Posts Tagged ‘chronic disease’

Employee Wellness? Start with Active Workplaces

April 18, 2013 — Employers are talking a lot about employee wellness programs, with some stirring up controversy by weighing their employees and imposing penalties on employees with obesity. A pair of new studies adds to the understanding that prolonged sitting time at work is a significant risk for cardiovascular disease, obesity, and a host of health problems. This growing body of […]

Punitive Wellness Programs Are Already Here

April 4, 2013 — The recent news of CVS demanding employees turn over weight, body fat, and other health data or pay a penalty stirred up quite a controversy. Regulations for wellness programs under Obamacare are on their way to becoming final. Health advocates are concerned that these new regulations might open the door to schemes that unfairly punish […]

The Creation of an Asthma Generation?

February 10, 2013 — Asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness and has markedly increased over the last few decades. A 2009 study by Cook Children’s Health System found that youth in a six county area around Fort Worth were diagnosed with asthma at rates as high as 25% of their age group. Evidence is mounting that cement plants […]