Five ways to promote your self-care guide

It’s great to provide a medical self-care guide, and employees tend to value being given a real-life, hold-in-your-hands book. But its effects will be limited if employees don’t remember to crack it open when they think they might be sick. [...]

How to win upper management support for your wellness program

Five ways to make your case for wellness to the c-suite. [...]

What is Medical Self-Care and Why It’s a Win-Win-Win Scenario

The term “Medical Self-Care” can be defined in a variety of fashions but our CEO, Dr. Don Powell (biosketch) put it best when he was asked to define it by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) as part of their expert interview series.

“Medical self-care is a series of behaviors that a person engages [...]

The Advantages of High Touch vs High Tech Self-Care and Wellness Information

Organizations have been successful at reducing healthcare costs by helping their employees/members become wiser health care consumers and live a healthier lifestyle. One effective way to accomplish this is by providing a self-care and wellness guide. It teaches consumers to make better decisions about what medical symptoms require professional assistance and those that can be treated at home using self-care. This [...]

Six steps to a successful medical self-care program

Thinking about starting a self-care program at your workplace? Here’s a quick, easy blueprint for getting started. [...]

Teaching wise health care consumerism actually makes people healthier

A new study from the American Journal of Health Promotion shows that employees who receive wise health care consumer education instead of a traditional health intervention can still reduce their health risks. [...]

What are the top 5 unnecessary health care costs?

Generic medications save health care costs

 

From the Wall Street Journal Health blog: A report by the Archives of Internal Medicine reveals the top 5 sources of excess health care spending.

We already know that visits to the doctor and ER are expensive — about $206 per doctor visit and $788 per ER visit, [...]

Rising health care costs highlight the value of self-care

Health care costs are rising. Can you help your employees save money without neglecting their health? [...]

Anderson Cooper’s Twitter followers diagnose bronchitis

Yesterday, Anderson Cooper asked his 1.5 million Twitter followers for advice about bronchitis.

How do you know if you have bronchitis?, Cooper Tweeted.

Even some of his followers seem to think turning to the little blue bird in the cloud for health advice was not the best idea:

When a doctor says “You have [...]

Download this: Expert advice on medical self-care and ROI

If you’re looking for information on building a self-care program, or just wondering if a self-care program is worth your time and budget, here’s a free resource from WELCOA: a two-part expert interview with Dr. Don Powell, AIPM’s president and CEO. [...]