2711, 2014

How Thanksgiving Became an Official Holiday

3cb8a5ae8e26bc11b0ce9507fb6e21c0Every year families gather around tables across the USA to celebrate Thanksgiving. But how did it become an official holiday?

The idea of creating a formal national holiday originated with Abraham Lincoln.

In an 1863 proclamation — amid the still-raging Civil War — Lincoln designated Thanksgiving to be […]

611, 2014

Employer Healthcare Focus of the Future

20130616094407293We, as Americans, have created the best healthcare system in the history of the world. But this “best” system faces some daunting challenges. The current employer must rethink their healthcare focus from just buying an insurance policy to a managed, data driven healthcare strategy.

Current Strategies used […]

3010, 2014

Halloween Health and Safety Tips

trick-300x201Fall celebrations like Halloween are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.

Check out these tips to help make the […]

2809, 2014

50 Common Signs and Symptoms of Stress

Woman-with-Depression21. Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain

2. Gritting, grinding teeth

3. Stuttering or stammering

4. Tremors, trembling of lips, hands

5. Neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms

6. Light headedness, faintness, dizziness

7. Ringing, buzzing or “popping sounds

8. Frequent blushing, sweating

9. Cold or sweaty hands, feet

10. Dry mouth, problems swallowing

11. Frequent […]

1109, 2014

A Secret to Healthy Aging

628x471With its emphasis on fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats, the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest ways in the world to eat. Plus, it’s delicious, so you’ll want to stick with it.

The Mediterranean diet has been linked to better heart health and […]

909, 2014

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

PreventionThe single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral […]

508, 2014

Isn’t stress just part of any job?

depresioni_lidhet_me_stresin_nStress is a normal part of any life, and any job. Stress can be positive or negative, and how people react to various stressors is highly individual. But excessive negative stress (or distress) can contribute to or even cause serious health problems for employees.

Excessive job stress […]

2607, 2014

Keep Our Children Safe and Secure From Burns

Stock_burns-kids-260x300We all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential. Knowing how to prevent leading causes of child injury, like burns, is a step toward this goal.

Every day, over 300 children ages 0 to 19 are treated in […]

2806, 2014

Stay Safe Around Fireworks

danger-fireworksAs the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons is reminding consumers about the dangers of using fireworks.

In 2013, more than 26,500 people sustained fireworks-related injuries, and more than 10,500 needed to visit an emergency department, according to the Consumer Product Safety […]

1905, 2014

Benefits of Regular Exercise

elderly-joggingYou know regular exercise is good for you. Here are a few of the benefits:

  • Reduces your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes, and obesity
  • Keeps joints, tendons, and ligaments flexible, which makes it easier to move around
  • Reduces some effects of aging, especially the discomfort […]