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We are not getting any younger, but even age doesn't limit the potential to become disabled by an injury or accident. Our physical and financial responsibilities for ourselves and families can be seriously affected if we were unable to continue working, whether for a short period of time or for forever. READ MORE >>

The H3N2 flu strain that swept across the United States in late 2017 and early 2018 proved to be one of the worst strains in recent history. In addition to widespread illness and some deaths, this strain also caused great harm to employers due to millions of hours of lost worker productivity. READ MORE >>

Although long-term care insurance can be used by people of any age, it is always a very valuable addition to a retirement portfolio. Long-term care insurance (LTC coverage) can protect your retirement savings from being consumed should you have a qualifying event that requires paid long-term care services at home or in a medical- or assisted-care facility. READ MORE >>

As summer takes hold, employers must be prepared to assist workers in avoiding accidents and illnesses caused by heat stress. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), heat stress affects both outdoor and indoor workers exposed to hot environments. READ MORE >>

This is a crucially important question for us at The Council for Disability Awareness. We would like to see all working Americans have some form of private disability coverage to protect their income when they’re out of work for an extended period of time because of a disabling injury or health condition. READ MORE >>

Work life balance. This is a phrase that businesses highlight and employees desire. While work life balance is valued by many, what does it really look like? Work life balance is achieved when career is balanced with lifestyle. As an employer, you may wonder…how can I provide a better work life balance for my employees? READ MORE >>

Whether it is Spring Break, Summer Vacation, a Holiday Break, or just a simple getaway, it's a time when the kiddos are out of school and families can "make a break" for potentially warmer, sunnier weather and fun, adventurous and relaxing times. READ MORE >>

Summer is a great time for being active. Even if you live where it gets hot or humid, there are ways you can stay in shape year-round. But make sure to take precautions when you are active outside. Be safe in the heat If the temperature is lower than 80°F (27°C), you usually can be active outside without taking extra precautions. READ MORE >>

Blue light emitted from digital devices are affecting children's vision. According to a study conducted by the Kaiser family Foundation, children and teenagers (ages 8-18) spend more than 7 hours a day consuming electronic media. Before age 10, children's eyes are not fully developed. READ MORE >>

Already having a hard time keeping your New Year's resolutions? The National Institutes of Health says you're more likely to stick to a change in your routine by taking one small step at a time -- so break down your resolutions into bite-size chunks. READ MORE >>

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