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A tanning bed, one of the many services facing a new health tax.

Burned by Politics and Bad Intentions: The Tax on Personal Wellness

Michael D. Shaw - in Economics

As a scientist, and as the author of this piece about the facts concerning skin cancer, I find myself compelled to update that article; to write a "Part Two" about the dangers of politicizing science, in addition to the individual consequences – to men…

A nurse holding a salad.

Eating a Good Diet is Not Good Enough

Charles Bens, PhD. - in Others

For years we have been told, “Make small changes in your diet,” and, “It’s okay to cheat sometimes,” or, “Just shop in the outer isles of the food stores.”  These eating behavior platitudes seem harmless, because anything that encourages people…

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…

A street sigh saying "Profits Ahead"

Wellness Programs: Building A Healthier Bottom Line

Johnette van Eeden - in Worksite Wellness

Most business owners, like most Americans, look to the start of the New Year as a great time to make resolutions for changes in both their lives...