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Take Care of Yourself During Difficult Times

Here are helpful tips for taking good care of yourself during a public crisis.

What to Do When Your Child Is Bullied

As parents in today's ever-changing world, we have many concerns for our children. One of these is bullying. Fortunately, by being aware of the warning signs, we can intervene to help our children. This is important because most children will not report bullying. This is due to fears of retaliation and not wanting to be seen as a "tattletale." As a parent you have a key role in preventing and reporting bullying. You can teach your child nonviolent ways of dealing with bullies.

Frontline Supervisor: Anger in the Workplace

Q. My boss wants me to deal with my “anger issues” and suggested anger management classes. I admit that under pressure I sometimes act like a hothead, but isn’t my boss being an “armchair diagnostician” by saying that I have anger issues?

9 Ways to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet

The majority of sodium in our diets doesn’t come out of the salt shaker. It comes from packaged, processed and restaurant food. Even foods that may not taste salty can be major sources of sodium. Here are nine ways to cut out the sodium.

Back-to-School Basics

Back-to-school time can be hectic for both parents and kids. Here are some tips to help ensure this school year gets off to a great start!

Avoiding Bed Bugs When You Travel

The chance of picking up bed bugs when you travel is low, but as infestations become more common throughout the world, it is important to take precautions. Bed bugs can hitch a ride on clothing and luggage, especially in places where travelers sleep. These tips will help you avoid bed bug bites when you travel.

5 Ways Herbal Supplements Interact with Medicine

Many people take both herbal supplements and prescription or over-the-counter medicines. But did you know that these medicines and supplements may interact in harmful ways? Some supplements can decrease the effects of medicines, while others can increase the effects, including unwanted side effects.

Frontline Supervisor: Dealing With Employees' Personal Problems

Q. My employee discusses many personal problems at work. One day it’s health issues, the next day it’s problems with her sister-in-law. It’s bothersome to coworkers, and I fear it could influence some to leave the company. Should I refer her to BJC EAP? Is this a performance matter.

Annual Mental Health "Check-Ups": The Wave of the Future?

We as a society are aware of the need to be preventive with many aspects of our health. We know that we should be going to the primary care physician minimally once a year for a check-up. We go to the dentist every six months to prevent tooth decay. But when it comes to our mental health, we tend to reject the idea of professional help as only necessary for “really bad” problems.

How Gratitude Improves Our Attitude -- and Everything Else

Everybody knows THAT PERSON. That person who always seems happy and peaceful. That person who never seems stressed or down. That person who always greets us with a smile and sincerely seems pleased to see us. Did you ever wonder how that person does it? Don’t they ever get angry, epressed or fed up? Where does all that joy come from? The secret is gratitude.

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