How Healthier Happens

Use of Illicit Drugs by U.S. Workers on the Rise

Posted: July 24, 2018

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HealthWorks Expands Drug Testing Program with Oral Fluid Collection Device The national focus on prescription opioids has driven abuse of those drugs down over the last year, according to a 2018 report in the Wall Street Journal. That’s the good news. Even so, the number of American workers testing positive for cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana [...] Read Post

Exercise and Your Brain

Posted: July 19, 2018

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Your body sends messages just like your brain There is a one-way street in my neighborhood where motorists turn down the wrong way pretty frequently. This street isn’t going to change anytime soon, but it appears a new lane of understanding is opening when it comes to exercise and your brain. While we know [...] Read Post

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Turn the Tide with These Hydration Tips

Posted: July 13, 2018

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The Hotter it is, the More Water you Need The hot summer days are here and it is imperative to be aware of how much water we are consuming to avoid dehydration. While recommendations for plain water vary by individual, the National Acadamies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine and the Mayo Clinic recommend the following daily water intake [...] Read Post

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Keep Your 2019 Wellness Strategy on Track

Posted: June 25, 2018

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Solutions Following the Latest EEOC Wellness Incentive Update Employers with wellness programs that are subject to the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA) or Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and therefore, fall under EEOC wellness incentive regulations, may feel in limbo after a recent change in direction. In January, we posted about recent impacts to wellness [...] Read Post

Health Coaching How-to

Posted: April 19, 2018

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Helping employers turn “I can’t” to “What a difference!” There are four top reasons why employers shy away from health coaching for their employees: Too busy to think about it … don’t know how to get started … not enough money in the budget … or, not sure there’ll be a return on investment. I [...] Read Post