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The For-Profit/Non-Profit Double Standard

What is it that we most want non-profits and charities to do? A simple answer: We want them to help as many people as they can, as effectively as they can. Whether it’s poverty, homelessness, devastating diseases, addiction or any of the many other problems non-profits seek to address —we …

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Laughter = Best Medicine…Turns Out It’s True!

In July 2015, Meridian HealthCare sponsored a “Sunday Night Live Comedy Show” at the DeYor to benefit prevention and recovery programs in the Valley. The featured performer was Mark Lundholm, a nationally known stand-up comic who has appeared in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries. We brought Mark here first and …

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Savvy Businesspeople Investigate Preventative Care Services for Their Employees

The word “cliché” often carries a negative connotation as something tired and worn-out. On the other hand, many often-used sayings become clichés precisely because they happen to be true. Here’s one of them: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This well-worn phrase actually has an important …

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Be Aware of the Signs of Problem Gambling

March is one of my favorite months — not only because spring is right around the corner, but because of March Madness. If you’re a sports enthusiast like I am, you love filling out that bracket and watching to see if your team makes it to the finals. But March …

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Workforce Wellness: Not a Fad, but a Path to Real Savings

We’ve all seen more than a few fads and trends in our lifetimes. An activity, a celebrity or a dance style is huge for a while, but before long we look back and wonder “What were we thinking?” Because the concept was so new and different when it first emerged …

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Avoiding Holiday Stress…at Home and in the Workplace

Many of us vow every year to “get a jump on” the holidays so that everything doesn’t wind up being so last-minute and crazy. Of course, this is a very good idea — even though we sometimes fall a little short of the goal despite our best intentions and wind …

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Treating Addiction Is Expensive. Not Treating It Is More Expensive.

“Taxpayers shell out $100M for addicts” the headlines stated on the front page of the local daily newspaper. According to the story under the headline, the $100 million was made up of $37.5 million for Medicaid-funded treatment and $71 million in other publicly funded treatment. Clearly, the cost of treating …

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