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How healthcare literacy can save your life

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Focused

If you know someone or have personal experience being in a healthcare treatment ecosystem you have most likely experienced the confusing, helpless feeling of being shifted between offices, trying to schedule appointments, understand your diagnosis or diagnostic…

Proactive Ways Employers Can Address the Opioid Crisis in the Workplace

Maricha Ellis - in Focused

If you think our nation’s opioid epidemic could never affect your workplace, think again. More than 70 percent of U.S. employers report feeling a direct impact of prescription drug misuse in their workplaces, according to a survey by the National Safety…

Getting to the Heart of Employee Wellness and Health

February is the American Heart Month or the heart health awareness month, sponsored by the American Heart Association. The month of February is dedicated to heart health as a reminder to employers to pause and reflect on how heart healthy their employees are.…

How to implement technology into your employee wellness plan

Tryggvi Thorgeirsson, M.D., MPH - in Focused

Corporate wellness programs are growing steadily, and many companies are betting they will keep their costs under control. But how employers utilize technology to fit their workforces’ needs is a critical success factor. Wellness is rapidly evolving and…

Take Control of Healthcare – Open a Worksite Clinic!

Larry S. Boress - in Focused

With healthcare costs continuing to increase while quality, access, and satisfaction with the health system declines, many employers have decided to optimize their benefit dollars by offering an onsite or near-site clinic to their covered populations. This…

Moving Beyond The Benefits Basics

Brenda Mullins - in Focused

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), medical debts account for 52 percent of debt collections actions that appear on consumer credit reports.[i] With high-deductible insurance plans and the rising costs of medical care, employers would…

Is Functional Medicine Here to Stay?

By Dr. Charles Bens - in Focused

Introduction Not only is Functional Medicine here to stay, it is poised to be the centerpiece in one of the most significant shifts in the health and medical paradigm in the past one hundred years. For anyone who has been paying attention, there has been a…

Corporate Wellness and Building Safety: Building A Union of Trust

Lewis Fein - in Focused

Workplace safety is a crucial part of personal wellness in general and corporate wellness in particular. The way someone manages a building has a direct effect on the health of hundreds or thousands of employees, because protecting these individuals from contaminated…

Woman working while pregnant

Pregnancy Matters: Whose Business Is It?

By Lawrence Raymond, MD, Medical Director, Carolinas HealthCare System HEALTHWORKS - in Focused

What is the Company's Role? News of a pregnancy in the office can be a time of anxious excitement. Team members may organize a baby shower for their colleague, staff excitedly share advice to help prepare their coworker for the adventure that is parenthood,…

The Top 5 Resume Red Flags You Need to Avoid

Kim Bassett - in Focused

As a hospital CEO, I’ve seen many resumes come across my desk -- from physicians to clerical staff – and the red flags remain the same regardless of the position. Don’t give your prospective employer an excuse to eliminate your resume before you get…

family unpacking boxes and moving into a new home, the adults are unpacking crockery

Corporate Wellness and Community: WeRoomies and Better Workplace Morale and Productivity

Lewis Fein - in Focused

Few things are more stressful for workers than moving. Relocating to a new city, or a city that is new to this man or that woman, is often an emotional challenge and a financial difficulty; forcing a person to find housing – to find affordable housing –…

heart with stethoscope, heart healthy concept, secondary heart Soleus Muscles

Soleus Muscles Health – Preventing Secondary Heart Failure

Kenneth McLeod, Ph.D. - in Focused

The output from your heart – known as cardiac output – is completely dependent on the venous return to your heart. When a person is lying down, there is a minimal gravitational influence on the blood in the body, so adequate venous return can be ensured…

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