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A Key Component of Corporate Wellness Programs: Food Wellness

Workplace could, sometimes, be a difficult place to really eat well, as employees are in a constant hurry to meet deadlines, engage new clients, send out emails, secure contracts, and send off proposals. Adults in the US spend a lot of their waking hours in…

Metabolic Syndrome is an under treated condition in corporate wellness programs.

Managing Metabolic Syndrome is a Delicious Boost to ROI

by Alison Acerra R.D. - in Others

When I made my way west after graduate school and arrived as a nutrition consultant at a high profile Silicon Valley tech company, I was stunned to discover that for such an educated, seemingly well-informed workforce, rates of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS)…

A banner for the article detailing GE's wellness program.

GE Brings Wellness to Life

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Column, Corporate Wellness Interviews

We asked Jason Morgan, director of Global Health and Wellness at GE Healthcare, about the company’s wellness program and ROI, creating a culture of wellness, and the role of incentives, gamification and much more. Corporate Wellness Magazine: What about…

A case study with American Express detailing their disease education programs

American Express: Leveraging Non-traditional Disease Education into Wellness Strategies

Thomas Bognanno - in Case Study, Column, Diabetes

Many people may not know that health nonprofits do more than invest research money for cures. The discoveries that come from
research include why diseases occur, therapies and medications that can help manage them and the information that can

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Voluntary Benefits: How to Help Build Healthier Workforce

Philip Kaufman - in Column, Voluntary Benefits

Businesses looking to reduce healthcare costs might consider eliminating ancillary benefits, such as vision, dental, disability and life insurance. But before doing so, there are compelling reasons to continue to offer or add these benefits — either purchased,…

Nucor Steel's weight loss program had employees changing their mind on food and sleep..

Nucor Steel Medical Weight-Loss Program

Nucor Steel, a Fortune 300 company and the largest manufacturer of recycled steel in the United States, embodies a culture that can be summarized by a decentralized management philosophy, performance-based compensation, customer service and quality, technical…

Using calipers to determine body fat

Body Fat or BMI: The Employer’s Dilemma

Obesity is a common condition and is increasing in prevalence in the United States and globally.  Obesity is defined as a state of excess adipose tissue and is associated with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, stroke, coronary artery disease, dyslipidemia, musculoskeletal…

An insulin needle and a stethoscope

Fighting Diabetes with Knowledge and Action: A Plan for Corporate Wellness

Brad Cummins - in Focused

Diabetes is a modern scourge, an illness we need to confront – and to whatever extent possible, conquer – so corporate wellness can flourish. The enclosed questions and answers offer perspective about this condition, for the good of al

A thermometer on a hot day.

Hot Town, Summer in the City (and Countryside): Precautions for Patients with Diabetes

Merry Richon - in Focused

Summer may be a time of weekend trips to the beach and vacations under the sun, a three-month revelry for teens and college students, and a more sedate series of evening walks and firefly nights for adults. But, for people with diabetes and on behalf o

A doctor listening to a plastic valentine's day heart

The Hearts Given Away on Valentine’s Day Should be Healthy (and Insured)

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and romantics throughout the nation have hearts and flowers on their minds. Perhaps it’s only appropriate that February is also National Heart Health Month and a great time to start taking steps to be heart healthy. According…

A stethoscope on an explanation of benefits

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 they are totally on board with conventional medicine’s approach to addressing our crisis of chronic disease…

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The Currency of Wellness: The Bitcoin Revolution for Health Care Reform

Hayden Gill - in News & Insights

The discussion about corporate wellness is often one of initiatives: Generously sponsored walks, runs, conferences and attempts to increase awareness about a specific individual, who may also be the benefactor and namesake of a featured cause, or raise attention…

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