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  • Ability to Concentrate Isn't What It Used to Be

    Ability to Concentrate Isn't What It Used to Be When you are rolled into the operating room at the hospital, you want to know that the surgeon is ready to concentrate on your procedure. When you boar...

  • All About Work-Related Asthma

    All About Work-Related Asthma Occupational asthma is a lung disease in which the airways overreact to dust, vapors, gases, smoke or fumes that exist in the workplace. Occupational asthma is more like...

  • Asthma at Work

    Asthma at Work Occupational asthma is caused by being exposed to irritants in the form of vapors, fumes, gases, particles, or allergens like dust or mold in the workplace. You may notice asthma sympt...

  • Break the Cycle of Repeated Accidents

    Break the Cycle of Repeated Accidents Sandy sprained her ankle on the job Tuesday. A week later, she threw her back out. Two months later, she was on sick leave for neck problems. Co-workers easily c...

  • Breaking Yourself Out of a Rut

    Breaking Yourself Out of a Rut You've eaten the same things for breakfast every day for three years, then taken the same car pool to the same job. Your life is more of the same after work. It's time ...

  • Business Travel Stress-Busters

    Business Travel Stress-Busters Business travel is, by definition, stressful. Delays may mean a missed meeting. Flights may be at odd hours. At the end of the work day, you don't go home but to a hote...

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: It's All in the Wrist

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: It's All in the Wrist Do you spend your days using a computer, sorting mail, or assembling small parts? If your workplace duties put stress on your wrists, you may be at risk ...

  • Deskercise for the Office Bound

    Deskercise for the Office Bound Most people who exercise regularly say that being active makes them feel healthier and more energetic. And that's not limited to joggers or tennis players. Many office...

  • Eye-Care Essentials for Computer Users

    Eye Care Essentials for Computer Users If you spend hours each day working at a computer screen, you may experience eyestrain, blurred vision, itchy eyes, and occasional double vision. However, studi...

  • Facing Up to Alcohol in the Workplace

    Facing Up to Alcohol in the Workplace Alcoholism is often called a family disease because it affects the family as well as the individual with alcoholism. However, alcoholism is also a workplace dise...

  • Goal Setting for Everyday Success

    Goal Setting for Everyday Success In a garden, you plant seeds, nurture them with water and fertilizer, work at keeping the weeds out, and trust the plants will accomplish your goal of growing strong...

  • Helping Your Partner Cope With Work

    Helping Your Partner Cope With Work Knowing how to help your partner cope with work-related stress is a valuable skill that can be learned, but only if couples are willing to work at it. "There's no ...

  • How to Avoid At-the-Desk Injuries

    How to Avoid At-the-Desk Injuries Your office cubicle doesn't look like a dangerous place. But if your computer, chair and other parts of your workstation aren't positioned properly, you can end up w...

  • How to Develop a 'Can-do' Personality

    How to Develop a Can-do Personality Some people handle tough jobs without breaking a sweat. Others seem to give up before they even get going. What's the difference between a can-do and a won't-try p...

  • How to Help a New Coworker Succeed

    How to Help a New Coworker Succeed Being a new employee can be scary and intimidating. For starters, there are all those unanswered questions: What’s expected of me? Can I do the job? Will my coworke...

  • How to Juggle Home Life and Work Life

    How to Juggle Home Life and Work Life For many of us, life seems to have two speeds: fast and faster. The pressures at work are followed by the needs and demands at home. If your typical day tends to...

  • Labor Pains: Reducing Your Desk-Job Ailments

    Labor Pains: Reducing Your Desk-Job Ailments If your job requires you to sit for much of the day, sooner or later you may experience pain in your back, neck, shoulder, hands, or wrists. You can avoid...

  • Learning to Be a More Valuable Employee

    Learning to Be a More Valuable Employee Most employees believe they’re paid by the hour. In reality, they’re paid for the value they bring to that hour. “When the value you bring to an hour at work e...

  • Lessons for Working the Night Shift

    Lessons for Working the Night Shift If you work the night shift, you face unique health and productivity challenges. Many night workers have difficulty falling asleep during the day and staying awake...

  • Losing Weight at Work

    Losing Weight at Work Losing weight may be tricky when you have a challenging career. Consider the many potential saboteurs: having little time to exercise, eating out frequently for business events,...

  • Managing Work-Related Stress

    Managing Work-Related Stress Workplace stress is highly personal. Some people thrive in fast-paced jobs (think emergency room nurses, police officers and air-traffic controllers) where making a mista...

  • OTC Meds and Work: Not a Great Combination

    OTC Meds and Work: Not a Great Combination You may not realize that common over-the-counter (OTC) drugs can cause serious side effects. These side effects can put your health at risk and interfere wi...

  • Stop the Spread of Germs at Work

    Stop the Spread of Germs at Work Illnesses such as the flu and colds are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. They’re usually spread from person to person when an infected perso...

  • Success Secrets

    Keys to Tapping Your Own Potential Success is the business of trying to improve the things you do. Success is growing and developing. It's accepting bigger and greater challenges. And it begins with ...

  • Take Care of Your Hard Hat

    Take Care of Your Hard Hat If your job calls for wearing a hard hat, wear it -- there's never a good excuse not to. Areas where potential head hazards exists include anywhere there's a danger of fall...

  • Tips for Staying Healthy and Safe at Work

    Tips for Staying Healthy and Safe at Work As we go to work every day, we often think about the tasks we need to do and our interactions with co-workers. Most of us may not think much about our health...

  • Work and Cancer: How to Cope

    Work and Cancer: How to Cope If you are a cancer survivor, you know how important a job can be to your psychological and financial well-being. Following are some tips from the American Cancer Society...

  • Working Mom? Aim for Less Stress

    Working Mom? Aim for Less Stress When Marie gets home from her full-time job as a Seattle nurse administrator, her workday is only half over. Next up is driving her two boys to band practice, soccer,...

  • Working Out a Workout at Work

    Working Out a Workout at Work Move, stretch, take breaks – does that sound like a workout? Does it sound like work? The office may seem like an odd place to work out, but you spend most of your day t...