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The Balancing Act(R) and Hooper Holmes, Inc. Team Up To Empower Employees and Their Families to Take Action to Improve their Health

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wellness is a personal priority for many Americans and award-winning show The Balancing Act® is proud to dedicate a special segment with expert partner Hooper Holmes Inc. to the growing focus on the benefits of biometric testing and corporate wellness programs. The premiere episode will air on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime® TV with an encore presentation on Sept. 1st.

The Balancing Act® is proud to partner with Hooper Holmes, Inc. a leading biometric screening company that provides convenient workplace health tests that help employees take action to improve their health, as the company is at the center of the latest cutting-edge technologies in its field – and both organizations share a mission to educate and empower women about their health.

Health and wellness programs are becoming a standard part of a company's health and benefits package to help create a more positive and healthy workplace culture.

Experts from Hooper Holmes, Henry E. Dubois, CEO and Dr. Neil Gordon, Medical Director will be on set to dispel some of the common misconceptions about biometric screenings such as: they are too expensive, or the program will not have any effect on health benefit premiums; plus they'll talk about the value and benefits of biometric screenings for employees and ultimately employers which include decreased healthcare costs, increased productivity and decreased absenteeism.

"By the employer having this program in place they understand the overall health and wellness of their employee population which is very important to them because a healthier workforce is a more productive workforce," said Dubois.

During the segment, Dr. Gordon will perform a biometric screening on Host Olga Villaverde, and educate the viewers on what is going to be measured, including cholesterol level, Body Mass Index and blood pressure, metrics that help create a more complete health profile.

"It was very easy, it lasted maybe five minutes," said Host Olga Villaverde.

Dubois will also describe the benefits of biometric screenings to the employer and the individual by touching on the following key points: understanding your health, managing health risks that may lead to chronic conditions (awareness, education and behavior change), taking control of your own wellness, and managing healthcare benefits costs.

Dubois will highlight what sets Hooper Holmes apart, such as: national coverage for groups of all sizes, consistency from one location to the next, from one customer to the next, from one participant to the next, and accurate, timely data delivery. Privacy for each individual is priority for Hooper Holmes as they follow all HIPAA guidelines and requirements.

About The Balancing Act® on Lifetime Television



Now in its 8th year, The Balancing Act® continues to empower women in all aspects of their lives. The mission at The Balancing Act® is simple -- the show strives to help today's modern woman balance it all by bringing them positive solutions to enrich and empower them. Entertaining, educational and trusted by women, viewers can watch America's premier morning show The Balancing Act® weekday mornings on Lifetime® television, Monday-Friday at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT). For additional information or to view a segment visit: www.thebalancingact.com

About Hooper Holmes

Hooper Holmes, Inc. is a leading provider of biometric screening services, mobilizing a national network of health professionals to provide quality on-site health screenings, laboratory testing, and sample collection services to wellness and disease management companies, insurance companies, employers, government organizations and academic institutions. In April 2015, Hooper acquired the assets of Accountable Health Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of corporate wellness and health improvement solutions (formerly known as Principal Wellness Company with origins back to 1992, the company became Accountable Health Solutions in 2013). The combination of Hooper and Accountable allows it to offer a full array of wellness products and services that address total population health management for clients interested in more comprehensive, integrated wellness solutions. www.hooperholmes.com

CONTACT: Pam Steele-Unger O2 Media pamela@o2mediainc.com (954) 691-1102 Hooper Holmes, Inc. Henry E. Dubois President and CEO (913) 764-1045

Source: The Balancing Act