Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A Message from Your AFA EAP: Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.  There are about 1.38 million new cases of breast cancer each year.  Breast cancer is by […]

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We Will Never Forget…

From Your AFA EAP PERSONAL STRATEGIES FOR APPROACHING THE ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11th As we approach the anniversary of September 11th, many of us will begin to plan how we’ll recognize this day. Anniversaries offer an opportunity to acknowledge our memories and experiences, to connect with others who share in them, and to pay tribute […]

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CBD Promise and Dangers

A Now Famous But Tragic CBD Case Douglas Horn, a veteran New York state truck driver lost his job after using a Hemp CBD oil product. Horn said that the ad for this hemp oil wellness product claimed that it had a 0% concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC, the compound responsible for psychoactive effects. […]

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Managing Bullying

Managing Bullying 1. Check yourself If you feel you are being bullied, the first thing to do is to take inventory of any ways you might be contributing to the challenging situation. It could be that you are doing nothing to provoke the bullying (which is often the case), but the point here is to […]

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EAP FDA Sleep Aid Warning

FDA requires stronger warnings about rare but serious incidents related to sleep medications Updated warnings for eszopiclon (Lunesta)  zaleplon (Sonata) and zolpidem(Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, Intermezzo, and Zolpimist). At the end of April 2019, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that the agency’s most prominent warning will now be required on certain prescription insomnia […]

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2019 CIRP Recurrent

2019 CIRP Recurrent May 14th CIRP, Critical Incident Response Program, is a company-wide program for both Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. It is a group of trained volunteers who can respond to any abnormally stressful or traumatic incident involving any employee. Employees are trained through Alaska Airlines in Seattle and attend the annual CIRP Recurrent. […]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month provides a focused opportunity across America to increase awareness and understanding of alcohol addiction, its causes, effective treatment, and recovery. Alcohol addiction is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However, people can and do recover. It is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members […]

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DOT Prohibits CBD Use

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a nonpsychoactive chemical compound extracted from the cannabis plant. Typically found in oil form, CBD is used to treat a variety of medical issues such as inflammation, epileptic seizures, and anxiety. CBD is chemically distinguishable from THC, and therefore will not cause a positive drug test result under the DOT drug testing […]

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Building Better Working Relationships

Building Better Working Relationships Humans are naturally social creatures – we crave friendship and positive interactions, just as we do food and water. So it makes sense that the better our relationships are at work, the happier and more productive we’re going to be. Good working relationships give us several other benefits. Our work is […]