February 2013

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February 2013 vol. 9-1

In This Issue

ADD/ADHD is Just a Kid's Condition, Right? - ADD/ADHD is Just a Kid's Condition, Right? Wrong. Estimates indicate that approximately 4% of Canadians between 20 and 59 years of age have ADHD and of those, only 7% or 51,990 have been diagnosed. That leaves 690,729 adults coping with behaviour that is hard to understand and costly in personal and economic terms, at home and at work. Employers who are aware of ADHD and its effects are in a position to help, by recognizing the symptoms and supporting employees with resources and solutions. Read More »
The Innovation Imperative - Finding the Right Box(es) - The Conference Board of Canada says innovation is one of the "great issues” affecting Canada today. Deloitte urges business to "invent and then reinvent" because "innovation provides opportunities, drives growth in new businesses, and refreshes mature firms before they are pre-empted by others." Read More »
Basal-Cell Carcinoma: Prevention and Treatment - Dr. Tom Salopek speaks about basal-cell carcinoma (BCC). In Canada, BCC affects 1 in 7 individuals over a lifetime and takes a personal and financial toll on employees and their families. He describes what happens if left untreated and discusses current and emerging treatment options. Although usually “taking off” after age 40, prevention must begin in the early years, as BCC - and skin cancers, generally – can’t be reversed.  Read More »
The Gift of 8 Movement - Supporting Transplant Miracles - Canada's best known organ transplant recipient had to enlist the support of Justin Beiber and Ellen DeGeneres, and use social media like Twitter and Facebook, to tell people she NEEDED new lungs NOW! Read More »
Workplace Wellness ROI - Many intuitively believe that investments in workplace health and wellness increase productivity and result in positive outcomes for both employees and employers. Read More »
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