Consumer Health

True Happiness: Why Wealth + Health | Transamerica

True Happiness At HealthCare Too we have always considered financial health as part of the holistic approach to health. After all, finances are a leading cause of stress among all generations. We thought we may well be the only ones who thought this way… until a Transamerica commercial about True Happiness caught our eyes. https://youtu.be/JcOmOSuGZOA …

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White Castle’s plant-based Impossible Slider gets nationwide release

Plant-based Impossible Slider Disruption can come from the oddest places (think of an online bookseller from the 1990;s). However, we would have expected White Castle’s and their (in)famous sliders to lead the way to tasty, popular, plant-based food. White Castle’s plant-based Impossible Slider has made news headlines! At $1.99 each, the plant-based Impossible Slider is …

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Luxury Hotels Carve Out Wellness Enclaves For Health-Conscious Travelers

Luxury Wellness It just seems a bit silly that we think of wellness or well-being as a luxury. This really should be the normal state of things. Health should be the norm. Following the Kano model this luxury wellness that we now associate with elite hotels may well be the norm.  Until then let’s consider …

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The Last Company You Would Expect Is Reinventing Health Benefits

Comcast Reinvents Health Benefits It’s wonderful that Comcast has helped improve health benefits but the story falls short. Making sick care less expensive to employees is not the same as improving their health. It is certainly a good thing that Comcast and its employees pay less for sick care services. It will be an even …

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Middle-class incomes have shrunk in almost every state

Middle-class incomes have shrunk As Americans across the Nation celebrate Labor Day, it is worth noting that middle-class incomes have shrunk since 1999 in all but two states (South Dakota & Vermont). David Chase and others have pointed out the continued erosion of take-home pay as healthcare costs grow as part of the Gross Domestic …

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Lifestyle Medicine Provides Empowerment

Lifestyle Medicine Provides Empowerment This was an insightful interview with Dr. Parneet Pal. What was most striking was her observation that lifestyle medicine provides empowerment. This is not about “patient engagement” but empowering individuals to be active in changing behaviors that determine 80% or more of health. While clinical care certainly remains vital, near total …

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Startups giving a boost to medical tourism industry | BenefitsPRO

Startups Boost Medical Tourism One part of disruption that we often overlook is that disruptions rarely start off as obvious contenders to established companies and markets. Disruption usually starts in lower-end markets where established players exceed the needs of consumers or in brand new markets. While medical tourism has been around for decades (or millennia …

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Plant-Based Product Claims See Dramatic Rise | Progressive Grocer

Plant-Based Product Growth Consumers continue to flex their wellness muscles and plant-based food producers are responding. As plant-based product growth continues to skyrocket, billions of dollars in new and growing markets are ready for harvest. Burgeoning consumer interest in health, sustainability and ethics is spurring the popularity of plant-based ingredients and products, according to a …

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Medical Housing? Why Boston Medical Center Is Investing In Housing

Medical Housing? When we think of healthcare we usually think of clinical care… hospitals, white lab coats, and stethoscopes. We think of pills, IV bags, and syringes. Too often we overlook what really determines health. We seldom think of housing or relationships or spirituality. Yet these “social determinants” of health are really the forces in …

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