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Cardiovascular Disease & Corporate Wellness

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. While strides have been made in treating and preventing this type of disease, it still affects countless people. Helping employees understand heart disease and lower their risk is a cornerstone of every corporate wellness program.

You may be wondering, “How can a corporate wellness program screen for heart disease?” Thankfully, there are many options available to help guide employees to lasting heart and lung health. Cardiovascular testing used to be prohibitively expensive, but it can now be a part of nearly any budget-level wellness program.

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Cholesterol Screening: Universal at Last!

Cholesterol Screening Kit

Cholesterol screenings are a crucial part of any good corporate wellness plan. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, angina, clogged arteries and more have been linked to high cholesterol levels.

When employees struggle with these issues, it can lead to:

  • Increased absenteeism
  • Lowered productivity
  • Higher insurance costs
  • A weakened bottom line

This all points to corporate cholesterol screenings as something truly necessary for an employee wellness program to succeed.

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Portable Privacy Screens: Wellness Made Easy

Portable Privacy Screen

Corporate wellness programs are essential for businesses looking to improve employee productivity, lower absenteeism and control insurance costs. A big part of any complete corporate wellness program is employee screening. For proper employee testing, portable privacy screens are a must!

A portable privacy screen, also known as a portawall, provides a discrete and comfortable environment for corporate wellness screening. Interested in purchasing a portable privacy screen?

New Line Medical provides portawalls and other corporate screening solutions. Call 800-452-8909 or visit our Portable Privacy Screen page for more information.

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Corporate Screening: Save Money, Save Lives

Corporate Screening

If you own or manage a business, you may have heard the term “corporate wellness.” It sounds impressive, but what IS corporate wellness? More than a simple healthcare program, corporate wellness plans are designed to save money and improve employee health.

While a corporate wellness program may sound expensive, the opposite is true – the right plan can actually save hundreds of dollars per employee in healthcare spending every year. One of the largest parts of any wellness plan is corporate screening.

Corporate screening is dedicated to regular health and wellness checks. These screenings can keep low-risk employees well and improve the health of high-risk employees. This is done through the use of advanced monitoring equipment.

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Blood Collection: One Test, Many Uses

One of the most difficult aspects of corporate wellness is testing. Whether checking for allergies, heart problems or any other health issues, finding an affordable and effective solution can be difficult.

In the past, blood testing has been costly both monetarily and in terms of time. The New Line Medical Blood Collection Kit is a revolutionary new way to screen blood and detect potentially debilitating health issues.

The New Line Medical Universal Collection kit is incredibly easy to use. Whereas traditional blood collection required blood samples to be accurately collected and transported, the New Line Medical Blood Collection Kit simplifies the entire process.

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IRS: Wellness Plans Don’t Count, Smoking Cessation Does

As the economy and the rules governing healthcare change, many employers have their eyes on wellness plans. In the past, there has been some debate over whether or not these corporate wellness plans would count as the “minimum coverage” that employers are required to provide for their employees.

In a recent report, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) completely clarified the matter: wellness plans will not count toward minimum coverage requirements, aside from smoking cessation programs. This makes a smoking cessation program a key part of employers’ plans to reduce healthcare costs.

With smoking cessation programs, nicotine testing is a must. Also called cotinine testing, or frequently misspelled as cotine testing, this is a process to test if a particular individual has recently smoked.

Previously, this has been a tricky and error-prone procedure. That’s what makes Alere Toxicology’s iScreen® Cotinine Oral Fluid Screening Device (OFD) so cutting edge.

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Hubble EyeQ™ Wellness Exam Sets New Standard

True breakthroughs are rare, but one has been achieved with Hubble’s retinal EyeQ™ Wellness Exam. The first of its kind, the EyeQ exam provides a new way of checking for, and diagnosing, systemic diseases.

An easy, non-invasive procedure captures an image of the retina and checks for ocular disorders such as glaucoma, retinopathy and macular degeneration. What makes the EyeQ Wellness Exam truly revolutionary is what happens next: the non-dilating exam also checks for a number of other health issues

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New Legislature Makes AEDs Required, Affordable

An automated external defibrillator, or AED, is the kind of device that every medical office should own, but hope to never use. Any device that has the potential to save lives is a great thing, but not all are created equally. The Zoll AED Plus® is the best defibrillator on the market for infrequent rescuers.

Used by top hospitals nationwide, the Zoll AED Plus® provides an effective resuscitation device that’s safe and easy to use. Several advantages make Zoll’s automatic external defibrillator the best AED on the market.

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Starting Your Own Wellness Program


Increasing productivity by reducing absenteeism, and reducing the overall cost of health insurance to employees are noble goals shared by many employers. One effective way to meet these goals is to tart a corporate wellness program

According to the American Journal of Health Promotion, worksite wellness programs reduce sick leave absenteeism an average of 27 percent. In addition, the journal reports, such programs reduce health care costs by 26 percent and reduce workers’ compensation and disability claims by 32 percent.

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