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Wellness Trends

Wellness Trends

The Evolution of Well-Being Programs

Applying today’s trends for a better tomorrow The world of employer- or health-plan sponsored well-being programs may no longer be new but it is far from stagnating. In fact, one could argue that the evolution of these offerings is only quickening today. It is this very evolution that provided the topic of conversation among a […]

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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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Wellness Trends

The Power of Stress Resiliency

Stress is a part of life. It can’t be avoided. And, it’s not always bad unless there’s too much of it or it goes on too long—or it’s not handled well. High levels of stress are linked to a myriad of health issues from asthma to heart attacks and more.1 Results from a recently published […]

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Personal Wellness

The Millennial Mindset: Health, Wellness and Control

Millennials are approaching wellness in a whole new way – theirs. As I wrote in another post, many cultural factors contributed to the development and popularity of wellness as we know it today—or rather well-being. Many of these same factors are also responsible for shaping the consciousness of millennials. This generation stands to have as […]

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Wellness Trends

Money, stress and wellness

Money. We love it—at least when we feel we have enough of it. When we don’t feel that way however, our feelings of affection can quickly wane. As that happens, they can be replaced with several other emotions generally fueled by stress. Financial challenges can contribute to physical deterioration, emotional instability, relationship erosion and more. […]

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Wellness Trends

Top 4 Trends for Health Plans in 2015

For those of you who read my blog post on health plan trends for 2014, I’m happy to bring you this year’s version, hot off the press for 2015! In my role as health plan strategist for WebMD Health Services, I watch the market closely so that we can continue to anticipate health plan needs and develop our solution […]

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Wellness Trends

Your Questions About the Affordable Care Act Answered

Nationally known author and journalist Lisa Zamosky is an expert on health insurance, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and consumer health and financial concerns. As a longtime WebMD columnist and blogger, Lisa recently had the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with President Obama—presenting him with questions that WebMD’s readers submitted about the ACA. Question […]

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Wellness Trends

Top 5 Trends for Health Plans in 2014

I may not have a crystal ball (please don’t tell my kids), but my role at WebMD Health Services is to watch the health plan market closely so that we can continue to evolve our solutions by anticipating industry needs. It’s an exciting time as the health insurance marketplace is quickly evolving making this an exciting […]

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Inside WebMD

Join our October Webinar – Predictions for 2014: What’s Ahead for Wellness

At the same time, big challenges still remain for employers and health plans. In  talking to our customers I frequently get asked questions like, “How do you get people engaged in health and wellness?” and “What are the best ways to motivate?” or “What are the right technologies to support my wellness program?” These may […]

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Wellness Trends

Sizing up Social Networks for Wellness

“Social” and “social networking” have been buzzwords in the health and wellness space for some time now. Given the phenomenal success of Facebook, and research [1.  One of the best-known examples of such research is the book, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives – How Your Friends’ […]

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