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Companies Increasingly Use Wellness Programs To Promote Health, Cut Down On Costs

Chicago Tribune reports on the rise of wellness programs at various companies that have led to a boost in productivity: "As companies increasingly get creative about holding the line on health care costs, more are turning to inexpensive wellness programs. Events that promise to get workers moving and thinking about preventive health care are paying off in increased job attendance and smaller annual health care cost increases" (Meyer, 8/29).

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