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Our Perspective

  • Why Surgery Isn’t Always a Silver Bullet for Obesity

    By Dr. Ian Cox |June 21, 2015|English

    Obesity is both preventable and reversible. But for those whose weight has spiralled out of control into severe obesity, controlling it and losing it through diet and exercise alone often proves ineffective. A growing number of people are being judged...

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  • Concerns Rise Over MERS

    By Dr. Ian Cox |June 11, 2015|English | Deutsch

    By June 11, 2015, nine deaths were attributed to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea, where 130 cases had been confirmed. It is the largest outbreak of the viral disease recorded outside the Arabian Peninsula so far. So just what...

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  • Insurers Get the Measure of Wearable Tech

    By Ross Campbell |June 02, 2015|English

    Ever considered wearing clothing that monitors your heart rate and helps reduce stress? It’s not so far-fetched - something similar is already patented. Along with telematics, “wearables” like this belong to the fast-expanding group...

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  • Insurance Exchanges and Older Consumers

    By Steve Woods |May 31, 2015|English

    With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010, Americans were introduced to a relatively new way to purchase health insurance - the exchange. A government-regulated exchange is publicly run by either the state or...

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  • Obesity in Asia: Putting the Problem in Perspective

    By Wan Siang Cheong |May 14, 2015|English

    Our Outlook on Obesity blog series explores different risk aspects of a growing, global concern for insurers. Although some of the lowest prevalence rates of obesity are found in Asia-Pacific countries, economic and social factors leave the region as...

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  • Avocational Pilots and the Paradox of Technology

    By Michael Clift |May 07, 2015|English

    The good news is that enhanced technologies of “glass cockpits” have vastly improved the efficiencies and safety record of professional pilots in commercial aviation over the last 10 years. Many of those technological advances have also...

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