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Lack of Sleep Puts Children at Risk for Obesity

New research suggests that children who do not get enough sleep at night are at risk for becoming overweight. Investigators believe this is because insufficient sleep results in lower energy levels coupled with a biological drive for high-calorie foods. Dr. Fiona Healy, a pediatric consultant from Dublin’s Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, reported that she’s…

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Treating Sleep Apnea in Firefighters Important in Preventing Accidents

Sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), shift work disorder and insomnia affect millions of Americans each year, and new research shows that sleep disorders are especially prevalent, and often undiagnosed, among firefighters. The study, from researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, looked at 7,000 firefighters at 66 stations. Of the 7,000, over…

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Using Leadership to Increase Employee Health and Engagement

In companies of all sizes, workplace culture is highly influenced by employee perception of leadership’s values. In the last few years, more and more employers have demonstrated their support for improving employee health by increasing their investment in workplace wellness programs. Industry research shows that 91% of employers offer wellness programs for both medical cost…

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Balancing Light and Darkness for Better Sleep

It’s no secret that most people do not get enough sleep. What may be surprising though, is the effect light and darkness could be having on the sleep and wake patterns of you and your employees. Our bodies use light and darkness to cue physiological processes in coordination with an internal 24 hour circadian rhythm…

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Aiding Driver Health and Safety with New Technology

Reported by Transport Topics FusionHealth was recently featured in a Transport Topics article, New Technology Aids Driver Health, Safety.  The article focused on the key advances in technology to combat driver fatigue and reduce risk while improving health and safety. New technologies related to human factors have emerged that allow for more reliable, cost-effective and…

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How to Prevent the Cold or Flu by Getting Better Sleep

If you’re looking to avoid the cold or the flu, make time for sleep! Did you know that you can avoid getting sick by improving your sleep patterns? Sleep deprivation has an adverse effect on immune function, and chronic sleep loss increases your vulnerability to infectious diseases.  The Sleep in America poll conducted by the…

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The Gift of Healthy Sleep

The holidays can be a wonderful, but stressful time of year when many struggle with getting a good night’s sleep. We wanted to give you the gift of healthy sleep this holiday season, so we created recommendations to make the holidays restful. Click the video below to enjoy a message from Dr. Parina Aggarwal, FusionHealth…

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New Year, New You – Sleep for Weight Loss

The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity for you to tackle your weight loss issues and trim off the pounds you’ve been carrying around. No matter how committed you are to losing weight, there may be certain factors that are holding you back. Research suggests when a child or adult does not…

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Tips for a Good Night’s Rest

Reported by the LA Times FusionHealth’s Dr. Durmer was recently featured in a Los Angeles Times article concerning strategies for better sleep. As poor sleep rises to epidemic levels in our culture, it’s more important than ever to get consistent, deep, restful sleep. One factor Dr. Durmer stressed was the effects of caffeine and nicotine,…

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How to Maximize Sleep Efficiency

Reported in Manufacturing.net FusionHealth executives, Dr. Jeffrey Durmer, Chief Medical Officer, and John Letter, President and Chief Operating Officer, were recently interviewed for an article featured in Manufacturing.net. The piece focused on the dangers and economic implications of sleep deprived employees in the manufacturing industry. Letter described how sleep is especially important for those who…

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