Business of Well-being

Fentanyl-related Deaths Raising in the U.S.

Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 100 times more potent than morphine, is responsible for a recent uptick in drug overdoses. It is crucial that we examine this problem and take steps to eliminate these deaths and get to the root causes of the opioid crisis.

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September 1, 2016

Business of Well-being

Advocate Health Care "Health to Wealth" Leadership Award Profile

To bring the best resources and education available in the corporate space, CWM has identified the leaders in the industry. We will be providing Q&A's with these leaders, who were awarded for their achievements at the Annual Employer healthcare Conference.

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Daniel Pyne

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January 29, 2014

Business of Well-being

The Only Two Guarantees in Life, Stress and Taxes

April 15, or tax day, is here, and in the United States, that means today is the final day to file your taxes. As the growth of the internet has made the long lines at the post office that news stations loved to cover obsolete, that doesn't reduce stress.

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Daniel Pyne

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April 15, 2016

Business of Well-being

Occupational Stress on Worker Health and Productivity

The success and sustainability of a business greatly hinge on the productivity and efficiency of its human capital. This is especially important in the business world since employees are patently charged with executing services.

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Daniel Pyne

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June 7, 2016

Business of Well-being

How Corporate Wellness & Healthcare Reform are Eerily Related

Corporate wellness programs have been in existence in one form or the other since right after World War II. The healthcare reform efforts in the United States are even older, so how do these seemingly unrelated initiatives relate to each other.

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Daniel Pyne

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June 10, 2016

Business of Well-being

Is a Soda Tax Enough to Slow Obesity?

After Philadelphia raised the tax on soda, attempts are made to implement that in more than 30 states and cities across the U.S. The tax levied at the beverage distributors could potentially raise the price of a six-pack of plastic bottles by $1.44.

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Daniel Pyne

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June 17, 2016

Business of Well-being

What Can Employers do to Help the Opioid Crisis?

Opioid abuse is a worsening crisis in the United States that affects everyone including the individual and their family. The CDC paints a stark picture of the current extent of the opioid crisis, showing approximately 2 million Americans abuse prescription.

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Daniel Pyne

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June 16, 2016

Business of Well-being

Medical Marketers Discuss Importance and Limits of Data

The first Medical Marketing & Media Hall of Femme was held in New York, discussing human interaction in medical marketing. The focus of discussion was the use of data and its importance in creating lasting change in a population.

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Daniel Pyne

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June 15, 2016

Business of Well-being

AMA to Discuss Guidelines for Telemedicine this Weekend

With the tremendous growth of telemedicine, the AMA has decided to meet this week to decide whether or not to adopt the guidelines. The AMA has been working on ways to advise physicians the way to deal with and incorporate telemedicine into their practice.

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Daniel Pyne

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June 14, 2016

Business of Well-being

Federal Government Blocks Health Insurance Merger

At a press conference on Thursday, United States Attorney General, Loretta E. Lynch, restricted healthcare companies from merging. Last summer, Aetna announced its plan to carry out a merger with Humana, while Anthem decides to merge with Cigna.

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Daniel Pyne

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July 29, 2016

Business of Well-being

3 Tips to Survive the 4th of July Weekend

The Fourth of July is here, the time each year when Americans celebrate our independence by eating, drinking, and blowing stuff up. But just because you're on vacation doesn't mean you can completely ignore your health.

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Daniel Pyne

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July 4, 2016

Business of Well-being

Why You Should Take Time to Exercise at Work

Exercise and physical activity play a crucial role not just in physical healthy but in mental health as well for a very long time. But why is it that some many employers are reluctant to give their employees time off to exercise.

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Daniel Pyne

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July 12, 2016

Mental & Behavioral Health

Resilience is the Secret to Long-Term Success

Employers have been utilizing wellness program to help their employees live up to their full potential for decades. Some companies are beginning to realize the importance of resilience for both their and their employee's well-being.

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Daniel Pyne

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July 21, 2016

Business of Well-being

Health News: Medical Tourism Taking Off in the Next 10 Years

The MTI reveals top destinations across the globe for patients seeking high-quality healthcare and value-added services. The US leads in regards to healthcare travel spending and market share, Asia also stands out with famous spots like Thailand, Singapore.

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Daniel Pyne

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July 25, 2016

Business of Well-being

The Ice Bucket Challenge Two Years Later

You remember the peculiar trend of 2014 where people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads on social media. The "Ice Bucket Challenge" was a viral fundraising and awareness campaign for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) disease.

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Daniel Pyne

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July 27, 2016

Technology & Wearables

Basis Peak Fitness Trackers Recalled for Overheating

Intel-owned Basis Peak smartwatches were recalled this week due to overheating issues which causes burn or blisters. The problem was first encountered on June 13 when the company asked users to stop using the devices while the company worked on a software update.

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Daniel Pyne

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August 5, 2016

Business of Well-being

How Your Messy Desk is Killing Your Productivity

A busy work schedule pile up other things and that happens to all of us, and suddenly the desk is full of a stack of papers. This unusual clutter can have an adverse effect on your productivity, and not just because you can't find anything.

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Daniel Pyne

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August 12, 2016

Business of Well-being

Is Exercise Bad for Your Teeth?

A surprising study published in the journal found a link between heavy training and a number of dental problems. Majority of the athletes from around the world had evidence of gum disease, eroded tooth enamel, and tooth decay.

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Daniel Pyne

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August 15, 2016

Business of Well-being

Aetna to Drop Out of 11 of 15 Insurance Exchanges

Aetna Inc. announced that as of 2017, it will cease selling individual insurance on state and government-run exchanges. This move is a blow against Obama's signature law, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare as it is commonly known.

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Daniel Pyne

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August 16, 2016

Business of Well-being

Worksite Daycare Doesn't Just Benefit Parents, it Benefits Employers Too

Working parents contribute significantly to the U.S. workforce and its advancing economy but daycare is costly. Companies employ parents without offering them important options for balancing work and home life, such as worksite daycare.

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Daniel Pyne

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August 19, 2016

Business of Well-being

Light Exposure Does More than Keep You Up at Night

Light bulbs make the roads safer for night travel, make it possible to read into the evening hours and provide us with Vitamin D. Well very few inventions have changed the way people live more than the light bulb.

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Daniel Pyne

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August 22, 2016

Business of Well-being

Pfizer Acquires AstraZeneca as Busy Week Continues

New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer purchased Medivation for $14 billion and later acquired AstraZeneca for $1.5 billion. Medivation produces Xtandi, a drug to treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

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Daniel Pyne

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August 25, 2016

Business of Well-being

Employed Near a Zika Hotspot? Should you be Allowed to Work From Home?

Two cases of Zika have been confirmed in Florida but the cases are not linked to any of the known Zika hotspots in Miami. Despite the concentrated efforts to eradicate Zika by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus appears to be spreading.

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Daniel Pyne

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August 26, 2016

Business of Well-being

Why Are Exchange Plans Raising their Insurance Premium Rates?

Tennessee's largest plan will increase their insurance premium rates by an average of sixty-two percent. A major cause of the problem is that the market is smaller than originally projected, the CBO projected roughly 21 million Americans would be covered by insurance.

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Daniel Pyne

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August 31, 2016

Business of Well-being

AARP Sues EEOC Over Incentive-based Wellness Regulations

The AARP has sued Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over new workplace wellness regulations. The decision could have an impact on how the affordable care act influences wellness programs in the United States.

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Daniel Pyne

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October 25, 2016

Business of Well-being

Hospitals Feel Effect of Drug Price Hikes Too

Pharmaceutical companies are once again defensive over the rising drug prices as they witnessed substantial increase. The reports cost increases come after months of bad publicity for the pharmaceutical industry that has faced many controversies.

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Daniel Pyne

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October 24, 2016

Business of Well-being

WHO Report Recommends Tax of Sugary Beverages

The imposing of extra tax on the sales of sugary beverages is an idea gaining traction across the United States. Philadelphia became the first big city in the nation to put into law a 1.5% per ounce tax on soda which resulted in a 20% increase in sugary drinks.

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Daniel Pyne

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October 21, 2016

Business of Well-being

FDA Rinses Their Hands of Antibacterial Soaps

Antibacterial soaps are seemingly everywhere and nearly 76% of liquid soaps and 45% all soaps contain antibacterial agents. These agents have been extended into new products beyond soap like athletic wear and pillowcases.

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Daniel Pyne

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September 6, 2016

Business of Well-being

Blood Flow to Brain Decreases after Ending Exercise

We know the benefits of regular exercise for our bodies, and how long it can take to get back in shape. New research from the University of Maryland has shown that ceasing exercise for 10 days could also have an impact on blood flow to the brain.

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Daniel Pyne

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September 2, 2016

Business of Well-being

Office Temperature - Cold Workplaces Freeze Productivity

The hunt to find the right temperature for everyone is difficult at home, let alone satisfying an entire office. Emerging research shows a link between office temperature and employee productivity so this long-lasting debate can finally end.

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Daniel Pyne

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September 7, 2016

Business of Well-being

Awkward People Rejoice! You're Not Just Fidgeting, You're Being Healthy

If you love fidgeting then there is good news for you, it helps blood flow in the legs during prolonged periods of sitting. The dangers in the workplace from sitting all day are well established and include increased risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

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Daniel Pyne

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September 19, 2016

Technology & Wearables

Data Privacy in the Age of Wearables

Companies across the globe all use data in some way, whether it is google or facebook building a profile of users to better serve ads. With the recent explosion in the power of technology, big data has never been as important as it is today.

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Daniel Pyne

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September 23, 2016

Business of Well-being

Life Expectancy Decreases in the U.S. for First Time in Over 20 Years

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy fell in the U.S. for the first time in over 20 years. Drop from 76.5 years to 76.3 years for men and 81.3 years to 81.2 years for women. The overall average of 78.8 years fell 0.1%.

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Daniel Pyne

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December 8, 2016

Business of Well-being

Federal Judge Orders EEOC to Review Wellness Program Rules

A federal court told the EEOC to revisit their rules regarding the 30 percent cap on incentives for employees. The suit was brought by AARP challenging that it allows employers to illegally access employee's private health information and use the data discriminatorily.

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Daniel Pyne

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August 23, 2017

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