Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

The Fifth Contagious Childhood Illness

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Fifth Disease is a highly contagious childhood illness. It is also known as Slapped Cheek disease because children with it have a big bright red rash on their cheek. Many people are unaware of this fifth childhood illness and the potential hazards it carries for pregnant women. (more…)

Worksite wellness for the health of it. Part 5

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

With medical costs per employee at $6,000, nearly twice the national average, Union Pacific Railroad introduced the concept of personal health management to its 28,000 employees. Beginning with a simple medical self-care initiative at a yearly cost of $50, the program achieved a net savings of $1.26 million. (more…)

Worksite wellness for the health of it. Part 4

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The costs of illness

Illness and injury produce two kinds of costs to organizations — direct costs and indirect costs.

Direct costs could include: (more…)

Worksite wellness for the health of it. Part 3

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The worksite is also a logical location from a business perspective. Investing in Employee Health, a book that supports employee health in the workplace, poses a situation: What would you think if your organization’s vice-president approved the purchase of a complex and expensive piece of equipment, but failed to provide for periodic servicing and preventive maintenance? (more…)

Worksite wellness for the health of it. Part 2

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Approaching health promotion

Health promotion can be approached from two directions. The first direction is to decrease the external sources of risk to the individual. For example, eliminating carcinogens from the environment, providing adequate safety features on the job, and wearing protective equipment help to lessen external sources of risk. (more…)

Worksite wellness for the health of it. Part 1

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Thinking about expanding your programming to include worksite wellness? Read on for a perspective into this growing industry.

During the last two decades, we have been bombarded with health and wellness information, from the birth of step aerobics to nutritional labels on all edible products. (more…)

Vendors Selling Tobacco to Minors Without Penalty.Part 2

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

DHHS did not adhere to the Synar Amendment any more tightly than did state governments. DHHS did not take issue with any of the 3 states that allowed the sale of tobacco to minors without penalty. Funding was not withheld from any of the states that did not show evidence of enforcing their laws. (more…)

Vendors Selling Tobacco to Minors Without Penalty.Part 1

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Although federal law requires states to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to minors, most states do not enforce these laws. Furthermore, the federal government fails to punish states whose enforcement is lax despite federal laws which require such penalties. As a result of this weak regulation of tobacco retailers, children under 18 can easily obtain cigarettes, thus exposing themselves to the leading preventable cause of death in this country. (more…)

Wellness Bound

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

With the number of inactive children today, our nation’s health depends on getting young people excited about fitness. The Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center created the Wellness Bound program to do just that. Focusing on nutrition, fitness and mental health, the eight-week program teaches groups of children ages eight to 13 the essentials for leading a healthy life. (more…)

Aydin Sierra

Monday, October 10th, 2011

On September 16, around 10:30 pm I drank about 3 oz. of castor oil and nothing happened. I went to lay down around 2:30am and at 3:30 I woke up with cramping, I had to do pelvic rocks to get through it…damn castor oil! lol (more…)