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Health Risk Assessment

Beware: 'Wellness' May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Judith Feder | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Judith Feder

For years employers have offered worksite wellness programs, ranging from newsletters or gym memberships to high stakes incentive programs that change your insurance premiums by thousands of dollars if you lose weight, reduce your blood pressure or blood sugar levels, quit smoking or achieve some other health outcome.

The Problem Is Relative

H. Gilbert Welch | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
H. Gilbert Welch

Numerous studies have shown that the general public has exaggerated perceptions of the health risks they face -- as well as exaggerated expectations of the benefit of medical care.