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Aging and Chronic Disease – The American Tsunami of Bad Health

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Catapult study highlights the correlation between age and chronic disease Catapult Health (PRNewsfoto/Catapult Health)

Almost half (48%) of Catapult patients report a previous diagnosis of at least one chronic disease. When obesity is included, that number rises to 66%.

“The ‘healthiest’ age group includes those under 40 years of age,” said Lee Dukes, Catapult’s Vice President of Clinical Outcomes. “But they are not quite as healthy as they seem. A fourth of them already have at least one diagnosed chronic health disease, and another quarter are obese. Read More

Millennial workers most likely to contemplate suicide

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In the midst of a stressful work environment, Millennials are said to have the highest tendency of considering suicide out of all employee age groups.

In fact, this demographic of young workers is reportedly five times more likely to contemplate suicide than workers from the Baby Boomer generation, according to a new study from US healthcare provider Catapult Health. Read More

Study explores which generation of workers is most likely to consider suicide

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Dallas — Millennial workers are more likely to contemplate suicide than any other age group – including up to five times more so than baby boomers – results of a recent analysis indicate.

Researchers at Catapult Health, a national preventive health care provider, looked at more than 157,000 patient records, including data from checkups conducted by the company at workplaces across 44 states.

They found that, of the patients younger than 30, 2.3 per 1,000 reported not only considering suicide, but also having a plan to carry it out. For workers 60 and older, that rate was 0.4 per 1,000 and, across all age groups, the average was 0.86.

“The numbers may seem small,” Catapult CEO David Michel said in a May 1 press release, “but if your company has 5,000 employees, that means that at any given moment four of them are probably seriously considering suicide, and the number is higher if you employ more younger workers.” Read More

Millennial Workers Five Times More Likely to Seriously Consider Suicide Than Boomers

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Catapult Health CEO reports findings at BCBS Annual Blue Summit

Dallas, May 1, 2019 – Workers under 30 are more likely to consider suicide than any other age group, according to David Michel, CEO of Catapult Health. An analysis of more than 157,000 patient records by Catapult Health found that millennial workers are five times more likely to consider suicide than are boomers. The study included data from checkups conducted by Catapult in workplace settings in 44 states. Read More

Depression Discriminates in the Workplace

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Some workers are more likely to experience depression according to Catapult Health analysis

Dallas, March 25, 2019 – Some segments of the population are much more likely than others to suffer from depression according to an analysis of more than 157,000 preventive health checkups conducted by Catapult Health in workplace settings across America. Read More

Catapult Health Launches New Tool to Address Medication Compliance and Opioid Abuse

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Dallas, January 15, 2019 – Numerous studies in recent years have documented that appropriate use of prescribed medication is essential in the effective treatment and management of disease. Patients who follow their medication regimens experience better health outcomes and use urgent and inpatient hospital services less. Researchers have also found that improved adherence is associated with lower total health care costs. Read More

Catapult Health Names Shannon Schaul Chief Sales Officer

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Catapult Health announces promotion following record 95% growth in 2018

Dallas, November 7, 2018 – Catapult Health announced today that Shannon Schaul has been promoted to Chief Sales Officer and will lead the company’s continued growth in her newly expanded leadership role.

“Catapult Health has experienced 95% growth over the last year, with the greatest growth coming from groups with over 10,000 employees in the technology, higher education, healthcare and government sectors,” said David Michel, president and CEO of Catapult Health. “Shannon will continue to lead our sales team and our strategic partnerships while expanding our outreach to these high growth segments.” Read More

Onsite Clinics Conducted by Catapult Health Reveal Teachers Struggle With Health Care Costs

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Poor health, insurance costs forcing educators to make tough decisions

Dallas, September 4, 2018 – Schools are being challenged by rising costs of health insurance, which are typically passed along to teachers as higher premiums and higher deductibles. That strategy helps schools stay within their budgets but can be devastating for teachers.

At a recent onsite preventive care clinic conducted by Catapult Health for a school in rural Arkansas, the blood pressure of an employee who had recently lost his insurance and stopped taking his medication due to costs was at stroke level. “It was frightening, but not uncommon,” said Allie Barker, a nurse with the State of Arkansas. “Fortunately, we were able to get him into a local clinic and back on medications that day.” Read More

Employee Benefit News: Serta Simmons brings healthcare to the factory floor

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When Steven Wilkinson began his job as senior director of total rewards at Serta Simmons Bedding four years ago, finding better healthcare ranked high on his priority list. “I was looking for a way to engage our employees on their health and wellbeing,” he says. “We did some surveys and focus groups with employees and found that unless we could come to them, bring the health checkup to them, most were not going to get the preventive care they needed — even though it’s provided in their health plan.” Read More

Teladoc and Catapult Health: Partnering for a more beneficial Blue

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Utilizing and combining affordability, quality and convenience, Teladoc and Catapult Health have partnered to help members get the care they need when they need it. Catapult Health, a national in-network Provider for BCBS, brings next generation preventive checkups to worksites across America.  With no deductible, co-pay or out-of-pocket fees, preventive care claims are filed and Catapult is covers 100% by BCBS. Read More