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Building a Results-Oriented Workplace Wellness Program

May 17, 2010

Is your wellness program raising your blood pressure? Anyone involved with worksite wellness is interested in creating more than a "good enough" program. Aim to create a great one! Get the best results from your program by drawing on research from...

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Impact of the Health Care Reform Laws on Wellness Programs

April 22, 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010, and the amendments contained in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively, the "Health Care Reform Laws"), provide significant funding...

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Employee Wellness Programs Work

April 10, 2010

According to a recent article, up to 90 percent of employers offer employees at least one activity promoting wellness, ranging from printed material to in-house fitness centers and one-on-one counseling.

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Exercise Intensity and Blood Sugar Control

April 02, 2010

 

Researchers have known for a long time that exercise is very helpful for controlling diabetes and its complications. Exercise helps lower blood sugar levels in the body similar to insulin. Regular exercise also helps improve insulin sensitivity...

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The Power of Wellness Incentives

February 25, 2010

Wellness programs have proved their value in the workplace. Healthier employees spend less money on healthcare and employers understand that investing in their wellness is important. It's not surprising, then, that the number of companies adding...

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Worksite Wellness Program Best Practices

February 03, 2010

What constitutes a good wellness program? This is a question of interest to anyone involved with worksite wellness and is an area of ongoing investigation and research. The ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal reviewed published guidelines on best...

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Exercise Slows Atherosclerosis and Stabilizes Plaque

February 01, 2010

Heart disease and strokes continue to be the leading cause of death in the United States and most other developed countries. It is well known that a build-up of cholesterol in the arteries forming plaque is the primary underlying cause of both...

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Are You Underestimating Your Company's Healthcare Costs?

January 29, 2010

In a large multi-employer study, researchers found that the full costs of poor health dwarf those of direct medical spending alone. Typically, companies measure healthcare expenses by adding medical care and pharmaceutical purchases. When...

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What's the Best Diet for Lowering Weight and LDL Cholesterol?

January 28, 2010

High protein diets, such as the Atkin's diet or the Paleo diet, have been popular weight-loss programs in recent years. A high-protein diet has created concern, however, because it is high in meat, animal products, and saturated fat. Numerous...

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Wellsource, Inc. Awarded NCQA Certification for Quality Healthcare Products

December 02, 2008

Portland, OR – December 2, 2008 – Wellsource, Inc. of Portland, Oregon, today announced that two of its flagship products, the Wellsource® Personal Wellness Profile™ (PWP) and the Online Wellness Center™, have been awarded the Health Information...

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