Opiate addiction affecting hiring practices of local businesses

Drug use in the workplace is rising. Drug use in the American workforce is at its highest point in 12 years, according to Quest Diagnostics’ annual Drug Testing Index. In 2016, the positivity rate in employment-related drug tests was 4.2 percent. It hasn’t been higher since...

Munson Healthcare Foundation Nabs $400K Kid Nutrition Grant

Culinary medicine support. A peer-to-peer network for food service directors to share healthy food best practices and recipes. School farmers markets and vouchers for teachers to purchase produce. Farm fruit and vegetable drop-offs at purchasing worksites. Those are just a few ways that a $401,513 grant...

Acupuncture, Wellness Therapies Emphasized at Cancer Center

East meets West at the Cowell Family Cancer Center (CFCC) as patients benefit from integrative therapies that complement traditional cancer treatments. Since Munson Medical Center opened the CFCC in April 2016, individualized supportive care and wellness programs have been emphasized in coordination with its strong multidisciplinary...

What Employers Can and Cannot Do in a Wellness Plan

A healthy lifestyle is what we all aspire to, right?  If the answer was a resounding “YES” employers wouldn’t need to consistently increase their wellness plan participation levels with incentives, often referred to as carrots or sticks.  By the time a wellness strategy is ultimately...

Wayfinding Company Growing Despite National Health Care Uncertainty

Initially offering basic web and marketing design for Michigan-based companies like Herman Miller, Corbin Design’s focus has shifted over the years to almost exclusively wayfinding consulting and signage design. Clients include more than 135 medical centers, 70 cities and towns, and 45 colleges and universities. The design team...

What’s Really Making You Tired at Work

Roger Sperry, recipient of the Nobel Prize in brain research stated, “Motion is life. 90 percent of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by movement of the spine.” We are genetically programmed to move, not sit still. Unfortunately, we are a very...