Health

Health

The implications of delays in cancer diagnosis

A concerning development associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has been that people have been unable to, or less inclined, to seek medical care and performing fewer diagnostic tests. The focus of this article is the impact of delayed diagnostic procedures for colorectal cancer. However, we also present data that has generally shown fewer diagnostic tests and associated therapeutic procedures being performed during COVID-19.

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Helpful tips for being a healthier actuary

As actuaries, we know the impact good physical and mental health can have on morbidity and mortality rates. But how much attention do we give to our own body and mind health? Sometimes it is just little changes we can make that can lead to big impacts on how we feel and function.

Actuaries and wellbeing – are you really OK?

Whether you work in financial services, insurance, superannuation, wealth management, government or other sectors, actuaries play an important role in contributing to the wellbeing of others. Actuaries support the health and financial wellbeing of others through our professional contributions across a range of industries. But are we doing enough to look after our own wellbeing and the wellbeing of our teams?