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Volume 2015, Article ID 937063, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/937063
Research Article

The Productivity Dilemma in Workplace Health Promotion

Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030-2017, USA

Received 29 January 2015; Revised 16 June 2015; Accepted 21 June 2015

Academic Editor: Lars L. Andersen

Copyright © 2015 Martin Cherniack. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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