1. Wellness Programs Need Changes to Satisfy Employees

    Over half of employers believe their wellness programming is effective for improving health and reducing spending, but only a third of their employees think the same. According to a new Willis Watson Towers survey, about 65% of employees said that improving their health is a personal priority, whil…Read More

  2. Skin Sensors Monitor Sweat…and Stress

    Researchers from Stanford University have developed the first wearable skin sensor that can measure a person's cortisol levels from their sweat. Cortisol, a hormone that spikes in response to stress, is an important biomarker to help measure everything from emotional stress to metabolism and immune …Read More

  3. Patients Get 11 Seconds!

    On average, patients have 11 seconds to explain the reasons for their visit before their physicians interrupt them. Researchers at the University of Florida in Gainesville analyzed the first few minutes of tape recorded consultations between 112 patients and their physicians in various U.S. clinics…Read More

  4. National Public Health Week

      April 2-8th   is National Public Health Week so this is a perfect time to recognize the life-saving work of our public health nurses.  These devoted men and women impact the health and well-being of their communities and our world. Public Health Nurses comprise the largest segment of th…Read More

  5. Sleep Study Alarms for Employers

    Forty-three percent of working Americans don’t receive enough sleep each night, and 76% say that they feel tired at work, reports a survey by the National Safety Council. Sleep is one of the three pillars of living a healthy lifestyle, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Seven or …Read More