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How Can You Encourage a Heart-Healthy Workforce?

The American Heart Association has recently published the 2018 statistics for cardiovascular diseases and the results are grim. They have discovered that every 38 seconds someone in America dies from a cardiac-related event. Not only are these diseases proving deadly, they are becoming costly too, racking up $329.7 billion in health expenses and productivity losses…

The Biggest Risk Factors for Cancer: February is National Cancer Prevention Month

This year in the United States alone, approximately 1,735,350 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed. As researchers try to understand more about this disease every day and develop the latest treatments to save lives, one message is clear. Knowing the risk factors associated with cancer is one of the best ways to protect ourselves…

Is Your Team Struggling with Vision?… No, Actual Vision?

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month. Living with poor eyesight is a common issue for many employees, but in most cases, glasses or contacts are enough to correct the problem. Today, the average American worker spends most of their time at a computer screen, which is contributing to more eye-related issues than ever….

The Most Common Heart Diseases and How On-Site Employee Screening Can Identify Them

Every year, roughly 610,000 people die from heart disease in the United States. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, and many people do not know they could be the next victim. Screening for common risk factors is one of the best ways to educate individuals about their chances…

Processed Meat and the Risk for Breast Cancer: Prevention as a Primary Healthcare Strategy

In the United States, breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women at some point in their lives. While breast cancer can occur in men, it is women who are primarily at risk. Every 13 minutes, one more woman dies from breast cancer. Researchers are hoping to understand everything they can about this devastating disease with…

Thyroid Awareness Month: Thyroid Testing for Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism

Thyroid Awareness Month: TSH Screening for Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism There are many conditions that can affect the thyroid, but two of the most common are hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and there is no better time than the beginning of the year to make sure your health is in check. Here is…

Thyroid Awareness Month: Who Should Get TSH Screening?

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and thyroid disorders are just one of many health complications that can lie undetected in our bodies for years. This may happen because symptoms are either so subtle or evolve so slowly over time that we explain them away with excuses like lack of sleep or aging. Thyroid conditions, like…

Thyroid Awareness Month: What POC Tests Reveal (and What They Don’t)

Point of care diagnostics often referred to simply as “POC tests,” are revolutionary resources when it comes to healthcare. They are fast, convenient, and can help us identify underlying health issues. Some conditions, like diabetes, rely on POC tests for quick life-saving information, but this technology can be expanded to many other diagnoses. January is…

Thyroid Screening: A New Tool for Maintaining High Workforce Readiness

The corporate world thrives on employees who are ready to work. Workforce readiness is more than meeting the requirements for a job, having the right attitude, or showing up on time. The physical, mental, and emotional health of employees plays a major role too. Healthcare screening is an important tool that helps employees combat potential…

Thyroid Awareness Month: Thyroid Testing Your Employees

One of the best ways to kick off the New Year is making sure your employees are operating at maximum health. Each winter, it is normal to see your coworkers with red noses and tissues in hand, but many of them may be dealing with an illness they do not even know about. January is…

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