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November 26, 2012
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Strategies to improve employee and population health

  Wellness Programs & Trends 
  • Wellness incentives to become more personalized in 2013
    Wellness incentives will see more personalization in the coming year, providing better motivation for employees and better ROI for employers. More health incentives will be tied to healthy foods and supplements, fitness clubs, and Weight Watchers programs. Data on wellness and incentive programs –- from funds allocation to outcome impacts –- will also play a bigger role for employers in planning and coordinating the programs for optimum results. Managed Healthcare Executive (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Health risk prevention helps in lowering health care costs
    A study by StayWell Health Management and Towers Watson found that employers whose employees practice health risk prevention can see a drop in health care costs within one year. The study also found that investment in wellness can be paid off by its second year and can have a 3-to-1 ROI by its third year. BenefitsPro.com (11/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Fitness 
  Health News & Research 
  • CDC projects significant diabetes burden among youths
    CDC researchers project a considerable diabetes burden among U.S. youths in 2050, with prevalence of type 1 diabetes reaching 203,382 if incidence remains the same over time and 587,488 if it increases. For type 2 diabetes, prevalence would reach 30,111 under the first scenario and 84,131 under the second. Researchers reported the data in Diabetes Care. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (11/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Low-calorie diet may reduce the risk of age-related diseases
    Calorie restriction was associated with a slower aging process in the mitochondria of cells, resulting in a lower risk of age-related diseases including diabetes and heart disease, researchers wrote in the journal Nature. A low-calorie diet appeared to retain the cell membrane's acidity levels, which reduced the degradation of the mitochondria, researchers reported. Yahoo/Asian News International (11/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CDC: Sleep positioners aren't safe for babies
    Sleep positioners, or sleep wedges, often marketed for their effectiveness in preventing sudden infant death syndrome, have been linked to at least 13 infant deaths since 1997, a CDC report found. Most of these babies were aged 3 months or younger and died due to suffocation after rolling onto their stomachs from a side-facing position. In 2010, both the FDA and Consumer Product Safety Commission warned against the use of sleep positioners. WebMD (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Wellness Industry Developments 
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  AHIP News 
  • Moving forward with Exchanges. Are you ready?
    Learn more about successfully participating in Exchanges at AHIP’s Exchange Conference, Dec. 5 and 6 in Chicago, in sessions such as “Federal Update on Exchanges” and “Are you Ready for 2014? Considerations for Health Plans.” Register here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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