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3 Population Health Strategies to Strengthen Emotional Agility

May 29, 2018

Does everybody have the emotional agility to handle stressful situations and still be happy, healthy, and productive?

Probably not. It’s a learned skill. Kind of like LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers practicing for thousands and thousands...

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Wellsource Donation Improves Health of High School Music Program

May 17, 2018

The sound of music...pick the right song, and it can make you feel good, relaxed, maybe even lower your blood pressure. But if an instrument in the mix is out of tune, like a timpani in the band, it’s just not the same.

It’s a lot like the...

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Health Risk Assessment Data: Is Your Population Health Management Headed in the Right Direction?

May 08, 2018
Dr. DeBehnke, Nebraska Medicine CEO

Ever wonder if you’re looking at your health risk assessment data in the right ways to improve population health? 

Nebraska Medicine CEO Dr. Daniel DeBehnke does. It’s on his mind every morning as he...

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Health and Wellness On the Go - One Trend To Watch

April 25, 2018

Remember the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea?

Something happened thousands of times, maybe more, that is already having an impact on your health and wellness program.

Athletes, fans, coaches, and media staff took selfies, sent text...

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Workplace Wellness in 2018: The HAL Advice to Save Your Population

April 13, 2018

In the classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL tells the last living crew member of the Discovery 1 spaceship:

“Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think...

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New Blood Pressure Guidelines Pump Up Need for Lifestyle Medicine

April 03, 2018

Can you hear that? Well, you could if you had a sphygmomanometer and a stethoscope. It’s the sound of blood pressure going up.

Based on new blood pressure guidelines set up by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,...

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An Effective Wellness Assessment Includes 5 Hard-to-Find Ingredients

March 28, 2018

Health risk assessments are a lot like cookies.

Think about it.

Which would you rather have? Highly-processed chocolate chip cookies made in a manufacturing plant or homemade, fresh out of the oven ones like mom used to make. You’d pick mom’s...

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Is Workplace Stress Taking a Toll on Your Employee Wellness?

March 22, 2018

Inside the Dunder Mifflin office, stress is at an all-time high. CEO Michael Scott’s unpredictable behavior, dictator-style workplace rules, and general distrust has employees on edge. It’s so bad, one employee even wears a device to measure...

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Ready to Play by the New Rules for Blood Pressure?

March 14, 2018

Is high blood pressure a problem in your organization?

We already know the answer if your population looks anything like the typical American.

The new guidelines from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and nine...

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Amazon Partnership Takes Aim at Healthcare Costs

March 02, 2018

 Just 18 months ago, Quartz Media described Amazon as a “titan of e-commerce, logistics, payments, hardware, data storage, and media,” and added, “It dabbles in plenty more industries.” On January 30, 2018, we learned of yet another industry to...

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Predictions for 2018: Disney-Inspired Solutions for Better Health Care

February 21, 2018

Ever wonder how we’re going to improve health care? It’s not exactly the cheeriest subject to discuss when chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer are among the leading causes of death. But maybe a trip to the...

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Is Your Wellness Program Incentive Really Voluntary?

February 14, 2018

Across the nation, wellness coordinators are again pondering wellness employee incentives. Only this time, AARP is behind the question:  How much of an incentive can companies offer their employees to take a health risk assessment (HRA), or...

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