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January 14, 2011 / Uncategorized

All the news you need from this past week.

10,000 steps a day may reduce diabetes risk, study says
HealthDay News
A study of middle-age Australians estimated that those who had a sedentary lifestyle could see a threefold improvement in insulin sensitivity and reduce their diabetes risk by walking 10,000 steps each day, compared with those who walked just 3,000 steps…

Obesity costs $270 billion annually in U.S., study says
Yahoo!
The Society of Actuaries found that costs related to people being overweight and obese totaled $270 billion annually in the U.S. and almost $30 billion in Canada. Researchers found that medical care costs accounted for $127 billion of the total $300 billion, while lost worker productivity…

HSAs gaining popularity, but balances falling
EmployeeBenefitNews
While the number of health savings accounts and health reimbursement arrangements increased in 2010, average individual account balances fell, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Employee Benefit Research Institute…

CBO says health care repeal would deepen deficit
Washington Post
Rescinding the federal law to overhaul the health-care system, the first objective of House Republicans who ascended to power this week, would ratchet up the federal deficit by about $230 billion over the next decade and leave 32 million more Americans uninsured, according to congressional budget analysts.

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