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Insights: Employee advocacy and the bottom line-6151

Insights: Employee advocacy and the bottom line

"Insights" calls your attention to important articles or trends to help your organization's success.

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Leadership

Purpose in life linked to better sleep-6149

Purpose in life linked to better sleep

An estimated 45% of older adults report difficulty in falling or staying asleep and close to 40% report a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome (RLS).

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Gerontology

Population of HIV-infected older adults soars-6148

Population of HIV-infected older adults soars

Close to half of all people with HIV in developed countries are older adults, and that number is poised to increase to 70% by 2020, according to a presentation at the American Psychological Association's annual convention.

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Attitudes & perceptions

Employee wellness programs boost productivity-6147

Employee wellness programs boost productivity

Close to 90% of US companies offer some form of employee wellness program to improve health. Previous research mostly measured cost benefits - e.g., lower insurance and absentee rates.

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Employee wellness

Older adults want to participate in medical decisions-6144

Older adults want to participate in medical decisions

Most older adults in the US prefer to actively participate in making decisions regarding their health care, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Emotional wellness

Need for long-term care to double in Canada-6142

Need for long-term care to double in Canada

Canada may need to build 43,000 new long-term care beds in the next five years to meet the requirements of an aging population without changes to how health care for older adults is being delivered, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report, "Sizing Up the Challenge: Meeting the Demand for Long-Term Care in Canada."

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Marketing

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