Vaccines: A Critical Element Of Workplace Wellness

Vaccines, as a disease prevention method is essential to improve workplace wellness. Employers may loath funding vaccination programs without understanding the economic consequences. As a business owner or manager, you can offer free or low-cost vaccinations for your employees. This makes it easier for your employees to get critical vaccinations and reduces their chances of…

Gym Germs: Guide To Stay Fit & Clean

For those of us who lives, breathes, and talks about staying fit by pumping irons, doing intense cardio, and using body machines, health is our utmost priority. Although to some of us, the gym is considered to be our Health Temple, we may be getting more than what we bargain for. One study reveals that 63…

Typhoid Vaccine – Who Should Get It (and Why!)

The burden of typhoid fever (locally referred by Indonesians as Sakit Tipes, Sakit Tipus) remains high in areas with high density population (people > land). This is due to lack of food-handling hygiene, and overall sanitation. Increasing antibiotic resistance  is also making treatment more and more costly. Although improvements in water and sanitation infrastructure and…

Hepatitis B Vaccine Repeating Shots – Is It Necessary?

Most people have heard of Hepatitis B vaccine by now. Not to mention, a lot have received Hepatitis B vaccine doses (whether it is 1, 2 or the complete 3 shots). The recommended schedule for the hepatitis B vaccine is to receive the first shot, followed in one month by the second shot.  Six months following the…

HPV Vaccination Safety: Side Effects Myth Busted!

Misleading Information About HPV Vaccination Safety Puts All Of Us At Risk! With more and more inaccurate and misleading informations circulating on the internet, more women are withholding the vaccination for HPV. Irresponsible people, with no educational background on medicine are spreading rumors about the dangerous side effects of Gardasil® and Cervarix®. This has led to…