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Better Ways to Prevent Chronic Disease in Your Employee Population

Chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines chronic disease broadly as any condition lasting more than one year, that requires ongoing medical attention or limits daily activities (or both). Heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular disease are responsible for …

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Mark Jackson joins Newtopia leadership team

Newtopia is pleased to welcome healthcare veteran Mark Jackson as its new Senior Vice President, Commercial. Jackson will oversee Newtopia’s efforts to bring its proven habit change platform for disease prevention to employers and other strategic partners in the U.S. Jackson has nearly 30 years of sales, business development, and account management experience across various …

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Our Take on Change

It’s been just over a month since we rang in the New Year – and new decade! Conversations and content on resolutions and change abound in the first weeks of January. But what happens when the dust settles? For some, it’s back to business as usual. For others, a long journey begins. We’ll share resources …

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5 Tips for HR and Benefits Leaders Who Just Wrapped Up Open Enrollment

Recovering from One of the Most Stressful Times of the Year Focusing on healthy stress relief is important. A survey of 1,505 full-time U.S. employees from Colonial Life revealed that, more than 20 percent of workers spend more than five hours on the clock each week thinking about their stressors and worries, according to the …

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How Could Diabetes Impact the Health of Your Company?

The number of people living with diabetes doubled throughout the 1990s and 2000s, growing into a significant public health threat. About 30.3 million (9.4%) of Americans had diabetes according to the latest population surveys from 2015, with 1 in 4 of these individuals unaware they had the disease. Another 1 in 3 adults also had prediabetes.  While numerous advances in diabetes therapies have emerged over the years, diabetes was still the 7th leading cause of death in the US.  Diabetes …

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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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