Category: Health+Wellness

Paying for Pain: Rich People Love Endurance Sports, Crossfit – Apparently

“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.”

Health Care Marketers Need to TELL Consumers About Telemedicine

“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.

Diabetes Rate Now Approaching 20% for Seniors, Low Income, Middle-Aged Blacks and Hispanics

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.

Tech Never Hurts in Search for Elder Care

“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.”

Health Insurers to Target the 11.7% of Uninsured Americans

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.

Cosmetic Surgery Demand Continues — Especially Among Young Men

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.

Take a Walk on the Beach with Your Dentist

“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.”

Social Jet Lag Associated with Worse Mood, Poorer Health, Heart Disease

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.

Dads Want to Fix Fast Healthy Meals for Kids

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.

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