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Solutions for Super Utilizers Needed to Reduce Medical Cost Burden

Solutions for Super Utilizers Needed to Reduce Medical Cost Burden

As year-end approaches, employers and every individual approaching retirement age is carefully considering the impact of rising healthcare costs and insurance premiums. Decisions related to lifestyle, employment and even medication or recommended health treatment are...

South Dakota Better Choices, Better Health Lay Leaders in Demand

South Dakota Better Choices, Better Health Lay Leaders in Demand

Positive health outcomes from the Better Choices, Better Health with Diabetes program has led to a growing demand for workshops and lay leaders.  Full details for the lay leader training scheduled for September in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, SD, has been posted on the...

Toolkits Support Pharmacists Central Role in Health Management

Toolkits Support Pharmacists Central Role in Health Management

Whether  swinging through the drive-through or stopping by the pharmacy counter, individuals with prescriptions for managing a chronic health issue are in regular contact with their pharmacist.  Medication consumers rely on these healthcare professionals to answer...

Life’s Simple 7…Small Steps to Big Changes

Life’s Simple 7…Small Steps to Big Changes

  Stroke can happen to anyone at any time. Stroke is not just an older person’s disease. Risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes are happening at younger ages. Unfortunately, risk factors may not be recognized and...

Working the Mind and Body at Work

Working the Mind and Body at Work

The many demand s from deadlines, to-do lists and meetings of all kinds leave no time for an idle mind during an average workday. The  American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) third annual National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day held on Wednesday, May 2, encourages people to use...

2017 Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. Estimated at $327 Billion

2017 Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. Estimated at $327 Billion

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Lewin Group published a report in March 2018, updated from 2012, showing a 26 percent increase in the costs of diabetes. This is due to increased diabetes prevalence and increased per person cost. This cost increase is...

Oral Health in Older Adults: An Essential Component to Overall Health

Oral Health in Older Adults: An Essential Component to Overall Health

Recent research suggests ties between poor oral health and diabetes, stroke, heart disease, lung disease and other serious health issues (CDC). In addition, In 2013, an estimated $111 billion was spent on dental services in the United States. Older adults spend more...

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