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Finding Answers to Substance Use Disorders

St. Louis, MO (August 17, 2017) – Research into health behavior change often focuses on the barriers and pitfalls people face when trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle – and how to overcome them. In the search for solutions to substance use disorder and more specifically the opioid overdose epidemic currently facing the U.S., one project at the Envolve Center …

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What’s the Connection? Mental Illness and Diabetes Management in the Medicaid Population

St. Louis, MO (May 4, 2017) – A strong association between mental illness and Type 2 diabetes has already been established in the general population.1 Now, investigators at the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change™ are hoping to demonstrate a similar connection among Medicaid recipients that could lead to improvements in managing these complex conditions. “Good mental health is critical …

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The Envolve Center: Health Plan Partnership a Win-Win

St. Louis, MO (March 3, 2017) – When researchers at the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change™ launched their first study on how to make diabetes health coaching calls more effective, their partners at Envolve PeopleCare™ knew just where to look for participants: Louisiana Healthcare Connections (LHCC), a Centene managed Medicaid plan. The LHCC leadership is extremely supportive of the work …

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New Grants Support a Deeper Understanding of Health Outcomes

St. Louis, MO (January 27, 2017) – Leaders of the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change™ weren’t quite sure what to expect when they issued their first call for proposals in September, but they knew exactly what kind of research projects they were hoping to support: those that would further their understanding of health-related behaviors and lead to better health …

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Sitting Is The New Smoking

Farmington, CT (August 10, 2016) – You may have heard the recent refrain that sitting is the new smoking. Well, a new long-term study of middle-aged men is lending additional credence to that claim.  The research shows that poor physical fitness may be second only to smoking as a risk factor for premature death. Analyzing data from nearly 800 men starting …

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Large scale study of diabetes risk shows many common genes involved

Farmington, CT (July 18, 2016) – A major study has shed new light on the genetics that influence the risk of diabetes, which affects one in 10 people over the course of their lifetime. The research identified more than a dozen specific genes directly involved in the development of type 2 diabetes.  While revealing the complexity of the disease in unprecedented detail, …