Understand Health Risks

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

Jun 13, 2018|

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 [...]

Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions: Diabetes

Apr 10, 2018|

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 [...]

Putting the Focus on Endometriosis

Mar 28, 2018|

This resource discusses endometriosis and understanding the impact of complex chronic diseases beyond diabetes and hypertension. Endometriosis happens when tissue lining the uterus grows elsewhere in the body and continues to grow and bleed as it normally does during the menstrual cycle. Scar tissue and inflammation can result, causing pain and other complications, including [...]

Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nov 29, 2017|

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 [...]

IBI at DMEC’s Annual Conference

Aug 30, 2017|

On August 2, 2017, Dr. Brian Gifford, IBI’s Director of Research and Measurement, gave two presentations at DMEC’s Annual Conference in Anaheim. On a panel discussion with Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Disability Employment Policy, US Department of Labor, and Dr. Jennifer Christian, President of Webility, Dr. Gifford discussed the "potential for evidence-based [...]