Supporting Employees During These Stressful Times

2021-01-21T15:59:41+00:00

For many of us, the start of another week means trudging downstairs to a make-shift office, in our sweats, with the dog following close behind. It means balancing 8th grade algebra and 5th grade spelling tests in the middle of Zoom calls and emails to clients. It means a routine that is casual but boring. [...]

Supporting Employees During These Stressful Times2021-01-21T15:59:41+00:00

How Healthy Are We?

2020-12-30T15:57:53+00:00

According to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, the United States ranks 35th among 169 recognized by the World Health Organization. This was one position lower than the U.S. earned in 2017. Spain surpassed Italy to become the world’s healthiest country and four other European nations ranked in the top 10. While [...]

How Healthy Are We?2020-12-30T15:57:53+00:00

Regulating Off-Duty Conduct

2020-12-23T16:30:17+00:00

When you consider that laws governing travel and social distancing vary from state to state, with a couple having no such laws at all, determining how your organization will regulate and discipline off-duty conduct is very challenging. And when an employee travels to another state that has different laws, which take precedence? Some experts have [...]

Regulating Off-Duty Conduct2020-12-23T16:30:17+00:00

Approving a Vaccine

2020-12-17T15:15:50+00:00

Guidance recently released by the FDA outlining conditions for approving a Covid-19 vaccine includes a 50 percent benchmark, meaning that any vaccine must be at least 50 percent more effective than a placebo in preventing the disease. This is the same benchmark used annually to approve flu vaccines. In the announcement, Commissioner Stephen Hahn told [...]

Approving a Vaccine2020-12-17T15:15:50+00:00

Stay Positive and Stay Well

2020-12-10T16:05:02+00:00

Researchers at University College London found that ongoing negative thinking can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly 300 people over the age of 55 were monitored in order to determine how much they dwell on negative past experiences or worry about the future. Approximately half of participants were also given PET scans to [...]

Stay Positive and Stay Well2020-12-10T16:05:02+00:00

No Time for Fun

2020-12-03T15:48:26+00:00

From fear of travel to feeling its simply not a good time to take time off, surveys show that the number of unused vacation days is building. Consulting firm Willis Towers Watson reports that a fourth of employers plan to increase rollover limits to minimize lost vacation days. Others are hesitant to relax their policy, [...]

No Time for Fun2020-12-03T15:48:26+00:00

Calling All Glass Vials

2020-11-25T16:00:06+00:00

What may be in short supply when a safe, effective Coronavirus vaccine is available? The medical glass needed to produce vials to hold the vaccine. With plans to produce more than a billion doses globally, Johnson & Johnson bought 250 million vials in the U.S. at the start of the pandemic. Corning recently signed a [...]

Calling All Glass Vials2020-11-25T16:00:06+00:00

Pushing Doctor Visits

2020-11-19T15:36:46+00:00

With many patients still worrying about contracting COVID-19 by visiting a doctor or pharmacy, large healthcare organizations are sponsoring ad campaigns encouraging people to return to their medical providers. Print ads, TV commercials and social media ads tell people that returning to their doctor for regular checkups, emergencies or diagnostic tests is not only important, [...]

Pushing Doctor Visits2020-11-19T15:36:46+00:00

Should You Be Doing More About Mental Health?

2020-10-15T14:32:08+00:00

There is little doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the mental well-being of many Americans. In addition to dealing with fear of the virus and social isolation, economic pressures have continued to grow. Many who have continued to work have been forced to balance working remotely with caring for children who [...]

Should You Be Doing More About Mental Health?2020-10-15T14:32:08+00:00

Wellness and Working Remotely

2020-09-24T15:35:07+00:00

While working remotely has put some wellness programs on hold, creative companies are adding exercise to the workday and enabling people to connect with co-workers. For some, the social interaction is proving to be just as helpful as the physical activity. Web conferencing applications such as Webex, Zoom and Microsoft Teams are making it easy [...]

Wellness and Working Remotely2020-09-24T15:35:07+00:00