On May 22, the 2019 Calgary Benefits Summit focused on how employers can make their organization its healthiest by starting with their benefits plans.

Here’s what you missed!

How a Blue Zone concept can benefit the workplace
What can a small Alberta town of 70,000 people do when the provincial government’s response to, “We need a hospital,” is that they can possibly have one by 2040? Read more.

Employers must consider ‘every dimension’ in tackling obesity, weight management
In the last decade, the landscape of obesity has completely changed how the disease is understood, affecting the way it can be treated, said Dr. Shahebina Walji, medical director at the Calgary Weight Management Centre. Read more.

How does cognitive behavioural therapy actually work?
Everyone is talking about cognitive behavioural therapy, but do most people understand it? Read more.

The potential effects of public drug plan changes on new therapies in Canada
If the Canadian government wants to tackle drug coverage, it should focus on the areas where Canadians are facing genuine gaps, according to Joe Farago, executive director of health-care innovation at Innovative Medicines Canada. Read more.

Using biologics to help workers with inflammatory conditions
Inflammatory conditions have the power to severely affect employees’ productivity and general quality of life. Read more.

A look at the value of continuous glucose monitoring
For people with diabetes, hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia can impact health and, as a result, workplace performance. However real-time continuous glucose monitoring can enable people to prevent or treat these highs and lows. Read more.

Workplace accommodations for employees living with Crohn’s and colitis
Canada continues to have one of the highest rates of irritable bowel disorder in the world, according to Mina Mawani, president and chief executive officer of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. Read more.

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