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Helping Employees with Health Insurance
January 20 2017 - A lot of studies have confirmed that job (and life) security can help boost employees' productivity levels to new heights.

Work And Sleep
July 23 2012 - Research from the University of Iowa has shown that police officers sleeping less than six hours per night are more susceptible to chronic fatigue and health problems.

Unemployment And Health
May 20 2010 - Loss of employment can have significant long-term health consequences

Health Effects Of Work-Related Stress And Shift Work
May 19 2010 - Work-related Stress, Shift Work And Coronary Heart Disease

Employers Can Help Reduce Obesity
July 3 2009 - With obesity rates making headlines across the country, 22% of organizations offer weight management programs.

Flexibility Leads To Healthier Lifestyle
January 21 2008 - Employees who believe they have flexibility in the workplace tend to sustain healthier lifestyle habits.

Helping Depressed Employees
September 27 2007 - Employees with significant depression who participated in a program including a telephone outreach and care management service demonstrated fewer symptoms, improved work productivity and greater job retention than those receiving standard care.

Aetna Launches Integrated Health Solution(SM) Program to Improve Employee Health and Productivity
September 21 2007 - (News release) Integration of Clinical Services, Claim Data and Wellness Resources Optimizes Health, Controls Costs

FMLA Implementation
August 10 2007 - A recent report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has found that nearly 40 per cent of human resource (HR) professionals have experienced problems with implementation of the Family and Medical Leave Act 1993 (FMLA).

Sick Day Entitlement Survey
April 5 2007 - The latest survey of sick days in the U.S. found that time off policies are continuing to evolve with a number of states and cities exploring mandatory paid sick leave.

Effects of the Brain Drain on Health Care
November 7 2006 - (News release) Baby boomers are nearing retirement, which has caused concern over the potential for workforce shortages, particularly in the health care industry.

Bipolar Disorder Costs More Than Depression
September 2 2006 - Bipolar disorder costs twice as much in lost productivity as major depressive disorder.

State of Indiana Rolls Out New Health Program to Support and Encourage Healthy Lifestyles for Its Employees
August 21 2006 - (News release) In Keeping With Governor's Daniels' INShape Indiana Campaign, The New Health Program From The Haelan Group Aims to Improve State Employee Health Through Proactive Support and Coaching

ValueOptions Links a Healthy Heart to Sound Mental Health
July 3 2006 - (News release) ValueOptions announced today the launch of an integrated cardiovascular/behavioral health initiative for its corporate customers.

Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Higher Unemployment Risk
May 22 2006 - A new review shows that adults with a history of childhood cancer are more likely to be unemployed than the general population.

Over 340,000 State of South Carolina Employees and Their Dependents to Benefit from ActiveHealth Management's CareEngine(R) Clinical Decision Support Services
February 1, 2006 - (News release) ActiveHealth(R) (Active Health Management, Inc.), a technology driven, clinically based health management services company, has been awarded a contract from the State of South Carolina to provide CareEngine(R) clinical decision support services to the State's public employees and their dependents.

Hewitt Offers Employees Tips to Maximize Benefit Choices during Open Enrollment Season
September 21 2005 - (News release) Looking at Benefits Holistically Enables Workers to Better Balance Health and Retirement Needs

Long-term disability and employee assistance
September 1 2005 - Members can access an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offering 'solutions-focused consultation' for a wide range of personal issues

Playing Hooky
July 28 2005 - An absenteeism survey conducted for Hudson showed that nearly a third (30%) of US workers admitted to taking a 'sick' day when they were not ill.

Employees negative about health care options
June 17 2005 - Fear and anxiety drive purchasing decisions, according to a Towers Perrin study.

Smoking by Nurses Creates Workplace Issues
January 20 2005 - Nurses who smoke can create workplace problems that health care systems should address in order to promote better interactions between nurses and their patients and reduce dissension among staff.

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