Tag Archives: Wellness

Blast Off to Total Well-Being with Sonic Boom

Random acts of kindness, keeping your cool, wearing your sunglasses…is this my next vacation or is this a wellness initiative?

We recently launched our BeWell campaign powered by Sonic Boom Wellness. The BeWell program is based on the concept of embracing all dimensions of wellness, in hopes to expand our understanding of wellness and create a program that provides opportunities and resources. With the support of the Sonic Boom platform, we were able to create a program that best suits our needs and focuses on the 4 dimensions of wellness: personal well-being, physical well-being, financial well-being and professional well-being. Continue reading Blast Off to Total Well-Being with Sonic Boom

Cover Up for UV Safety Month!

Happy July! Can you believe we are already halfway through the year? July marks America’s independence and is full of fireworks and hot temperatures. Rising temps go hand-in-hand with the sun’s potent and potentially damaging rays. Although July is home to a smaller number of health observances as noted below, the one that sticks out in my mind is UV Safety. Did someone say sunscreen?

  • Hemochromatosis Awareness Month
  • International Group B Strep Awareness Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • UV Safety Month

Continue reading Cover Up for UV Safety Month!

Take Charge of Your Health

[Spoiler Alert] In The X-Files TV series, Agents Mulder and Scully give their son up for adoption to protect him from a government conspiracy involving alien technology. While I can safely say most parents don’t have to face such perils, they would do anything possible to ensure the health and well-being of their children. Two years ago, my first child was unexpectedly born pre-term at 35 weeks. Now pregnant with my second child, I am considered a “higher risk” pregnancy because of my history and my doctors have recommended I take certain measures to help my baby go full-term. Continue reading Take Charge of Your Health

Lights, Camera, ACOs!

Let’s be honest, who really enjoys going to the doctor? We all try our best to take care of ourselves and loved ones by keeping on track with preventive visits, even if we dread the experience. Time and time again we sit through the uncomfortable questions and count the minutes until the appointment is over, but why so unwillingly? Do we truly feel like we’re getting the best quality of care, or do we feel like we’re just a name on a list or a time slot on a calendar?  Our doctors should be some of the easiest people to talk to, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. Doctors are often overbooked and rushing  through patient appointments,  leaving little time for bedside manner, but are they to blame for our dissatisfaction? Personally, I don’t think they’re at fault, as we expect the healthcare providers we see to value our health and wellbeing. Continue reading Lights, Camera, ACOs!