Tag Archives: Preventive Medicine

Small Business and Prevention/Wellness Programs

With all of the interest in prevention and companies around the United States and even the world looking to prevention or wellness (I use the term wellness here, although as explained in an earlier column it is problematic, but that … Continue reading

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The Prevention Plan for You, Your Family and Your Business – Now Available at Sam’s Club

  If Prevention is such a good idea, and really when you look at the data, a comprehensive prevention program that includes primary, secondary and tertiary prevention (as previously discussed here) is necessary for all Americans and all people around … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for your Prevention Program – Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy (Column 4)

This series has been discussing what a company should look for when selecting a program to improve the health and productivity of their employees. We have explored wellness, preventive medicine, and the accreditation.  This column will briefly discuss some of … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program –The Science of Preventive Medicine (Column 2)

You will notice that I have changed the title for this series and no longer refer to wellness. This is purposeful. As I discussed in the previous post, the term “wellness” today encompasses thousands of areas and services that have … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Wellness Program – Has the Nomenclature Led us Astray? (Column 1)

Introduction Wellness has become one of the hottest health care topics for employers. Companies are looking to what appears to be a logical solution–keeping employees healthy–as a way to reduce the unsustainable cost increases related to health care benefits. So … Continue reading

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NY Times Story on Diabetes – Featuring Dr. Ron Loeppke

“Diabetes is the noninfectious epidemic of our time,” said Dr. Ronald Loeppke, vice chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine, a company that offers wellness and prevention programs to employers and individuals. That’s the background for a story today in the NY Times (Protecting … Continue reading

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The iCAN Challenge and Maintaining Participation in a Wellness Program

Regularly scheduled and random challenges that are available to employees both individually and as teams are an important and effective way to keep participation rates up in a prevention or wellness program. Currently in The Prevention Plan we are involved … Continue reading

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Webinar: The Power of Prevention, November 2, 11-12 eastern

Tomorrow, you can attend a free webinar discussing a recent study “The Impact of The Prevention Plan on Employee Health Risk Reduction” published in Population Health Management. Join Dr. Ron Loeppke for an informative discussion and learn how The Prevention … Continue reading

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Sugary Drinks and Food Stamps

Recently the State of NY sought permission  “from the USDA to ban the use of food stamps to buy sugar-sweetened drinks in NYC as part of a government effort to battle obesity.” With almost  40% of NY City children in … Continue reading

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CDC estimates 1 in 3 Americans will have Type 2 Diabetes by 2050

Well here’s some alarming news just released by the CDC, they estimate that by 2050 1 in 3 Americans will have Type 2 Diabetes. That’s an amazing increase from our already ridiculous 1 in 10 today. We can make a … Continue reading

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