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Walking Programs Produce Positive Results

August 12, 2011

Excess weight and lack of exercise are linked to millions of dollars in healthcare costs each year. However, a recent study suggests that a workplace walking program can make a difference.

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Have You Adopted an "HRA Plus" Approach to Wellness?

July 14, 2011

On March 22, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released "Interim Guidance for Health Risk Assessments." The guidance was submitted to CMS by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and was developed from the...

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Learn Successful Wellness Approaches from Industry Experts

March 29, 2011

High healthcare costs are a growing concern for American businesses, many of which are hit with double-digit premium increases each year. The major chronic conditions that account for high health claims, increased absenteeism, and lowered...

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How Much Does a Good Wellness Program Cost?

March 01, 2011

High healthcare costs continue to be of concern to American businesses. Today, the average annual health insurance premium is more than $5,000 for individual employees and nearly $14,000 for families. Since 2000, average premiums for family coverage...

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Wellsource Chairman Chosen for CDC Expert Panel

January 28, 2011

Wellsource, Inc. is pleased to announce that the company's founder and chairman, Don Hall, DrPH, CHES, was chosen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an industry expert panelist for a Public Forum soliciting input into the...

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Wellsource Products Receive NCQA Recertification

November 12, 2010

The Wellsource® Personal Wellness Profile™ and the Online Wellness Center™ have received recertification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Two years ago, Wellsource was one of the first companies to achieve Health Information...

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Tips for Communicating Wellness

October 10, 2010

Employers who have successfully contained their healthcare costs have created a culture of wellness. They have implemented integrated programs that build awareness and acceptance of healthful living throughout their organization. They dialog with...

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Tips for Proving Your Program's Value

August 10, 2010

Not having a health risk assessment could be putting your wellness program at risk of getting cut. In the current economic climate, companies are doing everything they can to cut costs. Can you prove that your program has been successful? Do you...

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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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