Carrot Health Insights

Carrot Health Insights is an email publication sharing intriguing connections between social, behavioral, environmental, economic, demographic, and other data sources with health outcomes. Select any of the Insights below to read more and subscribe to Carrot Health Insights to receive future Insights in your inbox.

Carrot Health Insights | Healthy Behavior #2: Hit the Gym

You know the drill: New Year, new you. Americans flock to the gym, fire up their blenders, and dive in on the Whole30... the list goes on and on. But for how long? According to surveys, 80-92% of New Year's resolutions fail by February. Last year, in an analysis of Google...

Carrot Health Insights | Healthy Behavior #1: No Smoking

In the last issue of Carrot Health Insights, we discussed the "Big Four" consumer lifestyle behaviors that affect population health and cost outcomes. A person cuts his or her risk of cancer by 60%, and risk of most chronic illnesses by 80%, if he or she consistently does these four things:...

Carrot Health Insights | Four Healthy Behaviors

What are the long-term financial and health consequences of the lifestyles we lead? Two recent studies that analyze the behavioral determinants of health can help answer this question. Harvard University researchers focused on cancer in this article, and researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Mississippi looked at...

Carrot Health Insights | Predicting Medicare Plan Choice

Picking a Medicare plan is a consumer choice. When seniors turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare, they have an array of plan types and insurance carriers to choose from. What factors influence this decision? Some are obvious: price, plan availability, plan design features, and physician network coverage. But this...

Carrot Health Insights | Hit The Road

Labor Day Weekend is almost here, and that means millions of Americans will be hitting the road. Last year, AAA estimated that 38 million Americans would travel 50 or more miles from home during the Labor Day Weekend, with automobiles accounting for 89% of these trips. For many people, driving...