Freeze to Heal

by Kris Price

The health and wellness industry is forever evolving — new concepts that promote movement and innovative recovery therapies are popping up everywhere, including right here in the Valley. One that’s currently trending and making a huge impact within the industry is cryotherapy, and last month Cryoshift made Arizona its home by opening its first location in Gilbert at the … [More]

At Work, Healthcare Starts with Testing

by RaeAnne Marsh

Healthcare is arguably the most popular of employee benefits. COVID-19 has made this an even higher priority — while at the same time adding to businesses’ challenges in providing it. And addressing the need to keep the workplace and the workforce healthy has put COVID-19 testing front and center in business operations even while information changes on a nearly daily … [More]

U.S. Medicaid Costs Will Hit $1 Trillion by 2027

LearnBonds

As millions of Americans file for unemployment insurance and joblessness in danger of approaching 1930`s levels amid coronavirus outbreak, the skyrocketing costs of the US health care become even more troubling. Ever growing health care expenses were a massive burden for states even before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the US unemployment rate currently at 13.3% the … [More]

HR Pros Should Be Investing in Sleep

by John Letter

In today’s business climate, HR professionals are responsible for much more than hiring candidates, managing conflicts and enforcing labor laws; they are the lifeblood of an organization, often helping to define its culture, improve its efficiencies and foster a healthy workplace environment. As such, HR professionals are also responsible for the often nebulous task of employee … [More]

Loneliness Solutions during COVID-19: Healthcare Orgs Turn to AZ Startup

by Christina Rice

We are all now familiar with the loneliness that results from social distancing. But for many on Medicare and Medicaid, loneliness isn’t anything new. Arizona-based startup Pyx Health aims to solve that problem by improving loneliness and the negative effects it has on a person’s social determinants of health (SDOH), from having shelter to buying groceries. The company has … [More]

Paying Attention to Mental Health Is More Crucial than Ever Before

by John Williams

As the USA experiences a sudden rise in remote work self-isolation and health-related anxiety, this has created a general sense of unease for many people and exacerbated existing mental health issues for many more. Following a surge in anxiety caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, managing and supporting mental health at work has never been more crucial, as research by Pews Research … [More]

Mental Illness, The Workplace and COVID-19

by Kristina Sabetta

Human beings love certainty. The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought fear and uncertainty to many individuals. It has destroyed lives, shattered the thriving economy and changed the workplace. The pandemic has left many individuals unemployed, homeless and defeated. It has left many people feeling alone, confused and nervous. Statistics show that one in four adults has a … [More]

Telehealth Tips Connected to COVID-19

by Dr. Anne Docimo

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to mount, many Arizonans may be considering where to go for care if they develop potential symptoms. One important — yet potentially overlooked — resource is telehealth, which may enable people to connect 24/7 with a healthcare provider via a digital device and avoid potential exposure risks associated with in-person trips to healthcare … [More]

Medicine for Business and Industry Launches COVID-19 Triage Hotline

Medicine for Business and Industry

As confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the state, essential workers are growing more concerned about potential exposure to the Coronavirus. Phoenix-based Medicine for Business and Industry (MBI, Inc.) has launched a new COVID-19 Triage Hotline staffed by medical providers able to answer questions about symptoms and exposure. This new hotline provides workers with … [More]

Spine Health: The Pandemic Underscores Its Importance

by Steven R. Knauf, D.C.

With two-thirds of the workforce now working from home, there is growing concern to adopt new practices that promote self-care along with productivity. Many may be sitting in new positions — working on a laptop at the dining table, or participating in a video meeting on the sofa (or bed) — for prolonged periods of time, which, according to the National Spine Health Foundation, … [More]