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Defining Corporate Culture to Increase Your Bottom Line

Labels create a sense of order that most people either consciously or unconsciously follow. While not all labels accurately fit, in the case of defining a corporate culture, a label could be the missing piece to employee acquisition, retention or improved…

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Powerful Women in Wellness: Arianna Huffington

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Sleep is a necessity for every individual. But not everyone gets the sleep they need. Sometimes we find ourselves unable to sleep, or unable to stay asleep…

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Survey Highlights State of Wearables in the Workplace

The recently released The State of Wearables in the Workplace survey, conducted by the Corporate Health & Wellness Association provides readers a…

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Pfizer Acquires AstraZeneca as Busy Week Continues

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New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer had a busy week. First, they purchased biotech drug Medivation for $14 billion dollars. On Wednesday, they acquired British-Swedish pharmaceutical AstraZeneca's antibiotics division for a total of $1.5 billion,…

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Find Your Optimal Stress Zone to Fuel Future Success

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Feeling Stressed? Stress continues to take a toll on workers. While a recent poll conducted by the American Psychological Association reveals that money is the top source of stress, even those working in financially secure positions are experiencing the deleterious…

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The Office Garden: Fruits, Vegetables, and Happier Employees

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According to staff surveys at Chesapeake Energy Corporation, a natural gas production company in Oklahoma, its office garden produces more than just corn and berries; it produces camaraderie and increased morale among employees. Chesapeake Energy Corporation…

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5 Workplace Habits That Are Great For Your Health

As physiotherapists, we are constantly treating ailments associated with bad workplace habits. For example, if you sit at a desk for the majority of your working day, then you’re probably putting unwanted pressure on your spine. This pressure leads to poor…

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Wellness Rewards: How Much is Too Much?

Danna Korn, Co-founder and CEO (Chief Energizing Officer) of Sonic Boom Wellness The first thing an HR executive or CEO should know is that (Warning: this may be shocking) wellness rewards are not necessary to engage employees in a corporate wellness program.…

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Recommended Zika Precautions for Medical Travel

The Medical Tourism Association® (MTA) endorses the Center for Disease Control recommendations on Zika found at the following web address, http://www.cdc.gov/zika/ and urges all travelers to review this site regularly prior to travel to any Zika prone destinations.…

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New Polio Cases in Nigeria Setback for Eradication Efforts

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One year shy of pronouncing the state of Borno, Nigeria polio-free, two new cases of the disease have surfaced.  The grip of Boko Haram on the region is thought to be the largest contributing factor to the reemergence of the disease by rendering the area…

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Decision Support Systems for Modern Plan Designs

By: Andrew Brickman Benefit plan designs are changing. How can employers help their employees make the best decision at open enrollment? Consider these stats: Employees who are very satisfied with their benefits are almost four times more likely to be very…

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Light Exposure Does More than Keep You Up at Night

Very few inventions have changed the way people live more than the light bulb. Lights make the roads safer for night travel, make it possible to read into the evening hours, and even provide us with essential Vitamin D.  We live most of our lives -- both…

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Worksite Daycare Doesn’t Just Benefit Parents, it Benefits Employers Too

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Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled an Employment Characteristics of Families Summary that detailed the workforce participation of parents in the U.S. According to the summary: 80 percent of families with children have at least one employed member…

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Brighten Up Your Day: Vitamin D Deficiency

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The importance of wearing sunscreen is highly publicized, but what is often neglected in discussion is that by elimination, the body is prevented from absorbing the beneficial aspects of Vitamin D. According to Harvard University, around 1 billion people worldwide…

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Retiring Well by Retiring with Wellness

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Corporate wellness is impossible without a workforce dedicated to personal wellness, where there is a shared goal – by employers and employees alike – to achieving something greater, something better. That something involves reaching retirement in prime…