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Workplace wellness programs barely move the needle, study finds

Workplace wellness programs — efforts to get workers to lose weight, eat better, stress less and sleep more — are an $8 billion industry in the U.S. Most large employers offer some type of wellness program — with growth fueled by incentives in the federal Affordable Care Act. But no one has been sure they...

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