Survey points to workforce health as a business imperative to achieve economic prosperity

Prioritizing workforce well-being is a key driver of business success. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world more than any event in recent history, significantly impacting the health and well-being of our workforce and economy. The inextricable link between individual health and productivity, business performance and economic prosperity is clear, and now is the time for employers to actively engage and support the mental and physical health of employees. In a recent survey by The Economist Intelligence…
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Discussion regarding adjustment of specific PAG values is provided in the footnotes and bases portions of the PAG manual but is often not included in jurisdictional plans or routinely considered in exercises. However, when properly applied, the protective action guidance provides the necessary flexibility for decision-makers to account for additional public health risks or impediments, and jurisdictions can use this guidance to build a more effective response strategy. The authors have applied the full guidance and flexibility provided in the 2017 US Environmental Protection Agency PAG Manual to develop more specific guida...
Source: Health Physics - Category: Radiology Tags: FORUM ARTICLE Source Type: research
This article describes the impacts of food insecurity (FI) on child health, outlines clinical and public policy interventions to mitigate FI in children, and defines new paradigms in population health to ameliorate the harmful effects of FI in children. Recent findings Rates of FI among children have dramatically increased with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with particular adverse impact on low-income children. Population health innovations in screening, referral, and social service integration offer new opportunities to address FI. Summary Despite advances in clinical practice and public policy, FI rem...
Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: POPULATION HEALTH: Edited by Kara Odom Walker Source Type: research
Purpose of review The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in great and rapid change in our society. Although children are somewhat less likely to get infected or have severe symptoms from COVID-19, they are being adversely affected by this global public health emergency in many direct and indirect ways. This review focuses on the major areas in which children and adolescents are suffering, and how pediatricians can anticipate and optimize child healthcare and support as the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath continues. Recent findings This review provides preliminary insights into the physical, psychological, educati...
Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: OFFICE PEDIATRICS: Edited by Henry H. Bernstein Source Type: research
It is 2022, and the COVID-19 pandemic is still unrelenting, with no end in sight. Health care workers have been challenged mentally, physically, and emotionally. Sadly, some may never fully understand the struggles of many medical professionals, especially residents. It is no new news that residents have historically been underpaid and overworked. However, what isRead more …Let ’s talk residency: COVID edition originally appeared
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Education Residency Source Type: blogs
The negative outcomes may last well beyond the end of the pandemic.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
In conclusion, fibroblasts in monolayers cultured with soluble pentosidine and tridimensional in vitro skin constructs exposed to the combination of AGEs and UVA promote an inflammatory state and an alteration of the dermal compartment in relation to an elastosis-like environment.
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Two years of Covid have wreaked havoc with the nation ’s mental health. What can be learned from the survivors of other traumas and is there a way of thinking ourselves to a happier, healthier place?It was October 2020 when I realised I was going to have to ask for help. I ’ve always been anxious, but thanks to the pandemic, I developed debilitating health anxiety. A dire winter was coming and any respite we’d had over the summer felt like it was slipping away. I couldn’t get to sleep and when I finally did, I had nightmares. My stomach churned and my hands shoo k so badly I had to give up caffeine....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Mental health Coronavirus Science Infectious diseases Society Medical research Source Type: news
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Director General of Studies at the Ministry of Education Bouzid Nsiri said Saturday 122 schools and 373 classrooms have been shut down, in application of the health protocol because of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
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THE PANDEMIC has been ongoing for nearly two years now. In that time the virus has mutated immensely and so has our response to it on a political, social and medicinal level. What is becoming a problem is the increasing numbers of people suffering long Covid. Relief may now be found, in a supplement.
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AbstractThe COVID-19 pandemic is continuously causing serious effects on the mental health of college students due to the series of lockdowns and sudden shifting of face-to-face classes to fully online. The study aims to determine and explore the various themes that play a significant role in the development of this issue by an in-depth study of selected reflection papers submitted in class. These texts were interpreted and analyzed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Findings revealed three major themes: anxiety and depression as serious effects of the pandemic,  God/Higher Being as the first and/or last ...
Source: Journal of Religion and Health - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
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