November Health Observance: American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Depending on your age, weight, and other factors, you may be at higher risk... Read More

October Health Observance: Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with... Read More

We. Challenge. You. – Potomac Team Sorts Donations at Manna Food Center

On Tuesday, March 13th, at the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg, MD, the Potomac team sorted 6 pallets of non-perishable food for the Smart Sacks program.  The Smart Sacks program provides 2,812 Montgomery County schoolchildren with food every Friday to help alleviate weekend hunger. Giving back to our community helps us grow together as a team while helping those in... Read More

New Health and Well-being Trends of 2018

The top five new health and well-being trends to watch in 2018: Financial well-being The mental health day You are what you eat Re-thinking work environments A wearable tech boom In fact, according to a recent Fitbit report, 35 percent of America’s Healthiest Employers already use wearable tech in their wellness programs, seeing a return on investment of $2 to $3 for every... Read More

“Obesity Exacts High Productivity Penalty along with Higher Medical Costs” “Obesity-related Cancers Rising, Threatening Gains in U.S. Cancer Rates”

“Obesity Exacts High Productivity Penalty along with Higher Medical Costs” “Obesity-related Cancers Rising, Threatening Gains in U.S. Cancer Rates”     Since studies can now show illnesses—such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers—are directly related to excessive weight, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health created computer models projecting the personal medical and productivity costs of... Read More