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Sit Up and Take Notice: Office Exercise Equipment Should Not Be Taken Lightly

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Features, Others

Sitting Ducks for Poor Health Is finding time to keep in shape a job in itself? Then, you might be a sitting duck for poor health. After all, experts advise at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week to maintain good health, and…

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The Economics of Wellness, or Why Hospital Mergers Do Not Increase Health Care Costs

Michael D. Shaw - in Economics

Hospitals are many things, including centers of scientific research, healing, breakthrough discoveries, community leadership and employers throughout…

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Employers Make Costly Healthcare Mistakes Every Day

Most readers will find it hard to believe that a vast majority of employers are costing themselves millions of dollars every year. That is to say that…

Secure smartphone apps are essential to trust in corporate wellness programs.

Building Secure Apps, Part Two: The Corporate Challenge

Andrew Hoog - in News & Insights

A recent article in Internet Retailer notes that US consumers will make $18.2 billion in purchases on their smart phones this year, an increase of 143% over 2011.  Currently, 58% of Americans own a smart phone and those numbers are on the increase and show…

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The Evolving Nature of Worksite Wellness: Contingent Incentives Move to the Leading Edge

Dr. William H West - in Economics

For over three decades, U.S. employers have made a significant investment in worksite wellness. Progressive CEOs have championed wellness as a foundational value of their corporate culture. Wellness program directors have deployed health risk questionnaires,…

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Employers Can Help to Prevent the High Costs of Chronic Diseases

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Economics

The High Costs of Chronic Diseases Finding a good doctor – or an appropriate and affordable medical procedure — isn’t always easy in today’s climate. The federal health insurance exchanges, which have reduced patient options even further, haven’t…

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Evidence Based Wellness – the Next Great Leap?

Emma Lydon - in Worksite Wellness

The concept of ‘wellness’ is one that has gained a huge amount of traction within healthcare in America over the past few decades.

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Engaging Wellness for your Organization

Mark Roberts - in Others

The big buzz in employee health care for the past two years has been, and continues to be, wellness.

To start Changing Lifestyles you need to focus.

Changing Lifestyles of Employees – Creating a Sense of Urgency

Charles Bens, PhD. - in Focused

Employers from coast to coast are facing a troubling problem, how to get their employees to adopt healthier lifestyles and behaviors.

Manage healthcare costs better, and prevent your piggy bank from looking like this.

Five Steps to Healthcare Cost Management Success for Employers

Phyllis Ruez - in Economics

Healthcare reform legislation and spiraling medical costs across the industry have spurred CMS to introduce a number of initiatives designed to improve population health

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How Simple Improvements Yield Massive Gains in Health and Wellness

Garett Fortune - in Others

How Simple Improvements Yield Massive Improvement in Health and Wellness

Smartphones will be a crucial piece of the wellness puzzle in the future.

Corporate Wellness with Convenience: The Importance of Mobile Technology and Service

Corporate Wellness with Convenience: The Importance of Technology and Service