Autumn 2008

businesshealth® newsletter
Autumn 2008 vol. 4-3
Editorial
The End of Health Promotion at Work?
 
View from the Top
Karen Mason, Sr. Vice President, Group, Equitable Life
 
Bottom Line
Cultivating People Gets Business Results
 
Doctor On Call
An Interview with Diane Lacaille, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
 
Disease Management
Biologics: The New Face of Medicines

 

In This Issue

Diane Lacaille, MD, MHSc, FRCPC - Biologics are expensive, but are they worth it? Dr. Lacaille has been at the fore in researching the effects of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on the workplace. These drugs typically have very positive, quick, and longlasting effects on most of those who take them. Read More »
Biologics: The New Face of Medicines - Today we are far luckier than our ancestors of only a generation ago. New hope has emerged for those suffering from certain traditionally hard-to-treat diseases, like inflammatory bowel disease, the inflammatory arthroses (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis), psoriasis, HIV, multiple sclerosis, and even cancer. Read More »
Cultivating People Gets Business Results - Precision BioLogic Inc. (PBI) is based in Dartmouth NS, and provides diagnostic products to laboratories around the world. It was the proud recipient of a 2008 Best Workplaces in Canada award. The focus is on creating a healthy work environment, and on looking after its employees. Read More »
Karen Mason, Sr. Vice President, Group, Equitable Life - A senior insurance company executive, Karen Mason, describes the Conference Board project she’s been supporting for the last two years. The Social Determinants of Health identifies the factors outside the health system that create or deter good health. She speaks to the need for a national catastrophic drug program developed by insurers and ultimately coordinated with government drug plans.  Read More »
The End of Health Promotion at Work? - Information in the 2008 sanofi-aventis Healthcare Survey suggests workplace wellness programs are on the wane. Fewer employees report having access, and fewer said they use them. There are several reasons why programs fail, but there are still solid reasons why comprehensive workplace health promotion is needed.  Read More »
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