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Marathon Health Blog

Is It Time To Take Another Look at Employee Health Benefits?

With the cost of traditional healthcare plans on the rise, HR leaders and benefits buyers are re-evaluating their employee health benefit options, with many employers moving to defined contribution plans. Like any benefit change, moving to a new plan can be daunting, but with proper research and communication the transition can be made with little difficulty and can benefit both employers and employees.

Wellness is Contagious: The Right Workout Group Helps Manage Symptoms

Connie was diagnosed with auto-immune diseases Sjogrens Syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease in 2012, and then in 2014, she was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. Since the diagnoses, she has been on medications that made her gain unwanted weight. The diseases also made her fatigue easily, among other uncomfortable symptoms.

Wellness is Contagious: Health Awareness grants “Peace of Mind”

Thomas had been going to the ECSD Center for Health and Wellness for several years. He knew the results of his health assessments each year were not great but the stakes of his health status had not yet set in. Then, Krystal Rogers, a registered nurse at the center, spent time to go into careful detail about his conditions and explained to him the severity of what could happen if he didn’t take his results seriously. He left that appointment with a new understanding and motivation to change certain behaviors. Speaking of the revelation, he says, “I knew I had to regain my health so I could be around for my fifteen-year-old son.”

Wellness is Contagious: What Keeps You Awake

Clara admits she was “in a bad place physically, mentally, and emotionally” because she suffered from insomnia, headaches, and loud, continuous ringing in her ears. When she visited the TrustWell Health & Wellness Center at her workplace, she met with Romona Mayeuz, a family nurse practitioner, who turned her attention to her high blood pressure. But Clara resisted the discussion because she previously had negative experiences with doctors and prescriptions in regard to her blood pressure.

Resources to help employees understand and manage blood pressure

High blood pressure is extremely prevalent in the American population, especially in the workplace. Unfortunately, its symptoms are also hard to recognize and so it largely goes undetected until it causes a catastrophic event. More than twenty percent of people with high blood pressure are unaware of their condition. With a combination of heart-healthy behaviors and monitoring through routine health checks, you can understand and mitigate the risks of high blood pressure.

How To Build an Innovative Health Culture at Your Business

The American Time Use Survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average adult ages 25-54 spends 8.7 hours at work during the week. With such a large percentage of time spent in the workplace, more and more employers are seizing the opportunity to influence the overall health and wellbeing of their employee population via on-site health centers and wellness programs.

Patient Success story


“I looked at myself and at the scale and realized I was pretty overweight and feeling the normal impacts of being overweight – a little sluggish and aches in my joints.

The Big Picture of Office Wellness & Creating Healthy Communities

When creating healthy communities, a good place to start is fostering a culture of health at your workplace. Here are some important elements to keep in mind for a successful onsite clinic that centers around the development of a wellness culture:

Treating the Causes of an Unhealthy Lifestyle, Not the Symptoms

Let’s face it, if our goal as healthcare providers is to get people to move away from unhealthy lifestyles, we need to help educate them so that they may take more responsibility for their health. Our nation’s transactional system of healthcare, in which patients see doctors only when they are sick, is obviously broken. Patients will make sustainable changes to their lifestyle only when they understand the choices that impact their health.