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Manage Job Stress to Control Healthcare Costs

June 04, 2013

Everyone experiences stress at some time in their life, from bad things as well as good. Financial trouble, divorce, illness, job loss, or death of a loved one can all be very stressful. Getting married or starting a new job can be, too.

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Big Money: The True Costs of Obesity

May 22, 2013
About 68 percent of American adults are overweight or obese. Obesity-related costs represent an estimated 20.6 percent of healthcare costs, or an estimated $190 billion per year, and the costs keep getting larger.

You don't have to look...

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Big Money: The True Costs of Obesity

May 15, 2013

You don't have to look far to find proof that obesity is a big problem. In Chicago, a 340-pound man was recently forced off a commercial airline for being too large. Crew members informed the man of the "customer of size" policy and advised him...

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Weight Management Interventions for Employers

May 15, 2013

Margaret Fowler, Director of Community Wellness for Calvert Memorial Health, knows people can change. She's helped thousands of people improve their eating habits, make time for exercise, and reduce their risk factors for chronic disease. And when...

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Pacific Union College Named Healthiest Employer

April 26, 2013
Photo courtesy of Pacific Union College

Wellsource client Pacific Union College was recently named one the Healthiest Employers in California by the North Bay Business Journal. PUC's wellness program includes onsite health screenings,...

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Update on the Affordable Care Act and Wellness Incentives

April 22, 2013

Many of the wellness programs created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have yet to come into existence due to political gridlock and failure to appropriate funds. But preliminary regulations issued recently by the U.S. Departments of Treasury,...

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Watch: The Value of a Worksite Wellness Program

April 12, 2013
 

Companies with successful worksite wellness programs experience lower healthcare costs, increased productivity, and decreased absenteeism due to illness and injury. Learn More.

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Cost Savings Starts with Engagement

April 12, 2013

In a perfect world, your participants are all actively involved in your wellness program. They salivate over the incentives you've rolled out to encourage wellness. And nearly everyone is health conscious, physically active, and engaged in your...

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Dr. Don Hall Honored by Loma Linda University

April 12, 2013
Wellsource Inc.founder Dr. Don Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellsource Founder Dr. Don Hall, DrPH, CHES, was recently honored by Loma Linda University School of Public Health at the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition.

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Wellness Coordinator Can Inspire Positive Change

April 12, 2013

 

Barbra Fagan, Froedtert Health’s Director of Health Promotion Services, doesn’t like sitting around. She’s read all the studies about the dangers of sitting, and she’s quick to share that information with Wisconsin-area employers. But her...

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Study: Wellness Program Participation Rates Double With Support From Family

April 12, 2013

Even if an employee is surrounded by a culture of wellness at work, food and lifestyle choices outside the office might not be ideal. For example, an employee might make healthy choices at work, but hours of fast food, soft drinks, sweets, and too...

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The American Heart Association Named Wellsource Fit Friendly Worksite

April 12, 2013

 

Wellsource was recently named a Fit Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. The program recognizes employers that champion the health of their employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace.

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