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Volunteerism at Work, WebMD Style

WebMD Impact Day makes an impact on public parks in U.S. and U.K. WebMD’s mission is to improve health and well-being by empowering decision-making and motivating positive action. It is not only through our work that we support this but through our community service activities as well. At both the corporate and individual levels, volunteerism […]

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Wellness Trends

Five Lessons in Consumerism for Well-Being Programs

Healthcare research provides valuable insight for well-being programs. Perhaps one of the most commonly cited signs of consumerism in healthcare is the reference now to consumers, not patients. However, this shift in vernacular is only the beginning. Use of the term consumer by nature centers around the power of choice. People are no longer pawns […]

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Personal Wellness

What Is This Thing We Call Well-Being?

Has well-being become just a buzzword with no real substance behind it? Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2016 with a focus on wellness instead of well-being. While these terms are at times used interchangeably, we believe it is important to acknowledge the differences between them. Well-being encompasses all aspects of a […]

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Personal Wellness

When Doing Less Is Doing More

How taking breaks can make you more productive – and happier.   What does it take for you to be productive at work? Is it sitting at your desk, heads-down on project after project all day long? Taking a walk around the office or outside? Getting a good night’s sleep? Relaxing on vacation with your […]

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Happy Employees

How happy employees can help you – and vice versa. Emotional well-being. Happiness. Whatever term you use, it matters. And, if you’re a manager, executive or human resources professional, you should be equally concerned about the happiness of your employees as your own. Why? Because the happiness level of your employees can directly affect your […]

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Personal Wellness

Happiness and Productivity at Work

Happiness and productivity – which comes first and how can you get it? You want to be happy at work. You deserve to be happy at work. Why? It feels a lot better to be happy than to be miserable when you’re at work, that’s for sure. But, there’s more to it than that. You […]

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Program Management

EEOC Rulings on Corporate Wellness Programs Incentives Under the ADA and GINA

  WebMD Health Services’ Programs Are Designed to Satisfy the “Reasonable Design” Requirement On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued final rules on how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act apply to corporate wellness programs. The rules pertain specifically to […]

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Wellness Culture

What Causes Stress in the Workplace?

Employers and employees alike have long agreed that stress in the workplace negatively impacts individual productivity, health and wellness. What these two groups do not agree on, however, is what causes that stress, at least according to a survey conducted by Employee Benefit News1. The survey provided employers and employees alike with a list of […]

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WebMD Employee Gives Back to Community Through Education

Giving to others is an integral component of wellness. Sleeping well. Managing stress. Getting your arms around your finances. Making time for friends and family. These are just some of the facets of life that can contribute to overall wellness. For WebMD Health Services Associate Software Developer, Stacy Fabian, giving to others is another integral […]

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Wellness Culture

Volunteerism in the Workplace

The new frontier of a culture of wellness. Corporate social responsibility is nothing new. For decades, businesses large and small have developed programs to improve their environmental sustainability, engage in philanthropic activities and support ethical labor practices. In addition to incredible branding prowess, these efforts can deliver competitive differentiation and improved appeal to customers, investors […]

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