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So what is it about job burnout that can kill you?

I was recently on a flight sitting next to an executive for a top-ranked health care company. We were having a nice conversation, and then she disclosed something that shocked me. She was 51 and had survived two heart attacks.

She’d never smoked and didn’t have a litany of medical issues but did have plenty of work stress in her life, and she was admittedly burned out.[…] Continue Reading »

Paul Lotharius is president and CEO of HealthFitness. Lotharius brings more than 20 years of experience in operations and technology management in the health care and insurance industries. Before HealthFitness, Lotharius was president and CEO of CoreSource, a provider of benefit administration and health management services. He received his MBA from Butler University and a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Purdue University.[…] Continue Reading »

This post is by Adam Gaub, lead editor of SmartBrief for Health Care Marketers.

Skipping dessert? Hitting the gym? Getting your annual checkup?

Common-sense practices that promote better health may have benefits that go beyond personal health for some companies participating in UnitedHealthcare’s new personal reward program. Kickstarted in January, with three major companies — including UnitedHealth Group — participating in the trial, employers taking part in the reward program are paying their employees for getting in better shape — literally.[…] Continue Reading »

Kathleen A. Paris is the author of “Staying Healthy in Sick Organizations: The Clover Practice.” Miri McDonald, an expert on organizational development, recently spoke with Kathleen about the principles behind the book. An edited transcript of their conversation follows. Read more of Miri’s interview with Kathleen on her blog.

What inspired you to write the book?[…] Continue Reading »