Did You Know October 2008
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Where you live might affect how often you call in sick for work. A study of the European Union showed that only 6.7 percent of Greeks took a sick day in 2000, compared to nearly one in four workers from Finland. Rather than saying one nation is "healthier" than another, the study suggests a nation’s health care system and worker’s compensation determine how likely workers are to call in sick. Overall, men were about 2 percent more likely to call in sick than women.
The Most for Your Mile
As gas prices continue to strain our finances, many drivers are looking for ways to get extra efficiency out of their cars. Here are a few basic tips to help you hypermile:
Leave extra space between you and the car in front of you. This will allow you to use the engine to slow down, instead of the brakes.
Avoid idling. Turning the engine off when you stop for more than a minute can improve fuel efficiency by 19 percent.
Maintain a steady speed. Use your cruise control and choose routes with fewer intersections to avoid stop-and-go driving.
Thoughts on Health and Medicine
“He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.”
"The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated."
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
"The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them."
"The only equipment lack in the modern hospital? Somebody to meet you at the entrance with a handshake!"
—Martin H. Fischer