Posted on Aug 13, 2018 10:41:30 AM by Emily McManamy
Health is what happens outside of the doctor’s office. From your first sip of coffee in the morning to your brushed teeth at bedtime – health happens all day long. In fact, healthcare determines only 11 percent of your overall health while social, economic, and environmental factors determine 50 percent of your overall health. As discussed in our recent white paper, where you live, work, and play factor into your overall health and the social determinants of health help clinicians develop a more complete health picture.
Posted on Jul 30, 2018 2:58:33 PM by Angela Hammond, BSN, MS, RN Health Coach at Marathon Health
A simple question can launch significant behavior change, and ultimately, health improvement. By asking questions, rather than issuing orders, providers empower patients to take control of their health and develop new behaviors. But, to achieve Iasting health improvements, patients need support and resources to help them in their health journey. Health coaching provides the motivation, structure, and accountability to get them there.
Posted on Jul 24, 2018 9:29:29 AM by Bev Raymond, VP of clinical services, Marathon Health
“I went to the health center at work for my annual biometric screening and discovered I was in the risk category for cholesterol and prediabetes. My results from the center were a wake-up call. I am a single mother who had already survived breast cancer – I want to be in good shape so I can be around longer for my daughter. I did not want to jeopardize my health any longer and I knew I had the power to change.” – Carrie, Marathon Health patient, employee of Great-West Financial, and winner of Healthy Like Me.
Posted on Jul 17, 2018 2:28:06 PM by Matt Riley, VP of People Operations
“My divorce was difficult and I knew I needed to manage my stress. I wasn’t sleeping well, I was always thinking about the past or the future, and I had a lot of worries and anger. I couldn’t focus and I always felt exhausted. I wanted to lose the extra weight I had gained while pregnant but the thought of exercising or eating well was overwhelming.” – Barbara, Marathon Health patient, Tufts University employee, and winner of Healthy Like Me.
Posted on Jul 12, 2018 3:08:06 PM by Victoria Emmitt, RD, CPT, Marathon Health
Have you ever smelled or tasted something that instantly transports you to a certain moment in your past? Our nutrition is baked in tradition and is the root of our cultures and customs. Whether we’re roasting a family recipe, eating a corn dog at the annual county fair, or delivering a casserole to a grieving friend, we use food to connect and honor moments in time. As a result, food can also be emotional and lead us to make poor nutritional choices.
Posted on Jun 20, 2018 3:22:56 PM by Emily McManamy
“I had been feeling poorly for a while, making it difficult for me to do my job and spend time with my family. After passing out at work one day, I went to my worksite health center and was diagnosed with diabetes, low iron, and high cholesterol.” – Lillie, winner of Healthy Like Me, Marathon Health’s patient success program, and Wayne Farms employee. Read Lillie’s full story.
Posted on Jun 11, 2018 3:26:12 PM by Emily McManamy
Trends in healthcare are shifting to recognize that health is more than a collection of genetic and behavioral risk factors. Healthcare providers must look beyond the doctor’s office to complete our health picture. Housing, employment, education, and more shape the way we walk in the world. By acknowledging these external influencers, healthcare providers can ensure the healthy opportunities they’re promoting connect with the reality their patients are living.
Posted on May 21, 2018 4:13:18 PM by Matt Riley, VP People Operations
If you’re going to spend 40 hours a week doing anything, it should be meaningful. The average American worker spends a whopping 90,000 hours of life at work. It’s true – you don’t have to be a workaholic to spend 1/3 of your life on the clock.
Posted on May 14, 2018 1:21:40 PM by Emily McManamy
When we keep digging into why patients are unhealthy, we can uncover barriers and begin fixing what is causing poor health. A model structured around patient-centered care focuses on building mutually beneficial healthcare relationships between the family, patient, and medical providers. But, every relationship takes time to grow. When we slow down care and ask the right questions, we can reveal the root causes of health.
Longer appointment times and guided health coaching allows clinicians to dig into the social determinants of health to help patients understand their complete health picture. Quality, patient-centered care takes time and intention, and your worksite health center is the ideal place to support and encourage your employees to achieve their health goals.
Posted on Apr 25, 2018 3:28:05 PM by Emily McManamy
Meet Evelia. Like many people, she avoided the doctor’s office, and her health, for years. Fortunately, healthcare became affordable and accessible when Evelia’s employer opened an onsite health center. “I had no more excuses and finally made an appointment.” Despite feeling healthy, Evelia’s routine wellness exam revealed a lump in her breast – she had cancer. By partnering with an onsite health center, Evelia’s employer was positioned to provide health and wellness benefits that supported her as she overcame her hurdles to health.