Healthcare Costs for the Average American are $6,553 in 2020

Milliman recently released their 2020 Milliman Medical Index. Here are some key findings from the report on healthcare costs: In 2020, healthcare costs for a hypothetical family of four reached $28,653. •   Healthcare costs for the average person are at $6,553 this year. •   Healthcare costs grew by 4.1% this year, outpacing growth in gross domestic product. •   Hospital costs... Read More

September Health Observance: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

One in 5 children in the United States are obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, we encourage your family to make healthy... Read More

Majority of US Children Today Will Be Obese by Age 35

Over half of today's children in the United States will be obese at the age of 35 if existing trends continue, despite the fact that currently, less than 20% of them are obese, a new simulated growth trajectory model indicates. "Right now, about 17% of children between the ages of 2 and 19 have obesity," lead author of the new... Read More

“Obesity Exacts High Productivity Penalty along with Higher Medical Costs” “Obesity-related Cancers Rising, Threatening Gains in U.S. Cancer Rates”

“Obesity Exacts High Productivity Penalty along with Higher Medical Costs” “Obesity-related Cancers Rising, Threatening Gains in U.S. Cancer Rates”     Since studies can now show illnesses—such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers—are directly related to excessive weight, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health created computer models projecting the personal medical and productivity costs of... Read More


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In 2015, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers found that the prevalence of obesity among adults aged eighteen and up in the United States passed 30% for the first time in the history of the National Health Interview Survey.   Much like turning 30 years old, when by virtue of age you have to be a responsible adult... Read More

National Childhood Obesity Month: Healthy Kids

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September: National Childhood Obesity Month It’s back to school! Did your child have an annual physical before joining a sports team this fall or before starting school? Did their pediatrician say anything positive or negative about their weight or BMI (body mass index)? Let’s start with some statistics: Source   What can you do, as a parent or guardian, for... Read More