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Choosing the proper specialist is difficult, but is an important decision for your overall health.

Why the Right Specialist is Important

by Dr. Benjamin Safirstein - in Others

As most employers know first-hand, the costs of providing health and wellness benefits to employees continues to spiral upward. What many employers do not realize is a large portion of these costs are a direct result of the broken link between primary and…

A Banner with the words Tobacco: Addiction and Embarrassment and a plume of smoke.

Tobacco: Addiction and Embarrassment

Smoking is a very ‘personal habit’ Working with employees and their spouses in an employer-sponsored tobacco cessation program is an eye-opener for…

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Will Fitness Trackers Like The Apple Watch Revolutionise Corporate Wellness?

Paul Otote - in Column

Almost every employer understands the benefits of engaging employees in wellness. These benefits include a potential saving of £1600 ($2461.60) per employee…

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Challenging the Mainstream

Thomas Sondergeld - in Features, Others

I have been fortunate to observe and learn from someone who fished with a net. This very interesting and intricate process to capture as many fish as possible is not as simple as it seems. The net is not merely thrown into the water. There is planning and…

A gavel and law books symbolizing the changing wellness laws.

Wellness Programs Feeling the Heat as the EEOC Increases Its Efforts

Jennifer S. Kupper, J.D. - in Column

While wellness programs have increased in popularity, according to the 2014 UBA Health Plan Survey, actual wellness program adoption has been in a holding pattern. As one might expect, the highest percentage (58.8%) of plans offering wellness benefits came…

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Follow the Leader

Karen L. Andalman - in Focused

Follow the Leader In the quest for creating a culture of wellness in the workplace, it is imperative that senior level management take the lead. From an early age, we are conditioned to follow the positive examples set by our parents, older siblings and teachers.…

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Apple Smart Watch – A Corporate Wellness Game Changer

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Editorial

  For those who closely follow the Corporate Health & Wellness space, wearable technology that monitors weight, blood pressure, heart rate, calories burned, quality of sleep and so forth, is nothing new to you. As discussed just last week in Corporate…

A stressed out employee

Stress – A Crucial Reason for Small Business to Implement a Health and Wellness Program

Elana Magen - in Worksite Wellness

What is something small, medium, large businesses and every single human being on this earth have in common, and need to be aware of and concerned about?  Stress! We all experience it because it’s normal; we’re human.  Some stress is actually good because…

Natural medicine

Smart Prevention — Spend a Little, Save a Lot

Steve Mister - in Economics

Note to reader: This article is based on information from a Frost & Sullivan economic analysis, “Smart Prevention—Healthcare Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements.” The report was funded through a grant from the CRN…

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Weight Loss Programs – Shed the Pounds and Save Some Money

Jeff Hyman - in Economics

There aren’t many companies that couldn’t use an extra million dollars. If you run a company with a thousand employees, that’s how much you could be saving by instituting a corporate wellness program for your employees. Studies show that two-thirds of…

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Take a Whole-Health Approach to an Employee Wellness Program

Amy Haft - in News & Insights

Employers who seek to add a wellness program to their overall Employee Assistance Program (EAP) package will want to research programs with a focus on not only a healthy body, but also a healthy mind. This can be accomplished by including a behavioral health…

A man in front of a no smoking sign

Employees who Smoke can Cost You: So How about Doing Something?

Kytle Frye - in Economics

In today’s business environment, with increasing government regulation and marked uncertainty, wise employers want to do whatever they can to be in a position to manage their costs and to increase employee productivity. With the passage of the Affordable…