Concerned about your aging parents’ health? Use this guide to gauge how your aging parents are doing — and what to do if they need help. Continue reading
Every year, some nine-million adult Americans use physical therapy services. Even so, many people are unfamiliar with physical therapy or have misperceptions about what physical therapy is. That’s why the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) had October designated National Physical Therapy Month. Continue reading
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an ideal time to proactively take steps to reduce the risk of developing this disease. Considering the fact that breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women – and that about one in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetimes – this is not an issue to be taken lightly. Continue reading
On this Thursday, October 16, at 10:16 a.m., millions of people nationwide as well as around the world, are going to practice how to drop, cover, and hold on as part of an event dubbed the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are an annual opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes. Continue reading
We’ve all heard the proverb, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” This timeworn phrase, however, would be more accurate – at least from a medical perspective – if it read: Nothing is certain but death, taxes, and back pain.
That’s because, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 75% to 85% of Americans will experience back pain – specifically lower back pain – at some point in their lives. Continue reading
Those plant chemicals—including one called quercetin—can help prevent cancer from ever developing. They may even kill off existing cancer cells. Continue reading
Did you know that October 6–10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week and October 9 is National Depression Screening Day? With those important dates in mind, your clients (and their employees) may find the following tips on recognizing depression timely.
Information is provided by MHN – Health Net Inc.’s behavioral health subsidiary.
Effective managers are critical to an organization’s success. Managers must maintain and support both the technical performance and interpersonal relationships of their team members. Through these efforts, skilled managers can attract talent and boost performance, engagement and retention. An ineffective manager, on the other hand, can detract from departmental efficacy, significantly costing organizations money in turnover costs and missed opportunities for employee contribution.
- Someone died in a vehicle crash.
More micro timeframes similarly serve up unsettling statistics:
- Every 10 seconds, a vehicle-related injury occurs.
- Every five seconds, there is a crash.
We tend not to think about our feet unless pain is involved, and when that’s the case, our feet are all that we can think about! This is particularly problematic in the workplace, because pain and productivity and not fast friends, and that spells a lose-lose for both the employee and the business owner. Continue reading