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HealthMine News

February 4, 2016

Heart disease strikes someone in the US once every 43 seconds, but wellness programs can help. A recent HealthMine survey of 501 Americans with known heart disease or risk of heart disease discovered their condition through a wellness program.

Read more at Benefits Pro.

February 4, 2016

Just 27 percent diagnosed with a cardiology risk are using the device, according to a new study by HealthMine. This is despite the fact that three quarters of people who are using one say it helps to manage their health.

Read more at Fierce Mobile Healthcare.

February 3, 2016

Today, there is an open debate on whether biometric testing and health screenings promoted by wellness programs are adding to a culture of over-testing in healthcare. But by not testing for disease, we may be taking a costly risk — perpetuating a 'culture of chronics' — and choosing ignorance over knowledge.

Read more at Benefit News.

February 3, 2016

31 percent of heart patients are using a device or app to manage their condition, according to a HealthMine survey of 501 consumers with known heart disease or heart disease risk. Within this group, 50% use an activity tracking device.

Read more at Mobi Health News.

February 3, 2016

Consumers are beginning to embrace mobile tools for heart health — but not enough. A January HealthMine survey of 501 consumers with known heart disease and/or risk found that just 27% of people are using an activity tracker. And only 16% say they are using their tracker to manage their heart condition/risk. Yet 74% of those who do use an activity tracker report the device is helping them cope with their heart condition.

Read more at Drug Store News.

February 3, 2016

Recent surveys by the wellness company HealthMine found that a third of consumers with diabetes or pre-diabetes, and a third living with heart disease risk, struggle to afford drug treatments. This can prevent sick people from taking needed medications.

Read more at USA Today.