Volume 15, Issue 3

9/11 One Year Later
Personal Safety
Communication Skills
Flu Shot
Assessing Anger
How to Use Your EAP

9/11 One Year Later

With the first anniversary of 9/11 approaching, there will be massive
media coverage from all directions. The events will be rerun over and over, interviews will be held, commentators will comment and predictions will be made for the future. All of us will again identify with the victims, the survivors and their families. We will once again vicariously experience the trauma of that day...

Doctors: Walking Remains Best Exercise

There's a growing agreement among exercise researchers that the vigorous activities of most health clubs are not the best path to overall health.

Walking is better. At a vigorous pace of 3 to 4 mph, walking for half an hour five or six times a week could be the perfect exercise. It is one of the safest activities, and it's easy on your body...

Personal Safety Experts Give Advice on Protecting Yourself From Crime.

You're suspicious of a man on the elevator. Or you notice someone standing in the shadows in the parking garage. Many situations can make you feel uneasy. The Chicago Police Department says…

Bosses say Communication Skills are the Key to Building a Good Reputation at Work.

Bosses say communication skills are the key to building a good reputation at work. What you say and how you say it can make or break your image at work, according to a new survey of bosses. Nearly half of those polled said a person's communication style has the greatest impact on his or her professional reputation. The survey was developed by OfficeTeam and done by an independent research firm…

Flu Shots: Decide Now to Have a More Pleasant Winter

It's not the flu season yet, but it is time to think about a vaccination to prevent it. The flu can mean more than feeling lousy for a few days. It can become far more serious, possibly allowing pneumonia to develop. Consequences can be serious.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 10 to 20 percent of the U.S. population is infected with influenza each year and more than 10,000 people die from complications. Who is at risk? Everybody, though some people are more likely targets…

Assessing Anger

Expressing anger sometimes makes it worse, health authorities now say. An angry outburst not only makes situations deteriorate, it's a serious risk to your health. Being angry and doing nothing about it is just as bad when it comes to health risk. Suppressing anger is like putting your foot on the brake while you drive, say doctors at Duke University Medical Center…

How to Use Your EAP

When help is needed call the 800 number. The intake coordinator will ask for your name, employer and a brief description of your presenting concern. If an emergency exists you will be given immediate assistance. If your situation is not an emergency, you will be offered telephone assistance and/or inperson sessions to complete an assessment and make a referral for treatment if needed…

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