1. Gratitude: A Powerful Life Balance Tool

    We all know that stress can make us sick, but did you know that thankful people are healthier people? How can you adjust your perspective and be happier and healthier? Interested in LeAnn Thieman’s keynote speaking, training and workshops? Email lthieman@leannthieman.com.…Read More

  2. New Chief Wellness Officer May Reduce Physician Burnout

    As healthcare organizations look for ways to reduce physician burnout, some are creating a new C-suite role: Chief Wellness Officer, hoping to achieve not only happier employees but also improved patient experience and outcomes. Physician burnout is at an all-time high. In a recent Medscape survey,…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Walk Every Day to Extend Your Life

    If post-menopausal women walk at an average pace for at least 40 minutes several times per week, their risk of heart disease will drop nearly 25%, according to new research from Brown University.   Their analysis shows walking is almost equal to all different types of exercise that have been st…Read More

  7. To Attract New Hires, Create Volunteer Opportunities

    The unemployment rate in the U.S. is at a 17-year low, which is good news for American workers. Companies that want to add high-quality employees to their ranks are finding it hard to attract new talent. Offering a competitive salary and generous bonus programs are not enough. Candidates want time a…Read More

  8. Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation with SelfCare for HealthCare

    Nurses work tirelessly to meet patients’ needs, but for many, this comes at the cost of their own health. Nurses are more likely to be overweight, have higher levels of stress and get less sleep than the average American, according to the American Nurses Association (ANA) Health Risk Appraisal. T…Read More

  9. Women Getting Less Sleep than Men

    A new survey from the Better Sleep Council found that males often bragged about getting adequate amounts of sleep, while the women were considerably less likely to get a good night’s rest. Eight-four-percent of female participants found that sleep is important to their health, however, compared t…Read More

  10. How to Produce More Nurses Faster

    There is tremendous demand from students who want to enter nursing programs, yet last year 56,000 qualified applicants were turned away. So nursing programs are thinking out of the box, creating ways to accommodate more students. West Virginia University's School of Nursing is expanding their progra…Read More