As October hits, Ontario is gearing up for flu season. Flu clinics are opening their doors in an effort to curb the infection rate. It’s also the time for that annual decision every Ontarian has to make about whether or not to get the flu vaccine, and how to prevent the flu and common cold. Read Dr. Jaty Tam’s article “Dispelling the Flu Vaccine” for a balanced view to help you make the best choice for yourself and your family.
Workplaces are hard hit during flu season as employees are not only calling in sick for themselves or to take care of their young kids, but they are also passing on the virus to co-workers, compounding the problem. When hit hard, a workplaces have seen up to 30% of its workforce out sick at once. Read Lynda Cranston’s article “Battling the Flu on the Work Front” for more on the benefits of a corporate flu campaign.
October is also National Healthy Workplace Month, which encourages Canadian organizations to promote the benefits of workplace health. This year’s theme: “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Work…Simple Goals for Everyone”. Visit the Healthy Workplace Month website for more information and to see how your organization can be showcased nationally for best practices in workplace wellness.
Written by Clinic Director & Naturopathic Doctor Jaty Tam ND