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Wellness Wednesday: Workplace Wellness

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Adora Namigadde
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WOSU

Workplace wellness programs are a trendy strategy used by mostly large companies to help employees achieve better health and lower healthcare costs.

But a new study published recently in the medical journal JAMA, shows that employee participants of such programs showed no significant change in blood pressure or other health measurements.

The results could leave employers to question the benefits of wellness programs.

Today on All Sides Wellness Wednesday, workplace wellness programs and more. 

Guests:

  • Douglas O’Brien, regional director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Franklin Berger, professor, Research and Outreach Director, Center for Colon Cancer Research, University of South Carolina
  • Dr. Zirui Song, researcher and assistant professor of health policy, Harvard Medical School