The Wellable Blog

Health Officials Worry About Delays In Preventive Care

The impacts of the pandemic can be seen in all aspects of society. As most individuals focus on the advice of public health officials on COVID-19, many other concerns lack the attention they deserve. Most notably, many health officials are ...
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School Disruptions Creating Workforce Challenges

School closures throughout the US and the world are creating a number of workplace challenges for employers and setting roadblocks in the recovery and re-opening of offices. For many parents, schools serve as childcare for their young ones during ...
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Community Well-Being Rankings By State (US)

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and Sharecare released a set of three indices to measure population health by state: the (i) Community Well-Being Index (CWBI), (ii) Social Determinants of Health Index (SDOHi), and Well-Being Index ...
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E-Cigarettes ≠ Superior Smoking Cessation Aid

Regular tobacco cigarettes contain 7,000 chemicals, many of which are toxic. While it is unclear exactly how many chemicals are in e-cigarettes, there’s almost no doubt that they expose users to fewer toxic chemicals than traditional cigarettes. ...
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Home Office Stipends Gain Traction For Remote Workers

As more companies commit to allowing employees to work from home indefinitely or well into 2021, they must learn to address a new set of challenges and opportunities that arise. From loss of popular on-site benefits, such as access to fitness ...
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Say Hello To Halo, Amazon’s New Wearable Device

Despite the challenges many wearable device companies have experienced over the past several years, Amazon entered the market with the release of Halo, an on-wrist health tracker with an accompanying app. Amazon Halo uses five health metrics to give ...
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Benefits Alone Cannot Improve Employee Well-Being

A study from The Well-being Lab at George Mason University found incredible insights on the current state of well-being in American workplaces as well as actionable things employers can do to help employees thrive and manage struggles. Contrary to ...
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“Twindemic” Fears Highlight Importance Of Flu Shots

This fall and winter, countries around the world will need to address an airborne respiratory illness that primarily affects the nose, throat, and, in more severe cases, lungs. Highly contagious and induced by a virus, the illness presents various ...
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Survey: Workers Conceal Mental Health Issues From Employers

Despite the progress made in destigmatizing mental health issues and pursuing positive emotional wellness goals, there is still work to be done. This year, Aetna International surveyed over a thousand workers across the US, UK, Singapore, and the ...
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Shortcomings Of COVID-19 Screenings Create Challenges For Opening Offices

Since the COVID-19 pandemic took off, companies have been frantically adjusting work operations to accommodate employee safety while keeping their business sustainable. For many industries, particularly white-collar jobs, this has resulted in ...
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