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Frontline Supervisor: Skills for New Supervisors

Q.  I am a new manager and in my first job as a supervisor. What problems might I encounter early that I can prepare for now? If I feel overwhelmed, can BJC EAP help me?

Get Ahead of Your Headaches

Do recurring headaches stop you in your tracks? If so, you are not alone. According to the National Headache Foundation, more than 45 million Americans suffer chronic, recurring headaches. Most migraine sufferers have their first headache between the ages of 6 and 25, and about 70 percent are women.

5 Things to Know About Tai Chi

Tai chi is a centuries-old mind and body practice. It involves certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. Several clinical trials have evaluated the effects of tai chi in people with various health conditions.

Spring Cleaning Your New Year's Resolutions

Did you make a resolution for 2017? How are you doing with it now that spring has arrived? Are you off to a good start? Are you keeping up with it? Does your goal need a review?

Frontline Supervisor: Dealing with Referral Issues

Q. I was about to make a supervisor referral of my employee to BJC EAP, but before I could, he went to the program as a self-referral. This is great, but I don’t have a release signed, as I would if this was a formal referral. Should I ask him to sign one now?

Tips for a Healthy Home

Not feeling well, but can’t figure out what is wrong? Some people have health issues and may not realize their personal wellness and the health of their home are interconnected. By giving your home a health check-up, you may be preventing diseases and other hazards from hurting you and your family.

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.”

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