Spread the Love

So, you wouldn’t go to the doctor. You don’t believe in being sick. You had to go to work. But you really do have the flu. Really. You’ve been coughing and sneezing all over the place. How much damage have you done.? Are any of your co-workers suddenly sick too? You feel sick because you…

Is it the Flu?

AAAAHHCHOOOO!! Dang. I hope I’m not getting sick. Uh, my friend, you already are! The question is, from what ailment are you suffering? This time of year, the holidays and early to mid winter, it’s very likely to be influenza. Right, you have the flu! How can you tell if that one sneeze is an…

Spring Athletics and Infections

Spring is in full swing, which means that several sports are also in progress.  Many of these sports involve contact, either with other individuals or with equipment of some sort.  Unfortunately this also means that the risk of acquiring an infection is that much greater.  What was thought for many years to be a condition…

February Is the Peak of Flu Season

How can we keep people well this time of year?  February is the peak of flu season.  There are approximately 97 million cases of the flu reported annually.  This results in 75 million sick days.  Guess how much that costs employers.  Over $10 billion…yes with a “b”.  The time to pay attention to infection is…

Being Careful Is Not Always Enough

I read an article today from a piece that aired on CNN on January 6, 2011.  The title is Don’t Let a Hospital Kill Your Child.  It described how a young girl went into a hospital to have an operation and contracted an infection.  The infection was C-diff and it is more common than ever among hospitalized children.  A study found…

Expanding Corporate Wellness

I read a great article today in the Harvard Business Review.  It was about the return on investment for corporate wellness programs.  There is solid evidence that employers who invest in the health of their employees see the financial rewards.  We all know keeping people healthy and at work will improve our bottom line.  But, is it only about exercising…