Flu Shot Fact or Myth?

Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. It also keeps you from bringing the virus home or to work and infecting others. Here are some common misconceptions about flu shots.

5 Things to Know Before You Vote

Election Day is coming soon. It’s time to make sure you’ve checked off all the things you need to vote in 2016. Waiting or ignoring deadlines could put your vote in jeopardy. 

The Implications of Marijuana Legalization

The question of the enactment of laws regarding the legalization of marijuana has captured the attention of many throughout the country during the past few years. The Federal Office of National Drug Policy published a 2010 fact sheet outlining the pros and cons – mostly cons – of what marijuana legalization would mean to the country. 

Frontline Supervisor: Bullying in the Workplace

Q. Why is it important for supervisors to understand bullying, what it looks like and how it impacts the workplace?

The Perils of Poison Ivy

Poison ivy is one of the most frequent causes of skin rash among children and adults who spend time outdoors. The plant can be found throughout the United States, except in the Southwest, Alaska and Hawaii. It has three shiny green leaves and a red stem. Poison ivy typically grows in the form of a vine, often along riverbanks.

All-Terrain Vehicles: Quick Facts for a Safer Ride

There are more than 700 deaths and 100,000 injuries each year involving ATVs, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. By following the safety tips below, hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries related to ATVs could be prevented.

Heroin Abuse and Addiction

Heroin use has increased in the suburbs, with women and those with higher incomes. The use of heroin has doubled among those 18-25 years old. There is a heroin epidemic in the St. Louis region due to being in close proximity to Chicago, decreased cost and increased availability in the powder form. Heroin addiction can be difficult to stop. Addiction can start gradually for some, or for others it can be immediate.

Frontline Supervisor: Skills for New Supervisors

Q. I want to make a good impression on my employees now that I am their new supervisor. What will employees focus on most as they “size me up” over the next several months?

Mold and Your Health
In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough and wheeze in otherwise healthy people and with asthma symptoms in people with asthma. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children. 
Zika A to Z

Zika outbreaks are currently happening in many countries. The mosquitoes that can become infected with and spread Zika live in many parts of the world, including parts of the United States.

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