Congressional Bill Could Allow Wellness Programs to Require Genetic Testing

Kim Bassett - in News & Insights

Very little is being said about a bill moving through Congress that would allow employers to require its employees enrolled in the company’s wellness program to submit to genetic testing. Under this bill, if the employee does not comply, the employer could…

Senate Approves Trump FDA Pick

Daniel Pyne - in News & Insights

On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Dr. Scott Gottlieb as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a 57 to 42 decision, mostly along party lines. The decision is not without controversy. Dr. Gottlieb has had close ties to the pharmaceutical and…

How to Engage and Manage Millennials in Your Workforce

Alison Brehme - in Worksite Wellness

There has been no shortage of information when it comes to Millennials and the workforce. It seems that it’s something everyone wants to talk about these days. Plus, 2017 also marks the first time that Generation Z will be joining the workforce. Times are…

Stress & Gastrointestinal Systems: The Unsexy Truth

Zach Younce - in Others

The gastrointestinal system is a fancy word for the gut and I will frequently use GI to reference this throughout the article. The gut has multiple parts including the stomach, the small intestine, and the large intestine. These are the three principal areas…

How To Make Your Work Environment More Enjoyable Without A Huge Investment

Kim Bassett - in Worksite Wellness

We spend on average eight hours a day at work. That translates to roughly 2,080 hours per year. This means we spend about a quarter of our life each year at work. With another quarter spent sleeping and a third quarter keeping our households running, this…

employee discussing prostate cancer with their doctor.

Testing Employees for Prostate Cancer

Many screening vendors propose testing for prostate cancer, using the prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, test. (There is another way to check for prostate cancer, but I can't describe it in a family publication like Corporate Wellness. Plus I don't want to…

5 Key Components to Effective Disaster Preparedness

Scott Cormier, VP of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety Medxcel Facilities Management - in Focused

Natural disasters cause nearly 500 deaths annually in the United States. Unfortunately, healthcare facilities in the U.S. continue to fall short in disaster planning and preparedness. This lack of preparation creates the potential for serious ramifications,…

oung handsome man tired after sleepless night, anxiety

A Path to Wellness and a Reprieve from Anxiety: A Way Forward

Lewis Fein - in Mental Health

An anxious workforce is not a productive workplace. Which is to say, employees need – and employers need to promote – credible resources for information and answers regarding stress and anxiety, for help regarding feelings of dread and depression. I know…

Could This Be the Determining Factor of Health and Wellness?

Zachary Younce - in Mental Health

One detrimental yet vital process to life is stress. We are all familiar with "I'm so stressed out!", "This Stress is killing me!", "I can’t sleep, I'm too stressed out.” Well, these cliché phrases are true! Stress has been linked to every modern degenerative…

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…

5 Apps Changing How The Healthcare Industry Works

Kamil Riaz - in Technology

The recent technological innovations and mobile advancements are bringing about a major change in the relationship between healthcare professionals and their patients. Patients want faster answers to their healthcare queries and greater control over wellness…

Hacking Performance in the Workplace

Nathan Walz - in Worksite Wellness

Employers that improve workplace performance can have a significant impact on their bottom line. To do this, many employers are investing in wellness programs to keep their employees healthy, happy, and productive. Work related injuries and illness, chronic…