The Wellable Blog

Study: Telehealth Usage Varies By Demographics

The surge in telehealth usage during the pandemic has been applauded by many as a solution to increase access to health care, even in the toughest of situations. Despite overall usage increasing substantially, the headline numbers do not tell the ...
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Stanford Professor Questions The Future Of Remote Work

The narrative that COVID-19 accelerated existing trends in the workplace, such as adoption of digital tools, has been so pervasive that the statement is starting to become cliché. Although largely true, it is an oversimplification of what is ...
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Microsoft Teams Launches “Virtual Commute”

Commuting has changed. Rather than hopping into a car or taking public transportation to head into an office, millions of people across the world are commuting from their bed to their desk each day. Although commuting was often perceived negatively ...
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Importance Of Employee Benefits Accelerates Due To Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to accelerate existing trends in the workplace. First, it was digitization and remote work, and now, with open enrollment upon us, it is the importance of benefits. Benefits and perks are becoming increasingly important ...
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Apple Enters Home Fitness Market

At a virtual event last week, Apple made a number of announcements regarding its health and well-being offerings. Most notably, the global leader in consumer technologies announced Apple Fitness+, a diverse subscription platform of fitness videos ...
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USPSTF: No Support For Vitamin D Screenings

In a draft recommendation statement, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF or Task Force) found that the current evidence is inadequate to recommend screening for vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic adults. The findings are based ...
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The Future Of Remote Work (September 2020 Edition)

“September 2020 Edition” is the operative phrase in the title of this post. A discussion on the future of remote work in January of this year would have sounded quite different than in the months following the start of the pandemic. Since March ...
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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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