Center for Workforce Health

Improving the Health and Productivity of Today's Workforce


  • Welcome!

    Welcome to the Center for Workforce Health Blog! This Blog is a compilation of informal writings on innovations and progress from the world of preventive medicine, trending health news, tips to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and updates on our CWH programs. Lead author is Dr. Debra Rios, Senior Research Associate with the CWH, followed by additional guest contributors.

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  • Why Setting Aside Your Smartphone at Night Can Improve Your Health

    In the new digital age, we have become inundated by electronic screens. While advancements in technology have increased efficiency in various aspects of our lives, the constant staring at blue light emitting devices may have certain health consequences.

  • What is all the Buzz About Going Alcohol-Free?

    We have learned from research that excessive drinking can cause a myriad of short-term and long-term health risks. Is abstaining from alcohol use the only way to live a healthy lifestyle?

  • Embrace Behavioral Strategies to Improve Your Health

    Forget the gimmicks and quick fixes.  The surest path to sustained health improvements is to embrace proven behavioral strategies

  • Red Meat Confirmed as Carcinogenic – But How Bad is it?

    A report from the World Health Organization confirmed the link between eating red meat (and processed meat) and cancer.  The report is based on an important, very comprehensive study, but interpretation of the results is not simple or straightforward. 

  • The Blue Zones

    “Blue Zones” refers to specific areas of the world where people live measurably longer lives. A closer inspection of these locations and the health practices of people who live there can provide valuable guidance in how to improve our health and live longer.

  • Powerful Forces Undermining our Health

    In our attempts to improve our health -- prevent disease, feel better, live longer -- we need to recognize that there are powerful, unrelenting forces arrayed against us, from our basic physiology to an environment structured to undermine our best intentions.