Happy July! Can you believe we are already halfway through the year? July marks America’s independence and is full of fireworks and hot temperatures. Rising temps go hand-in-hand with the sun’s potent and potentially damaging rays. Although July is home to a smaller number of health observances as noted below, the one that sticks out in my mind is UV Safety. Did someone say sunscreen?
- Hemochromatosis Awareness Month
- International Group B Strep Awareness Month
- Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
- UV Safety Month
Continue reading Cover Up for UV Safety Month!
Let’s be honest, who really enjoys going to the doctor? We all try our best to take care of ourselves and loved ones by keeping on track with preventive visits, even if we dread the experience. Time and time again we sit through the uncomfortable questions and count the minutes until the appointment is over, but why so unwillingly? Do we truly feel like we’re getting the best quality of care, or do we feel like we’re just a name on a list or a time slot on a calendar? Our doctors should be some of the easiest people to talk to, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. Doctors are often overbooked and rushing through patient appointments, leaving little time for bedside manner, but are they to blame for our dissatisfaction? Personally, I don’t think they’re at fault, as we expect the healthcare providers we see to value our health and wellbeing. Continue reading Lights, Camera, ACOs!
Spring is in the air and the days are getting longer! With the anticipation of longer days and warmer weather, it’s also exciting to see March’s month-long national health observances. What might your organization focus on in March?
- Athletic Training Month
- Brain Injury Awareness Month
- Child Life Month
- Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
- Eye Donor Month
- Kidney Month
- Nutrition Month
- Professional Social Work Month
- Save Your Vision Month
- Workplace Eye Wellness Month
Continue reading March is National Nutrition Month
‘Tis the season! At the end of every year, I like to take a moment to sit back and reflect. It’s been another great year of learning and sharing all of the benefits of worksite wellness. Here are my month-by-month Wellness Newsletter highlights from 2015: Continue reading A Year in Review: 2015 Worksite Wellness Highlights