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Date:9/25/2007

room.

-- Those not wearing a medical ID were 44 percent more

likely to require a trip to the emergency room.

-- Several respondents reported having allergic food reactions to

elements brought into the workplace, even though their coworkers

were aware of their allergies, and took precautions.

-- Many other food allergy reactions were the result of improperly

labeled food brought in for meetings.

-- In addition to food allergy reactions, the most common incidents

reported were seizures, diabetes related episodes (such as low

blood sugar), asthma attacks and cardiac events.

-- 23 percent of respondents indicated that their employer offered disease

management benefits to their employees including:

-- Annual physical

-- Diabetes education

-- Exercise promotion/availability/resources

-- Nurse hotline

-- Preventative care

-- Smoking cessation assistance

-- Stress management

-- Wellness rewards

-- What respondents do to stay healthy on the job:

-- Drink water 77.0%

-- Snack healthy 48.2%

-- Take regular breaks 46.0%

-- Stretch 32.4%

-- Exercise during lunch 10.9%

-- Nothing 11.3%

-- What respondents do to reduce healthcare costs:

-- Don't smoke 72.1%

-- Annual physical 69.5%

-- Eat right 67.6%

-- Exercise 57.3%

-- Nothing 7.2%

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