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Is Worker Training Effective?

Is Worker Training Effective?

In the United States, the total cost of workplace training is over $100 billion per year.  A recent study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in collaboration with the Institute for Work and Health (IWH), Ontario,…

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Reading: Labor Force Participation Rates: The Population Age 55 and Over, 2008

Reading: Labor Force Participation Rates: The Population Age 55 and Over, 2008

Cited from EBRI February 18, 2010 by Craig Copeland In a study published by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), it is reported that the labor-force participation rate for older Americans (ages 55 and older) is increasing, which in turn,…

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Reading: Do Wellness Programs Make Cents?

Reading: Do Wellness Programs Make Cents?

In a recent article published on CFO.com, the author contends that less than half (around 40%) of companies using wellness programs such as employee-assistance or health-improvement programs actually see a return on investment. In fact, he reports that only 19%…

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Wellness Efforts Face Hurdle

Wellness Efforts Face Hurdle

The article Wellness Efforts Face Hurdle published in The Wall Street Journal reports that employers who offer cash incentives for employees or insurance-premium reductions to complete health surveys are in violation of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. This law restricts…

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Identifying and Managing Employee Stress

Identifying and Managing Employee Stress

The psychological well-being of employees is an important factor when considering the safety and productivity of a work environment. While the effects of physical injury may be easier to trace as well as identify, mental strain can progress...

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New Federal Health Care Bill and How it Will Impact HR

New Federal Health Care Bill and How it Will Impact HR

There has certainly been much talk during the last few months regarding the new federal health care bill and how it may eventually emerge and affect various segments of society, including businesses. Although at this time it is not yet…

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Let’s Make 2010 an InjuryFree Year

Let’s Make 2010 an InjuryFree Year

As the clock approaches midnight tonight, we say goodbye to 2009 and look ahead to the New Year to bring us promises of happiness and health, to surpass the tests we’ve encountered and believe we can have a better tomorrow.…

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How to Maintain a Healthy Fitness Resolution in 2010

How to Maintain a Healthy Fitness Resolution in 2010

With the coming of a New Year comes new resolutions and set goals we plan to achieve to improve our quality of life. Whether that be to quit a bad habit, maintain a healthier diet or participate in a new…

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Long-Term Physical Activity Has an Anti-Aging Effect at the Cellular Level

Long-Term Physical Activity Has an Anti-Aging Effect at the Cellular Level

ScienceDaily (Dec. 2, 2009) — Intensive exercise prevented shortening of telomeres, a protective effect against aging of the cardiovascular system, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers measured the length of telomeres — the…

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Exercise Therapy Best for Knee Pain, Study Finds

Exercise Therapy Best for Knee Pain, Study Finds

For patients with severe knee pain, supervised exercise therapy is more effective at...

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