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Brain Health: Optimizing Life and Protecting Your Control Center

Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health

Many of our clients offer incentives and programs to enhance employee and family health. However, too often these initiatives focus on nutrition, activity, rightsizing and common chronic health conditions like hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity and diabetes. Less attention is placed on brain health, even though our brains must work at peak performance for a lifetime to guide our bodily operations and functions, store our memories and be our control center.

This blog discusses what we can do to improve brain health which enables us to manage information, be logical, judge situations, keep our perspective and grow in wisdom as we experience life and work productively.

Tags: Drowsy Driving, Caffeine, Depression, Insomnia, S.M.A.R.T, Electronics Addiction, 5-Hour Energy, Amphetamines, Energy Drinks, Shift Work Disorder Symptoms, Driver Fatigue, Sleep Deprivation, Diabetes, Choleterol, Blood Pressure, Alzheimer's Disease, Immune System, National Sleep Foundation, Chronic Health Conditions, Employee Health, Brain Health
Reducing Stroke and Heart Disease Risks Through Updated Dietary Best Practices

Following our first May blog, and in honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, our clinical team asked us to compile some information here about dietary best practices to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Tags: Predictive Analytics, Health Analytics, Healthcare Industry, Stroke Risk, Artificially Sweetened Beverages, Hypertension, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, Heart Healthy, American Heart Association, Obesity, Obesity Rates, DASH Diet, Dietary Best Practices, Depression, Anxiety, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, National Stroke Awareness Month, CDC, Cardiovascular, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Heart Disease
The Growing Need for Better Access to Behavioral Health Support

Mental and substance abuse disorders and their downstream impacts are becoming a growing concern for employers – with costs to employers estimated at $225.8 billion each year. Notably, the financial impact goes beyond absenteeism to include presenteeism as well. Presenteeism, or individuals working with untreated illnesses, is estimated to cost employers $1,601 per person each year according to the same Inc. Magazine article.

Many employers are actively looking for better ways to offer their employees support in this area –  as they do for overall wellness and chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Tags: Mental Health, Medical Illness, Mental Illness, Behavioral Health, Health Costs, Substance Abuse, Depression, Analytics, Advanced Plan for Health

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