chronic diseases

Preventing Chronic Disease in Medicare Advantage Populations

Preventing Chronic Disease in Medicare Advantage Populations

Since chronic diseases are the greatest driver of healthcare costs and lost productivity, you cannot afford to ignore their impact. As an employer or insurer, you need to know that 9 in 10 healthcare dollars in the United States are spent on chronic diseases and mental health conditions for a total annual cost of about $3 trillion

Why Added Sugar Labels Matter for Diabetes Prevention

Why Added Sugar Labels Matter for Diabetes Prevention

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require the nutrition labels on food packages to display added sugars. Reducing sugar intake is an important goal for everyone, not only those with prediabetes or at risk of type 2 diabetes, but for everyone. Consuming sugar can lead to health problems such as weight gain, obesity, and heart disease.