Know the Impact of Food on Your Health: Healthcare Round-Up

Know the Impact of Food on Your Health. Food has become a centerpiece of American life, filling holiday celebrations, family milestones, and gatherings of friends or co-workers, regardless of the holiday or the season. What we sometimes forget, however, is the enormous effect food and beverages have on our health and well-being. The connection between […]

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3 Tips to Help Empower Employees to be Health-wise Consumers

With many businesses overhauling their health programs as the Affordable Care Act rolls out, it’s more important than ever for employers to help employees navigate an increasingly complex healthcare landscape. According to the Altarum Institute, Americans spend more time researching car purchases and new appliances than they do choosing doctors and health plans. Employers can […]

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Primary Care and Public Health: A Partnership to Change America’s Health: Healthcare Round-Up

Primary Care and Public Health: A Partnership to Change America’s Health. Everyone from U.S. Senators to major media outlets (USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal) and advocacy outlets is talking about the primary care physician shortage. This shortage could grow as the number of insured Americans increases thanks to the Affordable […]

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Elements of Office Design: Report Reveals Impacts on Staff Health and Productivity

How do you keep your employees happy, healthy and hard at work? While benefits and perks may be a step in the right direction, your office environment might actually play a bigger role than you think. Research from the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) reveals that office design not only has a positive impact on […]

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Fist Bump vs. Hand Shake – Which is Most Hygienic?

The fist bump. Considered one of the only equal nonverbal gestures in the world, it went viral in 2008 when President Barack Obama casually fist-bumped his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, during his presidential campaign. But along with the gesture’s novelty, fist bumps are being hailed as the cleanest of nonverbal expressions. As the public […]

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How To Find The Right Gym For You: Recreation Round-Up

How To Find The Right Gym For You. More people join gyms in January than in any other month. But not all of them will stick around. The International Health, Racquet and Sports Club association (IHRSA) estimates that annual gym attrition rates hover between 20 and 25 percent each year. So how do you make […]

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How Exercise Keeps Us Young: Healthcare Round-Up

How Exercise Keeps Us Young. Active older people resemble much younger people physiologically, according to a new study of the effects of exercise on aging. The findings suggest that many of our expectations about the inevitability of physical decline with advancing years may be incorrect and that how we age is, to a large degree, […]

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New Year, New Members: 4 Tips to Show Your Gym’s Strength

The New Year comes fast, and with it so does a newfound motivation for fitness. Each year gyms see an influx of customers, with about 30 percent of all new members coming from the first quarter of the year, and the majority during January. As a result, the beginning of the year is crucial to […]

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Inside Tips for Keeping Hospital Cafeterias Sanitary

With many high-touch surfaces and the constant flow of visitors, “cafeteria” can often mean “bacteria.” The importance of cleaning and sanitizing is compounded when it comes to health care facilities, due to the nature of the environment. Whether at a hospital, clinic or another setting, the following tips can help ensure your dining hall minimizes […]

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Tips for a Green and Clean Work Environment

In the past, products that thoroughly cleaned and sanitized were often considered effective and not given a lot of extra thought. But today we know better. We know that cleaning products can contain chemicals that are harmful not only to the environment, but to humans. There are more ‘green’ options available than ever before, and […]

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