack of Physical Activity Costs Lives and Dollars Physical activity is an essential part of staying healthy and maintaining good quality of …

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Newtopia is NOT Your Average “Wellness” Program

What sets us apart? We are a personalized habit change platform for disease prevention targeted towards at-risk individuals Around 82% of large US companies offer health and wellness programs as part of employer-sponsored health coverage, with the assumption that these will yield health and economic benefits. However, a new JAMA study showed that such programs …

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The New Age of Employee Well-Being

Employers are under increasing pressure to keep their employees healthier–to preserve productivity and keep medical costs down. While there are a bewildering number of employee wellness programs and tools out there, we think the most effective place to start is to focus on the ‘chronics’ before they become chronic, by paying particular attention to employees …

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It’s Time for Dietary Intervention in the Workplace

In 2013, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a report identifying the top risk factors related to premature death and years lived with disease. In the 34 countries investigated, poor diet emerged as the greatest contributor to ill health out ranking other factors such as: smoking, high blood pressure, high body mass index, …

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