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Healthy Lifestyle Choices Can Make Healthcare Great Again

November 29, 2016

What impact will president-elect Donald Trump have on the Affordable Care Act, health insurance, and healthcare costs? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Wellsource Joins American College of Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable

October 20, 2016

The statistics are dismal. Heart disease claims the lives of more than 614,000 people a year. About 29 million people have diabetes, and an estimated 86 million people have prediabetes. One in three adults has high blood pressure. And nearly 70...

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Wellness Champions Go the Distance to Inspire Others

October 18, 2016

There’s at least one in every wellness program. Sometimes it’s the wellness coordinator who’s lean and mean, positive, and practically eats kale for a living.

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Aging Well: Blue Zones Research Identifies Habits for Longevity

September 14, 2016

Wake up early. Have some cereal and coffee. Pack along some fruit and head out the door. That’s the typical morning schedule for Pennsylvania resident Marjorie Coblentz.1 Once she’s out the door, her schedule is booked with regular exercise, a...

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Wellsource Earns Healthiest Employers of Oregon Award

September 14, 2016

Paddle a kayak during lunch hour. Check out a bike and go for a ride. Challenge a co-worker to a game of ping pong, basketball, or croquet. Show up for yoga class or go for a group walk. Or get involved in a class at work to learn how to reduce...

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Pokemon GO: More Steps for Participants or More Headaches for Wellness Programs?

September 14, 2016

In just a few months, the Pokémon GO1 app hit nearly 50 million downloads. And it’s motivated millions of people to grab their smartphones and tap, swipe, walk, and hunt down digital creatures. Sounds pretty good if you’re running a wellness...

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Is Your Wellness Program ADA Compliant?

August 02, 2016

In the March issue of WellnessRx we reported the decision in EEOC v. Flambeau, where a federal court ruled against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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Is the Zika Virus an Olympic-Sized Threat?

August 02, 2016

With the 2016 Summer Games just a week away, a growing list of top-ranked athletes won’t be competing. Why? Concerns over the Zika virus.

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The Soda Tax: Will Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Improve Health?

August 02, 2016

When January 1, 2017 rolls around in Philadelphia, you can expect the usual banter about New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, get fit, and eat healthier. But there will be one extra ingredient in the mix that may help people get serious about...

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Wellsource Earns NCQA Certification for WellSuite IV

July 19, 2016

Greetings from Portland, Ore.,

We are delighted to announce that Wellsource has earned Wellness and Health Promotion certifications from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for meeting NCQA’s requirements for Health Appraisals and...

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New Director of Health and Research Joins Wellsource Team

June 15, 2016

We are excited to announce a new addition! Integrative Lifestyle Medicine specialist Dr. Joe Raphael has joined the Wellsource team as our new Director of Health and Research. He will oversee HRAs currently available for health plans, wellness...

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Aster Awards: Wellsource Wins Gold for Monthly Health Challenges

June 10, 2016

 

 

It’s no secret that people have a hard time sticking to a diet or exercise plan long-term. However, focusing on short-term goals can help people change, develop healthy habits, and improve health outcomes. And it’s been the model for our...

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