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9 Cool, New Things You Can Do with your WellnessFX Account

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At WellnessFX we’re committed to making personal health data available and easily accessible to as many people as possible. In the rapidly changing world of health, it’s crucial to our team that we keep up on innovation. We are constantly improving to make updates that are meaningful to the most important person in the equation here: You. Whether you’re just learning about us (where have you been!? We’ve been waiting for you), or need to play catch-up on all the new features, here is a list of the latest and greatest on what you can do with your WellnessFX account: Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

WellnessFX Partners with Thorne Research to Create ThorneFX Lab Testing

It’s our mission to improve thousands of lives each day. This day in particular, we’re excited to announce the Thorne’s launch of ThorneFX including lab testing through WellnessFX. Through our merger with Health Elements, LLC, in partnership with Thorne Research, we promised you the launch of even more products that will cater to the sports nutrition and performance crowd, as well as those trying to lose weight, fight disease, or just feel amazing. Today is that day! This passionate group of experts in health, fitness and nutrition are dedicated to helping you attain your lifelong health and fitness goals. The ThorneFX mission? Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Congrats, You Have Insurance—Now What?

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While politicians were deep into their head-butting struggle last week, the Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare) officially went into effect. If you’re already covered under your employer, chances are your situation will remain the same. If you were uninsured before, however, you’ll have a new range of plan options to choose from.

Ideally, widely available low-cost healthcare can help us move toward becoming a culture of prevention—instead of waiting for the high-costs of critical care, more people will be able to take their health into their own hands. And many insurance plans will now fully cover preventive health services like routine checkups and well visits.

But while the ACA may put affordable coverage in your hands, there are still limits. Here are some things to keep in mind as you start down the road to managed-care wellness. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

What Do We Want? Lab Results! When Do We Want Them? NOW!

Do you wish you could have access to all your health information, not just what your physician chooses to show you? Currently, only patients in a few states can access their lab results. Due to certain HIPAA (the federal medical privacy law) rules, this is not possible in most parts of the country.

No big deal, right? Well, think about what you’re missing. Having access to your lab results will encourage the development of of emerging health care technologies that rely on you having this information. It will help you pass on your results and speed up certain processes. Patients having access to lab results can decrease health care costs, allowing them to spot errors and omissions and eliminating the need for wasting time on unnecessary procedures and improving outcomes. And, last but not least, it’s simply important to make the public more aware and more responsible for individual health.

Tim O’Reilly and many others are trying to make these advantages a reality by supporting a federal rule to expand the rights of patients to access lab test results. We encourage you to read this letter. If you agree, then visit here to sign it. The final deadline for signing is October 23rd!

Support the Proposed Federal Rule to Expand the Rights of Patients to Access Their Test Results

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.