Who’s at Risk for Lung Cancer?

200181831-001Should you be screened for lung cancer? The sooner lung cancer is diagnosed, the better the chances for survival. Until recently, however, early detection has been difficult—which may be one reason why lung cancer remains the No. 1 cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S.

But there is good news about the disease: Doctors now have a screening test that can catch lung cancer early. It’s called low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). Share this info with your employees. Continue reading

Don’t Fall Victim to the “Sneak Thief of Sight”

awareness_logoAt this very moment, some one-million Americans have a disease that could rob them of their sight. Even more startling: they don’t even know it.

 

That’s because they have glaucoma, an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and causes loss of sight that can lead to blindness. In fact, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. Continue reading

Greet the New Year in Stand-Up Style- at Your Desk

standup deskSitting is the new smoking.

 

A few years back, this catchy phrase bubbled to the surface after a University of Missouri scientist equated sitting with smoking and – ever since – this slogan of sorts has achieved increasing traction in cubicles from coast to coast. Continue reading

ACA 90-Day Waiting Period Rule on Use of Orientation Periods

ACA 90-Day Orientation PeriodOn June 25, 2014, the government issued final rules regarding the use of “bona fide employment-based orientation periods” in connection with the Affordable Care Act’s 90 day waiting period limits.

These final rules largely track the proposed rules issued in February 2014.

 

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12 Ways to Stay in Shape this Holiday Season

senior couple skiingWhile jolly old St. Nick is credited with bringing joy to children worldwide, when it comes to staying in shape, he appears to have embraced a bah-humbug attitude. Granted, this time of year leaves little time for exercising; even so – to avoid welcoming 2015 with a Santa-like physique – make a commitment today to staying fit during the holiday season. Continue reading

Nice or Naughty: Gift-Giving in the Workplace

Co-worker's ChristmasWhen you think about it, Santa actually has it easy. Sure, he has physics-related obstacles to overcome (big guy, little chimneys) and serious time-management issues (delivering toys to billions of boys and girls in a single shift). Saint Nick, however, will never have to face the season’s most significant challenge:

Navigating the bow-topped minefield that can be gift-giving in the workplace. Continue reading

A Good Night’s Sleep Can Save Your Health & Wallet

Sleep-article-resized-iStock_000003297507XSmall-300x200Did you know that getting more sleep could improve your health and help you save money? We all know that getting enough sleep is important for good health and productivity.

But do you realize just how important it is? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list lack of sleep along with smoking, lack of exercise, and poor nutrition as risk factors that cause major chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.

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