April Health Observance: Alcohol Awareness

By Account Associate Kailyn Middlemist In the time of lockdowns and quarantines, it is easy to start drinking more. Many studies, like these from CareFirst, Sage Journals, and National Institutes of Health’s journal, suggest that drinking has been on the rise for the past year, up by 23%. And this is a problem. Overconsumption of alcohol can lead to some... Read More

Spring Cleaning

By Account Associate Kailyn Middlemist Spring cleaning can have more benefits than just a sparkling home. Experts say there are actual health benefits to having a clean home, including preventing heart disease, seasonal allergies, and fall risks (we’ve all tripped over the pair of wayward shoes left in the wrong place). But where do you start, and how do you... Read More

November Health Observance: American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Depending on your age, weight, and other factors, you may be at higher risk... Read More

October Health Observance: Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with... Read More

We. Challenge. You. – Potomac Team Sorts Donations at Manna Food Center

On Tuesday, March 13th, at the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg, MD, the Potomac team sorted 6 pallets of non-perishable food for the Smart Sacks program.  The Smart Sacks program provides 2,812 Montgomery County schoolchildren with food every Friday to help alleviate weekend hunger. Giving back to our community helps us grow together as a team while helping those in... Read More

New Health and Well-being Trends of 2018

The top five new health and well-being trends to watch in 2018: Financial well-being The mental health day You are what you eat Re-thinking work environments A wearable tech boom In fact, according to a recent Fitbit report, 35 percent of America’s Healthiest Employers already use wearable tech in their wellness programs, seeing a return on investment of $2 to $3 for every... Read More