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6 Tips for Paying Off Large Medical Bills

If you’re trying to pay off a hefty medical bill, you are not alone. Medical bills are a leading cause of debt in the U.S. Many working Americans don’t have enough savings in place, yet they are facing high deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.  A report published in 2017 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau showed that medical bills were the…

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The Impact of Chronic Pain in the Workplace

Chronic pain is affecting more and more Americans. A 2015 study by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health revealed that chronic or severe pain affects nearly 50 million American adults on a consistent basis. What impact does chronic pain have on the workforce, and how can your HR team better…

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5 Innovative Apps for People With Disabilities

Ever since Steve Jobs appeared on a stage with an iPhone in 2007, software has been radically changing and disrupting our world. Our phones have become virtual publishing houses, TVs, calculators, cameras, GPS devices, and countless other things. For people living with disabilities, accessible tech is making a big difference — and offering new ways to engage…

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How To Start an Exercise Habit—And Stick With It

Just under half of all adult Americans do not meet the physical exercise guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you’re one of these people, you probably already know that you should be exercising. You’ve heard all the benefits of frequent exercise: how it can control your weight, build resilience against…

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How Financial Wellness Reduces Workplace Stress

How much time do people spend worrying about money at work? And how it this impacting their ability to do their job? If you look at the data emerging from recent studies, you’ll see that finances have become a leading cause of stress in the workplace. PricewaterhouseCooper’s 2017 Employee Financial Wellness Survey found that roughly half of…

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Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Workplace

It’s the final stretch of winter for people in the northern parts of the U.S., and while the light-filled days of spring are closer, a significant number of people in your workforce may still be struggling with seasonal affective disorder. The American Psychiatric Association reports that approximately five percent of Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder…