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In a new survey of 126 employers of all sizes in virtually every industry, nearly 60% of employers estimate that up to 25% of their healthcare spend is wasted.    Hmm, so it’s not just your imagination – there really is a problem.  And it’s a big one costing employers $750 billion each year. What’s driving it?  The survey suggests inappropriate treatments,...
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Are you happy with your employee health clinic’s activity?  If you are, you’re one of the few. All too often we hear a comment like, “Our employees love our clinic – they visit every year to get a flu shot.  Hmm. . .” Flu shots are important, but if that’s all your employees get from your...
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April is “Alcohol Awareness” month, so it’s an opportune time to give it some thought. Overuse of alcohol can lead to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Like other chronic diseases, it can sneak-up on you with few obvious symptoms. It’s not just alcohol. Lack of exercise, smoking, obesity – our modern lifestyles put us at risk for...
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You’ve heard of COPD, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and hyperlipidemia, but do you know about NAFLD? NAFLD, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, is on the rise and affects up to 25% of Americans, according to the American Liver Foundation. It’s asymptomatic in the early stages, but just like many other chronic conditions, NAFLD is associated with obesity, poor diet, lack...
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