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2017 us life expectancy declined

U.S. life expectancy declines again, a dismal trend not seen since World War I – The Washington Post

2017 US Life Expectancy Declined 2017 us life expectancy declined despite spending more money on healthcare overall and per capita than any other nation. The US has plenty of knowledge and research that social determinants of health account for 80% or more of our health, yet we spend well over 90% of our healthcare dollars …

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Whole Person Health

Cigna CEO Sees Value Of “Whole Person” Health

Whole Person Health In an earnings call with analysts, Cigna’s CEO spoke about the value of whole person health. The connection between whole person health and Cigna’s recent acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts remains unclear, however. It is heartening to see a CEO at a major payer make this statement on an earnings call. …

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Why Is CBD Everywhere?

Why CBD? Health consumer know what ails them. Increasingly, they are taking health matters into their own hands… for better or worse. The New York Times article Why Is CBD Everywhere? gives a long overview of what CBD is and how it differs from the hallucinogenic found in marijuana. Is does an even better job of …

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Mount Sinai’s wellness lab

I was a guinea pig at Mount Sinai’s wellness lab of the future

Mount Sinai’s Wellness Lab Mount Sinai’s wellness lab has the right idea… transform healthcare by focusing on healthy people and working to keep them that way. Over 80% of “healthcare” dollars in the US go to chronic illnesses. The vast majority of those chronic illnesses are preventable and even reversible… but not with the current …

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How You Can Make Workplace Wellness Work

Workplace Wellness Can Work Workplace wellness can work but it must be part of the culture and led like any strategic initiative. Business literature is full of examples where a technology or process moved one company to stardom while another company fell into the dustbin of business history. Sometimes it is just plain luck, timing, …

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Loneliness might be harmful to more than just your mental health

Is Loneliness The Real New Smoking? There has been a flurry of headlines declaring that sitting is the new smoking. There is certainly merit in getting folks up and about. Those nifty elevating desks might even make sense for some. However,  perhaps loneliness is the real new smoking. The UK has already appointed a Loneliness Minister.  …

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How to Help A Dog With Separation Anxiety | Whole Dog Journal

Our Modern Lifestyle: Second-Hand Smoke To Pets? Much of the stress and pressure on people today is very new when we look at the history of humankind. Globally, we are learning more and more about the significant impact of “social determinants” of health. Modern lifestyle impacts pets as well as people. One particular example is …

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Experts say doing this daily will increase your wellbeing by 25 per cent | Better Homes and Gardens

Healthy Gratitude With a growing appreciation for mindfulness for health and well-being it is no wonder that healthy gratitude has such an impact. When we think about healthy gratitude holistically, what is the downside? A quiet moment. A few thoughts about what you value in Life. Maybe even scrawl a note or doodle into a …

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Not All Calories Are Equal: Some calories can promote fat gain and obesity more than others

Not All Calories Are Equal For decades many of us have worked under the assumption that all calories are equal. Perhaps it was just wishful thinking that calories for a soda, burger and fries were the same as anything else. Research is showing that, in fact, not all calories are equal. Healthy, balanced eating involves …

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Utopic Wellness Communities Are A Multibillion-Dollar Real Estate Trend

Wellness Communities As our appreciation of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) grows so too does the value we place on community and surroundings. Wellness communities have sprouted up all over the world and people are moving in. It’s like Disneyland released a Pleasantville attraction, or a modern day kibbutz for health enthusiasts. It’s fitting that …

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