AP Blog

By Jason Wissmiller, 08/11/2020
We often receive phone calls from clients and prospects asking for a general liability policy to satisfy an insurance requirement in a contract, such as an airport lease. Like most insurance products, clients buy an aviation general liability policy with little knowledge of what the policy actually covers. In...
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By Mark Holt, 08/03/2020
N-95 masks have been the subject of increased focus by OSHA. These masks were originally designed for industrial use in sectors such as mining, construction, painting and manufacturing. Designed to filter out airborne particulates, they have a logical place in the healthcare setting to control airborne diseases...
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By Trevor Gilstrap, 07/29/2020
Fracking is a method that has been in use for decades but has become the hot buzz word in recent years, and is the alleged cause of everything from tainted water to silicosis. Regardless of your opinion on these growing allegations, these types of lawsuits from upset citizens are increasing throughout the...
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By Chris Pavone, 07/28/2020
Trucking’s role in keeping goods, materials and the economy rolling during the global pandemic has been nothing short of phenomenal and will certainly play a role in re-establishing “normal” supply lines depleted by hoarding households and profiteering resellers. Hopefully, everyone in the...
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Growing rates of healthcare workers are experiencing physical and psychological injury as a result of workplace violence related to resident care. A staggering 95% of healthcare workers have reported exposure to aggression. However, research has found that workplace violence is underreported, signifying that...
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07/15/2020
When setting up a flying club, or managing an existing flying club, there are several things you can do to make yourself more attractive to an underwriter. By making yourself more desirable to an underwriter, you can maximize your coverage and minimize the premiums you pay. Here are our Top 10 Flying Club...
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By Nathanael Alexander, Esq., 07/14/2020
On July 8, 2020, by a vote of 7-2, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in their Little Sisters of the Poor decision upheld Trump administration rules permitting employers to decline contraceptive coverage (including preventative health services, birth control pills, IUDs, etc.) on the basis of...
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By Nathanael Alexander, Esq., 07/08/2020
On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) held in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars an employer from firing an individual merely for being gay or transgender. In its ruling, the Court noted that it is “impossible to discriminate...
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By Gina Ekstam, 07/08/2020
Agribusiness worksites, shared worker housing, and shared worker vehicles present unique challenges for preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19. Joint guidance by the CDC and DOL provides a template that employers can adapt to protect their workers. Through thoughtful planning, it is possible to...
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By Nathanael Alexander, Esq., 07/02/2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, countless employees with young children have opted to utilize the time off provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in order to provide care to their children in lieu of school and day care center closures nationwide. Now that schools are closed and a vast...
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A Feel a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
10/12/2016

You may be seeing an abundance of pink lately; that is because October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.

Breast exams are extremely useful in detecting cancer early. Clinical exams, breast self-exams (BSEs) and mammograms should be completed regularly so that it’s possible to determine if there are changes in breast tissue, indicating breast cancer or other potentially harmful conditions.

The American Cancer Society recommends clinical breast exams every three years for women between 20 and 40, and annually for women 40 and older. Starting at age 45, healthy women should have yearly mammograms. In between these exams, it is important to complete self-exams so that changes can be detected as early as possible. The following steps are recommended for conducting a BSE:

  • Lie down and place one arm behind your head.
  • Use the pads of your middle three fingers on the opposite hand to check your breast tissue in overlapping, dime-sized circular motions.
  • Use an up-and-down pattern starting at your underarm and moving all the way to the middle of your breastbone to feel for changes.
  • Standing with your hands on your hips, look in a mirror for changes in size, shape, contour or coloring of your breasts.

Contact your doctor if you notice any of the following changes to your breast or nipple tissue while doing a BSE:

  • Lumps
  • Dimpling, red or scaly skin
  • Nipple discharge or pain

Help provide awareness of prominent diseases by offering a workplace wellness program that encourages your employees to learn how to prevent illness, stay healthy and improve productivity.  For more information on implementing a wellness program at your organization, visit AssuredPartners Wellness.

Source: Zywave