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Reducing the financial impact of metabolic syndrome

Reducing the Financial Impact of Metabolic Syndrome

The CDC reports that each metabolic risk factor causes US employers more than $2 billion in absenteeism costs each year. But that pales in comparison to healthcare costs related to metabolic syndrome — a condition that can be prevented. A hyper-personalized habit change platform creates an individualized experience to improve the health of at-risk participations. …

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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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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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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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2 Ways to Protect Your Heart: Improve Sleep and Manage Stress

    Originally published on the Harvard Health Blog. If you have heart disease, you’re probably all too familiar with the tenets of a heart-healthy lifestyle; eat wisely, get regular physical activity, keep weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar on target; and if you smoke, quit. What you might not know is that sufficient, good-quality sleep …

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