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Use HRA Data to Create Lasting Habits and Boost Employee Engagement

July 11, 2018

Changing behaviors is all about changing habits. But breaking bad habits and forming good habits is not always easy. Often times it takes several attempts to make a permanent change.

Author James Clear advises you to start small, because “lasting...

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What Matters to Employees in Wellness Programs?

July 03, 2018

Sometimes you’ve got to give the people what they want.

B2C companies know this. They constantly update their products and services to appeal to consumers. There are endless opportunities to give feedback. Review sites like Yelp, customer service...

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Health Risk Assessment vs. Health Risk Appraisal

June 26, 2018

Have you ever sat in a meeting where acronyms are flying around like pollen during allergy season? If you work in health and wellness, it’s probably Every. Single. Meeting.

Acronyms are everywhere. And just because you’re familiar with an...

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Employee Health: How Much Does High Blood Pressure Cost Your Company?

June 20, 2018

Ever stop by your favorite coffee shop on the way to work? It’s easy. It’s convenient. A lot of people do it. You drop $2 to $4 on a coffee, gulp it down, and get on with your day.  

Maybe you spend a few more bucks on a muffin or pastry, and...

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Mapping a Positive Path at the National Wellness Conference

June 11, 2018

How happy is your population? It’s a critical marker that has an impact on productivity, presenteeism and absenteeism, employee turnover, and morale.

It’s almost like our founding fathers understood the value of wellness when they penned the...

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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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