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Two Steps to Wellness: How Buy-In and Goal-Setting Get Members Off to a Healthy Start

By Patrick Wheelock

Sep 22, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Ready for a change? That was the case for Betsy and Chris, who found themselves overweight and unhealthy due to bad habits, family health patterns and emotional barriers.

Learn how they worked..

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Two Steps to Wellness: How Buy-In and Goal-Setting Get Members Off to a Healthy Start

By Patrick Wheelock

Sep 22, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Ready for a change? That was the case for Betsy and Chris, who found themselves overweight and unhealthy due to bad habits, family health patterns..

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Earlier Screening Will Improve Diabetes Detection. Here’s What Needs to Come Next

By Patrick Wheelock

Sep 8, 2022 8:00:00 AM

A year ago, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force changed its guidance as to when doctors should start screening for diabetes. The group, an..

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Four Reasons Mobile Wellness Programs Work Better in a Remote-Work Era

By Michele Bell

Aug 25, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Nearly six in 10 American workers have the opportunity to work from home at least part of the time, according to a 2022 McKinsey study of 25,000..

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To Tip the Scales on the Obesity Epidemic, Health Plans Must Learn What Members Hate

By Patrick Wheelock

Aug 11, 2022 10:00:00 AM

About 4 out of 10 Americans (42%) are obese, twice the number 20 years ago, and new data show that trend will likely continue. A study published in..

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Digital Health Can Turn the Tide on Chronic Disease – and the Health Costs That Follow

By Patrick Wheelock

Jul 28, 2022 10:00:00 AM

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease projects medical costs from disease like diabetes, obesity and heart disease could cost America $2 trillion..
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Employee Mental Health Is Suffering. Here’s How Digital Health Tools Can Help

By Kristin Jones

Jun 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM

We live in stressful times, and that stress is spilling into the workplace. Though the pandemic landed a serious blow to Americans’ mental health,..

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Transformed Lives: Three Yes Health Success Stories and Why the Program Worked When Others Failed

By Kristin Jones

May 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM

The realization that something in one’s life has to change can creep up gradually, like the numbers on a scale, or come as quickly as a lightning..

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How to Create a Healthier Workforce Using Behavior Change Science

By Kristin Jones

Apr 20, 2022 8:00:00 AM

If you take some time to observe the workers in your office or factory over the course of a day, you’ll find a fascinating mix of habits. Perhaps..

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Five Things Medicaid Members Need in a Health App

By Kristin Jones

Mar 10, 2022 8:00:00 AM

The number of Medicaid recipients is on the rise, stemming from a number of forces including Medicaid expansion, the rising cost of healthcare and a..

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Four Things Reluctant Employees Need to Take Charge of Their Health

By Kristin Jones

Mar 4, 2022 8:00:00 AM

If you look around your workplace, you’ll see some of your colleagues who thrive on staying fit. They’re the Peloton users, the marathoners and..

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What Works to Impact Obesity? Wellness Programs with These 4 Characteristics

By Kristin Jones

Feb 24, 2022 8:00:00 AM

As obesity continues to increase in the U.S. – currently about 40% of the population – the science behind what works to bring about and maintain..

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Prediabetes Is Skewing Younger: Four Interventions to Turn the Tide

By Kristin Jones

Feb 16, 2022 8:00:00 AM

One out of every four young adults, aged 19-34, and one out of five adolescents, aged 12-18, has prediabetes, according to an analysis of 2005-2016..

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Three Ways to Help Employees with Chronic Diseases Get Healthier and Stay on the Job

By Kristin Jones

Feb 9, 2022 8:00:00 AM

If you gathered all your employees in one room and asked, “Who has a chronic health condition?” you might be shocked at how many hands would rise.

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New Evidence Shows How to Predict Diabetes and Intervene, Just in Time

By Kristin Jones

Feb 2, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Health insurers already recognize that patients diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes experience a sharp rise in medical costs. But new evidence shows..

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Poor Nutrition Impacts Health Outcomes. Four Ways Digital Health Coaching Can Help

By Kristin Jones

Jan 26, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Our poor diet is killing us. That was the conclusion of a panel of U.S. nutrition experts that published a white paper assessing the health..

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Four Steps to Boost Holistic Wellness in Your Organization This Year

By Kristin Jones

Jan 19, 2022 8:00:00 AM

In the midst of political division and pandemic uncertainty, American workers are facing unprecedented stress that is taking a toll on both physical..

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Most Employee Wellness Programs Appeal to a Small Segment of Workers. Here’s How to Engage the Rest.

By Michele Bell

Dec 22, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Wellness programs have never been more critical to employers than today. Not only do they improve worker health and put the brakes on fast-rising..

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How Employers Can Help Reduce Health Equity Gaps

By Patrick Wheelock

Dec 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM

If your company provides health insurance as a benefit, you may assume that every employee has equal access to good health. And you’re partly right:..