• Cell phones are everywhere, and kids are using them at a younger and younger age. But how safe are cell phones? Here's a guide to some of the most common health and safety concerns about cell phones.

  • During cold and flu season, you may be unsure about when you should call in sick from work. Here are some signs that you'd be better off resting and recuperating at home.

  • Will your computer be the end of your eyesight? Read on to find out.

  • Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job to the worker. Ergonomics is important in addressing musculoskeletal injuries that have contributed to rising workers' compensation claims. Such injuries cost American businesses $15 to $20 billion in direct costs per year. Once a person is injured, all of their daily activities may be disrupted.

  • There are some common injuries that can be caused by work and daily activities, including: carpal tunnel syndrome tendinitis and tenosynovitis shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tendinitis, and biceps tendinitis neck and back pain Carpal tunnel syndrome What is it? Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed at the point where it passes through the carpal tunnel (Figure 1).

  • Body mechanics Body mechanics refer to how your body moves when performing activities. Avoid twisting the spine and getting into awkward positions for an extended amount of time. Awkward repetitive movements cause micro-trauma to muscles, tendons, and nerves, creating inflammation. A byproduct of inflammation is scar tissue, which is the body's way of repairing injuries, and can adapt your body to unhealthy posture and movement patterns.

  • Tips for cleaning your computer keyboards to keep your desktop - and yourself - in tip-top shape.

  • Here's a riddle. What addiction destroys families, ruins the health of its victims, is covered by layers of denial and rationalization, yet we honour the addicts as role models? According to Dr. Bryan Robinson, in his book, Chained to the Desk, work addiction afflicts as many as 20% of North American adults.

  • Instead of the freshman 15 pounds you've finally shed, do you now find yourself battling the office 30? Are you feeling more lethargic and unfit? Find out how to eat better and keep healthy at the workplace.

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