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February 25, 2017

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February 25, 2017

78 Percent of Hospital Workers in Houston Are Overweight or Obese

Jan. 27, 2017 — Seventy-eight percent of employees at Houston hospitals are overweight or obese, according to a ... read more

More Support Needed for Nurses Facing Mistreatment at Work

Oct. 19, 2016 — Nurses need more help dealing with disrespectful behavior from colleagues if patient care is to be maintained, new research ... read more

Worked to Death? Study Says Lack of Control Over High-Stress Jobs Can Lead to Early Grave

Oct. 17, 2016 — Those in high-stress jobs with little control over their workflow die younger or are less healthy than those who have more flexibility and discretion in their jobs and are able to set their own goals ... read more

Health Determined by Social Relationships at Work

Oct. 3, 2016 — Whether you're an engineer, a nurse, or a call center worker, you are likely to spend an average of one third of your day on the job. In a new meta-analysis covering 58 studies and more than ... read more

Overweight and Obesity Linked to High Workers' Compensation Costs

Sep. 28, 2016 — Obese and overweight workers are more likely to incur high costs related to workers' compensation claims for major injuries, reports a new ... read more

Rural Employers Failing to Meet Needs of Working Breastfeeding Mothers

Sep. 26, 2016 — The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers of more than 50 employees to provide sufficient space and time for mothers to breastfeed during the first year of their babies’ lives. Researchers ... read more

High Status Job Means You Are Less Likely to Respond to Treatment for Depression

Sep. 20, 2016 — A high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression, an international study has found. These results may have implications for clinicians ... read more

How Workplace Stress Contributes to Cardiovascular Disease

Sep. 15, 2016 — A model has been created that illustrates how economic globalization may create stressful employment factors in high-income countries contributing to the worldwide epidemic of cardiovascular ... read more

Employees of Medical Centers Report High Stress, Negative Health Behaviors

Sep. 8, 2016 — Approximately 15 to 20 percent of adults in the U.S. will report high levels of stress, several American surveys have found. A new study has identified stress and burnout as a major problem employees ... read more

Connection Between Chronic Pain, Anxiety Disorders Found by Researchers

Aug. 31, 2016 — New study results provide insight into a long-observed, but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety and offer a potential target for treatment. Researchers found that increased ... read more

Study Finds Changes to Retirement Savings System May Exacerbate Economic Inequality

Aug. 23, 2016 — A shift to defined-contribution retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, has led to an income and education gap in pension savings that could exacerbate future economic inequality, according to a ... read more

Avoiding the High Calorie Office Snacks

Aug. 2, 2016 — The culture of grabbing something quick to eat amid a mounting pile of to-dos at work often leads to making the wrong decisions when searching for something to eat in the workplace. Unplanned cake ... read more

Study Shows Distress Intolerance Associated With Opioid Misuse

July 28, 2016 — Inability to manage negative emotional and somatic stress is associated with opioid misuse in adults with chronic pain, according to new ... read more

More Than Four in 10 Working Adults Think Their Work Impacts Their Health

July 12, 2016 — A new poll finds that more than four in 10 working adults (44 percent) say their current job has an impact on their overall health, and one in four (28 percent) say that impact is ... read more

Does Chronic Pain Run in Families?

July 6, 2016 — Can an increased risk of chronic pain be transmitted from parents to children? Several factors may contribute, including genetics, effects on early development, social learning, and more according to ... read more

Walking Meetings Could Brings Longer and Healthier Lives to Office Workers

July 1, 2016 — Changing just one seated meeting per week at work into a walking meeting increased the work-related physical activity levels of white-collar workers by 10 minutes, according to a new study. The study ... read more

Early Screening Spots Emergency Workers at Greater Risk of Mental Illness

June 28, 2016 — Emergency services workers who are more likely to suffer episodes of mental ill health later in their careers can be spotted in the first week of training. Researchers wanted to see if they could ... read more

Study Explores Emotional Intelligence and Stress in Social Work

June 27, 2016 — Realistic workloads and ongoing emotional support are essential if social workers are to manage stress and perform their job effectively, according to new research. The study examined the ... read more

Dull and Dirty: Your Workplace Could Affect Brain Function

June 16, 2016 — Both a lack of stimulation in the workplace and a dirty working environment can have a long-term cognitive effect on employees, new research ... read more

Workplace Well-Being Linked to Senior Leadership Support, New Survey Finds

June 1, 2016 — Despite the prevalence of workplace wellness efforts, only one-third of American workers say they regularly participate in the health promotion programs provided by their employer, according to a new ... read more

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