The facts are clear: Wellness programs lead to cost savings, happier employees and a more productive workforce. Most likely, little else needs to be said to sway your CFO, but a larger problem remains. How do you implement and maintain a corporate wellness program that works?
Here's a brain teaser for you: How is it possible to add "a lot" to an already full plate and wind up feeling less burdened and more energized as a result?
The challenges facing many downtown residents go beyond access to housing and include access to other basics, including medical care and legal assistance. Getting through the day can prove overwhelming. Today, community resources often struggle to meet the growing needs of our poor neighbors in San Diego. A growing number of San Diego residents are unable to afford legal assistance but need professional advice as they navigate issues related to financial uncertainty.
Shares of a trio of companies that are developing new weight-loss drugs climbed Thursday after a Food and Drug Administration panel recommended one of the drugs be approved.
The Internet is one of the first resources many people use to find out about symptoms and possible treatments to ailments. As more people join online social networks, they are also using sites like Facebook and Twitter to crowd source information about health.
How is SYHC doing in the current economy and state of health care reform?
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Customers of three California health insurers will get some breathing room after the companies agreed last week to delay rate increases for 60 days, isolating Blue Shield of California as the lone holdout.
If you own a car, you probably take it in a few times a year for an oil change and diagnostic inspection. Why? Because you know that these simple tests provide just the right amount of preventive maintenance to keep your car running smoothly for years to come.
GM&A is a corporate health care consulting firm comprised of medical industry insiders specializing in “direct contracting” with health care providers on behalf of large employers. President David Herbert, M.D., and CEO Michael Jenike have worked on all sides of health care, from hospital administration to insurance. They recently visited from their home offices in Texas to participate in a Daily Transcript executive roundtable on health and wellness.
Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of one in three women each year. This means women just like you -- mothers, sisters, friends -- are dying at the rate of one per minute because they don’t know what you know: heart disease kills.
The new health care regulations do more to create access than to lower costs, so local business leaders said they are looking for more innovative ways to lower costs on their own.
ATLANTA (AP) -- How much money would it take to get you to lose some serious weight? $100? $500?
As lawmakers in Washington try to hammer out a bill to change health care in America, some local San Diego companies have been taking matters into their own hands, trying to make employees healthier and bring costs down.
The health care industry must learn to incorporate technological advances in their treatment of patients, according to a recent roundtable discussion at The Daily Transcript offices.
When it comes to keeping an office healthy, whether it's fighting obesity or holding the swine flu at bay, the key is always education.
A seven-story building that will open its doors in 2015 will be home to a state-of-the-art heart health care institute that will transform Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and make it a destination for heart patients.
When Larry Anderson walked in the door as interim CEO of Tri-City Medical Center in January 2009, the Oceanside hospital was losing $1.5 million a month, paying 17 percent interest on debt of nearly $70 million and staring at a 2013 deadline to close its doors, since its buildings were not compliant with state earthquake standards.
The dentist's chair has always been known for its ability to incite anxiousness. But the founders of San Diego-based PermaDontics are changing that.
For some patients, the end of a surgery can be just the beginning of serious complications. One San Diego company is trying to help.
Find out what local executives have to say about the ongoing health care debate and how it will affect employers.
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Join in our discussion with the industry’s big players and learn what’s in store for 2010 and beyond.