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July 4, 2015

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July 4, 2015

Patient-Initiated Workplace Violence Affects Counselors, Treatment and Outcomes

June 23, 2015 — More than four out of five counselors who treat patients for substance abuse have experienced some form of patient-initiated workplace violence according to the first national study to examine the ... read more

Novel Population Health Management Program Yields Major Health Improvement

June 16, 2015 — The Aging Brain Care Medical Home, a novel population health management program implemented in the homes of older adults achieves significant health improvement for individuals with depression and ... read more

Increasing Regulation of Care Services Is Making the Sector Less Attractive for Workers

June 16, 2015 — Over 1.5 million people currently work in the care sector in the UK and as the population ages, the demands for care and employees will increase. However, the health and social care sector has ... read more

Restraining Health Care Prices Requires Workforce Productivity Gains, Not Wage Cuts Alone

June 8, 2015 — Cost containment will require not wage reductions alone, but broad productivity gains derived from the use of fewer or less-skilled employees to produce any given service, a new study ... read more

Occupational Sun-Safety Policies Examined for Local Government Workers in Colorado

May 20, 2015 — Few local government organizations in Colorado had policies on environmental controls, such as the provision of outdoor shade, or administrative procedures, including training and resource ... read more

Employers and Workers Can Join Forces to Keep Diabetes Under Control

May 6, 2015 — People with diabetes who enroll in a health plan tailored to their medical condition are more likely to stick to their medication and actively take charge of their own health care, research into the ... read more

New Framework for Integrating and Measuring Health and Safety Programs in the Workplace

May 5, 2015 — The overall well-being of American workers could be significantly improved through adoption of a new framework for integrating health and safety strategies in the workplace -- including use of a ... read more

Alberta's Older Injured Workers at Disadvantage in Returning to Jobs

Apr. 30, 2015 — Workers over age of 65 are less likely to be offered rehabilitation, modified work duties despite greater risk for severe injury than younger employees, a new study from Alberta, Canada, ... read more

Major Occupational Health Groups Publish Guidance for Employers on the Impact of Marijuana in the Workplace

Apr. 13, 2015 — Experts have published guidance for employers aimed at helping them better understand the implications of marijuana use on the workforce as attitudes toward marijuana and laws restricting it continue ... read more

New Recommendations for Designing, Measuring and Recognizing Comprehensive Workplace Wellness Programs

Apr. 13, 2015 — New recommendations have been released by experts to address gaps in common standards around comprehensive workplace wellness programs. The recommendations improve the design, measurement and ... read more

When Health Risks Go Down, Worker Productivity Goes Up

Apr. 8, 2015 — Changes in employee health risk factors have a significant impact on work productivity, reports a new study. The productivity benefits of improved health are "cumulative over time," ... read more

Stress and Obesity: Your Family Can Make Your Fat

Apr. 6, 2015 — A new study suggests a relationship between long-term exposure to three specific types of family stressors and children becoming obese by the time they turn ... read more

Worked-Based Wellness Programs Reduce Weight

Mar. 30, 2015 — Workplace wellness programs can be effective in helping people lose weight by providing healthier food choices and increasing opportunities for physical activity, particularly if these efforts are ... read more

New Study of Freelance Workers Examines Link Between Their Well-Being and Hours Worked

Mar. 30, 2015 — A new study of freelance workers has discovered key factors that affect their well-being – either making them happier or increasing anxiety and risking ... read more

New Work Schedule Could Cure Your 'Social Jetlag'

Mar. 12, 2015 — Many of us are walking around all the time in a fog caused by 'social jetlag.' That's what happens when we lose sleep because our daily schedules don't match our bodies' ... read more

Workplace Lifestyle Intervention Program Improves Health

Mar. 6, 2015 — A healthy lifestyle intervention program administered at the workplace significantly reduces risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, according to a new ... read more

Violence to Homecare Workers Means New Policies Needed

Mar. 4, 2015 — When it comes to caring for older adults, there is a shift to a consumer-driven model that focuses on keeping patients in their homes and out of institutional care facilities. It’s an arrangement ... read more

Sleep in America Poll Finds Pain a Significant Challenge When It Comes to Americans' Sleep

Mar. 2, 2015 — A new poll in the United States finds that pain is a key factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they're getting -- an average 42 minute sleep debt ... read more

Income Inequality – Not Just Low Wages – Is Taking a Toll on the Health of American Workers

Mar. 2, 2015 — The degree of income inequality can lead to a long list of health issues, new evidence suggests. "It's clear that income inequality and working conditions affect the health of the U.S. ... read more

Workplace Negativity Can Hurt Productivity

Feb. 25, 2015 — Employees who point out problems in the office may help the company improve, but could be hurting themselves in the process. Such negative-minded workers are more likely to become mentally fatigued ... read more

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