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Mental Health: The Importance of Engagement with Senior Adults

What is the magnitude of poor mental health? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion in lost productivity each year. Furthermore, one in five U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018, per the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. For older adults, that percentage increases to one in …

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Opioids: Preventing Deadly Addiction

In the late 1990s, opioid pain relievers were deemed effective treatment for chronic pain, and the risk of addition was said to be low. However, this narrative was perpetuated by pharmaceutical lobbies before it was confirmed by comprehensive clinical testing. As new data has emerged over the past 20 years, it has become clear that opioids can be highly addictive. …

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Employers and Healthcare Costs

Benefit packages are an important part of attracting and retaining top talent – and health insurance is a prime part of a robust benefits program. With healthcare costs on the rise, finding ways to meet employees needs, yet not allow expenses to spiral out of control, is a challenge. Healthcare costs are on the rise Employers understand the importance of …

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Screen Time: How Too Much Screen Time Affects Your Health

We’ve all heard the vague warning that too much screen time is bad for your health. But screens are a major part of our lives. It’s easy to write off warnings with arguments such as: “I’m not giving up my favorite TV show – it helps me unwind after a long day.” “I’m not going to get off social media …