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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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IT Solutions Poised to Change Population Health Management

June 05, 2016

 

What will it take to control healthcare costs and provide better patient care?

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University of Michigan Plans to Exit the HRA market

June 01, 2016

Not long after Wellsource founder Dr. Don Hall pioneered the first computer-based health risk assessment 40 years ago, another industry leader was on the rise. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Dee Eddington created a health risk appraisal and...

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Carrot or the Stick?

May 12, 2016

 The truth about motivating people with money

There’s a reason the 900-plus employees at SAIF Corp. in Salem, Ore., were recently named the healthiest in the state. The company’s wellness program has evolved to encourage healthy behaviors with a...

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Eat This. Not That.

May 11, 2016

 

Digesting the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans

What’s for dinner? Unless you’re living on the Biggest Loser ranch where every meal is made for you, it’s a choice people have to make every day. Eat this, not that. Hit the drive-thru or cook...

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Shifting Gears

May 10, 2016

 

Total well-being approach to wellness gaining traction

What’s the bottom line? It’s the kind of straight-to-the-point question you would expect from a CEO, especially about spending money on wellness programs and incentives. The recurring...

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Court Ruling on High-Stakes Wellness Incentives

May 09, 2016

 

District court rules in favor of mandatory participation

Chalk up another “win” for employers in the latest legal battle involving wellness programs.

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a number of high-profile employers up the ante on their...

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Booming Boomers Hit Medicare Rolls

May 04, 2016

Medicare is a reminder to the Baby Boomer generation they are getting older. Did you know that on average 10,000 people enroll in Medicare a day?

Getting older inherently means more health risks, and it can cost more than $12,000 a year to treat...

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