Rising health care costs are hurting company profits, while at the same time placing an
increasing financial burden on all Americans. As the marketplace looks for new ways to
cope with the trend, the importance of promoting good health as a social and business
imperative has grown. These special text-and-advertising sections profile ways companies
and individuals can prevent and treat illness, and manage medical costs.
New technology is improving doctor-patient communications and helping physicians determine the best treatments to use.
April 29, 2013 | more
Proper monitoring and lifestyle changes can make a remarkable difference in people’s lives.
March 18, 2013 | more
Living with Alzheimer’s has become a heart-breaking reality for our aging population. It’s time for strong public policy.
November 12, 2012 | more
Wellness programs that help employees stay healthy are an effective way to manage expenses while improving productivity.
November 7, 2011 | more
Susan G. Komen for the Cure continues to fund research on Breast Cancer, as well as screening for the disease. It’s a race for survival.
October 10, 2011 | more
The hidden truths about a disease affecting millions of Americans of all ages.
May 23, 2011 | more
The best prescription for soaring health care costs is getting workers to follow doctors' orders.
March 21, 2011 | more
Instead of shifting expenses to employees, many employers are prioritizing wellness programs to improve worker productivity and the bottom line.
October 18, 2010 | more
New drug therapies and treatments promise to help patients beat the odds.
September 27, 2010 | more
Susan G. Komen for the Cure continue to advocate that women 40 and older should have annual mammograms, since early detection of breast cancer is key to survival.
September 27, 2010 | more
Health care companies are improving human welfare through philanthropic endeavors.
September 6, 2010 | more
The government issues a blueprint for the public and private sectors to address an
epidemic that threatens the health of our children.
July 5, 2010 | more
A healthy workforce is the key to better productivity.
May 3, 2010 | more
Deaths from heart disease and stroke have dropped more than 35% during the past decade, thanks to increasingly sophisticated treatments and improved medications. Low-tech lifestyle strategies account for about half of the lives saved. “It’s wonderful to know we can reduce the burden of heart disease and stroke with simple, low-tech interventions,” says Clyde Yancy, M.D., president of the American Heart Association and medical director of the Baylor Heart and
Vascular Institute in Dallas. “We have the opportunity to do even more,” he adds. The association’s goal for the next decade is to reduce deaths from heart disease and stroke by 20% by increasing overall cardiovascular health by 20%.
March 22, 2010 | more
Stress and anxiety have made men more susceptible to heart disease, diabetes, and other serious health threstes. Here’s how you can fight back.
January 18, 2010 | more
Is your company prepared for a flu pandemic?
June 22, 2009 | more
A sputtering economy. Medical costs spiraling out of control. Plummeting workplace productivity. It's time for companies to come up with an action plan.
February 2, 2009 | more
Tracking patient records electronically is not just helping doctors cut costs. It's improving care.
November 11, 2008 | more
Companies take measures in anticipation of an event they hope will never happen: a global flu pandemic.
October 27, 2008 | more
Healthy employees are productive, creative, and better able to handle the day-to-day stresses of life and work.
October 13, 2008 | more
Medical breakthroughs are leading the way to better prostate health.
September 1, 2008 | more
The best Rx for soaring health-care costs is getting employees to go for regular checkups and take their medications.
March 31, 2008 | more
Helping employees stay fit is one of the most effective ways to control rising medical costs and boost productivity.
February 4, 2008 | more
Breakthrough IT technology is revolutionizing the medical industry. It's just what the doctor ordered to curb rising costs.
November 12, 2007 | more
One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes. New breakthroughs can now help one avoid becoming a statistic.
September 3, 2007 | more
A Discussion on the connection between employee health and productivity.
May 28, 2007 | more
Need a power nap? Businesses and consumers are discovering the importance of a good
May 14, 2007 | more
Looking for the right prescription for healthy vision? Check out the new eyewear technology.
March 19, 2007 | more
To boost productivity, corporate America is investing millions of dollars in employee wellness and
February 5, 2007 | more
Perfect Balance – By keeping employees healthy, companies can keep their medical costs
steady so they don't spiral out of control. Industry experts speak out on ways to align benefits
with productivity goals.
October 16, 2006 | more
1 in 6 – For men, these are the odds of getting prostate cancer. The fight is on
to find better treatments and a cure.
September 4, 2006 | more
Coming of Age – The biotech industry is revolutionizing the business of drug discovery
and it turning out products that have transformed medicine.
August 7, 2006 | more
Although cardiovascular disease in the nation's No. 1 killer, you don't have to be a statistic.
There are new drugs and treatments that can save your life.
May 29, 2006 | more