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Mike Eckstein

A perspective shaped by loss

For my family, conversations about health care choices aren’t abstract. They’re about mom. I was in junior high when my mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer. She fought bravely for years until she passed when I was in college. The weight on your mind… Read more

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Mike Eckstein

Meeting the Prescription Drug Cost Challenge

Led by Mayo Clinic cancer specialists, a group of prominent physicians sounded an alarm about the high cost of cancer drugs, proposing specific policy recommendations to the federal government. That was in 2015. Drug prices are still escalating far faster than other medical costs Specialty drugs… Read more

Just Another Day in Bad Office

Just Another Day in “Bad Office 2”

Test subjects in Mayo Clinic Well Living Lab sweat it for science Uncomfortable noise levels, temperatures, light and other annoyances in the workplace environment can be bad enough individually. Combined, they can create considerable stress. How much? Mayo Clinic is looking for the answer by… Read more

Teaming up at the Lori Knapp Companies

Teaming Up at the Lori Knapp Companies

Karen Ostrander and Ann Boland, both administrative managers, were happy to upgrade their company’s informal contests and begin leading Wellness at Work challenges. They share an interest in wellness, but also welcome the “nice distraction” in breaking up workdays dominated by financial data.

The Wellness at Work challenge at Nesnah resulted in a workplace garden

Nesnah Ventures Seeks Wellness, Finds More

Wellness at Work challenges and a company garden are social springboards A year ago, Nesnah Ventures dived into wellness head first. The Holmen-based, family-operated company has an office with 35 employees and manages a broad portfolio of businesses including senior living, fuel marketing, agricultural feed… Read more

The cost of being connected

The Cost of Being Connected to Work 24/7

Interpreting the data According to Gallup, more than one-third of people frequently check work email outside business hours. For some, the constant connection is a burden. Other research draws a straight line from after-hours email expectations to emotional exhaustion and lower quality of life. One… Read more

Data driven wellness program honored

Data-driven Wellness Program Honored

By the numbers Wellness experts will measure anything, from vegetable servings to stroke risk. Some of them track data exceptionally well, according to the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). The leading national wellness organization recently named Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse a platinum-level Well Workplace,… Read more

New Convenience Care Model Hits the Sweet Spot

$49 Mayo Clinic Express Care Online virtual visits Innovation in health care is increasingly focused on cost, but the sweet spot is a combination of access, value and quality. Mayo Clinic Express Care Online achieves all three, with a convenient and economical way to treat… Read more