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April 2017

Scientists Predict People in This Country Will Live the Longest

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Image credit:digitalhallway | Getty Images If the health and well-being of a country’s people is a tangible sign of its success, the United States isn’t doing so hot, according to a recent study published in The Lancet about life-expectancy around the globe. The researchers from Imperial College London, the World Health Organization, Northumbria University and the University of Washington are predicting that in 2030, the country with the highest life…

9 Ways Employees Can Stay Healthy at Work

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Image credit:Shutterstock It is said that health is wealth. The adage is true to a great extent. Without good health, we wouldn’t be able to do anything. Taking care of work, chores and kids would become impossible if we struggled with health conditions all of the time. Related: Using Wearable Devices to Help Promote Employee Wellness One of the most common excuses people cite for not being in good shape relates…

GOP Health Care Act Would Reduce Deficit, But Leave Millions Uninsured, CBO Says

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Under the Republicans' proposed American Health Care Act, the federal budget deficit would decrease by more than $300 billion over the next 10 years, but would leave millions of people uninsured, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO on Monday shared its analysis of the legislation that it conducted in concert with the Joint Committee on Taxation. The report estimates that in 2018, 14 million more people would…

What Entrepreneurs Can Do to Be Prepared for Changes to Healthcare Legislation

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Image credit:Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images This week, House Republicans released the American Health Care Act, the plan that if passed would take the place of the Affordable Care Act. Today, the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees are set to begin voting on elements of the proposed legislation. As it stands now, some popular provisions of the ACA, including protections for people with pre-existing conditions and…

Why Wellness Should Be on Your Company Culture Checklist

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Image credit:Shutterstock Beginning a new job or internship can be an exciting and stressful time. You’re eager to prove yourself to your colleagues and managers and excited to learn new skills. While it’s good to be focused on finding a company that will help you meet your professional goals, it’s also important to consider how your future employer will help you outside of the office. I’ve been a fitness nut…

Take Risks on Your Business, Not Your Body

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Image credit:Shutterstock Every day, entrepreneurs encounter various risks that affect our health and business. One change in consumer taste pattern or an unfavorable government policy can crumble a business and adversely affect the owner’s health. The business world requires mental and physical energy to accomplish daily tasks and long-term goals. But, how can you maintain that energy, stay safe and be healthy in such a challenging and unpredictable world? Here…

5 Reasons Why Workplace Anxiety Is Costing Your Business a Fortune

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Image credit:Gary Burchell | Getty Images A study conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health reported that over 40 million Americans are dealing with some form of an anxiety disorder. With over 18 percent of the U.S. population having been diagnosed with anxiety, a large majority have cited their workplace as a major contributor. Anxiety is the most common form of mental illness in the country. Most people can identify with…

4 Health Tech Innovations Changing the Lives of Our Most Vulnerable Patients

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Image credit:Mint Images-Paul Edmondson | Getty Images Among all that we are grateful for one of the most important being our health. Health innovations that are helping people care for our most vulnerable communities are something to celebrate. Advancements in healthcare technologies have revolutionized the well-being of children, the mentally handicapped, neonatal patients and our elderly. So, here’s to your health, and cheers to four healthcare innovations that are reshaping human…