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Upcoming Events - April 2017

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Michigan HR Day April 19, 2017 Lansing, Michigan Michigan HR Day is an opportunity for Human Resource Professionals to exchange information, ideas, and experiences. The event will feature a keynote presentation from Matt Jones, titled "HR is a Marathon," followed by a number of breakout sessions. Visit our information booth to learn more about the benefits of offering telemedicine to your employees and enter to win a FitBit! ATA Annual Conference April 23, 2017 - April 25, 2017 Orlando, Florida ATA 2017, Telehealth 2.0: The Transformation Advantage, is the world's largest telehealth innovation and networking event, focused on how telehealth is transforming healthcare and creating competitive and cost advantages for those leveraging best practices. The featured speakers for Telehealth 2.0 include Patrick J. Kennedy, American Politician and mental health advocate; Thomas L. Friedman, American journalist and author; and Pamela Peele, Chief Analytics Officer of UPMC Insurance Servi…

A Flower a Day Keeps the Antidepressants Away

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But, can it really? A play on words of the often repeated phrase "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," could a flower a day be enough to lift some out of depression or keep others from needing antidepressant medication? Researchers at Rutgers University think so. As first reported in the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology in 2005, researchers demonstrated scientifically what we intuitively already know: that flowers make us happy. The research showed that flowers are indeed a natural mood elevator, that they decrease stress levels, and improve emotional health. Moreover, results revealed that the benefits were not only immediate or when one was in the presence of the flowers. Improved mood, emotional reactions, social behavior, and memory were also demonstrated to be longer term effects. Is it just a coincidence, then, that the growth of new plants and flowers that accompanies the lifting of winter signals another phenomenon that we also intuitively know: that of "sprin…