Facts & Myths About Physical Therapy

physical therapistEvery 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

Reducing the Risk of Breast Cancer

SAF 0324_CMYKOctober 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

Drop, Cover and Hold On: the Great ShakeOut

ShakeOut_Global_GetReady_300x250On 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

How to Tame a Backache

SAF 0158_CMYKWe’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

How to Recognize Depression

Business associates sitting attentively at seminarDid 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.

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Helping Your Managers Manage

Looking to become leaders in their industryEffective 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.

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The Most Dangerous Part of your Employees’ Day

sleepy driving womanLook at your watch. In 12 minutes, check it again. Within this small span of time:

 

  • 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.

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Take a Stand on Foot Safety

doc with foot injuryWe 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