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The Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions Report: Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that most frequently affects the knees, hips, lower back and neck, small joints of the fingers, and the base of the thumb and big toe. Osteoarthritis symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, and movement limitations. The findings from IBI’s series on the health and productivity impact of chronic conditions provide [...]

The Health and Productivity Impact of Back Pain and Osteoathritis

Back pain is caused by conditions such as intervertebral disc disorders or ankylosing spondylitis not only degrades the quality of employees' lives -- it has business costs for employers and the economy at-large. Findings from IBIs series on the health and productivity impact of chronic conditions provide a scalable benchmark of what back pain and [...]

The Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions Report: Back Pain

Back pain is caused by conditions such as intervertebral disc disorders or ankylosing spondylitis not only degrades the quality of employees' lives -- it has business costs for employers and the economy at-large. The findings from IBIs series on the health and productivity impact of chronic conditions provide a scalable benchmark of what back pain [...]

The Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions Report: Migraine and Other Headaches

Migraines are intense, frequent headaches that can last for hours and are often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Other forms of severe, chronic headaches may be early indicators of a later migraine diagnosis—particularly in cases where symptoms result in disability lost work time. Migraines not only degrade [...]

The Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions Report: Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic condition that results in high levels of blood glucose. The most common form—type 2 diabetes—occurs as a result of impaired production of insulin. Diabetes occurs most often among older adults, particularly if they are overweight, obese, have high blood pressure or engage in little physical activity. If unmanaged, diabetes can lead [...]

The Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions Report: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory autoimmune condition that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints. It not only degrades the quality of employees’ lives — it has business costs for employers and the economy at-large. Helping employees manage chronic illnesses remains one of the most viable strategies for reducing employers’ healthcare and disability costs. [...]

The Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions Infographic: Mood Disorders

Mood disorders not only degrade the quality of employees’ lives — these disorders have business costs for employers and the economy at-large. The findings from IBI’s series on the health and productivity impact of chronic conditions provide a scalable benchmark of what depression costs employers and shows what they stand to gain from helping employees [...]

The Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions Report: Depression and other Mood Disorders

Mood disorders, diagnosed most commonly as depression, not only degrade the quality of employees’ lives — these disorders have business costs for employers and the economy at-large. The findings from IBI’s series on the health and productivity impact of chronic conditions provide a scalable benchmark of what depression costs employers and shows what they stand [...]

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