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Study: Workplace wellness programs not working out

Costly workplace wellness programs are not having the effect on employees’ well-being that employers had hoped for, new research finds.

It’s flu season; drink more wine

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are giving people a new reason to have a glass of merlot—it can prevent severe flu.

FMLA’s 25th anniversary prompts new leave legislation

Twenty-five years ago this month, then President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill that requires certain employers to provide unpaid medical leave to employees, and on its anniversary, new legislation has been introduced that would create a program to make that leave paid.

Is your work schedule making you fat?

Working the night shift typically comes with extra pay as a perk. But shift workers also get something unintended and unwanted—an increased risk of obesity.

Childhood cancer survivors face ‘job lock’ to keep insurance

Many working adults worry about work-related health insurance, but they don’t let those fears stop them from changing jobs or careers, but that’s not the case for childhood cancer survivors who are less likely to change jobs for fear of losing their work-related health insurance.

WHO highlights workplace mental health

Managers who lead initiatives to help employees who experience depression and anxiety can mitigate the effects of mental health disorders.

Have a laugh; It's good for you

Research indicates that there is truth to the expression, ‘laughter is good for the soul.’ Medical findings over the last several years point to a connection between overall health and laughter.

How safe are office potlucks?

Workplace potlucks are particularly popular in the fall season with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s events. But work potlucks should be enjoyed with a measure of caution.

Staying healthy at work during flu season

It’s that time of year when chicken soup, over-the-counter medicines and doctor visits become a lot more frequent. The 2017-2018 flu season is here too, and guarding against it in most work settings will require extra care.

Getting familiar with the Dirty Dozen

With the movement towards eating organic or clean foods growing, a group of foods collectively called “The Dirty Dozen” is set to gain your attention.

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