Category: Wellness & Preventive Reminders


Category: Wellness & Preventive Reminders

West Corporation

Posted on April 21, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Older Adults and Technology Use

Pew Research Center has released its latest report on older adults and technology use, and as predicted, America’s seniors continue to bring digital technologies more and more into their daily lives.

What’s most interesting in the report is how data has divided the 65 and older population into two distinct groups.…

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West Corporation

Posted on April 18, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Stress in the West

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “A Stressed Nation: Americans Search for a Healthy Balance”, which highlights the negative impact that stress is having on the health of Americans. Download it HERE!

Much like the Northeast, the stress levels of the West can easily be described in two distinct ways: there is the laid back, stress-free surfing crowd, juxtaposed with the career-driven work force.…

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West Corporation

Posted on April 16, 2014 by West Corporation 


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How Not to Brush Your Teeth [INFOGRAPHIC]

Capturing patients’ attention and educating them on important subjects can be a tricky thing. Sometimes the best way to get a point across is to present it in a highly-visual format. These communications can be shared via email, posted on your website or even displayed around the office for patients to read and review at their convenience.…

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West Corporation

Posted on April 14, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Stress in the Northeast

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “A Stressed Nation: Americans Search for a Healthy Balance”, which highlights the negative impact that stress is having on the health of Americans. Download it HERE!

According to Travel and Leisure, five of the top 20 fittest cities in America are located in the Northeast.…

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West Corporation

Posted on April 11, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Scoring Patient Activation and What It Means for the Healthcare Industry

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal highlights the increased quantitative assessment of “patient activation”. What was once more of a feel-based measure can now be scored on a 0 to 100 scale by asking patients how strongly they agree with a series of statements, such as “I am confident that I can tell a doctor my concerns, even when he or she does not ask.”

The article also cites a study conducted by Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, where across a sample of more than 33,000 patients, those with the lowest activation scores had medical costs up to 21% higher than those with the highest scores.…

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West Corporation

Posted on April 9, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Stress in the Midwest

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “A Stressed Nation: Americans Search for a Healthy Balance”, which highlights the negative impact that stress is having on the health of Americans. Download it HERE!

Somewhere in the middle of America, Midwesterners are finding themselves caught in a web of stress.…

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West Corporation

Posted on March 31, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Stress Proves a Thorn in the Side of Men Across America

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “A Stressed Nation: Americans Search for a Healthy Balance”, which highlights the negative impact that stress is having on the health of Americans. Download it HERE!

While it is no surprise women have a great deal of responsibility on their plate, leading to more stress in their daily lives, men also find themselves battling stress on a daily basis.…

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West Corporation

Posted on March 28, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Predicting Health Threats through Dental Exams

Can a routine dental exam uncover potential threats to your health beyond your mouth? You bet it can.

A recent Rodale News article references a study published in the Journal of Dental Research and highlights five major health threats that can be predicted by dental problems.

For example, the tooth decay and cavities that come from an unhealthy diet can be early indicators and drivers of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.…

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West Corporation

Posted on March 26, 2014 by West Corporation 


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The Good News About Cancer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Today’s blog post is a great example of a “glass half-full” approach to wellness. In this new infographic, Erich Scholl (via RockYourCause.com and Daily Infographic) puts a positive spin on cancer by reminding us that it’s preventable in most cases.

It encourages us to talk more about prevention and how the seemingly unimportant decisions we’re making on a daily basis can impact our risk of developing cancer down the road.…

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West Corporation

Posted on March 24, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Women Face Increased Stress as Part of Balancing Act of Everyday Life

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “A Stressed Nation: Americans Search for a Healthy Balance”, which highlights the negative impact that stress is having on the health of Americans. Download it HERE!

Life in general is a balancing act. Trying to devote the necessary time to home, work, and social life can be a struggle.…

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