Category Archives: Health & Wellness Tips

5 Healthy Green Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!


  We compiled our favorite festive green recipes that pack the flavor without the extra calories. 1. Zucchini Feta Spinach Fritters Recipe and Photo… Read More »

On the Other Side of Ironman


An Ironman recap from Mike Weiss I am so relieved to be on this side of the Ironman competition.  Please note, that from my… Read More »

Why IRONMAN with Mike Weiss


Something Personal I’d Like to Share For those of you who know me, I am usually a pretty private person.  I’d rather hear about… Read More »

Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus

Prof. Frank Hadley Collins, Dir., Cntr. for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Notre Dame

This 2006 photograph depicted a female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she was in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host, who in this instance, was actually the biomedical photographer, James Gathany, here at the Centers for Disease Control.  You’ll note the feeding apparatus consisting of a sharp, orange-colored “fascicle”, which while not feeding, is covered in a soft, pliant sheath called the "labellum”, which retracts as the sharp stylets contained within pierce the host's skin surface, as the insect obtains its blood meal. The orange color of the fascicle is due to the red color of the blood as it migrates up the thin, sharp translucent tube.

The first reported epidemics of Dengue (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) occurred in 1779-1780 in Asia, Africa, and North America.  The near simultaneous occurrence of outbreaks on three continents indicates that these viruses and their mosquito vector have had a worldwide distribution in the tropics for more than 200 years. During most of this time, DF was considered a mild, nonfatal disease of visitors to the tropics. Generally, there were long intervals (10-40 years) between major epidemics, mainly because the introduction of a new serotype in a susceptible population occurred only if viruses and their mosquito vector, primarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito, could survive the slow transport between population centers by sailing vessels.

What Employers Need to Know about Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus Indianapolis employee benefits advisor, American Health & Wellness Group discusses what employers need… Read More »

Five Healthy Summer Salsa Recipes


Our Favorite Summer Salsa Recipes Strawberry Salsa Ingredients: 1 pint fresh strawberries, diced ¾ cup cilantro, chopped 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced 1 lime,… Read More »

A Lesson Learned from FDNY Chief Richard Picciotto

Richard Picciotto

The American Health & Wellness team recently had the pleasure to hear Richard Picciotto, FDNY Chief and highest ranking firefighter to survive the world… Read More »

Deal with Stress in the Work Week in Four Steps

Live Well Work Well

Monday motivation from your friends at American Health and Wellness Group on how to deal with stress in the work week. Life is full… Read More »

9 Ways to Celebrate National Nutrition Month at Work

healthy lunch

March is National Nutrition Month, and it’s the perfect time to get your entire workplace involved! Check out our nine fun ways to help remind… Read More »

Bloom Into Wellness – 5 Healthful Tips for Spring


Spring officially kicked off this past weekend. We sure hope it’s here to stay. It’s such a great time of year to enhance overall… Read More »

Announcing a HealthIER Recipe Contest and Cookbook


We are thrilled to announce a fun new corporate wellness program – a recipe contest and the launch of an American Health & Wellness… Read More »