Chronic Conditions – Musculoskeletal

Stand up straight! Don’t slouch! Look where you are going! Look up from your phone! Has anyone ever said any of these things to you?  It was probably your mother, and she was looking out for you with good advice that can actually help.  Many times bad habits like these lead to chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions that can be painful and debilitating, affecting quality of life, daily activities, work productivity, and lost days at work… Read More

Chronic Conditions – Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. (Did you know type 2 diabetes is largely preventable?) Type 2 diabetes affects about 1 in 10 people in the US. (Why so many? Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable.) 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. (So many new cases when type 2 diabetes is largely preventable.) Type 2 diabetes increases the risk for many other serious health problems. (That is terrible,… Read More

Chronic Conditions – Cancer

Will you be one of the 40 percent of men or 38 percent of women who will develop cancer during their lifetime?  Or maybe you already are?  Cancer seems to touch everyone in some way, having affected a family member, friend or co-worker.  Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. And it is not stopping.  According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an… Read More

Chronic Conditions – America’s No. 1 Killer

It is responsible for killing nearly 634,000 Americans a year, and growing. It is in your workplace, your neighborhood, maybe even your home. It is silent. It is expensive. It is America’s No. 1 killer. It is heart disease.  And it can be controlled! For many employers, health care costs are the second largest expense behind salary.  And it is an expense they feel they have little control over.  People will continue to utilize health… Read More

Chronic Conditions – What are they costing you?

Chronic conditions – those ongoing, generally incurable diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and asthma – are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States.  More than 40 percent of the population, 133 million Americans, have at least one chronic disease.  When left undiagnosed or untreated, chronic diseases can be disabling, reducing quality of life, and even causing death. Think about this – diabetes is the leading cause of lower limb… Read More