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Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

by ExamOne on April 18, 2016

Lab Week iconAt Quest Diagnostics and ExamOne, we perform and interpret millions of lab tests each year. We know behind every test is an individual awaiting results plus a dedicated employee making sure that test is processed quickly and properly. This year these dedicated employees are recognized during Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW), April 24-30.

“Our lab employees are vital to our success. Their commitment to quality and excellence ensures ExamOne consistently provides the highest quality results to our clients and the life insurance industry,” said Dawn Forst, Director of Laboratory Operations, ExamOne. “We never forget the work we do is critical to helping applicants obtain the protection of life insurance.”

Our team joins the more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals in U.S. “getting results” behind the scenes at our laboratories. They ensure the quality of laboratory results and help expedite the process for applicants obtaining life insurance, as well as allowing them to become more aware of their health. At ExamOne, we appreciate our laboratory professionals every day — but especially during MLPW. Thank you for your commitment to providing insights to insurers and applicants alike.

Get a look inside our Lenexa, Kansas laboratory in our YouTube virtual tour. For more information about careers in this field, visit ascls.org/lab-professionals.

Is 100 the new 50?

by Betsy Sears on February 29, 2016

Have we found the secret to living longer? Maybe not, but life expectancy is on the rise. In less than a century, more years were added to life expectancy than all years added across all prior millennia of evolution combined.* Today, there are an estimated 35 million Americans age 65 and older, and over the next 25 years that number is expected to rise to 80 million Americans.

So why are individuals living longer and what can we do to ensure a long, healthy lifestyle?

Over the past hundred years, many changes have contributed to the rising age of life expectancy. Among those are: immunizations, motor-vehicle safety regulations, workplace safety, control of infectious diseases, declines in deaths from heart disease and stroke and more stringent food regulations.†

Immunizations – According to the CDC, dramatic declines in morbidity have been reported for the nine vaccine-preventable diseases. These vaccines were universally recommended for use in children prior to 1990. They include: smallpox, polio, measles, influenza type b, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, mumps, and rubella.

Control of infectious diseases – Improvements in sanitation and hygiene, along with the discovery of antibiotics, have helped control infectious diseases in the 20th century.

Reduction in heart disease and stroke – While many factors have contributed to the decline in heart disease and strokes, some of the most noteworthy trends include a decline in cigarette smoking, decrease in mean blood pressure levels and blood cholesterol levels and improvements in medical care.

life expectancy timeline

 

 

Stretch your timeline

Here are some ways you can add on the years and live a healthier, longer life.

Refrain from smoking – Smoking can cause damage to your eyes, speed up the aging process of your skin, and impact the health of your lungs.

Exercise – By exercising regularly, your bones stay strong, your lung function declines slower and you retain your muscle – slowing the process of muscle loss turning into fat.

Wear sunscreen/sunglasses – Protect your eyes and skin by wearing sunglasses and sunscreen when you are out in the sun.

Drink water – Drinking plenty of water is one of the most important things you can do for your body. It supports kidney and digestive function and helps keep your skin healthy.

Secrets from a centenarian for living longer:‡

  • Stop eating before you are full
  • Include more plant protein (as opposed to animal protein) in your diet
  • Drink alcohol regularly , but moderately

It’s time we start taking better care of our health so we can see today’s generation tomorrow. Can you imagine what it would look like if 100 was the new 50?

 


* https://www.nia.nih.gov/newsroom/2011/11/nih-commissioned-census-bureau-report-describes-oldest-americans.

† www.cdc.gov/about/history/tengpha.htm.

‡ http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/04/11/398325030/eating-to-break-100-longevity-diet-tips-from-the-blue-zones.

 

ExamOne Integrates DocuSign for a 100% Digital Life Insurance Application Process

February 4, 2016 Carriers

DocuSign Integration into ExamOne Policy Express™ Platform to Expedite Applications for Agents & Applicants   HIGHLIGHTS: ExamOne has integrated DocuSign eSignature into its Policy Express™ platform to provide insurance agents and applicants a faster, easier, more convenient and secure all-digital insurance application experience With DocuSign, agents and applicants can quickly, easily and securely prepare, send, […]

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Protect Your Family and Home – Radon Awareness

January 26, 2016 Carriers

ExamOne is committed to helping you protect your family. In addition to life insurance, there are other steps you can take to help safeguard the ones you love. One threat you may not be aware of is radon. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the environment, but anyone exposed to unsafe levels […]

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‘Tis the Season to Give Back

December 16, 2015 Carriers

At ExamOne and Quest we believe in giving back and encouraging our employees to “pay it forward.” Last year we gave $4.3 million to charities, $76.6 million in-kind gifts and more than 28,000 of our employees volunteered. ‪ This holiday season we are hosting our annual food drive for Harvesters Community Food Network, collecting toys […]

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Make Every Holiday Season Happy: Give the Gift of Life Insurance

December 16, 2015 Carriers

Do you remember all the gifts you have given or received during the holidays? Probably not. Gift cards, sweaters and iPhones can only go so far in life. Stop shopping this year for forgettable items and give something outside the (gift) box. Though you may not find it at the top of any list, the […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month: Using A1c as a Diabetes and Mortality Marker

November 6, 2015 Carriers

November is the start of Diabetes Awareness Month, an especially important event with the increasing numbers of those individuals with type 2 diabetes in the United States. According to the 2014 Diabetes Report Card, 29 million Americans are currently living with diabetes; there are about 8.1 million who are still undiagnosed. [1] Shockingly, diabetes causes […]

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Don’t fall victim to sleepless nights

October 28, 2015 Carriers

On Sunday, November 1st, we will “fall back” as daylight savings time comes to an end, and people across the country set their clocks back one hour and gain an hour of sleep. Nights get darker earlier, but are you getting enough sleep to match the longer nights? Currently, 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, […]

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Quest Diagnostics’ ExamOne Life Insurance Testing Business to Acquire Superior Mobile Medics

October 22, 2015 Carriers

MADISON, N.J., Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced today that its ExamOne business, the leader in helping insurers meet their underwriting needs, has agreed to acquire the business assets of Superior Mobile Medics. Based in San Diego, Calif., Superior Mobile Medics is a national provider of paramedical and […]

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Committed to helping our industry grow

October 21, 2015 Carriers

One of our goals as an organization is to facilitate transparent, meaningful dialogue with leaders in the insurance industry. This year, we had the privilege of meeting with dozens of insurance companies, direct marketers and distribution executives and made an effort to record and catalogue the common themes inherent in our discussions. Recently our team […]

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