Dementia: A Public Health Concern with Personal, Occupational Consequences

Carolinas HealthCare System HEALTHWORKS - in Focused

As a public health concern projected to gain momentum in the coming decades, Alzheimer’s disease presents substantial consequences not only for individuals and families but also within the larger American workforce. Alzheimer’s—along with other forms…

Issue 58

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Issue

Why Your Team Needs to Support Well-Being Improvement

by Henry Albrecht - in Worksite Wellness

Engaged employees are the key to business success. At Limeade, we define employee engagement as the deep connection and sense of purpose at work that creates extra energy and commitment. It’s more than employee satisfaction or participation in any employee…

The Future Is Here: Welcome to 3-D Mammography & Why You Should Embrace This New Technology

by Dr. Mala Shah - in Cancer

“Should I get a 3D mammogram?” Every day my patients ask me this question.  And my answer is always the same — absolutely! 3D mammography, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), provides more information about your breasts than a 2D mammogram. …

Why A Health Coach Can Help You Reach Your Goals As An Employer

Melissa Dupuis - in Worksite Wellness

As an employer, you have goals for your company’s growth and success and a vision of how you want to get there. Sure, we all want to be super successful, earn a healthy income and drive sales through the end of the quarter, but how do you plan on doing that…

Sleep: Why Should Leadership and HR Take Notice?

Nancy H. Rothstein, MBA, The Sleep Ambassador® Director, Circadian Corporate Sleep Programs - in Worksite Wellness

Evidence of our 24/7 culture’s impact on our sleep is showing up more and more, including at work. According to the CDC over 30% of the U.S. workforce is not getting the sleep they need and sleep deprivation is a public health epidemic.1 It’s becoming…

Integrating Genomics into Employee Benefits & Corporate Wellness Programs

Dr. Phil Smalley MD, FRCPC - in Features

The genetic revolution is upon us. By making genetic tests more available and affordable, employers and insurers can capitalize on this movement and improve employee wellbeing and lower morbidity and mortality. Professor Dame Sally C. Davies, the Chief Medical…

Turn Challenges into Positive Possibilities: The 3-P Method

Kerry Alison Wekelo - in Mental Health

If we encountered every day filled with peace, love, and harmony, what a beautiful world we would live in. The reality is that no matter how smoothly life is going, we will face challenges during our journey. The opportunity for growth is in how we navigate…

Should Fats Be Part of a Healthy Diet and an Effective Employee Wellness Program? Yes!

Danielle Keenan, Health Management Specialist, Keenan - in Column

Over the past few decades, fats have gotten a negative reputation in the health and fitness world. However, maintaining a diet with moderate amounts of “good” fats helps the body and brain work at optimal levels. Healthy fats support many body functions,…

The Effects of Depression on Workers’ Compensation

Carolinas HealthCare System HEALTHWORKS - in Focused

The phrase “workplace injury” typically conjures a physical ailment—a back injury, a laceration, a respiratory illness—but there’s another, often overlooked consequence of on-the-job injuries that can affect both employees and a company’s bottom…

The Genomic Revolution Continues: Genetic Basics and Types of Genetic Tests

By Dr. Phil Smalley MD, FRCPC - in Focused

This is part two of a continuing series. Be sure to check out part one here. Genetics Basics For the insurance and employee benefits professional to understand the different types of genetic tests, you first need to know the vocabulary. We have 23 pairs of…

How to Talk to Employees About Voluntary Benefits Like Critical Illness Insurance

Veronica Pollock - in Voluntary Benefits

Let’s face it — most employees show up at benefits meetings for one of three reasons: Their employer requires or strongly urges their attendance (the majority) To get free Danishes and coffee (the second-largest percentage) They really want to know more…