Strengthening Lung Health Institute’s Advisory Board 

by Mike Hunter

Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., neuroscientist and tenured associate professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine, is the newest member of the Lung Health Institute’s advisory board. Responsible for shedding light on scientific findings in academic literature and how those findings could potentially evolve research and clinical practices at Lung Health Institute, Dr.… [More]

Can Teletherapy Help Your People and Your Bottom Line? 

by Glenn Dean

Mental health has been propelled into the national spotlight. As we overcome national tragedies and household names share their mental and emotional struggles, the sobering truth is that people from all walks of life and backgrounds are affected — and that access to the right care is critical. Employers are in a unique position to… [More]

Rent Your Genetic Code

by Mike Hunter

Seeking to incentivize individuals to share their genetic code information, Nebula Genomics and Longenesis have joined in an exclusive collaboration. Nebula Genomics is a San Francisco-based company co-founded by genomics pioneer George Church, Ph.D., that is using blockchain to build a marketplace for genomic and clinical data, and Longenesis is a Hong Kong-based partnership between… [More]

Caregiving Service Benefits Employees, Employers

by Lindsay Jurist-Rosner

There’s a silent crisis affecting one of every five working adults across all genders, races and classes: the challenge of caring for an aging or sick loved one, such as a parent with dementia or child with autism. As employers provide programs to support employees bringing their best selves to work, the caregiving struggle is… [More]

Boost Employee Well-Being Programs 

by David Allazetta

An increasing number of companies are implementing well-being programs to help their employees live healthier lives, reduce healthcare costs, and improve employee productivity and satisfaction. A recent employer survey by Willis Towers Watson found that 72 percent of U.S. companies “aim to improve their health and well-being strategies and programs over the next three years… [More]

Meetings that Work – and Work Out

by Mike Hunter

It’s been said that “sitting is the new smoking” and a recent study revealed that those who sit without moving for more than two hours at a time during regular waking hours have a higher mortality rate than those who don’t. Wellness programs have become a popular way of addressing this. But imagine if company… [More]

Pooled Approach to Healthcare Coverage

by Mike Hunter

The Main Street program that Holmes Murphy started in 2014 to offer captive insurance programs for businesses with more than 50 employees was expanded earlier this year to target small businesses with 10–50 employees. The new program is not, actually, a captive but it works similarly to the original program by pooling together businesses to… [More]

Allergic to Work?

by Graham Chapman

Americans miss 24.5 million workdays each year due to “occupational asthma” and lose energy and focus due to sneezing, coughing and watery eyes. And these numbers are getting worse as the number of people with allergies is increasing and global warming, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, is fueling longer allergy seasons. With the… [More]

MedAvail Technologies Inc.™ Partners with Banner Health 

by Ed Kilroy

MedAvail Technologies, a healthcare technology company that has developed and commercialized an innovative self-service pharmacy kiosk solution, has partnered with Banner Health to deploy three MedAvail MedCenters™ in its clinics and hospitals in the Greater Phoenix area. The MedAvail MedCenter™ provides an innovative solution that supports the dispensing of first fill and refill prescription drugs… [More]

Farm Express Mobile Produce Program Expands

by Mike Hunter

Many Arizonans do not have access to healthy food options, which can lead to chronic health issues such as diabetes or obesity. To make a change and provide resources so residents have access to basic nutritious foods, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is expanding its partnership with the Discovery Triangle Development Corporation to launch… [More]