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July 27, 2012
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Strategies to improve employee and population health

  Wellness Programs & Trends 
  • Employee activities that boost engagement and strengthen bonds
    There are several ways to help your employees get to know one another and grow closer as a team, Jessica Taylor writes. For example, you can offer volunteer opportunities or provide professional development programs they can participate in as a group. "Learning and growth are important parts of your employees' professional success, but they don't have to happen individually," she writes. TheDailyMuse.com (7/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Shift work boosts odds for heart attack, stroke
    Shift workers were more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than daytime workers, according to a review published in the journal BMJ. Researchers also noted that people who work the graveyard shift had the highest odds for heart attack and stroke, particularly in the initial 10 to 15 years of employment. WebMD (7/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Family history is strongest risk factor for Parkinson's disease
    A meta-analysis revealed that individuals with a first-degree relative with Parkinson's disease were more than three times more likely to develop the condition themselves than those unrelated to a Parkinson's patient. Aside from family history, researchers found 19 risk factors that can significantly influence the odds -- for better or for worse -- for developing Parkinson's. The findings appear in the Annals of Neurology. Family Practice News (7/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Regular use of tanning beds increases risk of skin cancer
    Using a tanning bed regularly increases a person's risk for skin cancer by 87% if they start before they are 35 years old, and the risk continues to rise with each session, according to a study published in the journal BMJ. Moreover, 5.4% of melanoma cases are caused by tanning bed use, the study found. "Indoor UV tanning devices are real carcinogenic devices, and people should be advised not to attend indoor tanning parlors or to buy them for private use," the lead researcher said. HealthDay News (7/24), MedPage Today (free registration) (7/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Consumers get little help for weighing diet products
    Little federal regulation of dietary supplements or weight-loss products exists to guide consumers, although the FDA keeps a list of "tainted" supplements, and the Federal Trade Commission seeks to prevent false or misleading advertising. Recent fads include Sensa crystals that claim weight loss without dieting, super-supplements that include HCG products that the FTC has targeted for illegal marketing and a Lipo-Ex device that uses radio-frequency waves to get rid of fat cells. USA TODAY (7/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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