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June 27, 2022
Beth Burry-Jackson
SVP, managed care operations
Improving outcomes: PTSD in the workplace

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) claims can be particularly tricky due to the shifting nature of the diagnosis. Greater awareness around mental health is helpful, but there are several factors that greatly impact a patient’s outcome. The challen…

June 27, 2022 by Beth Burry-Jackson, SVP, managed care operations
October 16, 2020
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
Psilocybin: From mysticism to healing

Imagine a drug that will take you on a mystical experience where you can ride a dragon or touch the stars, but imagine the same drug can suffocate you under quicksand or imprison you in a sea of volcanic ash. These experiences are not through the mec…

October 16, 2020 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
August 08, 2019
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
Increasing awareness of the impact of PTSD in the workplace

(DMEC) - One of the most heartwarming commercials on air today features a veteran at an animal shelter surveying dogs available for adoption. While most of the dogs are playfully vying for attention, he notices one dog with soulful eyes, quietly rest…

August 08, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
April 23, 2018
Jonathan Mast
Director, Social Media
Therapy animals produce smiles

If you attended RIMS 2018 last week, chances are you were smiling in the conference hall. The Therapy Animals of San Antonio were our guests in the RIMS WellnessZENter as our designated charity this year. Their mission of bringing people and animals …

April 23, 2018 by Jonathan Mast, Director, Social Media
October 27, 2015
Jonathan Mast, Director Social Media
The strength of disabilities in the workplace

More is better, right? Why settle for 72 ounces of ketchup at the big-box store when you can get 84? But what about an extra chromosome? When you get an extra copy of the 21st chromosome, the world calls that Down syndrome and labels you with a dis…

October 27, 2015 by Jonathan Mast, Director Social Media
July 08, 2014
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
managing director, senior medical officer
PTSD – not just a combat-related concern

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has gotten a lot of national attention lately due to several disturbing events on military bases. However, PTSD is not limited to veterans and those who have been exposed to war. It is a complex disorder that can…

July 08, 2014 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, managing director, senior medical officer
June 25, 2014
Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
Stress, mental health issues and workplace injuries and illnesses – a look at the impact

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) research paper on Stress in the workplace highlights the costly impact of stress and mental health issues on workplace injuries and illness, including higher risk of injury, medical treatment, lost time f…

June 25, 2014 by Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
May 29, 2014
Employee stress and mental health issues – what are they costing your business?

$317.5 billion – it’s a figure that gets employers to sit up and take notice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this is the total for direct and indirect costs of treating mental health disorders annually. Numbers l…

May 29, 2014
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