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If Your Corporate Wellness Program Isn’t Doing This, You’re Missing Out

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, oliver_symens_de

Company health and wellness programs are trying to catch up to scientific discoveries about health and wellness, but have been slow to do so.

While a corporate wellness program can be composed of many different elements – from cafeteria subsidizing and biometric screenings, to gym reimbursement and activity trackers  – everyone from HR to CFO’s to the employees themselves are still asking “Are they actually creating healthier people?”

By now, we’re well-versed in data and what it can do for you. It’s the Guinea pig era, after all. Consider this common wellness program agenda: Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

On Medication? You’ll Need to Know These 6 Steps

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Carolyn Bradner Jasik, MD, Medical Advisor at Mango Health

This is a guest post by Dr. Carolyn Bradner Jasik. Based in San Francisco, Dr. Bradner Jasik is a pediatrician and researcher of preventive health and behavior change. She is also a medical advisor at Mango Health, a free smartphone app that helps to manage medications and develop good habits around daily health management. Learn more at mangohealth.com.

 

In theory, there’s nothing so hard about following instructions for taking your medicine. But in the often-crazy reality of everyday life, it’s pretty easy to forget your medication or do things that compromise its safety and effectiveness. Here are the six important rules to stick with when taking any medication:

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

7 Ways WellnessFX is Different Than Your Average Healthcare Experience

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Maggie Osterberg

Diagnostic medicine is dramatic. Doctors are expected to be detectives and to solve health crises with extremely limited time and information. Yet we are conditioned to believe that a physical visit to our doctor is the only way to address our health.

WellnessFX challenges that belief. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

6 Reasons Why Even Healthy People Get Regular Blood Tests

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Wouter de Bruijn

Health is progressively in the hands of consumers. From Doctor/Patient matching services and medical record storage, to nutrition tracking apps and activity monitoring devices and sensors, more people every day are gaining access to health management tools that help them take control.

When it comes to blood tests, however, old stigmas seem to die hard. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

What Happens When You Stop Drinking Alcohol?

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Jason Sissel

If you’re a Ben Greenfield podcast listener or blog reader (or a biohacker) you may have heard about the No Alcohol challenge subject, cyclist and Endure to Cure founder, Jason Sissel. Sissel was picked back in November to experiment with, following inspiration spawned from a previous Greenfield podcast episode with James Stanwick, New York-based author and ESPN anchor on SportsCenter.

If not, here are the quick details of the N=1 experiment: Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

7 Reasons We’re Now Offering This Discount (and How You’re Benefitting)

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We’re stoked to announce our loyalty packages, just in time for 2015. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain muscle, lower cholesterol, or just be an overall healthier person in the new year, you can now receive 15-20% off of our most popular diagnostic packages when you bulk purchase them in groups of 2 or 3. (and yes, you can still add consultations with our licensed health practitioners; It’s an easy one-click option at checkout).

We’re offering these to new and current WellnessFX members for a few reasons: Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.