The COVID-19 Delta Variant As stated by the CDC, the COVID-19 delta variant is more than 2x as contagious as previous variants and data shows that it causes more severe illness than previous strains. As we head into cold and flu season, we are seeing the delta variant causing infections and hospitalizations to rise again […]
What is Chronic Kidney Disease? Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not talked about often, but the CDC estimates that about 15% of the US population has it. CKD is developed when the kidneys become damaged and are not able not clean the blood as well as healthy kidneys. This is a very series condition because
Aspects of Meditation Meditation is a mind and body practice that has been a way to encourage physical relaxation, calmness, psychological balance, and wellbeing for centuries. While there is no single one type of meditation, all practices have a few things in common: The elimination of distractions around you. A specific, comfortable posture such as
Best and Brightest in Wellness 2021 The National Association for Business Resources has released their 2021 Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness winners. This program honors companies that promote employee well-being, worksite health and wellness and Health Designs is honored to be recognized amongst the best! Click here to read the full press release!
The Future of Work The importance of employee well-being was gaining traction even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The hardships over the past year and half though, has accelerated the movement and proven that employee well-being is essential for resilience and growth. The Future Workplace 2021 HR Sentiment recently found that employee well-being
Food is Fuel Dr. Clare Collins, Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics and Director of Research in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Newcastle, explains that food is the primary fuel that the body uses for all of its functions. This includes growth and repair, fueling your muscles, and fueling your brain. In
The 2021-2022 School Year While some schools brought students and employees back to campus in either hybrid or fully open operations this past school year, many have remained virtual. For the 2021-2022 school year, though, a majority are hoping to return to 100% in-person learning. We know how many parents and children alike have been anxiously
What are Preventative Screenings? Many people have heard of preventive health screenings, but may not fully understand what they are. These are tests and screenings that look for diseases before symptoms are present. Preventive screenings are not only cost effective for all those involved, but they also help increase the life expectancy of patients who participate in
National Health Center Week National Health Center Week will take place this year from August 8 to August 14. This is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. This year’s theme is “The Chemistry for Strong Communities.” It is especially
Why Schedule Annual Check-Ups? Most people only schedule doctor’s appointments when they are feeling sick. However, did you know that you should be scheduling annual check-ups with your doctor every year? These annual visits with your doctor are extremely important because they provide a time to discuss information not typically covered during a regular doctor’s appointment.