Health http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en Five Steps to Women's Eye Health [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/health/five-steps-womens-eye-health-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The numbers don&#39;t lie.</p> <p>According to the&nbsp;<a data-include="300443529" href="http://aao.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Academy of Ophthalmology</a>&nbsp;(AAO), women&nbsp;make up 65 percent of age-related macular degeneration cases, &nbsp;61 percent of glaucoma and cataract patients are women&nbsp;and 66 percent of blind patients are women.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/five-steps-womens-eye-health-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/five-steps-womens-eye-health-photo-gallery#comments Health Wellness Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:36:00 +0000 54601 at http://ehstoday.com British Safety Council: Let’s Make Time for Conversations about Mental Health http://ehstoday.com/construction/british-safety-council-let-s-make-time-conversations-about-mental-health <div class="field-deck"> The British Safety Council is contributing to a new campaign organized by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association called “Stop. Make a Change.” </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In partnership with the Health in Construction Leadership Group and its members in the construction and civil engineering industries, the British Safety Council, a founding partner of the mental health program Mates in Mind, is supporting the safety campaign organized by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) called <a href="http://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.stopmakeachange.co.uk_&amp;d=DwMCAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=wl8LxMf7W1a5tNpUrLyQVgyhVDNc9jvXLAGUieOHfeE&amp;m=nOuiXhX8l9UoscacvdMqCA11TNQ1mV4RPOpW-BasGQI&amp;s=fV4NYaalToTlwe4wurgn9DlDc6C42a</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/british-safety-council-let-s-make-time-conversations-about-mental-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/british-safety-council-let-s-make-time-conversations-about-mental-health#comments Construction Health News Wellness Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:06:00 +0000 54481 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Providing help for construction workers suffering from mental health issues is a multi-faceted challenge in the UK, with the British Safety Council and others stepping up to help.</p> Thinkstock Can You Score 100% on this Dog Safety Quiz? (Your Mail Carrier Wants to Know!) [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety/can-you-score-100-dog-safety-quiz-your-mail-carrier-wants-know-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The U.S. Postal Service is concerned about dog safety in general and specifically, dog bites to its letter carriers and delivery personnel.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/v3Q2SV70mDM" target="_blank">Watch this video from the U.S.P.S. for dog bite prevention tips.</a></p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/safety/can-you-score-100-dog-safety-quiz-your-mail-carrier-wants-know-photo-gallery#comments Health Safety Galleries Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:06:00 +0000 54411 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Friendly dogs come in all shapes, sizes and breeds. So do aggressive and fearful dogs. The tips offered in this dog bite quiz from the U.S. Postal Service can keep relations between your mail carrier and your family pets cordial.</p> Sandy Says: Opioid Addiction: How Low Can the High Go? http://ehstoday.com/health/sandy-says-opioid-addiction-how-low-can-high-go <div class="field-deck"> Opioid addiction is an epidemic in this country and like many epidemics, it's reaching into the workplace and threatening the lives of more than just the addict. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>My first memory of the danger of drugs came when I was six or seven years old. The 17-year-old daughter of friends of my parents overdosed on heroin and back then, an overdose was a death sentence. Her funeral proved the perfect opportunity for my parents to discuss the dangers and tragedy of drugs with me and their message &ndash; along with the grief of a family I had known all my life &ndash; hit home.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/sandy-says-opioid-addiction-how-low-can-high-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/sandy-says-opioid-addiction-how-low-can-high-go#comments Health Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:28:00 +0000 54241 at http://ehstoday.com What's Your Incentive? http://ehstoday.com/health/whats-your-incentive <div class="field-deck"> Corporate wellness programs and a newly introduced tax bill 
could be the keys to fighting the obesity epidemic and rising 
healthcare costs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A child&#39;s laughter rings through the air as she chases other children around the neighborhood. A boy confidently throws a ball into a hoop at the playground down the street.</p> <p>While these activities may have been commonplace as recent as 20 years ago, they are no longer the norm.</p> <p>Technology advancements have created a more sedentary lifestyle, leading to a rise in obesity and health care costs. In addition, gym memberships and pay-to-pay programs increasingly have become cost-prohibitive to much of the population.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/whats-your-incentive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/whats-your-incentive#comments Health Wellness Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:14:00 +0000 54231 at http://ehstoday.com AOHP Publishes Strategies to S.T.O.P. Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures http://ehstoday.com/safety/aohp-publishes-strategies-stop-bloodborne-pathogen-exposures <div class="field-deck"> A new survey of occupational health professionals uncovers their best practices for preventing and reducing sharps injuries and blood exposures among hospital staff. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The&nbsp;Winter 2017 edition of the <em>Journal&nbsp;of the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare</em> (AOHP) includes the results of its member survey, which ascertained their most effective strategies to reduce sharps injuries and mucocutaneous blood exposures (BE) among their hospital staff.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/aohp-publishes-strategies-stop-bloodborne-pathogen-exposures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/aohp-publishes-strategies-stop-bloodborne-pathogen-exposures#comments Health Safety News Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:42:00 +0000 54201 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock How Sweet It Is: Workplace Wellness at Mars Inc. http://ehstoday.com/health/how-sweet-it-workplace-wellness-mars-inc <div class="field-deck"> Jason Morgan, senior manager for global health and wellbeing at Mars Inc., says wellness programs often fail because companies focus on having the “latest and greatest” rather than centering on how much support the initiative is getting from workers and leadership. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Corporate wellness programs are on the rise as company leaders begin to recognize the benefits of preventative health initiatives to both productivity and health care costs.</p> <p>In a Q&amp;A with <em>EHS Today</em>, Jason Morgan, manager of global health and wellbeing at Mars Inc.,&nbsp;tells readers why wellness programs are crucial to a healthier, higher-performing workforce.</p> <p><em><strong>Stefanie Valentic, EHS Today.com (EHS):</strong></em>&nbsp; Why is workplace wellness important to a company?</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/how-sweet-it-workplace-wellness-mars-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/how-sweet-it-workplace-wellness-mars-inc#comments Health News Wellness Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:28:00 +0000 54191 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock PPE and the Internet of Things http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/ppe-and-internet-things <div class="field-byline"> Lior Akavia </div> <div class="field-deck"> PPE wearables and sensors dramatically can improve worker health and safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Reduced costs, improved worker productivity and a decrease in worker injury are driving the development of smart wearables and sensors in industrial environments.</p> <p>We live in a constantly connected, data-driven world. Consumers who grew up on the internet and adopted smartphones expect a continuous stream of data, instant updates and products that intuitively answer their needs. This change in consumer expectations has led to a rise in demand for more connected products.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/ppe-and-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/ppe-and-internet-things#comments Eye, Face & Head Health Safety IoT Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:35:00 +0000 54111 at http://ehstoday.com DAQRI Five Tips to Make Your Office Pet Friendly [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/health/five-tips-make-your-office-pet-friendly-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Americans are obsessed with pets, and rightfully so.</p> <p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points out numerous health benefits to having a furry family member, including reducing blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels and feelings of loneliness.</p> <p>According to the ASPCA, about 44 percent of all households in the United States have a dog, and 35 percent have a cat. However, bringing Fido to work can also fetch some advantages, among them an increase in overall morale and less stress.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/five-tips-make-your-office-pet-friendly-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/five-tips-make-your-office-pet-friendly-photo-gallery#comments Health Wellness Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:32:00 +0000 54101 at http://ehstoday.com Lace Up: National Walking Day is April 5 http://ehstoday.com/health/lace-national-walking-day-april-5 <div class="field-deck"> The American Heart Association is asking Americans to participate in daily physical activity as National Walking Day approaches. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With warmer weather on the horizon, the American Heart Association is encouraging Americans to think about the benefits of physical activity.</p> <p>Spending just 30 minutes per day could reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers and heart-related issues such as coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and osteoporosis.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/lace-national-walking-day-april-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/lace-national-walking-day-april-5#comments Health News Wellness Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:37:00 +0000 54091 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock