Witnessing someone having a panic attack can be a scary experience. Symptoms sometimes resemble those of a heart attack – sweating, trembling, chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath -- as the sufferer’s body releases chemicals in response to a perceived threat. While you may not be able to see any danger, the fear is very real to the person experiencing it, and prompt attention is needed.
Lupus is a disease many people have heard of but may not understand. Some think it is a type of cancer, but it is not. In honor of today (May 10) being World Lupus Day, here is some information that can be helpful:
The workplace poses special challenges for millions of Americans with gastrointestinal problems such as Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome and colitis. If you are a sufferer, you may worry others will notice the amount of time spent in the bathroom or fear having an accident during a meeting. The stress from trying to keep up appearances while managing the condition can take a further toll on health as well as affect morale and productivity.
Are they a career booster or a surefire way to fall flat on your face? Ask ten different women for their opinion on sporting high heels at the office, and you’ll likely get ten unique answers.
Some women enjoy wearing heels. Shorter women especially appreciate the added height, and many women say that heels make them feel stylish and more confident. Other women find heels uncomfortable and a hindrance to getting work done. They also may worry that certain types of heels make them look unprofessional or keep others from taking them seriously.
Rewarding employees for meeting certain health standards vs. penalizing them for unhealthy results has been a hot topic in the news, with headlines such as “When the Boss Makes You Pay for Being Fat” splattered across major publications. While leaders often prefer voluntary programs featuring incentives to make health improvements – a gift card for participating in a fitness challenge or $50 off monthly insurance payments for regular blood-pressure monitoring -- some are not seeing sufficient change.