The Wellable Blog

Study: Overload, Trust Remain Challenges For Online Health Info Seekers

The good part of the internet is that it provides access to all sorts of information.  The bad part of the internet is that it provides access to all sorts of information.  The latter statement could be considered an informal finding of Weber ...
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Survey Highlights Benefits Employees Find Most Financially Beneficial

A survey from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) showed that 80% of Americans would rather accept a job with benefits, such as health insurance and a retirement plan, than take a job without benefits, even if it paid 30% more.  This is an ...
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Apple Watch Incentive Drives Greater Wellness Program Engagement

Employers continue to invest significant financial resources into rewards and incentives for employee wellness programs.  In fact, 85% of employers with at least 200 employees offer more than $150 to employees for participating in or completing a ...
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USPSTF All Adults Should Be Screened For Excessive Alcohol Use

United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is "an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services."  ...
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Unwell Employees Cost U.S. Employers $530B In Lost Productivity

Many employers across the world are finalizing budgets for the coming year, and for some human resource professionals, this includes justifying the investment in employee wellness programs.  Fortunately, new research from the Integrated Benefits ...
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5 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits Of Gratitude

For those readers in the United States, tomorrow will be Thanksgiving, and to some, the official start of a month-long holiday season.  The holiday began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year, but at ...
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The 4 Types Of Health Care Consumers

A study from Deloitte Health Solutions describes the U.S. health system as the “Wild West” that is comprised of four types of unique consumers, each of which possesses unique characteristics and propensities to engage with healthcare technology.  ...
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Google, Facebook Drop Forced Arbitration In Harassment Cases

Two weeks ago, more than 20,000 Google employees staged a walkout in protest to how the company chose to pay millions of dollars in exit packages to male executives accused of misconduct while staying silent about the transgressions.  In response to ...
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Study: Social Media Use Tied To Depression And Loneliness

It’s been a little more than a month since World Mental Health Day (October 10).  In the spirit of fulfilling the goal of the day, Wellable wrote a comprehensive article to increases awareness on mental health in the workplace.  A new study on the ...
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Study: Paid Sick Leave Tied To Lower Employee Stress

A prior blog post highlighted a study that demonstrated how high levels of cortisol, which is a byproduct of stress, can impair cognitive ability. It was one way to show why employers should care about employee stress, as it directly impacts the ...
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