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Brillcast Health & Wellness Links

Health & Wellness Links from BrillcastBrillcast is concerned with the health and well being of our employees. Here we have provided a variety of links to help keep our employees informed about health issues and learn more about the latest in the changing health care system.

September 2014

Managing Noise & Preventing Hearing Loss at Work
Noise is an unwanted or damaging sound that may damage your hearing and cause other health effects such as stress, hypersensitivity to noise, increased blood pressure and increased heart rate. It can also interfere with communication at work, which could lead to accidents.

Managing Noise & Preventing Hearing Loss at Work (PDF)

August 2014

Cold & Flu Awareness
You know the symptoms – a runny nose, sneezing and a scratchy throat. Are you getting the dreaded cold? But what if you also have a fever, aches and chills? Then, you might have the flu.

Cold & Flu Awareness (PDF)

July 2014

Eye & Firework Safety
Each day, an estimated 2,000 workers suffer eye injuries on the job, which not only robs many of them of their sight, but also costs employers and insurance companies millions of dollars a year.

Eye & Firework Safety (PDF)

June 2014

Heat Safety
Stay safe and healthy! Heat illness can be prevented. The two types of heat illness include heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Heat Safety Fact Sheet (PDF)

Sun Safety
Sun safety is never out of season. Summer’s arrival means it’s time for picnics, trips to the pool and beach and a spike in the number of sunburns. But winter skiers and fall hikers should be as wary of the sun’s rays as swimmers.

Sun Safety Information (PDF)

May 2014

Asthma Awareness
Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways in the lungs. The inflammation causes the airways to swell, tighten, and narrow. When this happens breathing becomes difficult.

Asthma Awareness Fact Sheet (PDF)

High Blood Pressure Facts
You have the power to lower your blood pressure and live a healthy, full life. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, raises your risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and damage to your eyes.

High Blood Pressure Fact Sheet (PDF)

High Blood Pressure Statistics
In the United States, about 77.9 million (1 out of every 3) adults have high blood pressure.

High Blood Pressure Statical Fact Sheet (PDF)

APRIL 2014

Your Guide To Healthy Sleeping

Like many people, yo might think that sleep is merely a "down time" when the brain shuts off and the body rests. Think again.

Healthy Sleeping Guide (PDF)

Autism Questions & Answers
Autism is a development disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. It is a neurological disorder that affects the development of the brain, causing difficulty with communication, and social interaction.

Autism Q&A (PDF)

MARCH 2014

Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

MS can show itself in many ways, but early detection can help slow its progression.

Multiple Sclerosis Detection (PDF)

Are You Taking Your Health To Heart?

Celebrate American Heart Month by making some positive lifestyle changes.

Heart Health Awareness (PDF)

February Is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable..

February Wellness (PDF)


Holiday Wellness Tips
The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration. But for many people, the winter season is one of sadness or even depression. There are lots of reasons a person may get “holiday blues”. Many people feel blue or sad during the holidays. These tips may help.

Holiday Wellness Tips (PDF)

Preventing Birth Defects
Not all birth defects can be prevented. But a woman can increase her own chance of having a healthy baby. Many birth defects happen very early in pregnancy, sometimes before a woman even knows she is pregnant. Remember that about half of all pregnancies are unplanned.

Birth Defect Prevention (PDF)


The American Cancer Society Healthy Living Newsletter
Special treats are a favorite part of many holiday traditions. But when it comes to alcohol, indulging too much can have long-term consequences to your health, including raising your cancer risk.

December 2013 Healthy Living Newsletter (PDF)

Christmas Tree Safety
As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly.

Christmas Tree Safety (PDF)

Winter Holiday Fires
It’s fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. As you deck the halls this season, be fire smart.

Winter Holiday Fire Info Graphic (PDF)

10 Tips to Get You Through the Holidays
Here come the holidays again and here are 10 helpful tips to get you through it!

10 Tips to Get You Through the Holidays (PDF)


The American Cancer Society Healthy Living Newsletter
Diet, exercise, smoking, and other lifestyle choices you make all impact your overall health and your risk for cancer. To help you stay well, the American Cancer Society offers the Healthy Living Newsletter, a monthly email with useful information on eating right, staying active, and other steps you can take to help reduce your cancer risk.

November 2013 Healthy Living Newsletter (PDF)

November Diabetes Awareness Month
Learn more about diabetes and diabetes myth and facts in America.

Diabetes Awareness Information (PDF)

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