“Cycling, running, and obstacle course racing are dominated by white-collar workers,” Brad Stulberg says. “And while disposable income makes competing more feasible, researchers are also starting to discover a psychological pull that draws these people to masochistic events.”
“Employees might notice their employers touting so-called telemedicine — in which health care is delivered remotely via phone, video or other technologies — as they gear up for insurance open enrollment,” Lisa Schencker wrote in the Chicago Tribune.
Gallup and Sharecare have released new research examining the prevalence of diabetes across demographics, occupations and regions. The new report – Gallup-Sharecare State of American Well-Being: The Face of Diabetes in the United States – provides a detailed profile of the disease across the U.S.
“The latest technologies are continuing to be implemented across the senior care market to improve the care experience for residents and their families, as well as staff members,” Travis Palmquist writes for McKnight’s Senior Living. “A regulatory push is behind some of these new technologies: New legislation affects all health care markets, and organizations are joining forces to improve data access.”
The percentage of U.S. adults without health insurance grew in the second quarter of 2017 to 11.7%, up from 11.3% in the first quarter. The uninsured rate, measured by Gallup and Sharecare since 2008, had reached a record low of 10.9% in the third and fourth quarters of 2016.
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery released the results of their annual Global Aesthetic Survey for procedures completed in 2016, which showed an overall increase of 9% in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures within the past twelve months.
“Most patients would prefer a walk on a beach over a trip to their dentist. Now, they can do both at the same time and have a much more positive dental experience,” Dentistry Today reports. “Researchers from the Universities of Plymouth, Exeter, and Birmingham in the United Kingdom worked with the Torrington Dental Practice in Devon to develop virtual reality software that would improve routine dental procedures such as fillings and extractions.”
Preliminary results of a new study show that social jet lag has emerged as an important circadian marker for health outcomes. Social jet lag is associated with worse mood, poorer health and heart disease.
A new FoodThink infographic highlights the mindset of the male shopper, specifically dads. With half of dads finding their desire to prepare meals for their family so strong that it triggers feelings of guilt when they don’t cook, food marketers can create offerings to cure their concerns.