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How COVID’s Virtual World Has Created A New Wave of Career Exploration

While job searching in the pandemic has been difficult, it has not stopped hiring or internal mobility. COVID has created an opportunity for individuals to realize their desire for change and to do work they believe in, and for companies to become more flexible and creative in leveraging and tapping into employees’ and candidates’ inherent strengths.

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COVID-19: Balancing Employee Privacy and Protection

Privacy issues arise in each phase of data management, including data collection, storage, and use. These elements pose concerns to employees and must be consistent with applicable guidance.

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COVID-19: Who Should Work from Home?

Employers need to factor in several considerations, including work productivity, employee health and safety needs, and local guidelines to determine who should work from home. Here are some strategies to help with this decision:

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Employment Law

More than nine months into the health crisis, many of these changes are gradually being drafted into law, as several states are revising their employment laws to reflect the needed changes to the workplace in the months and years to come.

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The Critical Need for Ergonomic Desks in the Workplace

Employees across the country spend at least 8 hours a day sitting at their desks; thus, workplace furniture contributes significantly to employee health and productivity. In the pandemic and post-pandemic periods where many employees work from home on most days, the need for ergonomic workstations has become more crucial.

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The State of Employer Healthcare & Benefits Survey

Employees have now upped the ante for employer-sponsored healthcare benefits, revealing the crucial need for business owners to pay closer attention to employee health and wellness in the post-pandemic era. In a nutshell, people now want the guarantees of safety and trust now more than ever.

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COVID-19: Is Working from Home Working?

Although the stay-at-home restrictions have since been relaxed in many parts of the country and several workers have returned to on-site work, many employers have created long-term remote work policies to keep their staff working from home.

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Why Employees Fail in Wellness

Sometimes it takes a pair of fresh eyes with a different perspective to see what's working and what's not. If corporate executives are not supporting the program based on how employees are managed, then the program does not have a chance for success.

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Is Certification the New University?

The craze for career in corporate health and wellness is witnessing a strong hold in the field of corporate health. Students earning as much money and promotion as those having a university degree in health and wellbeing certification course.

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Pandemic-Proof Employee Wellness

Given the current challenges in work and home life we are all facing during this unique time, it’s more important than ever to prioritize your employees’ health and wellbeing. Now is the best time to connect with your employees by designing a customized digital wellness program that is not bound to the walls of your office.

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A Day in the Life of A Wellness Director

I had an interview with the Wellness Director Robin Parsons, she said she was always a health enthusiast gifted by her parents. She received coaching designation, sports/fitness certification and then went on to get certified as Corporate Wellness Specialist.

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How Can HR Help the #MeToo Movement?

With a rise in #MeToo movement, many corporate and businesses are improve their existing sexual harassment policies. Sexual harassment can hostile work environment, jeopardizes the victim's emotional and mental health, and creates anxiety and stress.

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Is Certification the New University?

When I speak with participants, I learn a lot about what we have done correctly, and what it is that needs improvement. The exciting growth we see because of our personal commitment to each and every participant is so fulfilling.

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Interview with a Wellness Manager, Sapoznik Insurance

A consultant needs to develop a relationship with their client, wellness vendor, health insurer, and product provider. Planning activities in advance, setting lofty goals and preparing a marketing strategy to engage employees for each employer-client.

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New Study Says Active Participation in Wellness Programs Increase Employee Productivity

Employees who are highly engaged in wellness programs long-term are shown to be more productive, with fewer unhealthy days, as well as reduced abstenteeism and presenteeism.

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The Study of Wellness and the Science of Success: Inspiring Change

How do you create a culture of wellness, where there is the inspiration to change and power to change by and from a voice of change. The answer to that challenge rests with choosing a speaker, a professional who is energetic by nature and eloquent by inclination.

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Humana Revs Up Workplace Team-Based Activities

Corporate Wellness magazine interviewed health insurer giant Humana about its goals of healthcare delivery. Humana CEO Bruce Broussard provides insight how the company plans to surpass its objectives and how all employees stay healthy.

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Crafting Wellness Programs That Engage Employees Requires Self-Reported Data

With nearly half of the U.S. population in the workforce, employers have an opportunity to significantly improve population health by focusing on the health and wellness of their employees.

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Optum Talks Wellness with Global Healthcare Resources

Corporate Wellness Magazine recently sat down with Seth Serxner, Ph.D., MPH, the chief health officer at Optum, a leading health services innovation company, talking about current wellness trends and a new Optum research study linking employee loyalty to well-being programs.

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Signs Your Employee’s Alcohol and Drug Addiction is Impacting their Job Performance

Approximately 19.7 million Americans suffer from substance use disorder (SUD) and that an estimated 8.5 million American adults suffer from co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness.

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10 Healthcare Best Practices for Self-Insured Employers

As a self-insured employer, you owe a strict fiduciary duty to your employees and their families to act in their best interest in the management and oversight of your organization’s health plan.

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New Data Reveals Nearly A Quarter of American Workers Have Used Alcohol or Drugs on the Job

The next time you consume any service, whether it’s filing your taxes, getting your brakes done or having your lunch maid, you may want to take a closer look at the employee doing it.

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Leaders, Employee Well-Being Starts with You

Employees' wellness program and restructuring the organization's culture is the best investment in your company. Communication, involvement in decision making, and a holistic approach further help to achieve a good work-life balance.

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How Successful is Your New Corporate Wellness Program?

It's a good idea to start with the metrics you can easily calculate if you implemented a workplace wellness initiative. You can gain a lot of insight by simply checking with your employees such as usage rates, employee absenteeism, and other signs.

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Wellness to Wellbeing - The Future of the Industry

Industry professionals are discussing traits regarding the future of industry towards the shift from wellness to the wellbeing. Panelists further focus on the future of wellbeing and they would look trends to be on the lookout for and things to be done right.

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The 5 Things They Don't Tell You as a Working New Parent

Being a new parent is not just a role, it's a big responsibility like a corporate job you have no prior experience with. As a planner and a doer, you have a corporate advantage in how to solve problems even of the parenting type.

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Ten Myths about Employee Weight Loss Programs

Weight is the #1 source of fines and incentives for outcomes-based corporate weight loss programs. Any program or any employee in the program is considered successful when the weight of the employee declines, however temporarily.

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The Employee Health and Wellness Program Code of Conduct

Employers assume that their wellness vendors will not harm their employees but there have been numerous examples of exactly that. Employees are harmed when vendors flout clinical guidelines to get less screening for obvious reason.

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Live in Your Productivity Zone

Join Jenny Dodson, as she helps you get into the productivity zone and inform you how becoming a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist can get you there!

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New Research Aims to Improve Worksite Wellness Efficiency

University College Cork in Ireland has shed new light on how to increase the effectiveness of worksite wellness programs. Researchers followed up with the subjects in three and four-month intervals to find out how changes in food preparation affect BMI.

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Is Florida's Response to Zika Effective?

In wake of the confirmed cases of Zika virus in Miami, the CDC has issued safety alerts for individuals traveling in or near the district. Self-preventative measures are key to protecting oneself from exposure to the Zika virus.

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Look Inside: The Best-and Most Unique-Employee Benefits

When deciding to accept a new job, almost 60% of all employees consider perks and benefits equally important as the salary offered. To attract the best talent, employers are working to meet the needs of their current and future employees.

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Wellness Programs under the ACA: What Employers Need to Know

Many businesses consider offering wellness plans is associated with their increasing value and thus more than 80% employers offer. Still, only 25% of the employers take the advantage of incentives under the Patient Protection Act.

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The Impact of PPACA on Corporate Wellness Programs - Good, Bad or Unknown?

One of the major thrust of the PPACA is an increased focus on prevention and wellness, as opposed to a historical federal focus. The application and effect of PPACA on individuals making lifestyle choices and wellness programs are seen as the main constructs.

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Applying Best Practices to Study the Impact of Health Promotion Programs Benefit Costs

The founding of the health risk appraisal and the advent of corporate fitness centers was the origin of worksite health promotions. A comprehensive strategy for improving health in the worksite, including a more general concept across multiple domains.

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Three Styles of Communication that Will Keep Your Employees Engaged in your Wellness Program

As obesity and heart disease, and the increasing cost of insurance claims, there isn't the best time to create a healthy culture. Coverage claims are skyrocketing in cost, employers are struggling to combat the increased absenteeism, reduced productivity.

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Wellness Programs in 2018 - Clear as Mud

Since 2016, employers offering wellness programs had to face two problems like ACA and ADA and the GINA on the other hand. The ACA governs the wellness programs offered with a group health plan while ADA and GINA cover voluntary wellness program.

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Caring for the Caregivers in the Workplace

Millions of Americans, including approximately 20 percent of the workforce, provide ongoing care for older loved ones. Employees who provide caregiving are more likely to experience stress, absences from work, presentism, and health problems.

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Successful Engagement Programs Require New-er Age Approach

As the 2012 election is approaching, there is certainly a lot of talk about healthcare reform and what may or may not hinge. An industry trend that will continue regardless of the election's outcome, that's the industry's shift to the reimbursement model.

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Senate Approves Trump FDA Pick

The US Senate confirmed Dr. Scott Gottlieb as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in a decision along party lines. Dr. Gottlieb is a frequent speaker and consultant to many pharmaceutical companies and has served as advisors for renowned companies.

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An Employee in Motion Stays in Motion

When the Corporate Wellness Magazine staff received an opportunity to review a product that would enable to behave while working. Because we collectively sit all day at our desks unless we take turns at the standing desk or work together.

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Fatigue

Why is fatigue a daily experience for millions of people and with so much energy throughout nature, how can anyone feel fatigue? Fatigue is a major issue for millions of people according to Deepak Chopra.

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6 Sides of a Healthy Work/Life Balance

Work and home used to have much cleaner boundaries before the introduction of 24/7 connectivity. These days we blend work with just about everything, but then compartmentalize how we view work versus our personal life and outside activities.

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Simple Screening Can Protect Your Workforce from Major Problems.

Providing screening and preventive care services is a great way to improve the health and productivity of your workforce. Taking advantage of company-provided programs can also be a life saver.

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Lower Back Pain Prevention in the Workplace

In the office, much health and safety public attention are focused on manual labor in the field and that's a source of back pain. There are frequent opportunities throughout the day, whether you work in the field or at the desk.

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Fitbug is Getting Fit

Some wearable companies nearly die out from rival predation, so do these companies recover and flourish in the long run. Deep in the core of the successes and failures within the wearable technology industry lies the answer.

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A Healthy Government Workplace

Reason for government toughest fight for workplace wellness is ineffective, inefficient, poorly run, out of control spending. If that's the case then it must be the case that the workplace itself is toxuc, so a healthy government workplace doesn't seem likely.

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The State of Workplace Wellness Around the Globe

Benefits of Health and Wellness programs are still seen by the majority of European employers as primarily efficiency-related. In Ireland, employees feel that health and wellness programs should be an almost mandatory part of the employer offerings.

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What's Ahead in Wellness for 2018? Last Year's Trends Offer Some Answers

The employee health and wellness front shows a trend shift in five fundamental strategic approach to well-being at work. Those include concept of wellness, improving access, increase budget and financial incentives and going digital.

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2014 Corporate Wellness Champions

CWM is proud to honor this year's Corporate Wellness Champions for their remarkable focus to making employees healthier and happier. CW champions can come in many different forms, from a wellness manager to employees down the hall.

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Diabetes Management: Corporate Programs Can Make a Difference

If you don't have diabetes, you may assume that staying away from sugar, testing blood sugar and giving insulin will do the favor. Diabetes is an individual battle that people fight every day, and it's much more complicated than you think.

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How Can Your Company Support Well-Being Improvement?

When employees get the support from the organization, they are more likely to have higher well-being. Great organizations know that organizational support drives employee well-being and real employee engagement.

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Love Assurance: Employee Satisfaction and Workplace Wellness

Companies in the U.S. have been instituting wellness programs following concepts that Asian companies are using successfully. Many programs take 18 months or more to appreciate or realize returns on the initial investments by the company.

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The Affordable Care Act: Why are Millions of Americans Still Uninsured?

A recent survey on the effects of Obamacare has shed some light on who has benefited the most and the least from the ACA. The commonwealth fundsupports independent research on health care issues released the results of its survey analysis of uninsured Americans.

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Karen Gathercole - CHRS Case Study

The CHRS certification provides human resources, insurance agents and brokers with the tool they need to ensure they are up to date. This knowledge provides designees with information that is invaluable to their company, and essential to career development.

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Healing Arts Practices, a Valuable Tool in Corporate Wellness

Educating employees about healthy lifestyles and exploring the mind-body connection allows the individual to build a firm foundation. Healing art perfectly align with features already in place like meditation and yoga in good corporate wellness plans.

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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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Coffee Does Not Cause Cancer... Or Does it?

Coffee is loved throughout the world and is considered a great remedy for reducing the chances of liver or uterine cancers. But there is a catch, like drinking hot beverages may actually lead to esophageal cancer and that's a big concern for coffee lovers.

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What Did You do This Morning in the Shower?

Going organic is simply healthier for your body and studies have shown that organic food may have higher levels of antioxidants. The chemicals and pesticides in non-organic foods have been shown to cause a reduction in fertility, may harm your immune system.

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Why A Health Coach Can Help You Reach Your Goals As An Employer

As an employer, you have goals for your company's growth and success and a vision of how you want to achieve that goal. If employees are well-taken care, they are more productive, less stressed, and happier workers which results in a big ROI.

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GE Brings Wellness to Life

We asked Jason Morgan about the company's wellness program and ROI, creating a culture and the role of incentives. He mentioned- GE Healthcare wellness program creates healthy environments like cafeterias and fitness centers, health coaching, etc.

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President Obama's Health and Wellness and His First Physical Exam as President

President Obama just finished his first physical while holding office as President and the result has created controversy. The President's LDL Cholesterol is 138 while the national average for LDL Cholesterol is 114.8.

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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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How to Handle Political Discussions in the Office

Though it is advised not to talk about politics or religion in the workplace, changing landscape convince to have a discussion. We desire connections and want to talk about our concerns despite knowing that the group believes in some other ideology.

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3 Health and Wellness Trends You Need to Watch in 2017

Due to the ever-changing improvements in technology, the health and wellness industry is constantly eveloving. With the implementation of wellness portals and the accompanying technology, it has become much easier to accurately monitor one's health.

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Dangling the Carrot' - Using Incentives to Achieve Corporate Health and Wellness Goals

Recently, HR offices across North America have made it a priority to elevate their levels of corporate health and wellness. Employers are clearly understanding that employee wellness programs benefit everyone, as healthcare costs continue to increase.

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Peer Support and Gaming Encourages Healthy Behavior and Creates a Culture of Health

Unhealthy behaviors cost companies billions of dollars and a study highlights 22.4% of the $366 million spent was on 10 curable diseases. At a population level, the study identified obesity, physical inactivity, depression, tobacco, and high glucose.

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Cooking With Intel - How Intel Employees Keep Their Dishes Fresh

The foundation of Intel corporation's wellness program is standing on pillars like Movement, Nutrition, Mindset, and Recovery. This is a real shift from relying on the biometric-based clinical type of wellness program to a lifestyle activity-based program.

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It Takes More Than a Pill: Finding New Strategies for Disease Prevention in Relation to Work Performance and Longevity

Disease is a type of evil and we need protection from this complex process and that benefits individual and society as a whole. Humans are affected by diseases for thousands of years, but after 1800s people really begin to understand the process to prevent.

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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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A New Wellness Intervention that Can Increase Cancer Screening Rates for Employers

As a part of corporate wellness program, cancer screening provides one of the most direct and immediate health benefits. Cancer screening has been an important benefit design consideration for employers for a number of years.

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To Serve Life by Saving Lives: An Initiative for Health and Wellness

If companies are willing to take the corporate wellness seriously then they should ensure the health and lives of communities. Keeping aside the internet, laptop, and mobile and thinking about the wellness of the people will give them a better reason to enjoy life.

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Wellness Tourism is Health Investment Well Worth a Trip

We all want to live a healthy life but rising medical costs, bad medical systems, and stress is like an obstacle in the way. The investment we make in our well-being can not only have a positive effect on our health but can also affect the people.

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Wearables Set to Rejuvenate Corporate Wellness

Digital fitness trackers, aka wearable devices, are the latest to make inroads into the employee wellness segment. Wearable devices not only tell you the time but can track various health parameters and will notify you if anything is not under normal range.

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Workplace Wellness Vendors - Key Performance Indicators

With the recent development of workplace wellness over the past decade, we have witnessed the evolution of the health industry. The best-practice and research on the efficacy of successful corporate health and wellness initiative to identify key factors.

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Show Some Backbone: How You Can Support Spine Health in the Workplace

Modern working environment tend to alleviate the risk of back injury leading to pain in spine and other parts of the body. Unergonomic office chairs create undue pain and physically demanding jobs rarely teach proper walking, standing and lifting techniques.

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A Look Into MD Anderson Cancer Center's Wellness Program ~ An Employer Case Study

Bill was flat on his back, staring at a brick wall outside a hospital room, now he was in a full body cast. High-stress cancer is part of our business-our clinicians must deal with stress every day at the same time we're a wellness culture by nature.

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Walking Meetings - Taking Big Steps for Global Employee Health & Fitness Month

May is Global Employee Health & Fitness Month, and with it comes the opportunity to introduce new ideas to make healthy easier. Ideal for small team meetings, walking meetings avoid the conference room chat and take your meeting on the move.

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What Does Wellness Mean for Companies Today?

The cumulative effect of year-after-year increases has produced record-high costs for employers, employees and retirees. Even during these tough economic times, employers appear to be committed to maintaining workers' health benefits.

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Escape Financial Stress

Stress, financial anxiety threatens your foundation and the survival and how long will the collective financial instability last. If you aren't personally suffering you probably know others who are struggling with the financial instability.

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Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Sedentary behavior is not the same as being physically inactive, but sitting for extended periods is a risk in itself. Doesn't matter whether you are running for a marathon outside the workplace if you're inactive inside the office for too long, you are inviting diseases.

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Are We Missing the Mark on Healthy Workplace Policies?

Most of us can relate to having a love-hate relationship with food at work, as when we forget lunch at home then it becomes a welcome sight. During the lunchtime, you sometimes have to face the internal battle with yourself of whether or not to eat your food.

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The Effect of Stem Cell Treatment on Degenerative Eye Diseases

According to the AOA, the greatest fear of many people is the loss of their eyesight and loss of vision comes naturally with age. Age-related macular degeneration and Stargardt disease- a form of juvenile macular degeneration.

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January is National Blood Donor Month

Were you aware January is National Blood Donor Month? Have you ever wondered Why January, you ask? This is because winter months are typically the leanest in donations due to inclement weather and seasonal illnesses.

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Scripps Health Steps Forward for Corporate Wellness

Scripps Health, a self-insured, tax-exempt healthcare organization launched a corporate wellness program in March 2006. Population health has improved substantially since 2006, bolstered by a 51% increase in the low-risk population.

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What is Stress?

Stress is any strain or force on the body or mind or power that deforms the shape of the body subjected to it. When stressed, specific bodily responses occur and an impulse is relayed to the brain which sends out signals to the glands and organs.

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Why Your Team Needs to Support Well-Being Improvement

Employee engagement is defined as the deep connection and sense of purpose at the work that creates extra energy and commitment. It's all about the difference between "I have a great idea I'm trying out" and "that's not my job."

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Election Day: What Are the Candidates Plans for Healthcare?

While healthcare has not been on the forefront that it has been in the previous two elections, it's in focus lately. America's 18-month election process will be behind us at long last but before we bid goodbye to the 2016 election, let's look at the plans both candidates have in.

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Understanding Consumer Behavior Leads to Understanding Your Employees

Employees in your finance department are not the same as employees in the call center, so treating them as such may result in missed opportunities. Utilizing consumer behavior to segment your employee population could pay dividends.

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New Year - New Wellness Plan

The carrots and sticks that were decided last year to incentivize for the new year are now becoming a reality for the workforce. The list might include stop smoking, losing weight, lowering cholesterol, controlling blood pressure.

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Should Fats Be Part of a Healthy Diet and an Effective Employee Wellness Program? Yes!

In recent times, fats have gotten a negative impact on the fitness world but maintaining a moderate amount of fats is good for brain work. Healthy fats support many body functions, enhance the absorption of vitamins, and provide substances the body needs.

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Interactive Awareness: A Corporate Example of Bringing Awareness to Nourishment

The internet has opened the gate for all the users to search through the abundance of information about how to heal naturally. We can simply get better information by subscribing to the newsletter through social media on the topics which interests us.

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A Fresh Look At Voluntary Benefits

Employers face multiple challenges in providing competitive benefits like rising medical costs, tough economic environment. Some companies are responding by curtailing benefits but savvy brokers are advising their clients to take another route.

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Providing Care to Care Providers

The Health Cares Exchange Initiative creates supportive networks of caregivers in diverse geographic areas and educates them. HCEI created its own moderator's guide and hosted the first-ever nationwide focus groups with paid and free care providers.

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Employers Offering Wellness Programs and Incentives is on the Rise

Corporate wellness program is witnessing a boom as more and more employees are implementing wellness programs and providing incentives. As healthcare costs are rising, wellness programs seem to be the only ways to control the increasing healthcare cost.

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