Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Not Your Grandfather's Hearing Aids

Neil DiSarno with Matt Lauer on the Today Show
36 million American adults report some degree of hearing loss, but only one in five people who could be helped by wearing a hearing aid actually does so. Stigma often holds people back, but the new high-tech products of today aren't your grandfather's hearing aids. 

Watch ASHA's very own Neil DiSarno on the Today Show this morning with Matt Lauer talking about the latest in hearing aid technology. Neil is ASHA's Chief Staff Officer for Audiology. 

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If You Have to Sit, Sit Up Straight

Snapshot of part of a piece of the Washington Post
infographic. Be sure to check out the full thing.
I just learned that May is National Correct Posture Month, so I figured I better dust off this half written post and get it done. I was originally inspired to share The Health Hazards of Sitting infographic that ran in the Washington Post last January. There has been a lot written about the hazards of sitting. Heck, I've written a lot about the hazards of sitting:
There is lots of agreement that sitting is bad. However, some of us are stuck sitting most of the work day, so maybe we should concentrate on improving our posture. 
I had sworn I wasn't buying any gadgets for a while, but I couldn't resist preordering the new Lumo Lift after reading that article in the Post. It's supposed to be released this summer and I'm psyched to try it. 

I learned about May being National Correct Posture Month from this campaign being conducted by BackJoy. If you're one of the first 500 people to take their pledge, they'll send you a Sit Smart thingy for free. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Reading List from #BenefitsConf14 and #WHCC14

I added to my reading list recently as I listened to speakers and chatted with people at the Health and Benefits Leadership Conference in Las Vegas and the World Health Care Congress in DC. What do you think I missed? Please share your recommendations in the comments below. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Wondering What Our Next Wellness Initiative Will Be?

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I'm getting excited about our plans to focus our wellness initiatives on helping staff boost their resilience. For a sneak peak of what's to come. Read: Boost Your Resilience: When something stressful happens in your life, how equipped are you to deal with it? -- an article I wrote for The ASHA Leader and Carol Harnett's latest column for HR Executive. Of course, I'll be sharing much more here as our plans take shape, so stay tuned.