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Wellness News Roundup: New EEOC rulemaking delay, obesity myths, and celebrity-fueled overscreening

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Folks, if you want the news, you’re going to have to subscribe to it.” From now on, TSW is only going to carry summaries, likely a few days late now that fall frisbee season is taking up my weekends. Here’s what you missed Friday:

  1. In a completely unanticipated* move, the EEOC is pushing out its proposed rulemaking date once again, this time to June 2019. That means new rules likely won’t be formally in place until 2020.
  2. Of course what’s another week of news without yet another expert observing that wellness vendors’ obsession with weight loss is harming employees?
  3. Speaking of yet anothers, yet another celebrity is urging mass screening for yet another USPSTF D-rated screen, this time ovarian cancer. Early-stage ovarian cancer is pretty darn undetectable — except of course by wellness vendors.  Total Wellness says its test is “possibly an indicator of cancer cells,” a ringing endorsement indeed.  Another vendor pushing these screens, Star Wellness, says these tests are “not readily available from your doctor,” as though that’s a selling point.  (It reminds me of a kid I knew in high school who used to brag about not brushing his teeth.)  Maybe doctors know something that Total Wellness and Star Wellness, which thinks Vitamin B12 is a vaccine, don’t.

Read the full summary, with links, here.

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