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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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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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What 5% Weight Loss Can Do For You

How big of a problem is obesity for Americans today? It has been suggested to be the second cause of premature death and is one of the major contributors of preventable chronic diseases, and healthcare costs in the USA. Yet, a 5% weight loss is enough to start seeing improvements in overall health. Obesity is …

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Announcing Our Industry Leading Outcomes: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going

We are on a mission to inspire individuals at risk of developing chronic disease to live healthier everyday. We are thrilled to share our outstanding outcomes from our first commercial year, with key outcomes consistent to those we saw in our Randomized Control trial. We at Newtopia have been on quite the journey… Where we’ve …

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Is Disease Prevention a Good Investment in the Workplace?

A good investment is one that creates a positive return – ideally both financially and socially. Workplace health and wellness programs, and disease prevention programs are one such positive investment. They promote healthy employees by making disease prevention a priority. In doing so, they also reduce employee healthcare costs. In the United States, chronic illnesses …

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Why Employee Health is Your Greatest Asset

It goes without saying that the success of a company depends upon the employee productivity. In the mid 1990’s, Johnson and Johnson’s chairman, James Burke, aimed to increase employee productivity and lower healthcare costs by prioritizing the employee health and wellness. Between the years 1995-2010, Johnson and Johnson’s workplace health program included efforts to increase …

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Results: Aetna / Newtopia Randomized Controlled Trial

Listen to the webinar with Dr. Gregory Steinberg, head of Clinical Innovation at Aetna and Jeff Ruby, Founder and CEO of Newtopia as they discuss the results of the Aetna / Newtopia Randomized Controlled Trial, published on October 17, 2015 in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Key findings include: Reduction of medical costs by $1,464 …

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