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Avoiding Costly Misdiagnoses
Simple steps can help reduce the waste and suffering that stems from an incorrect diagnosis or treatment plan. 

Asleep on the Job: When to Accommodate
New assignments, schedules may be needed for those with medical conditions.

Tackle Cancer's Workplace Challenges
Employers can facilitate early detection and prompt treatment of cancer, which preserves quality of life for employees and reduces the costs of cancers in the workforce.

Tips for Less Stress
Useful recommendations to pass along to employees on ways to reduce stress.

Wellness Incentives Spending Up 15% in 2014
In 2014 corporate employers plan to spend an average of $594 per employee on wellness-based incentives, an increase of 15 percent from the average of $521 reported in 2013 and more than double the average of $260 reported five years ago.

Health Insurance Rates and Smoking
Smoking clearly impacts health care costs and may legitimately affect premium rates, but are there pitfalls and dangers involved in imposing additional costs on smokers?

Health Promotion Is a Good Investment
Wellness promotion and chronic-condition management reduce health care costs and maintain a high level of energy, engagement and happiness among workers, explains wellness expert Dee Edington.

Defuse the Diabetes Workforce 'Time Bomb'
Employers can influence the prevention of Type 2 diabetes and help control the effects of diabetes for their employees who are already diagnosed.

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The following recently archived webcasts may be viewed by SHRM members at any time.

The Science to Healthy Behaviors
Sponsored by hubbub health
Over the last decade, the roadmap for successful employee wellness initiatives has been redrawn. Yet an outdated and ineffective approach to wellness persists in many employee wellness programs.

Gamification for the Health of ItSM
Sponsored by hubbub health
Improving employees’ health and productivity is the top focus for many companies’ 2013 health care strategies. However, employees’ poor health habits and the lack of employee engagement remain the top challenges to a successful program.

Pre-Diabetes: An Employer's Approach to Prevention
Sponsored by Alere Wellbeing
Employers can help to stop diabetes and pre-diabetes progression.

Caregiving Health and Wellness
Many in today's workforce are members of the "sandwich generation"—caring for both their children and parents. The reality of this dual role causes employees' health and wellness to rapidly deteriorate.

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Wellness Success Factors
In the SHRM 2013 Annual Conference's Exhibitor Theater, Anthony Armando of Interactive Health explained considerations for successful wellness programs.

Doug LaymanWellness ROI Is Immeasurable
Doug Layman, executive VP at Gilsbar Inc., says current narrowly focused views of wellness ROI miss the true business value of this type of benefit. 

Alan MomeyerWellness Incentives
Alan Momeyer, VP of HR for Loews Corp., says the rewards are worth the risk of initially overpaying for wellness incentives—especially if you plan to modify payments at a later date.

Barbara SchaeferHealth Incentives
Union Pacific Corp. offers several rewards that encourage employees to take steps to improve their health, says Barbara Schaefer, senior VP of HR.

Nancy BloughEffective Wellness Incentives
Nancy Blough, Executive VP of the American Health Data Institute, offers advice on ways to encourage participation in wellness plans.

Dan KrickThe Benefits of Wellness
Wellness programs benefit a company in financial and other ways, says Dan Krick, HR director at Lincoln Industries

Don PowellWellness for Dependents
To control health care costs, wellness programs must reach out to employees' spouses and children, says Don Powell, CEO of the American Institute for Preventive Medicine.

Neil GordonWellness Efforts and Unions
Neil Gordon, M.D., chief medical and science officer for Nationwide Better Health, offers tips for effectively promoting wellness in a union environment. 

Mindy McGrathPoints-Based Wellness Programs
Awarding incentive points can boost participation in wellness programs and achieve lasting behavioral change, says Mindy McGrath, a VP with Maritz Inc.

Smoking CessationSmoking Cessation Programs
Companies that offer a package of benefits—rather than just one—are successfully helping employees to quit smoking.