Tag: Chronic Disease Management & Prevention

Vaping and Smoking Make you More Susceptible to COVID-19

Posted: August 25, 2020

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Now is a good time to quit Recent medical news is not what you want to hear if you vape and/or smoke tobacco, or have loved ones who use these products. A Stanford University School of Medicine research study published Aug. 11, 2020 in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that young adults and teens [...] Read Post

Do Antibody Tests for COVID-19 Ensure a Safe Return to Work?

Posted: June 17, 2020

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As companies race to do testing, there’s much to keep in mind. Employers are gearing up to either reopen their businesses or take steps to ensure the safety of their employees who will be working side-by-side once more. This prospect has ignited a focus on antibody testing for COVID-19. Antibodies are proteins the body makes [...] Read Post

Employers: Plan Today for Health Care Savings Down the Road

Posted: December 19, 2017

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Four modifiable health risk behaviors — lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption — are responsible for much of the illness, suffering, and early death related to chronic disease.* Chronic disease contributes significantly to health care costs and lower productivity. Wouldn’t you like to help your employees prevent or manage [...] Read Post

Encouraging Employees to Visit their Primary Care Provider

Posted: October 19, 2017

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Earlier detection of problems and healthier workplace populations “For employers interested in lowering health care expenses, looking at whether your employees are aligned with a PCP is a step toward improving workforce health and more efficient health care spending.” –Joseph Habig, MD, Medical Director, LVPHO At one time, patients only went to [...] Read Post

Health Care Q&A: Big Changes Coming, Solutions Already Underway

Posted: March 1, 2017

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  Q: In general, is there cause for concern about the health of most Americans? A: In short, the answer is yes. However, we are more focused than ever on improving the nation’s health care status. Perhaps the Roman poet Virgil said it best with, “The greatest wealth is health.” In the absence of health, [...] Read Post
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