Managing absenteeism is a constant struggle for employers. While physical and mental illnesses are an inevitable part of life in the workplace, there are many proactive tools that employers can utilize in an effort to first understand then minimize employee absenteeism and, ultimately, the impact it has on the ... Continue Reading
Midland Health Corporate Wellness Blog
Unless you have a pet pig, do not be concerned about your dog or cat giving you the flu. Most viruses are species-specific. Viruses can be passed between humans but not between you and your pet.
Do you remember the H1N1 flu outbreak during 2011 and 2012? It was originally called the “Swine Flu” until they changed ... Continue Reading
Workplace wellness is having an impact on many companies, both large and small. The key is to create and maintain an overall healthy work experience and continually educate, incentivize and keep employees engaged in the overall wellness program. The quest for ways to intertwine employee engagement in unique programs and the ... Continue Reading
What is the best time of day to get a flu shot?
The flu shot stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies that protect an individual from various strains of flu for the given year. These strains usually change annually. The overall effectiveness of the vaccine is dependent, in part, on the age and health of the ... Continue Reading
We live under the false premise that stroke happens only to “old” people. Based on an article published by the AMA Journal, there has been a rise in strokes in people who are age 20 to 54 years of age primarily in specific ethnic populations.
On a national basis, stroke has decreased partially due to corporate ... Continue Reading
Mental Health is an essential and integral component of our overall health. The World Health Organization defines mental health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease. It is related to the promotion of well-being”.
The statistics on mental illness in the ... Continue Reading