Disease Management

Clinical Depression: Biomarkers Not a Smile bh - Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world and it is costly, responsible for at least $32.3 billion a year in lost productivity in Canada. Read More »
Innovations in Medical Technology – Diabetes bh - “… taking steps to prevent disease … means embracing technology and long-term value, even when there are short term costs.”  Read More »
Multiple Sclerosis: The Mystery of Invisible Disabilities - Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a special workplace challenge. Its disease pathway is unpredictable and the effects we cannot see often require the most sensitive accommodations. Read More »
Cardiovascular Disease - Managing the Impact on Workplaces - Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is no stranger in the workplace. It is there with employees whose health history includes a heart attack or stroke or who say they have hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. It is lurking in the background for those with other risk factors like smoking, diabetes or obesity. It is a leading cause of death and hospitalization in Canada and the biggest driver of prescription drug use in the country (Heart and Stroke Foundation).  Read More »
The Team Approach to Type 2 Diabetes: What Research Can Tell Us - Type 2 diabetes in the workplace is clearly a problem - the number of cases is growing and costs are rising. Addressing the problem requires new knowledge and a new way of thinking - a new direction that focuses more on a team approach and leads to more outcomes-focused, cost effective solutions. Read More »
Leadership When Chronic Illness Strikes - Inevitably, descriptions of women’s strengths in the workplace include characteristics like their relational leadership style and their tendency to be empathetic and flexible. These strengths also make women good caregivers, not just of children, but increasingly, of adult family members and other loved ones. Read More »
Beyond Borders ... Perspectives on Inflammatory Disease - Perspectives on Inflammatory Disease: “Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) respect no borders. Worldwide, they take a personal toll on sufferers and their families and place huge burdens on society, including the workplace.”  Read More »
The Wide Reach of Psoriasis: The “Greater Patient”Concept - This article is based on a bh interview with Andrew Gosse of St John’s Newfoundland, founder and president of the Canadian Psoriasis Network (CPN), a national not-for-profit organization whose focus is on research, outreach, education and support for Canadians living with psoriatic disease. Its goal is to improve the quality of life of all Canadians who are living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis while vigorously pursuing a cure.  Read More »
Things you need to know about ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common condition associated with broad functional impairment among both children and adults and can have a negative impact on both family and work life. Read More »
Mood Disorders in the Workplace - With more than 500,000 Canadians absent from work every day due to a mental illness, seven forward-thinking companies and a government ministry have joined with the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO) to create a groundbreaking online tool to offer support and education at home and in the workplace. Called Mental Health: My Action Plan (M.A.P.), it is the first of its kind in Canada, offering a free one stop support resource. Read More »