Fighting the Flu in the Workplace

It’s that time of year when seasonal illnesses pop up around the office. We all know that the holiday season is a terrible time for your workers to get sick, as they’re trying to get all their work finished before holiday vacations and they want to spend their downtime with family. No one wants to be confined to their bed when they should be celebrating the season. Continue reading “Fighting the Flu in the Workplace” »

Kansas City: Stay Healthy This Holiday

 

Have you recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness or disease? With Thanksgiving just a few days away, you’ll want to make sure that a family staple won’t trigger any bad side effects. Of course, ask your doctor for complete guidance concerning severe diseases like Crohn’s or Diverticulitis. This list is a simple reminder for individuals with lower-risks. Continue reading “Kansas City: Stay Healthy This Holiday” »

Can Health Insurance Save You Money?

Health insurance open enrollment season is upon us, which means you’re trying to decide the best health insurance option for your family.

There are definitely cases where health insurance is a necessity, such as if you’re pregnant, diabetic, or suffering from chronic conditions requiring extensive medication or treatments. However, if you’re a healthy adult wondering whether it’s worth the deduction, you might want to consider whether health insurance is right for you. A huge factor to consider is whether or not your insurance plan is actually saving you money.

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Halloween Dangers for Children with Food Allergies

 

With Halloween just one week away, kids across Kansas City are getting ready to go trick-or-treating. Costume preparations are underway, as well as making sure you have enough candy for the day.

However, for some children, Halloween treats have tricks that parents may not have anticipated. Parents, if you aren’t sure if your child has a food allergy, you could be inadvertently putting them at risk when you let them bite into that candy bar.

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Employers: Help Your Employees By Providing Flu Shots

It’s that time of year again – time for FLU SHOTS!

In 2010, experts decreed that everyone older than 6 months of age needs to get a flu shot. The flu is a common virus that impacts nearly 20% of Americans each year (according to CDC.) Many people experience different side effects but the flu virus usually brings about nausea, diarrhea, high fever, exhaustion, and soreness. These symptoms can knock out an employee for days, if not weeks.  Continue reading “Employers: Help Your Employees By Providing Flu Shots” »

Run a 5K with Your Office

There are dozens of ways to help your employees increase physical activity – during work hours and at home. We can’t wait to cover many of those tips in the blog. But today we’ll focus on one tip to get your employees moving – run a 5K race together.
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Skip the Scrip: Order Lab Work Yourself

Walk into your nearest Walgreens or CVS, and you’ll experience the latest growing trend in the healthcare market: direct-to-consumer healthcare services. No longer does having your throat checked for strep require an appointment with your physician, or even waiting for hours at urgent care. Now, you can go to your local “walk-in” clinic at your pharmacy retailer and leave with a prescription to get you back on your feet in a matter of days. This growing trend of patient’s taking healthcare into their own hands isn’t only stepping on the general practice toes; it’s flooding into every area of health care, including the lab work industry. Continue reading “Skip the Scrip: Order Lab Work Yourself” »

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

 

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is funding a breastfeeding campaign in the hopes that it will empower women to consider committing to breastfeeding. Science shows that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea, and respiratory illnesses, as well as childhood obesity. Continue reading “National Breastfeeding Awareness Month” »

Stress Management Tools for Employees

There are many common signs of stress that can become immediately apparent around the office if you know where to look. Employees may engage in arguments with each other. You may notice more weary faces. Employees may take more sick time to go to the doctor or just stay home for a day. All of these signs point to an office in desperate need of some stress management.  Continue reading “Stress Management Tools for Employees” »

Staying On Top of Allergies

From a sudden and tragic death at summer camp to peanut allergies to a bill passed by the House, we’ve seen allergy stories of every kind. Continue reading “Staying On Top of Allergies” »