Chronic Health Issues Linked To Psychiatric Problems

Chronic Health Issues Linked To Psychiatric Problems

Research by the National Institute of Public Health and public health experts at San Diego-based National University suggests that making lifestyle changes and seeking medical care that can prevent and/or keep common health problems under control can not only relieve physical suffering but psychological distress, as well. The researchers found that people with common, chronic medical issues, such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure), have an increased risk of suffering from potentially work-impacting psychiatric problems. Consequences of Chronic Disease In the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) online journal “Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy,” the research team pointed out that over the past hundred years, chronic diseases have become extremely common in the US and have surpassed infectious diseases as a leading cause of death. In fact, half of the US population has at least one chronic disease. Seven out of ten deaths are …

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4 Keys To Implementing The Right Training Program

4 Keys To Implementing The Right Training Program

Whether you are a large corporation or you own a small business, making sure your employees are equipped with the tools they need to do their job is extremely important. Sir Richard Branson’s famous quote “A company’s employees are its greatest asset and your people are your product” can only be true if your employees know exactly what they should do, how to do it and why.  That’s where training comes in!  But how do you implement a quality training program without breaking the bank? We’re here to answer this question. 1. Just Do It!…but not by yourself Drawing up a training program from scratch can be a nightmare. However, more often than not this cumbersome task is assigned to a resource in-house who works on it when they have spare time…which is almost never.  As a result, employees aren’t properly trained.  This leads to mistakes, low productivity, lost customers …

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5 Ways To Defeat Marketing Challenges In The Insurance World Today

5 Ways To Defeat Marketing Challenges In The Insurance World Today

With a fast changing world, regulatory developments that never seem to end and interest rate risks, the insurance industry is facing enough challenges – Marketing shouldn’t be one of them. Some insurance marketing experts argue that 2015 was the year we all became marketers. So as the role of marketer continues to expand, let’s lay out 5 ways to come to grips with the marketing challenges vexing the insurance world today.  1. Embrace the new and let go of the old.  It’s the age of the Millennial and adapting to technology is no longer optional. If you want to remain relevant you need to have a strong online presence. Research shows that in addition to your website 84% of people expect your business to be on Facebook (95% of Millennials have this expectation). Your clients assume their online experience mirrors the offline experience, so ensuring their online experience is positive is …

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Ebix’s Life Sciences Division Wins A Digital Health Award

Digital Health Awards

JOHNS CREEK, GA – July 21, 2016 – Ebix, Inc., a leading international supplier of on-demand software and e-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, announced today that its Life Sciences division creative work has won a Digital Health Award in 2016. Ebix Life Sciences was recognized with a Bronze award for its e-learning tool built for Allergan, one of the leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. The Company announced that the Health Information Resource Center, (HIRC), awarded Allergan’s Facial Anatomy E-Learning Tool with a Digital Health Award.  Ebix’s Life Sciences division, in partnership with Allergan, built the Facial Anatomy e-learning training tool for doctors.  The tool helps physicians better understand facial muscles, bone structure and insertion techniques. Now in its 18th year, the goal of the Digital Health Awards is to recognize high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals.  The awards program is organized by HIRC, a clearinghouse …

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Can Blood Tests Accurately & Quickly Diagnose Concussions?

Blood Tests To Accurately & Quickly Diagnose Concussions

The brain’s soft, sensitive tissues float in a cushioning fluid, protected inside the hard and sturdy skull. However, a swift blow to the head or violent shaking of the body can over-ride the skull’s protection and lead to the usually mild type of brain injury known as a concussion. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) notes that each year about 1.7 million children and adults in the U.S. suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI) — and the vast majority of these TBIs are concussions. “Although concussions are considered to be a mild brain injury, they need to be taken seriously. They should not be treated as minor injuries that quickly resolve,” Dr. Beth Ansel, an expert on rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), said in a media statement. While it is true that with proper care, which consists primarily of rest, most people fully recover after suffering a …

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