Tackle preconditions to avoid avalanche of costs, expert says

03/1/2012 | Employee Benefit News

Preconditions of chronic disease, such as prediabetes, prehypertension, overweight and subclinical depression, can be overlooked until they become more serious and problematic -- and costly for employers, says Dr. Janet Greenhut of Wellness & Prevention. Greenhut says workplace wellness programs in the form of health risk assessments, employee education and intervention programs to change behaviors can help to manage and even reverse preconditions.

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