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Preparing for a Pandemic

Government agencies are urging employers to create a plan to deal with a flu outbreak.  Although worldwide there are 182,000 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus and nearly 1,800 deaths, interest has waned since late April when the outbreak began.  With the flu season rapidly approaching, consider the following:

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How Safe is Your Office?

Office workers certainly aren’t exempt from job-related accidents.  Following are some suggestions to protect employees from getting hurt:

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Targeting Obesity

Obesity costs employers enormous amounts of money each year, but finding effective weight-loss programs for their employees is tricky.  Lawmakers are urging insurers to recognize obesity as an illness, providing coverage for such things as bariatric surgery and weight-loss counseling.  Indeed, obesity creates a greater risk for a host of serious illnesses, such as heart disease, gallstones, diabetes, cancer, infertility and sleep apnea.
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