Navigation Links
Study Finds Lifeclinic Self-Testing Health Stations in Workplace Help Reduce Hypertension and Obesity
Date:2/10/2009

A new study finds that Lifeclinic automated self-testing health stations in the workplace are a valuable tool for employees and employers in the management of hypertension and obesity. Results of the study appear in the January 2009 issue of Postgraduate Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal.

Burtonsville, MD (PRWEB) February 10, 2009 -- A new study finds that Lifeclinic automated self-testing health stations in the workplace are a valuable tool for employees and employers in the management of hypertension and obesity.

Results of the study appear in the January 2009 issue of Postgraduate Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal.

The study analyzed blood pressure and weight data collected over an 18 month period from 18 Lifeclinic LC500 health stations installed in 13 workplace locations of a company with approximately 20,000 employees.

The study found that:

  • Over 21% of the employees voluntarily used worksite health stations to measure their blood pressure or weight.
  • Worksite health stations identified 27% as hypertensive, 40% as pre-hypertensive, 38% as obese, and 35% as overweight.
  • Approximately half of the employees with hypertension and 10% of the employees with obesity successfully reduced their health risks.

"Worksite health stations provide cost-effective tools to fight the hypertension and obesity epidemic, which hurts employee health and productivity," said John T. Kelly, MD, Lifeclinic's Chief Medical Officer. "Worksite health stations increase employee awareness of health risks, encourage behavior change to reduce health risks, support effective health promotion programs, improve employee health, and enhance productivity."

More than one thousand employers have installed several thousand Lifeclinic self-testing health stations at worksites. The Lifeclinic LC500 provides automated measurements of blood pressure, pulse, weight, body fat, and BMI. Peripheral input ports interface with various personal health devices, including pedometers. The LC500 is Internet-ready for secure, HIPAA-compliant, connection to health and wellness tools. Additional information about the Lifeclinic LC500 is available at www.lifeclinic.com.

"Worksite health stations integrate health promotion into the worksite and its culture, reach employees who normally would not be engaged in health improvement, and support health and productivity improvement," said Dr. Kelly.

About Lifeclinic International, Inc.:
Lifeclinic is the world's largest supplier of commercial, automated, blood pressure monitors and health stations. Lifeclinic blood pressure monitors can be found in over 30,000 pharmacies and 5,000 worksites, medical clinics and health clubs worldwide, performing 500 million blood pressure measurements annually. Lifeclinic blood pressure machines, health stations and management systems encourage individuals to take an active role in their healthcare and provide corporate management with tools to help reduce costs while improving the health of individual employees.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/bloodpressure/machines/prweb2003674.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Most seniors have drug coverage, study shows
2. NADP Study Reports Dramatic Increase in Value of Dental Benefits
3. First brain study reveals benefits of exercise on quitting smoking
4. Mediterranean Diet Aids the Aging Brain: Study
5. Emergency Treatment Strategies, Better Communication Among Health Care Workers Reduce Heart Attack Patient Deaths by 19 Percent, Says AHJ Published Study
6. HealthLeaders-InterStudy Offers District Survival Kit to Arm Pharmaceutical Sales Teams With Local-Level Managed Care Market Intelligence
7. New Research Study in Houston, Texas Seeks Improved Quality of Life for People in the Future with Schizophrenia
8. Kids and Their Families Are Hit Hardest During Flu Season, According to Thomson Reuters Study
9. Prism Pharmaceuticals Study of Injectable Clopidogrel Accepted for Presentation at the American College of Cardiology
10. Anti-HIV gel shows promise in large-scale study in women
11. Study questions effectiveness of $80 million per year brain exercise products industry
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to ... a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from ... common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency ... its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce Dr. Ogunleye ... M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , Dr. Ogunleye ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for ... is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of ... too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the ... Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Marne, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... To deal with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or ... Center of Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016   Bay Area Lyme ... Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness , ... Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, ... announced the five finalists of Lyme Innovation ... More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory ... testing company, is now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in ... Medical Technologies , Inc. Patients are no longer ... to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. ... testing done in the comfort of her own home. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a ... invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today ... The Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, ... and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will ... and the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: