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Flu Shots, Staying Home When Sick Keep the Workplace Healthier

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This week’s cold spell brings a reminder that the cold and flu season is here, and workers can take some simple precautions to prevent getting sick and spreading germs in the workplace. The medical community encourages every person to get a flu shot each year before ...
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Employers Look to Limit Incidences of Repetitive Strain Injury

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It doesn’t take a forceful movement to begin the journey toward developing a repetitive strain injury (RSI). Something as gentle as a mouse click or trackball roll can add up to debilitating pain if repeated often enough. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, RSI is ...
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Business Health Summit Tackled Worksite Wellness Program Challenges

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Business leaders from throughout the region gained insight into successful worksite wellness programs at the seventh annual Business Health Summit, a free program held September 25 in the Saint Francis Conference Center. Sponsored by Saint Francis Medical Center’s Services to Business program, the day opened with ...
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Mobile Device Usage Increases Need for Distracted Working Policies

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Laws addressing distracted driving are gaining momentum across the country for good reason: The use of mobile devices takes the driver’s attention away from the task at hand and puts people at risk. The same holds true in the workplace, where distractions caused by cellular phones ...
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5 Factors That Can Impact the Success of Your Workplace Wellness Program

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Workplace wellness programs are fraught with potential pitfalls that can turn a company’s well-intentioned efforts into a downward spiral of wasted resources. Knowing how to avoid the five most common reasons behind wellness program failure will help your organization get the biggest bang for its buck. Difficult ...
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Registration Period Coming to a Close for Business Health Summit

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There’s still time to register for the seventh annual Business Health Summit, a free event sponsored by Saint Francis Medical Center’s Services to Business program on Thursday, September 25, from 8 am-2 pm in the Saint Francis Conference Center. Reserve seats for your team today and ...
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Workplace Wellness Programs Provide Delayed Return On Investment

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Businesses that implement workplace wellness programs are finding an investment in their employees’ health reaps benefits that impact productivity and profitability, if given time. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost 60 percent of employees do not get adequate exercise and more ...
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Summit Attendees Will Learn Worksite Wellness Success Strategies

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A collection of speakers covering multiple aspects of corporate wellness engagement will share their expertise at the seventh annual Business Health Summit, a free event scheduled for September 25 in the Saint Francis Conference Center. Following a keynote address by Andy Core, MS, to open the ...
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