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Please Pass the (Shea) Butter: Skincare, Personal Care and Corporate Wellness

Lewis Fein - in Others

There is an overriding lesson about corporate wellness, which starts with an emphasis on personal health and individual empowerment. That process involves the intelligent use of intelligence, meaning, before we can create a workplace of wellness, before we…

Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day

3 Tips in Honor of Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day

Daniel Pyne - in Others

We all make New Year’s Resolutions. I know I do. It’s at this point of the year where resolutions start to fizzle out; after two weeks, the enthusiasm…

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The Study of Wellness and the Science of Success: Inspiring Change

Michael D. Shaw - in Others

Of the many questions that concern health and wellness, from what it is to how to maintain it, from how to measure it to what it means to forgo it, one…

Family benefits can prevent this from happening.

American Express Increases Family Benefits for U.S. Employees

Daniel Pyne - in Others

New and expecting parents at American Express (AmEx) had reason to celebrate today when the financial-services company announced a generous expansion of their family benefits. Beginning January 1, 2017, full-time and part-time employees who have worked at…

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Chronic Pain and an Active Lifestyle: Lessons in Recovery

Lewis Fein - in Others

If we want to better promote corporate wellness and if we want a workforce as productive as it is protective of its health, then we need to educate employers and employees alike about the best way to confront a problem affecting tens of millions of people…

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Life Expectancy Decreases in the U.S. for First Time in Over 20 Years

Daniel Pyne - in Others

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy fell in the U.S. for the first time in over 20 years. The data, based on 2015 death certificates, shows a drop from 76.5 years to 76.3 years for men and 81.3 years to 81.2 years for women…

Protecting Patients

Protecting Patients: Effective Health Care and Defective Drugs

Michael D. Shaw - in Others

Practicing effective health care starts with protecting patients from dangerous medications or procedures. The cost of inaction is morally wrong and financially devastating. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "even without…

Build a Positive Relationship

Build a Positive Relationship, No Matter Who You Report To

Paul White - in Others

By Paul White, Ph.D. In the past, an employee’s relationship with their direct supervisor was found to be one of the most influential factors on whether or not the employee enjoyed their job. However, this dynamic has changed somewhat. Jared Lindzon, in…

Caring for the Caregivers in the Workplace

Caring for the Caregivers in the Workplace

Norbert “Bert” Alicea - in Others

Millions of Americans, including approximately 20 percent of the workforce, provide ongoing care for older loved ones or those with chronic health conditions. This number is expected to grow, making caregiving a critical workplace issue. Employees who provide…

Smoking and Cancer Deaths

Smoking Related Cancer Deaths in U.S. Vary Depending on Which State You Live In

Courtney Wolfe - in Others

According to a study published recently in the journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, the link between smoking and cancer deaths is particularly notable in certain U.S. states. While the study confirmed what we have long known about smoking—that it’s hazardous…

HDHPs are growing in use

HDHPs Rise While Employer-based Health Costs Sink

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Others

The Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, has reported that the cost of providing health benefits grew by 2.4 percent in 2016 to a total of $11,920 for individuals compared to 2015’s 3.8 percent. This is a near-record low for the cost…

Carpal Tunnel Corporate Wellness

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome In The Workplace

Dr. Alex Ritza - in Others

  Carpal tunnel syndrome is an interesting condition (like Tennis Elbow) because the core problem(s) that cause it are not at the site of the symptoms (collateral damage). Patients present with numbness and subsequent weakness in the thumb and first…