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If you had to find one word to describe South County Hospital Healthcare System’s employee wellness program, that word would be “comprehensive.” more
Employee health initiatives at Tufts Health Plan – through the company’s WorkingWell program – were not so much a one-time, all-out effort, but more a gradual and evolving culture of wellness over the years. “These things take time,” said Lydia Greene, vice president of human resources and diversity. “Patience and creativity absolutely grow a program.” more
Taking time off from work to see the doctor is always an inconvenience, but what if your doctor came to you? Cintas aims to keep its employees healthy by providing a free, on-site clinic. The clinic is open eight hours a week to more than 140 workers at the Cumberland uniform rental plant, and is staffed with a nurse practitioner and chiropractor who are also certified wellness coaches. more
For Lisa Bisaccia, head of human resources for CVS Caremark Corp., the rewards of the Fortune 500 company’s wellness program are not about the metrics, the hard data showing productivity gained versus sick days recouped. The reward comes down to the individual stories of lives improved and the sense of accomplishment that comes from it. more
People usually evaluate their health by simple observations: an ache in a joint or a lesion on the skin. As a corporate body, UnitedHealthcare of New England has a striking figure to measure its employees’ health. more
CVS Health Corp. beat analyst estimates as the company’s prescription drug sales more than made up for the revenue loss the company has suffered after it quit selling tobacco in its retail pharmacies. more
CVS/pharmacy will raise funds in stores during November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month to support research through Stand Up To Cancer. more
Dr. Charles Eaton, director of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, recently published a study that determined statin drugs taken to lower cholesterol can also increase the person’s risk for diabetes and weight gain. more
The American Stroke Association and the Rhode Island Stroke Coordinators Network recently came together at a Providence Bruins hockey game in celebration of stroke survivors, caregivers, and volunteers with the goal of spreading awareness of the F.A.S.T warning signs. more
Co-founder of Memorial Hospital’s Ebola Readiness Committee talks about preparation for responding to the virus. more
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