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Depression is Major Healthcare Cost Driver

February 01, 2013 by Kathy Nellor

Depression is the biggest driver of health spending, according to a new study in Health Affairs. Based on the data of more than 92,000 workers, depression accounted for a 48 percent jump in healthcare spending--far higher than cost drivers such as ob...

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Tags:  depression, health spending, healthcare costs, risk factors

A New Study: Bedroom TVs May Increase the Risk of Obesity in Kids

December 13, 2012 by Kathy Nellor

Timing is everything. Recently several of my co-workers and I were talking about whether or not we have allowed our children to have TVs in their bedrooms. My two boys (ages 11 and 14) do not. When comparing notes with the other parents in the office...

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Tags:  childhood obesity, TV time, physical inactivity