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Employee Health Literacy Heats Up!

Al Lewis - in Economics, Others

One of the enduring mysteries of "empowering" employees to spend their own money on purchasing healthcare is how employees can do that without understanding how to purchase healthcare. It turns out they can't. A study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed almost…

The Energy of Wellness: A New Era of Healthy Energy Drinks?

Lewis Fein - in Others

As I never cease to say, and as I have no intention to cease saying, corporate wellness is inseparable from personal wellness. For workers to have the health and energy to thrive, for them to have the means to maintain the energy to be productive and succeed,…

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Sleep and Weight, It’s a Symbiotic Relationship

Danielle Keenan, Health Management Specialist, Keenan - in Others

When we’re preoccupied with juggling work, family and personal lives, sleep is often one of the first things that’s neglected. As those commitments increase and our free time seems to wane all too quickly, few of us remember to prioritize getting more…

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A Seasonal Reminder about Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): The QuantaFlo Solution

Lewis Fein - in Others

Consider this piece a sequel to my column about Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and the QuantaFlo™ System from Semler Scientific. Consider this piece a seasonal reminder about an issue too important to ignore, too urgent to dismiss and too critical to deny.…

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Direct to Consumer Tests: Risks, Benefits, and Regulatory Requirements

By: Varsha Meghnani, PhD - in Others

Today, consumers are getting more health-conscious and are willing to be more involved in decision making and managing their healthcare. Therefore, direct to consumer tests (DTCs) are gaining popularity among consumers and healthcare providers. Over the past…

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To Serve Life by Saving Lives: An Initiative for Health and Wellness

Paula Patel - in Others

If companies want to further the cause of corporate wellness, they should start by ensuring the health – and lives – of communities at home and abroad. They should contribute to or partner with an organization that provides life support training to people…

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A Growing Population Means a Growing Number of Caregivers

Christin Kuretich, Director, Product & Innovation, Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions - in Others

It’s an impossible spot to be in at times – balancing the care needed for a loved one with the regular responsibilities of work and family. Regardless, the world of caregiving has expanded. This growing, aging population that’s living longer and developing…

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To Bundle or Not to Bundle: That is the Benefits Question

By Dan Gechter - in Others

We have all become accustomed to bundling in our everyday lives. It's usually presented as a cost-savings vehicle but even jaded consumers have come to suspect there is more to a bundled service offer than just altruism. When you're crafting an effective Voluntary…

Wellness and a Pledge to Defend Mother Nature

Lewis Fein - in Others

If we are to make personal wellness the priority it should be and corporate wellness the prerogative it must be, if we are to enjoy the benefits of Mother Nature and experience a bounty of natural remedies – if we are to do some of these things, never mind…

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Wellness from a Collective Well of Knowledge

Lewis Fein - in Others

Sometimes personal wellness is a statement of personal history, of a series of customs and traditions, of a collection of homemade remedies and a book of ingredients – more like a mental album of recommendations to lessen pain and improve a variety of conditions…

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The New Rules of Identity Theft Protection for Employees

By Kevin Renner - in Others

Anndorie Cromar was in her thirties when Utah’s child protective services called to report that her newborn daughter had tested positive for methamphetamine. And because of that, she was at risk of having the state take custody of her children. But the mother…

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Personal Wellness and Companionship: Healthy and Fun Courtship

Michael D. Shaw - in Others

Personal wellness is, as I will never tire of writing, indispensable to corporate wellness. That sense of health – and happiness – often starts with dating or companionship, where the emotional support of a friend or future loved one is as restorative…