Category Archives: Health

What Is Worksite Wellness All About? – A Series – The Health Status Concept (Today’s Approach)

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The various definitions of health status indicate that it can be determined on the basis of both objective and subjective measures. Typically, in the workplace, it is determined on the basis of clinical biometric measures such as BMI (body mass index), blood pressure, weight, cholesterol levels and blood sugar level. These objective measures are derived […]

Government-Run Health Care Cannot Work!

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It would be GREAT if our government could successfully manage American’s Health Care needs. I would be all in if the government guaranteed good health for everyone, and they were even remotely qualified to make such a guarantee. The truth is we all face different health issues at different ages. The recent health issues I […]

What’s The Definition Of Physical Health and Does Good Health Naturally Mean All Natural Is Good?

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Let’s begin with a good health definition in general. The WHO health definition (World Health Organization), albeit from 1948: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Assuming that’s true, what’s the definition of physical health and does good health naturally mean that […]

Wellness Coordinators: Approach Employee Health Holistically (You Can’t Afford Not To!)

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There are multiple determinants to health. And you do want to address as many as you can through your work site wellness program, correct? Essentially, in the workplace setting, employee health is determined as a function of individual practices, organizational practices and the greater community in which the organization resides. In order to approach employee […]

County Health Department – A Great Resource for Physician Groups and Hospitals

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As clinical providers seek ways to improve the health of their patients at the population level, one great resource that they should tap is their county health department. There are many resources and skills that health departments will share with physicians and other providers that will improve their ability to improve the health of their […]

Population Level Health Management and Predictive Analytics

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There has been much discussion of population health management coupled with predictive analytics recently in the health care field. Why? Most who are discussing these topics see it as a means of improving the health of patients while reducing the costs of doing so. Providing better care at lower costs is becoming necessary as payers […]

Is Mental Health Covered Under Health Insurance?

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For people who depend on any type of private or company insurance to cover the cost of their health needs, the question of whether or not the health insurance policy covers mental health problems is a crucial one for a number of reasons. The idea of a split between physical health and mental health is […]

The Impact Of Shift Work On Health

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The health and motivation for shift work has been known to have its own peculiar demands. This has set it apart from jobs that have traditional hours of work. Shift work has its own health merits. The shift work has been created to aid workflow processes between employer, employee and tasks at hand. Over the […]

Retiree Health Care Benefits Continue to Decline

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Employer-based retirement health care insurance benefits continue to decline, according to recent industry reports. Many retirees have been able to rely on private or state employer-based retirement health benefits for supplemental health care coverage while on Medicare in the past, but this is becoming less common. Employer-based health-related benefits can provide important coverage for the […]

How Does Your Mental, Physical and Spiritual Health Affect Your Relationships?

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Your physical health’s effect on your relationships with your spouse and friends: Conquering your physical health From my perspective, the most important piece affecting our relationships with our loved ones is our physical health. Our physical health affects our mental health and our spiritual health. Our physical health is determined by our life style. This […]