Medical Tourism Takes Off

Health News: Medical Tourism Taking Off in the Next 10 Years

A recent study from VISA and Oxford Economic, Mapping the Future of Global Travel and Tourism, values the medical tourism industry at USD 439 billion with continued 25 percent growth per year until 2025. The report estimates that three to four percent of the…

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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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Federal Government Blocks Health Insurance Merger

At a press conference on Thursday, United States Attorney General, Loretta E. Lynch, stated government antitrust regulators had filed lawsuits against…

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Are Women Less Healthy than Men in the Workplace?

There is a growing body of evidence that the health of women in the US lags behind that of men but also that of comparable women in other high-income countries. {1} And the workplace provides an additional opportunity to incorporate healthy lifestyles into…

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Millennials and Career Coaching: A Match Made in Corporate Wellness Heaven

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Earlier this year, the CEO of the online crowd-source review company, Yelp, was openly shamed by a disgruntled employee who said the company’s meager wages coupled with the high cost of living was leaving her stressed and on the verge of starvation. Per…

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The Ice Bucket Challenge Two Years Later

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Think back to 2014, and the peculiar trend of people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads to on social media. The “Ice Bucket Challenge” was a viral fundraising and awareness campaign for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – also known as Lou…

Are We Missing the Mark on Healthy Workplace Policies

Are We Missing the Mark on Healthy Workplace Policies?

Most of us can relate to having a love-hate relationship with food at work. Sometimes it is a welcome sight because you either did not pack anything or accidentally left your lunch on the counter when you were flying out the door. Other times, it is your…

Technology’s Role in Improving Corporate Wellness Engagement and ROI

Technology’s Role in Improving Corporate Wellness Engagement and ROI

The prevalence of corporate wellness programs is at an all-time high, with over 80 percent of mid- and large- sized corporations having a wellness program in place.”1 As these initiatives grow in number across industries, it becomes even more important to…

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The ‘New Age’ of Corporate Wellness

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By Harrison Newman, Benefits Consultant, Corporate Synergies The concept of corporate wellness has been around for decades. It’s a way for both self-insured and fully-insured companies to help their employees with early prevention of disease and other health…

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Always Plugged In: America’s Problem with Vacationing

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This just in: Americans are workaholics. Old news, huh? According to a recent Alamo Family Vacation Survey, 41 percent of Americans are leaving their vacation days unused. Why is it that our country has such a hard time taking vacation? There are a number…

Resilience is the Secret to Long-Term Success

Resilience is the Secret to Long-Term Success

Employers have been utilizing wellness program to help their employees live up to their full potential for decades. Whether these programs teach healthy eating, the value of the physical activity or simple stress reduction techniques, the goal is the same.…

Current Wellness Program Metrics are Limited

How Current Wellness Program Metrics are Limited

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Wellness is a $6 billion dollar industry in the United States with more than half of all employers with at least 50 employees offering programs to improve the health and well-being of their employees. This figure, however, pales in comparison to the more than…

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Finding The Time On Business Trips

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By Ben Walker As an executive, salesman, or any other representative for that matter, you are probably frequently up in the air. Most of the time on work and the remainder of the time on vacation. Traveling between meetings in different cities across the US…