Your Health is a Skill You Can Develop: Precision Medicine and the Future

Tom Blue

Tom Blue is the Director of Industry Strategy & Partnerships at The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the global leader in the clinical practice, education, and research of functional medicine. As a serial healthcare entrepreneur, Tom is also the Co-founder of VirtualPractices, the Founding Partner of OvationLab, the Co-founder of DestinyWell, and the Managing Partner of Accelerated Growth Partners. He is a pioneer in direct primary care and concierge medicine and has spent the last 20 years researching new approaches to accelerate the application of precision health in day-to-day personal health management.

Empowering Consumers for the Changing Healthcare World

Michael Tilton

Michael Tilton is the General Manager of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, a not-for-profit company that offers health and dental insurance plans for individuals, families, and businesses. With over 29 years of experience in the health industry, Michael specializes in developing cutting-edge business solutions that deliver profitability, growth, and cost efficiencies to organizations. Outside of his work at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, he is an Executive Board Member for the Greater Phoenix Chamber and the American Heart Association.

Breathe to Live Your Best Life

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson is the Managing Director and CEO of Rhinomed, a medical technology company. Rhinomed delivers a patented platform technology that transforms how its users breathe, sleep, take medication, and maintain healthy habits.

A Super Bowl Champion’s Guide to Success in Business and Life

Bennie Fowler III

Bennie Fowler III is a Super Bowl Champion, professional athlete, leadership expert, and motivational speaker. Bennie currently runs Inner Circle, a motivational coaching program that helps clients unleash their inner excellence, reach the next level of achievement, and design a purpose-fueled life. Bennie is also a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints and the best-selling author of Silver Spoon: The Imperfect Guide to Success.

Improving Transportation Safety—Tips from a World Expert

Dr. Ben Hoffman

Dr. Ben Hoffman is a physician executive with a background in occupational and environmental health, clinical medicine, and transportation safety. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer at WorkSTEPS, a national provider of functional employment testing and occupational health services. Dr. Hoffman’s past employers include government agencies, nonprofits, and multinational corporations such as GE, Baker Hughes, Waste Management, and more.

Optimism—A Proven Life Enhancer

For almost 35 years, Dan Johnson has been the Executive Director of the Wellness Council of Arizona, a nonprofit organization that creates customized employee wellness programs for Arizona-based companies. Dan is also the originator of STRIVE motivational programs, which focus on human dynamics and personal potential. In addition to this, Dan has owned and operated 20 fitness centers across the Southwest and has written, produced, and appeared in more than 100 radio and TV campaigns that promote health and fitness.

6 Tenets of Wellness—How to Have a Resilient Life

Michael Susi

Michael Susi is the Director of Global Wellness at LinkedIn, one of the world’s largest platforms for professional networking. His boutique consulting company became the model for LinkedIn’s Global Wellness Program, which now gives employees the skills, tools, and support they need to maintain healthy habits every day. Michael is also a wellness entrepreneur and certified performance coach who uses his expertise to help athletic teams, startups, and large corporations reach peak performance.

Your Day Begins with Sleep: A New Paradigm

Dr. Michael Grandner

Dr. Michael Grandner is a behavioral sleep medicine specialist and a licensed clinical psychologist. He is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at The University of Arizona, the Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine. Dr. Grandner’s research focuses on how sleep and sleep-related behaviors impact cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurobehavioral functioning, mental health, and longevity.

How “Presenteeism” Impacts Employee Health and Performance

Sean Sullivan is the Co-founder, President, and CEO of the Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM), a global enterprise that partners with employers to improve employee health and performance. Since its foundation in 1997, IHPM has been at the forefront of a worldwide movement to value health as a human capital asset in the 21st century.

A Legendary Sports Executive’s Approach to Success – The Three Circle Approach

Dennis Mannion is the CEO of Resilience Code, a health and performance company that specializes in promoting long-term wellness through its state-of-the-art testing, diagnosis, and treatment plans. He is also the President and CEO of House of 7, LLC, a sports advisory company that serves both professional and amateur sports clients. With over 35 years of experience in the team business, Dennis has worked in all four areas of Major League sports: MLB, NHL, NBA, and NFL.

Creating an Honesty Culture

Craig Weiss is an entrepreneur, author, inventor, and former patent attorney. Currently, he is the Co-founder and CEO of both Retainer Club, Inc. and Mouthguard Club, Inc., two companies that help orthodontists and dentists provide post-treatment retainers and custom mouthguards for athletes

Your Sales Team is Like a Football Team – Best Practices for Success

Jake Bowlar

Jake Bolwar is a Benefits Consultant at Duley | Bolwar | Pederson, also known as DBP Benefits. Currently, DBP Benefits is the largest privately-held employee benefits consulting firm in the southwestern United States. Jake boasts extensive experience in the insurance industry, having worked with both self-funded and fully-insured clients. His many talents and areas of interest include event planning, customer service, employee benefits design, and sales.

A Good Night’s Sleep Begins When You Wake Up

Nancy Rothstein

Nancy Rothstein is a Sleep Expert at The Sleep Ambassador® and the Director of Sleep Health at Resonea. In these roles, she provides sleep health education, consulting, and training to help clients, organizations, and universities optimize performance and productivity.

What are Social Determinants of Health and why are they important to health performance?

Cindy Jordan is the CEO of Pyx Health, the first social network to harness the power of relationships to improve the mental and physical health of aging seniors and rising risk patients. Pyx Health uses well-known technologies to leverage non-clinical relationships and reduce loneliness and self-isolation. Prior to her work at Pyx Health, Cindy served as a police officer before taking on roles as the Managing Director of The Advisory Board Company, the CEO of Medical Referral Source, and the Lead Strategist at LP&G Inc.

Unlocking Your Potential in A Rapidly Changing World

Ben Lytle is a serial entrepreneur with four successful companies under his belt. Two of his companies have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and Anthem, his leading health benefits company, is number 29 on the Fortune 500 list with a market cap of almost $80 billion. Currently, Ben is an Advisor at Lytle Healthcare and is in the process of writing three books on how to maximize individual potential.

Aligned Vision as a Performance Enhancer

Scott Harkey

Scott Harkey is the President, CEO, and Co-founder of OH Partners, one of the most successful marketing agencies in America. OH Partners has been featured in Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing private companies for six years running and has experienced a 226% growth rate over the past three years. The agency boasts high-profile clients such as Armor All Brands, STP, A/C Pro, Wynn Resorts, and many more. In addition to this, Scott is the Co-CEO of Matter Films, an owned subsidiary company of OH Partners. He is also a Member of the Forbes Agency Council and YPO.

Four Pillars of Leadership

For the past 20 years, Ken McElroy has been the Owner of MC Companies, a real estate investing and property management company dedicated to building vibrant multifamily communities. Before his work at MC Companies, Ken was the Owner and CEO of McElroy Management Group for 10 years. Ken is also the author of a number of best-selling books, including The ABCs of Real Estate Investing, The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing, The ABCs of Property Management, and The Sleeping Giant.

Sports Performance and Sleep: An NBA Organization’s Experience

Steve Reese is an information technology leader with more than 26 years of experience in the field of sports technology. Currently, Steve is the Chief Information Officer for the Phoenix Suns, an NBA team based in Phoenix, Arizona. In this position, Steve manages an IT department with eight staff members and oversees the planning, budgeting, tracking, development, implementation, maintenance, and operations of all systems. Steve is also a founding member of the NBA Innovation Hub, the NBA Collaboration Committee, and the NFL Technical Advisory Committee.

Frontiers of Sleep Care with Dr. Avinesh Bhar

Dr. Avinesh Bhar is a Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Physician at Sliiip, an integrated sleep and pulmonary telemedicine service. He is fellowship-trained and board-certified in sleep and pulmonary medicine and has been actively practicing for almost 10 years. Dr. Bhar has completed fellowships at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Tennessee, Memphis, and he holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. In his free time, Dr. Bhar enjoys soccer, tennis, and Twitter.

Navigating the Serengeti of Sleep

Dr. Ruchir Sehra

Dr. Ruchir Sehra is a health and software entrepreneur and inventor with more than 100 worldwide patents. Currently, Dr. Sehra is the President and CEO of Resonea, a company dedicated to advancing the science of sleep health through its DROWZLE® Sleep Health Program. Dr. Sehra boasts a storied career with past experience as the Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Topera, the Chief Medical Officer of Abbott, and more.

How to Simplify A Patient’s Health Journey While Maintaining Quality with Dr. Jagdeep Bijwadia

Dr. Jagdeep Bijwadia is the Founder and CEO of SleepMedRx, a national network of sleep physicians and practitioners focused on providing cost-effective consultation, testing, and treatment for sleep disorders. Dr. Bijwadia is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and sleep medicine, and he has been named “Top Doctor” in both Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and U.S. News & World Report. In addition to his work at SleepMedRx, Dr. Bijwadia is also the Chief Medical Officer at Whole You™ and Beddr.

Decisive Points for Business Performance with Todd Davis

Todd Davis

Todd Davis is the Executive Chairman at Kadenwood, a brand-building company with both consumer and industrial products that are shaping CBD into a mainstream wellness category. Before his work at Kadenwood, Todd was the Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of LifeLock, Inc. Throughout his storied career, Todd has applied advanced technology and built powerful teams to establish early stage companies and grow them to success.

How Can Sleep Affect Weight Loss?

Dr. Ruchir Sehra is a health and software entrepreneur and inventor with more than 100 worldwide patents. Currently, Dr. Sehra is the President and CEO of Resonea, a company dedicated to advancing the science of sleep health through its DROWZLE® Sleep Health Program. Dr. Sehra boasts a storied career with past experience as the Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Topera, the Chief Medical Officer of Abbott, and more.

Restful Sleep is Not a Luxury for Employees or for You

Employee performance and productivity is something we all think about as we try to improve profitability while containing costs. What most of us don’t think about however, is how much poor sleep may be hindering these efforts. We spend one third of our lives sleeping and yes, this simple daily act may actually be the most important aspect of an … Read More

RESONEA Selected for Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program

Scottsdale, AZ – April 30, 2020 – Resonea, Inc., (“Resonea” or the “Company”) a technology company founded to create a new standard for understanding sleep and breathing and their long-term impact on health, wellness, performance, and quality of life, announced that they have been selected for membership in the Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program for 2020. The Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation … Read More

Upcoming Webinar: Sleep Leads to Better Employee Performance

Employers must deal with a variety of issues that affect employee performance, such as absenteeism, health problems and declining productivity. While many employers fail to realize that these problems are linked to poor sleep, those who make employee sleep health a priority find they’re able to affect real, meaningful change in workplace performance, productivity and safety, as well as in … Read More

Behavioral Effects of Sleep

This is an interesting podcast in which we were featured as part of the topic on Behavior Effects of Sleep.   This Behavioral Grooves Podcast is led by well know behavioral scientists, Tim Houlihan and Kurt Nelson: Click here to view podcast

Could bad sleep be affecting my behavior?

Almost everyone has had the experience of waking up after a bad night of sleep feeling tired and a bit “off”. Our brain feels sluggish – like it’s not “hitting on all cylinders” – but does this directly affect our mood or behavior? The association between sleep disorders and mood disorders has been known for quite some time: it is … Read More

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Company Resonea Recognized for Sleep Health and Wellness Technology Innovation

Neal Beswick (VP Business Development) and Margaret Mitchell (VP Product R&D) meeting with AZ Governor Ducey and the President & CEO of the ACA, Sandra Watson.  SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (PRWEB) JANUARY 16, 2018 Biotechnology and life science company Resonea Inc. was chosen as a recipient of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) Fall 2017 Awards, powered by the Arizona Commerce Authority to recognize … Read More

Bad night of sleep = bad day at work

With the vast growth in wearables and apps claiming they help determine “sleep quality”, combined with a growing public movement led by celebrities such as Arianna Huffington, sleep is finally being recognized as an major part of our health and wellness.    Beyond just the health implications, we all understand, intuitively, that a bad night of sleep impairs our activities of … Read More

Your Brain Works Faster With Restful Sleep

Have you ever said to someone, “I’m a little slow today — I didn’t get enough sleep”?   We all seem to innately know that being deprived of sleep results in changes in how we function mentally.  Most of us describe this as being “slow” likely due to the perceptible delay in how quickly we are able to perform different mental … Read More

It’s Time to Start Prioritizing Sleep

Getting good sleep can change your life – it did mine. by Karen Underwood, MD MBA, Mother, doctor, businesswoman, & sleep advocate I knew that sleep was important, but for nearly my entire life I didn’t realize just how important it was to sleep well. Everyone feels better after a good night’s sleep, but few people realize that crucial processes occur during … Read More

Wellness Apps – Are They Good For My Health?

Over the past 10 years, the boom in smartphones has led to a similar surge in all types of smartphone apps, particularly disease and wellness-related apps. By 2014, there were already over 40,000 of such apps available with the number probably approaching or surpassing 100,000 today. Industry estimates are that by 2018, over 50% of the more than 3 Billion … Read More

Too Little Sleep: It Ain’t Pretty!

All of us have noted at one time or another that someone we know looks “tired”.  We often don’t give it a second thought but we are quite good at assessing someone’s sleep condition just by observing them.   As we have discussed in previous blogs, Americans generally don’t get enough sleep.  A 2014 Gallup survey (Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index) of … Read More

Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease, The Chicken or The Egg?

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of research linking sleep disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Anybody who has taken care of people with AD knows that the patients have very abnormal sleep patterns. The big question researchers have been asking lately is whether the sleep disorder is due to AD alone, or could sleep disorders, in … Read More

Are Fitness Trackers Fit to Track Your Fitness? Part 3: Sleep Tracking

Welcome to the third part of this series examining: are fitness trackers fit to track your fitness? In this three-part series, we are reviewing the scientific data on the accuracy of such trackers for the three most popular uses: 1) activity/step count tracking, 2) heart rate tracking, and 3) sleep tracking. In our first part, we examined activity/step count tracking … Read More

Are Fitness Trackers Fit to Track Your Fitness? Part 2: Heart Rate Tracking

Welcome to the second part of this series examining: are fitness trackers fit to track your fitness?  In this three-part series, we are examining the scientific data on the accuracy of such trackers for the three most popular uses: activity/step count tracking, heart rate tracking, and sleep tracking. In our first part, we examined activity/step count tracking noting that research … Read More

Are Fitness Trackers Fit to Track Your Fitness? – Part I: Activity/Step Counts

Fitness trackers have taken the world by storm, led by the popularity of FitBit and the Apple Watch. There are, literally, hundreds of fitness trackers available worldwide from all sorts of companies, from hard-core fitness/sport companies to digital technology companies to companies focused on narrow health areas, such as pediatric obesity. FitBit was one of the first to market the … Read More

Are Fitness Trackers Fit to Track Your Fitness? Part I: Activity/Step Counts

Fitness trackers have taken the world by storm, led by the popularity of FitBit and the Apple Watch. There are, literally, hundreds of fitness trackers available worldwide from all sorts of companies, from hard-core fitness/sport companies to digital technology companies to companies focused on narrow health areas, such as pediatric obesity.  FitBit was one of the first to market the … Read More

We Need More Sleep. So Why Don’t We Get It?

Americans are terrible sleepers. Although overwhelming evidence suggests that getting less than 7 hours of sleep is bad for your health, we just can’t seem to find the time. Americans sleep 2 hours less than they did a century ago.  The reasons are many: increased work hours, faster-paced lifestyles, the stimulation of “always on” devices (smartphones and tablets), and a … Read More