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Promoting Employee Health Begins with Consistency

Apr 20, 2012 2:04:00 PM

There’s a lot of chatter about the benefits of workplace wellness. In fact, it has become a major area of focus for many organizations. And it’s no surprise – many big companies and small businesses have benefited from wellness programs.

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Get Your Employees Moving with Walk@Lunch Day

Apr 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM

It’s hard to argue the physical and mental benefits that regular exercise can offer. But in our fast-paced world, it can be challenging to find time for exercise amid mounting workloads, social obligations and family responsibilities.

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Transform your office environment to create a company culture that supports healthy eating

Mar 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM

Office meetings typically feature a basket of giant muffins, donuts, croissants and other high-calorie, high-fat foods.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and the Phoenix Business Journal offer healthcare resource for businesses

Mar 9, 2012 12:00:00 AM

Navigating healthcare coverage for your company can be a daunting task. Choices between what kind of coverage, how much coverage, and concerns about cost are top questions for employers.

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How Does Employee Health Affect Your Bottom Line?

Feb 24, 2012 12:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that employee wellness has a direct impact on a company’s productivity and efficiency. But what are the implications of employee health on a large scale, and, specifically, what is the impact to your company’s bottom line?

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More than Half the Recommended Preventative Screenings are Missed; Educate Yourself

Feb 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM

Let’s face it – everyday life seems to get busier and busier. Between managing work, family, community and social activity, it’s no wonder so many Americans don’t take preventative measures to manage their health.

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Walk On! challenges students and aims to create a healthier state

Jan 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM

Creating healthy habits should start at a young age, so that the habits continue into adulthood. Long ago, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) recognized that obesity and its negative health effects are far too pervasive in our state.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona salutes Arizona’s Centennial; proud to be a loyal community partner

Jan 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM

Many know that Arizona became a state in 1912. And by the 1920s, something new arrived in the Grand Canyon state – health insurance. That’s when the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) story begins.

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Designing A Wellness Program That Works

Jan 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM

It’s simple enough to recognize the need for a wellness program in your workplace. But as a business leader, how can you ensure that the dollars you invest in that program will result in healthier employees and lower healthcare costs for your company?

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New Year, New You: Tips for Living Well and Minimizing the Risk of Chronic Diseases

Jan 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM

The new year is a time for resolutions. So with 2012 upon us, why not make the most important resolution of all – to take charge of your health?

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National Green Schoolhouse Builds Sustainable Schools, Healthy Gardens in Arizona

Dec 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM

It’s no doubt that “living green” is becoming an increasingly common way of life for our generation.

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Simple Preventive Health Screenings Considered Vital to Detect Potential Issues, Maintain Good Health

Dec 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM

Preventive screenings can be a useful tool in detecting and, in some cases, addressing a health problem early before it becomes a costly and troublesome issue that can take a toll on your overall health and peace of mind.

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Good employee benefits like wellness programs can equal employee retention & satisfaction

Dec 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM

As consumers become more health conscious, it’s no surprise that they’re increasingly looking for their employers to provide employee benefits that will aid them in their efforts to live healthier lives.

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Golden years can be just that if good health is a priority

Nov 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM

Have you heard the saying: “50 is the new 30?” That may not be such an outrageous observation if you’re someone who has paid close attention to improving your health and wellness through the years.

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Holidays are a time of good cheer, revelry…and depression?

Nov 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM

The holidays are a time of good cheer, revelry and celebrations, right? Not for some people.

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Rates of Diabetes Increasing with Rising Obesity Burden Lands on Employers and Employees

Nov 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM

It’s no secret Americans love to eat. But sadly, these days it seems we are eating ourselves into an epidemic that keeps getting worse.

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Help Your Employees Get the Facts About Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

Oct 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM

You can help your employees in their efforts to save by offering a Health Savings Account (HSA) and high-deductible health plan option.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: A reminder to safely dispose of prescription drugs

Oct 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM

It should come as no surprise that while prescription drugs have immense benefits when you are ill and in need of medical care, they can also be taken advantage of and prove harmful in a variety of ways.

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Walk-In Retail Health Clinics a Convenient, Low-Cost Complement to Primary Care

Oct 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM

Walk into your neighborhood grocery store or pharmacy, and chances are you may see signs of a new service option that has been added, but it’s not an item on store shelves.

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We Can All Be Warriors in the Battle Against Cancer

Oct 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM

Lately, it seems as if nearly everyone you talk to has had cancer touch their life in one way or another.

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Good Dental Health Connected to Overall Physical Well-Being

Sep 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM

Smile–you’re in good health. That is, if you pay close attention to maintaining your oral health, you are more likely to be in better health overall.

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Open Enrollment: A Time to Give Serious Consideration to Health Insurance Planning

Sep 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM

While fall is traditionally a time to enjoy the outdoors or gather with family for the holidays, it’s also the time when many employers host open enrollment.

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Time Sure Does Fly – It’s Flu Season Again

Sep 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM

H1N1. Swine. Avian. Influenza. Whatever you call it, it’s a fact that the flu can take a huge bite out of a company’s workforce and employee productivity.

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Employee Productivity Related to Physical Environment

Sep 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM

How productive is your office? Is the level of productivity of your employees beginning to “level off?” Perhaps your office is not ergonomically sound.

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Wellness Programs a Proactive Step in Managing Chronic Illness

Aug 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM

A chronic illness. It sounds insurmountable—a disease or other health condition that is persistent or generally long-lasting in nature.

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Motivating Employees to Live Healthier Takes Creativity

Aug 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM

It’s no myth that healthy employees are happier and more productive, and can ultimately translate to lower healthcare costs for your business.

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Successful Workplace Wellness Programs Start with Top Management

Aug 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM

Have you heard the phrase, “Do as I say, not as I do?” That phrase—and philosophy— just doesn’t cut it in today’s business world, especially when it comes to a company’s workplace wellness program.

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Employers Make a Healthy Choice with Workplace Wellness

Aug 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM

How are you feeling? That’s a question usually asked by a physician to the patient, but it’s also a question being asked more frequently in the workplace by employers to their employees.

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