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Dec
11
2018

This One Thing You Use All the Time May be Covered with Flu Bacteria

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With peak flu season approaching quickly, you know how important it is to constantly wash your hands and disinfect shared spaces, but there’s probably one thing you’ve been neglecting to disinfect: your cellphone. Researchers from the University of Arizona found that cellphones carried 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats. And, what’s even more
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Dec
04
2018

3 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

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Holiday stress plagues many Americans every year. Top holiday stressors include staying on a budget, managing multiple commitments and finding the perfect gift. Use these three tips to help keep holiday stress at bay this year. Create your budget now. If you’re stressed about how your holiday spending will impact you after the holidays are
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Oct
05
2018

Employee Wellness During Flu Season

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With flu season on the way, arm your employees now with the information they need to manage their own, and their family’s potential illness. COLD OR FLU? Though the common cold and seasonal influenza share several symptoms, there are points of differentiation that will help you identify which you may have in order to seek
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Sep
07
2018

Protect Yourself From Foodborne Illness

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Foodborne Illness is on the Rise It’s scary, but it’s the truth. You’ve likely seen the news reports this year, announcing recall after recall of produce, eggs and other foods. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the overall number of diagnosed cases of listeria and salmonella, among others, increased 96 percent
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Sep
04
2018

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

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Do You Know Your Risk? The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology redefined what is considered high blood pressure (HBP) in November 2017, based on new evidence supporting a lower threshold. Stage 1 high blood pressure, also known as hypertension 1, is consistently measured at 130 over 80 or greater. The previous threshold
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Aug
07
2018

Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

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More than 10 percent of all emergency room visits could have been better addressed in either an urgent care facility or a doctor’s office. If you’re suddenly faced with symptoms of an illness or injury, how can you determine which facility is most appropriate for your condition? The Emergency Room (ER) Emergency rooms are equipped
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Jul
02
2018

5 Facts You Should Know About Stress

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Everyone feels stressed from time to time. But what is stress? How does it affect your health? And what can you do about it? Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor—such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or traumatic events—can be stressful. Stress can affect your
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May
15
2018

Using Incentives in Wellness Programs

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  The Need for Incentives Workplace wellness programs seek to impact risk factors associated with preventable illnesses by promoting healthy lifestyle choices. Because lifestyle behaviors are deeply ingrained, making behavioral changes is difficult and requires discipline and dedication. One way to raise and maintain employee interest in wellness programs is to offer incentives. The best
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