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The Last Word: A Marathon Lesson

November 8, 2013
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Two decades after wellness programs debuted as a part of employers’ health insurance packages, wellness remains an individual choice rather than a workplace imperative.
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How to Manage the Dreaded Flu Season

November 1, 2013
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Offer vaccinations free of charge to your employees right in your workplace. The cost to administer them will pay for itself.
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Electronic Cigarettes Strike Up Controversy Among Employers

October 25, 2013
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The e-cigarette is not regulated but has come under increased scrutiny from doctors and scientists.
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Sweat Equity: Working Out Workout Programs at Work

October 17, 2013
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According to Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s 2012 HR/Benefits Pulse Survey on Wellness, 41 percent of midsize companies and 53 percent of large companies offer exercise programs as part of their overall employee wellness program.
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Metabolic Methods: Aetna Says Incentives Improved Worker Health

October 15, 2013
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As cases of metabolic syndrome spike nationally, the insurer is seeing a decline after three years of the program.
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Al Lewis: The Wellness Warrior

October 10, 2013
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Al Lewis touted disease-management programs; now he thinks they’re diseased. Does he have the cure or is he just the cough that won’t go away?
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Is Work Making Workers Sick?

October 4, 2013
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Stress-related health problems in the workplace continue to be the most commonly reported among employees, and more employers are addressing these issues through preventive wellness initiatives.
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Some Lobby for Flu Shots, Others Just Go to Their Lobby

October 3, 2013
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The flu can have a tremendous effect on the workplace and the economy.
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As Companies Get Wiser on Wellness Programs, Workers Get Healthier and Wealthier

September 18, 2013
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Says one expert: ‘It’s not just having a wellness program but rather saying that, “We are wellness.” ’
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The Last Word: Quinoa Grains, Wellness and Us

September 12, 2013
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The workplace wellness trend is heading toward a patchwork of programs that miss the bigger point of a healthy culture.
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