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Three Short Words that Can Change a Colleague’s Life

Carolyn Slaski - in Column

One in four adults experience mental illness each year, and yet less than one-third receive the treatment they need. For Rachel Gerring, a partner at EY and who has been with the firm for 15 years, the effects of mental illness bled not just into her personal…

Falsity Within the Wellness Industry

Zach Younce - in Column

Before I begin justifying the article's title and getting to the low down on what it is companies should keep a keen eye out for when looking to begin or enhance their wellness program, I want to rant a little. With the growing popularity of wellness programs,…

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The 5 Things They Don’t Tell You as a Working New Parent

Rachelle Gershkovich - in Column

Intro As a new parent, the road ahead is unchartable. You know some things. Maybe even changed a diaper or two. Yet, the nitty, gritty details remain elusive. As an optimist and achiever, perhaps you’re planning on conquering the new parent thing the same…

Wellness from Living Well: Reinventing the Conventional Cookbook

Bob Caputo - in Column

Physical wellness is inseparable from nutritional wellness. Without a sound diet, as opposed to dieting (which is something else altogether), it is almost impossible to be healthy and feel well. And, without a workforce that is strong in body and spirit, it…

The ‘New Age’ of Corporate Wellness

by Harrison Newman - in Column

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 issues, while lowering total overall cost. The components…

Healthcare Reform and Wellness Working Together

How Corporate Wellness & Healthcare Reform are Eerily Related

by Daniel Pyne - in Column

Corporate wellness programs have been in existence, in one form or another, since right after World War II. And healthcare reform efforts in the United States are even older. So how do these seemingly unrelated initiatives relate to each other, if they relate…

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Going Gaga for our Best Self – Warrior Women in Wellness Award

This article is the second in a series examining the impact of women in the wellness world. You can find the first article here. Singing the National Anthem at the 2016 Super Bowl is Lady Gaga’s well-deserved accolade to young women whose star wattage rests…

A doctor shouldn't need a calculator to determine the cost of care.

Controlling the Cost of Healthcare

Laura M. Hirsch - in Column

Companies are faced with a difficult balance – offer employees a meaningful health plan and manage the ever-increasing costs of providing healthcare coverage. Since the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate became effective in January 2015, many have…

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Why Do Weight Loss Studies Get Mixed Results?

Charles Bens, PhD. - in Column

The debate over the best weight loss diet has been raging since John Rollo first promoted a low carbohydrate diet for diabetics in the late 1700’s. Over the preceding two centuries, there have been hundreds of studies comparing the different diets. Perhaps…

A group of happy employees in the workplace

Developing an Effective Wellness Program for a Better Workplace

Matthew Owenby - in Column

Summer is almost over, and soon it will be time to start communicating your company’s employee benefits offerings for 2016. If you haven’t already, one offering you may want to consider is a company-sponsored wellness program, which has been on the rise…

Focusing on employee health can turn a normal team into super heroes

Moving Employee Health into Action

Tanja Madsen - in Column

It wasn’t too long ago that C. Everett Koop, former U.S. surgeon general, challenged Americans to "create a smoke-free society in the United States by the year 2000."1 Boeing Co. stepped up to the challenge in 1984 and became the largest U.S. company to…

Company culture having a positive effect

Why Culture is the Most Important Factor in Your Company’s Success or Failure

Dr. Laura Hamill - in Column

When you walk into the lobby of any company, you immediately get a vibe. Maybe there’s a lot of energy, but it feels frantic and panicked. Or maybe you feel a “rush” that’s exciting and productive. Or it’s just the opposite - things are quiet and…