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Be aware of HIPAA when setting wellness program (access required)

According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Fall 2009 survey, the cost of health insurance is expected to increase an average of 11 percent to 16 percent each year. Faced with rising costs and frequent prodding by insurance providers, ...

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Stress management: The recession turns up the dial (access required)

As you inhale deeply and exhale slowly, imagine a favorite place — a screened porch perfect for sipping mint juleps, an isolated beach shielded by the comforting glow of the setting sun in Maui, perhaps. Anywhere but here and now, ...

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Assessing the impact of stress on the workplace (access required)

Employees looking for a new job because of workplace stress have plenty of company. Fifty-two percent of workers say they “have considered or made a decision about their career, including declining a promotion or leaving a job based on workplace ...

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Do you have the time? (access required)

One often hears the phrase: “work-life balance.” It’s an issue that varies from lawyer to lawyer. In the short term, there is really no such day-to-day phenomenon as balance; at any given moment the lawyer is doing just one thing, ...

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Long-distance health care now covered by insurance (access required)

Legislation to mandate insurance coverage for telemedicine services in Virginia won unanimous approval in the 2010 General Assembly. Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law the measure that bars private health insurers from excluding coverage for long-distance health care. The legislation ...

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Tips for the sleep-deprived (access required)

For years I wrestled with bouts of insomnia. I spent many nights tossing and turning and anxiously watching the clock waiting for sleep to come. Then, miraculously, the insomnia stopped about a year ago, as if by magic. For the ...

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Is a wellness program right for your firm? (access required)

Every law firm wants happy, healthy employees, but should your law firm implement a wellness program? The benefits of workplace wellness programs have been widely touted: they are known to improve productivity and can cut absenteeism by reducing the number ...

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Promoting care for Alzheimer’s, dementia patients (access required)

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia threaten an individual’s health, identity, independence, dignity and well-being. It has a detrimental impact not only on the person, but also on their families and communities. As more people have dementia, the legal profession must strive ...

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