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Energy Drinks: A Boost in the Wrong Direction?

Energy drinks are widely promoted as products that increase alertness and enhance physical and mental performance. Marketing targeted at young people has been quite effective. But science is showing us that these drinks can often be unhealthy.

Addressing Toxic Stress

The average individual spends up to a third of their life at work. Finding the right job is one of the most important things a person can do in life. What, then, about the stressors on the job? Deadlines, the achievement of an organization’s goal and “fitting in” the working environment are things we all must deal with in order to succeed on the job. 

Frontline Supervisor: Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Q. I have an employee who looks like a meth user, not unlike those before-and-after photos you can see online. I have no proof that she uses meth, but are these physical signs I can use to encourage BJC EAP self-referral?

Help Stop the Spread of Superbugs

For nearly a century, antibiotics have helped to control and destroy many of the harmful bacteria that make us sick. But in recent decades, antibiotics have been losing their punch against some types of bacteria. In fact, certain bacteria are now unbeatable. That’s because the way we’ve been using antibiotics is helping to create new, drug-resistant “superbugs.”

Take Precautions to Prevent Yardwork Injuries

Spring yardwork should mean more than digging out your garden tools from the back of the shed and filling the gasoline tank. The same hedge clippers, weed trimmers, mulchers and tillers that make your yard beautiful can also cause serious injury to operators and bystanders.

Caring for Yourself After a Traumatic Event

The stress of witnessing a traumatic event can take an emotional and physical toll. Whether you were directly involved in the event or exposed to it after the fact, it’s important to know more about traumatic stress and how it can impact you.

Emotional Connectedness

All humans want to be close to others. We need relationships that provide closeness and support. We want to give and receive love. An emotional connection occurs between two people when there is an exchange of feelings and a bond is formed.

Frontline Supervisor: Morale and Motivation

Q. What are the best ways to help employees feel appreciated and motivated if there is no extra money to improve pay? Unfortunately, I need every employee to pull their weight, even if we don’t have one extra dime.

Be More Involved in Your Health Care

One way you can make sure you get the best possible health care is to be an active member of your health care team. Patients who talk with their doctors tend to be happier with their care and have better medical results.

Protect Your Kids from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Just as you teach your children to wear sunscreen, use a seat belt and wear a bicycle helmet, teach them to wear hearing protectors to limit noise exposure. Here are a few tips.

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