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Chronic Disease

Precision Health: Individuality is Everything

 Originally published by Jeff Ruby on August 30, 2017 in Employee Benefit Adviser There are a lot of corporate “wellness” programs to choose from these days. All of them come with the promise of helping employees get more engaged and live healthier. Workers are also inundated with information about wellness and weight-loss programs outside of …

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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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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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Behavior Change: The Missing Ingredient in Disease Prevention Programs

In 2009, The World Health Organization announced that 63% of all annual deaths are due to noncommunicable diseases1. We often refer to noncommunicable diseases (NCD’s) as “chronic” diseases. They are non-infectious conditions that progress slowly, last a long time and include disorders of the heart and lungs, cancers and diabetes. In 2009, the WHO also …

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Why Instant Gratification Isn’t the Right Approach for Disease Prevention

Although a quick fix diet is desired by many, Personalized Health Programs provide long term, healthier solutions that prove to be more sustainable. In the 1960s, Stanford professor Walter Mischel conducted a series of studies investigating instant versus delayed gratification. Now known as the famous marshmallow study, the experiment involved children being left in a …

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Healthcare American Style: The Unhealthy Truth About Disease Prevention

When it comes to healthcare, the United States must face up to an unhealthy truth: Nearly half of Americans have, or are at risk for, some type of chronic illness. 1 Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is one of the most common illnesses. Even more alarming is the fact that nearly all of this chronic illness is preventable. Did …

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Genetic Testing in Disease Prevention Programs

Identifying genes related to weight loss motivates individuals to live a healthier lifestyle. Since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2004, there has been growing interest in the use of genetic testing for diagnostics, therapeutics and now increasingly for genetic engagement toward a healthy lifestyle. Currently, a few select genes are being examined in some …

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