Despite significant reductions in the adult smoking rate over the past twenty years, the burden of tobacco remains entrenched. Smoking remains the number one cause of preventable death and disease in Massachusetts and nationally. In fact, more than 8,000 Massachusetts residents die each year from smoking and many more face tobacco-related illnesses.1 Nationally, tobacco kills more than 480,000 people annually – more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined.
Do you have days where you head into work knowing that you’ll probably get little ‘real work’ done. Undoubtedly the reason you’ll get little work done is because you will spend the day in meetings. Perhaps you suffer from the newest workplace chronic condition – meetingitis.
November is National Diabetes Month. Nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. live with diabetes.1 In the U.S., 86 million adults have prediabetes, which is when your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.1 To put these numbers into greater perspective, 1 out of 11 Americans have diabetes and 9 out of 10 Americans have prediabetes.1