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Abstract

For 40 hours a week, generally for 50 weeks a year, approximately 100 million Americans can be found at a place of work. That is more than enough time for them to develop lifestyle habits--habits that can and do affect both the quality and the length of their lives. Major corporations in the United States have initiated employee health management programs because they are concerned with lifestyle-related illnesses and their associated spiraling medical costs. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Neenah, Wisconsin, is a company that developed a Health Management Program at a time when they were questioned and considered to be impractical by many. The program has survived to become an industry-wide leader and role model. Their story is well worth sharing.

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