Health

A Guide to the Health Benefits of Breastfeeding

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A Guide to the Health Benefits of Breastfeeding
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Bradley University’s Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) program

The enormous health benefits of breast-feeding for children and mothers cannot be disputed. However, all across the country, discrimination and shaming still plague women who do so, especially in the workplace and in public. Greater public awareness is necessary to increase acceptance.

Aging America - Americans Are Living Longer

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Aging America - Americans Are Living Longer
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University of Southern California Online Master of Arts in Gerontology & Master of Aging Services Management

The average life expectancy in America today is higher than in any other period in history. More specifically, data from a United Nations report shows that the number of people 65 years and older rose from 8% to 12% of the total population between 1950 and 2000. What’s more, this figure will rise to 20% by 2050 and is likely to continue rising steadily thereafter.

How Technology is Helping Health and Wellness Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices

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How Technology is Helping Health and Wellness Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices
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Arizona State University Online Programs

The healthcare industry as a whole is undergoing seismic changes and technology is a key driver. Today, more than ever, Americans have the power to prevent disease by making healthy lifestyle choices.

It's 2017! Here's What Employees Still Need

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Blog
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It's 2017! Here's What Employees Still Need
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Medium.com
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Robin Hardman

This week, like many of us, I’m thinking ahead. I’m not much of a believer in New Year’s resolutions, and, in any case, the kinds of things I’m thinking about aren’t in my (sole) power to bring about, so these are more along the lines of wishful thinking. Let’s say they might be what I’d be dreaming of if I were just now blowing out the candles on a birthday cake for the nation:

Interdisciplinary Biobehavioral Health Scientist - Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health (Tenure-Track)

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Interdisciplinary Biobehavioral Health Scientist - Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health (Tenure-Track)
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Penn State Department of Biobehavioral Health
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Orfeu Buxton, BBHfacultysearch@psu.edu

The scholarship and teaching of BBH faculty focuses on how biological, behavioral, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental variables interact to influence health.  Departmental research examines substantive areas in which biology and behavior are inextricably interconnected such as stress, mental health, and sleep, chronic diseases such as addiction, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, as well as pertinent areas of scholarship that provide important windows into those aspects of health such as ethics, genetics and epigenetics, neuroscience, prevention science, health d

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Take 5: Lonnie Golden on the Economics of Work Flexibility and Worker Happiness

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Take 5: Lonnie Golden on the Economics of Work Flexibility and Worker Happiness
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Lonnie Golden is a Professor of Economics and Labor & Employment Relations at Penn State University, Abington College. His research analyzes trends in working hours, overtime, overwork, overemployment and underemployment, work schedule flexibility and variability, labor market and workplace flexibility, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), work-sharing, part-time work, time-use, work-family and health consequences, non-standard and contingent employment and employment policies. 

Filling the Holes: Work Schedulers as Job Crafters of Employment Practice in Long-Term Health Care

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Filling the Holes: Work Schedulers as Job Crafters of Employment Practice in Long-Term Health Care
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PubMed Central (PMC)

Although work schedulers serve an organizational role influencing decisions about balancing conflicting stakeholder interests over schedules and staffing, scheduling has primarily been described as an objective activity or individual job characteristic. The authors use the lens of job crafting to examine how schedulers in 26 health care facilities enact their roles as they “fill holes” to schedule workers.

Employee Well-being: A Comprehensive Approach - Enhancing the Employee Experience and Business Outcomes

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Brief
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Employee Well-being: A Comprehensive Approach - Enhancing the Employee Experience and Business Outcomes
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Boston College Center for Work & Family
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

The Boston College Center for Work & Family is pleased to release a new addition to our Executive Briefing Series, 

Bridging the Gap Between Health and Environmental Sustainability

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Bridging the Gap Between Health and Environmental Sustainability
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Huffington Post by Eileen McNeely
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Judi C Casey

"Inspiring a more positive and holistic approach to corporate sustainability that no longer neglects worker well-being and drives a NetPositive impact on people and the planet is the future of business. Enriching the nature of work as if our health depends on it raises impactful opportunities for nurturing creativity, innovation, and even mindfulness of our natural environment."

The Disease of Being Busy

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Blog
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The Disease of Being Busy
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On Being
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Judi C Casey

"How did we end up living like this? Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we do this to our children? When did we forget that we are human beings, not human doings?"

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