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Itching for Allergy Relief

Pollen grains from trees, grasses and weeds can float through the air in spring, summer or fall. But on their way to fertilize plants and tree flowers, pollen particles often end up in our noses, eyes, ears and mouths. The result can be sneezing spells, watery eyes, congestion and an itchy throat.


Five Ways to Spot a Tax Scam

The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake. Here are five things the scammers often do but the IRS will not do. Any one of these five things is a tell-tale sign of a scam. 

 

 

Frontline Supervisor: Internet Use at Work

Q. What is Internet addiction and how can I spot whether Internet addiction is affecting productivity? How would you hold an employee accountable if you can’t “diagnose” the worker? It seems like a catch-22 to me.


Disconnect to De-Stress

In today's world of live streaming, we are thrust into the minute-by-minute happenings of every day. It has become so important for us to know what someone is posting on Facebook or to update our own status, to see the latest picture on Instagram or to respond to the most interesting tweet. How does all of this digital technology impact our stress?

Online Gaming: Hobby or Health Hazard?

Video games of all kinds are popular and certainly fun and entertaining. Yet, as with many other things we have discovered and explored in our lives, there are sometimes hazards that need to be addressed. We have learned that this is especially true about new and exciting video games. Often to our shock and amazement, reports abound about online gaming that led to unhealthy results.

Frontline Supervisor: Socializing With Employees

Q. I have an employee who does not participate in any after-hours activities that the other employees attend. She’s a great performer, but I tend to think more highly of employees who join in the fun. Should I inquire about why she does not join in? Maybe there’s a personal problem.

Exercising in Cold Weather

Cold weather doesn’t have to slow you down. Exercise has benefits all year, even during winter. But before you brave the cold, take a few extra steps to stay safe. Exposure to cold can cause health problems such as hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature.

What You Should Know About HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that infects both women and men. Although most HPV infections go away on their own, infections that don’t go away can cause changes in the cells and lead to cancer. Fortunately, the HPV vaccine is a powerful tool to prevent most of these cancers from developing.

Controlling Media Exposure During Crisis

Many people are unable to resist news coverage of traumatic events, such as disasters and terrorist attacks. As horrific as they are to watch on video or even read about, many still find it nearly impossible to turn away. It is difficult to know why the information is so hard to resist for so many. Whatever the reason, it is important to understand the effects on the community that this type of exposure may have.

Frontline Supervisor: Addressing Employee Resistance

Q. I referred my employee to BJC EAP for performance issues, but was asked, “What will they do or say to me?” I know BJC EAP helps employees, but I couldn’t be specific. I think the employee is worried about sharing too much.

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