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Wellness programs are evolving as analyses inform the industry on what’s working or not, especially as incentives raise the stakes on participation and employee health data are eyed for more extensive utilization and potential dissemination.

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Good health is good business – from the exam room to the board room. Furthermore, evidence based integrated health and safety is a strong dose of preventive medicine that is good for the individual as well as the employer – and can lead to a positive sustainability strategy at both a personal as well as an organizational level.

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Hip replacement, formally known as total hip arthroplasty, is considered one of the most effective surgeries in medicine, enabling the vast majority of patients to walk again pain-free.

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While the two-year delay of the Cadillac tax until 2020 may slow growth in private exchanges, most experts maintain that enrollment in such exchanges will continue its upward trek.

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How incentive programs are designed can make a big difference in how effective they are at changing behavior.

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High-deductible health insurance plans have been tied to lower healthcare spending, but a new study suggests the reason is not that enrollees in those plans are savvier.

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Lower back pain is an almost universal if unwelcome experience. About 80 percent of those of us in the Western world can expect to suffer from disruptive lower back pain at some point in our lives. But if we begin and stick with the right type of exercise program, we might avoid a recurrence, according to a comprehensive new scientific review of back pain prevention.

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Connecting with reliable, safe resources is an important step in learning to cope with a medical condition.
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