When is the right time to get a cholesterol test at work?
October 5, 2015 Cholesterol screening is probably the most contentious test. Medical groups differ on the age at which testing should start and how often cholesterol should be measured.
Employers are gathering detailed health and wellness information about their workers. Are confidentiality safeguards up to the task?
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October 4, 2015 More employers than ever are nudging workers toward plans that screen them for risks, monitor their activity and encourage them to make healthful choices. Can you trust the boss to keep the data safe?
May 13, 2015 A carrot isn't enough — bring on the stick. A study finds smokers are more likely to quit tobacco if they lose some of their own money after a relapse, than if they get a bonus for quitting the habit.
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April 14, 2015 Most employers have a wellness program, but who knows if it's actually improving your health. The American Heart Association is proposing its own standards for improving cardiovascular health at work.
December 11, 2014 A group of CEOs wants the Obama administration to backtrack on efforts to regulate workplace wellness. The programs have ballooned in popularity, but there's little evidence they work.
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Helping employees take the time to go for a walk instead of reaching for junk food when energy flags boosts productivity, some firms find.
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July 2, 2014 Companies say it pays to invest in employee health — productivity climbs and many costs of health care drop. But preserving worker privacy while encouraging fitness can be tricky.
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Smoking can raise your insurance rates, but that doesn't mean you'll get coverage for help with quitting.
July 16, 2013 The federal health law allows new individual and small group insurance plans to charge smokers up to 50 percent higher premiums in 2014. Will the higher rates persuade smokers to give up the habit?
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