Sun safety is never out of season. Summer's arrival means it's time for picnics, trips to the pool…and a spike in sunburns. The need for sun safety has become clear over the past 30 years, with studies showing that excessive exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer. Harmful rays from the sun, sunlamps and tanning beds may also cause eye problems, weaken your immune system, and give you unsightly skin spots, wrinkles or "leathery" skin.
Neck and shoulder pain, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome—how can working at a desk job make you feel like you handle a jackhammer for a living? The answer is ergonomics, the science of coordinating physical working conditions to workers. Proper ergonomics can ease job stress and prevent chronic injuries and disabilities, such as:
Workplace wellness programs help you and your employees improve their health, overall wellbeing and quality of life. To help organically incorporate workplace wellness programs into your business, you may want to take the lead from health observances throughout the calendar year. There are several each month, each with simple ways to institute a healthier, more mindful workplace. Here are just a few to get your wellness program started:
You forget names and faces, appointments and anniversaries, where you left the car keys, what you read, what you said, what you were doing before you were interrupted, not to mention all the numbers you have to memorize nowadays: PIN numbers, passwords and user IDs, which five of those 500 cable channels you actually use, etc. How does your memory handle it all? And how can you get it to be more reliable?
It's a high-tech update of the old-fashioned house call. Now you may have a virtual appointment with a Southwest Medical or NowClinic provider from the comfort of your home or office via secure webcam, smartphone or other mobile device.
Diabetes is when insulin is produced in insufficient amounts, or when the insulin that is produced doesn’t work right, leading to high levels of blood sugar. When uncontrolled, this can lead to a number of other problems. Diabetes is the one of the fastest growing diseases in America.